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 GIIS Queenstown » Academics » Curricula Offered » CBSE-international (CBSE-i)
  CBSE-international (CBSE-i)

CBSE International (CBSE-i) is an internationally-benchmarked, enquiry and skill-based curriculumcatering to individual learning styles. Launched by CBSE in 2010, CBSE-iis a pioneering approachby CBSE to deliver education with a global outlook to overseas Indian students.

CBSE-iprovides opportunities for extended learning and helps develop perspectives, with emphasison research orientation and social empowerment. It aims to promote critical and creative thinkingskills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and information andmedia skills.

Key subjects like English, Second Language, Science, Mathematics, and Social Science have a newlearning approach. Social Science has a globalisedapproach, whilst incorporating locally relevant components depending on where the school islocated, and Science has an added enrichment component.

While the syllabus is based on the guidelines of the National Curriculum Framework 2005 and the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), there is more flexibility in the courses that would focus on world geography and regional issues. The heart of the programme consists of core components like development of Perspectives, Research, Life Skills, and SEWA (Social Empowerment through Work and Action).

Course Duration 12 months (for each class)
Commencement Date
April 1
Course End Date March 31
Full-time or Part-time course Full time
Available in GIIS Queenstown Campus (Classes 1 to 10)
GIIS East Coast Campus (Classes 1 to 10)
GIIS Balestier Campus (Classes 1 to 6)
Available at Classes 1 to 10
Subjects offered
CBSE-i Classes 1 and 2
Language 1 – English Mathematics Environmental Education Information And Communication Technology (ICT)
Language 2 – Hindi Language 2 – Tamil Language 2 – French Language 3 – Sanskrit
Visual Arts Performing Arts – Music Performing Arts – Tabla Performing Arts – Dance
Physical And Health Education Yoga Performing Arts-Speech And Drama Life Skills
SEWA – Social Empowerment Through Work and Action
CBSE-i Classes 3 to 5
Language 1 – English Mathematics Science Social Science
Language 2 – Hindi Language 2 – Tamil Language 2 – French Language 3 – Sanskrit
Information And Communication Technology (ICT) Visual Arts Life Skills Physical And Health Education
Performing Arts – Dance Performing Arts – Music Performing Arts – Tabla Performing Arts – Speech And Drama
SEWA – Social Empowerment Through Work And Action Yoga    
CBSE-i Classes 6 to 8
Language-1 English Mathematics Science Social Science
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Language-2 Hindi Language-2 Tamil Language-2 French
Language-3 Sanskrit Language -3 Hindi Language-3 French Language-3 Tamil
Performing Arts- Performing Arts - Performing Arts- Performing Arts-
Music Dance Drama Tabla
Visual Arts Physical and Health Education Yoga Perspectives
SEWA – Social Empowerment through Work and Action Research Life Skills  
CBSE-i Classes 9 and 10
English Social Science Science Mathematics Elective
Mathematics Core Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Performing Arts-Music Performing Arts-Dance
Performing Arts-Tabla Visual Arts Hindi Tamil
French Physical Education Perspectives Life Skills
SEWA – Social Empowerment through Work and Action Research Work Education Performing Arts – Drama
Pre-requisites Click here to view the criteria for admission
Promotion Click here to view the Promotion Policy .
Course Fee Click here for course fee information
Course Delivery IGCSE is a full-time, regular stream course at GIIS
Manner of Course Delivery Face-to-face classroom learning
Assessment Click here to view the assessment for CBSE-i(Classes 1 to 5) at GIIS

Click here to view the assessment for CBSE-i (Classes 6 to 10) at GIIS
Teacher-Student Ratio 1:12* for CBSE-i Classes 1 to 5 at GIIS Queenstown Campus
1:8* for CBSE-i Classes 6 to 10 at GIIS Queenstown Campus
**(Calculation: Total number of teachers imparting course divided by total number of students undertaking course. Figure does not include non-academic staff)
CBSE-i Affiliation details Affiliation code: 7330001 Affiliation with the Board since 2010
Extension of affiliation up to 31.03.2019
GIIS' CBSE and CBSE-i Class 10 results
2014 A showcase of brilliant academic proficiency in CBSE Class 10 2014 results from GIIS students across Singapore, Malaysia and Japan
2013 GIIS students achieve excellent scores in Class 10 CBSE and CBSE-i Board exams 2013
2012 CBSE & CBSE-i Class 10 Results 2012: Record 32% GIIS students scored a perfect GPA of 10

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