Ms. Tracy Cardoz,
8 day ago
An understanding of the differences between the CBSE and ICSE Board will help in devising strategies for a seamless transition from one board to the other.
The scope of the syllabus of ICSE is more detailed and requires the student to read and remember a wide range of content, while CBSE has a comparatively less expansive scope. CBSE is extremely focused on science and math, ICSE on the other hand is more balanced with equal focus on language, arts and science.
Take for instance, in ICSE, English is studied as two different subjects- English Language and Literature ( both these subjects are evaluated as separate papers with equal weightage in the board examinations), while in CBSE, the subject English is studied as a single paper which largely focuses on language study. Similarly, in ICSE, History and Geography are two separate papers with equivalent marks, but in CBSE, these subjects a form a part of the one paper- Social Science.
A student transitioning from a CBSE board to an ICSE board will need to invest time to review the content of the additional syllabi. It would be helpful to browse through the syllabi, identity content that is new for the student and get him/her read through the additional content to bridge the gap. This will help the student to cope with the new syllabus and maintain consistency in academic performance.
In order to maintain consistency in grades achieved in a new board, it is important to understand the assessment pattern followed by the school. Solving previous years’ question paper will help the student get familiarised with the structure and types of questions. This practice will also help in highlighting areas that the student may require assistance in before appearing for the examinations.