Aspiring for a Bright Future – Gurugram Parents: – Cambridge International vs. CBSE

Cambridge International vs CBSE Curriculams

Hey there, Gurugram parents! Raising a little bright star? Choosing the right curriculum & school is a superpower move! Let’s compare two important curriculums in our city of smarts – you’ve got two hot contenders: Cambridge International and CBSE. But what’s the secret sauce of each, and which one unlocks “your” child’s potential better? But what’s the difference, and which is right for your child? Let’s unpack the pros and cons of each!

  • Cambridge International curriculum is a globally recognised – delivered @ over 10,000 schools across 160+ countries (including 650 schools in India).
  • CBSE curriculam is delivered across 27,000 schools in India, and 240 schools across 28 foreign countries

Cambridge International: Gearing Up for the Global Stage

  • World Domination Diploma: The Cambridge curriculam while highly respected & accepted in India is a passport to universities worldwide, perfect for aspiring global careers.
  • Brain Power Buffet: Think critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving – it’s all about using that brainpower in innovative ways!
  • Subject Smorgasbord: Explore a wider range of subjects like Computer Science, Psychology, or Theatre Arts or Environment – personalize their learning journey!
  • Interactive Playground: Project-based work, discussions, and applying knowledge in real-world scenarios – learning is an adventure!

Ideal for your child if:

  • They’re an aspirational curious explorer who dives deep into different subjects and enjoys a challenge.
  • Good choice for getting them ready for the evolving future- in a fast-changing world.
  • Studying or working abroad while staying globally relevant in the new futuristic India is a dream.
  • Well-rounded development with a focus on transferable skills is your top priority.

CBSE: An Established Champ in India

  • Desi Rockstar Status: The golden ticket to top Indian universities and competitive exams like JEE and NEET.
  • Foundation First: Think rock-solid basics in Maths, Science, and Social Studies – a strong foundation is key!
  • Structure Supreme: Clear syllabus, focus on mastering concepts, might involve some memorization for exams.
  • Budget-Friendly: Easier on the wallet compared to Cambridge.
  • Relatively an easier curriculam – gained popularity, because it was the easiest curriculam to score “very high” marks ( which has hitherto important for getting college admission in India – although since we now follow CUET and other science based admission’s test in India – getting very high marks is not that critical for getting college admission – scoring well in admission tests is )

Ideal for your child if:

  • They love clear goals and a well-defined path.
  • Their future screams “Indian Institutes of Technology” or “National Eligibility Entrance Test.”, Medicine, etc  in India etc
  • You’re keeping an eye on the budget.

Gurugram’s Got Talent!

The good news, Gurugram fam? The city’s bursting with a multiplicity of fantastic schools offering both Cambridge and CBSE options. Here are some extra awesome points to consider:

  • School Vibes Decoder: Check out the environment, chat with teachers, and see if the school feels like a good fit for your child’s learning & family style. (A warm nurturing good school, great committed teachers are far more important than curriculam).
  • Learning Style Decoder: Does your child crave structure or open-ended exploration?
  • Financial Aid Force Field: Some schools offer scholarships or financial assistance.

Remember, it’s a team effort! There’s no one-size-fits-all answer. The best curriculam is the one that ignites your child’s passion for learning and equips them to conquer their goals. Remember the school quality, team, and teachers @ school are as if not more important, as without good coaches even the best curriculam may not be optimal for your child. So, research, explore your options, and make a decision that empowers your whiz to become the superstar they were born to be!

Cambridge International: A passport to the world

The Cambridge International curriculam isn’t just about academics; it’s a passport to a globalized, rapidly evolving world. It fosters critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills – all essential for success in today’s interconnected environment. Imagine your child not just memorizing facts, but analyzing them from an indepth & international perspective, discussing them with peers from different cultures & perspectives, and applying them to solve problems that impact everyone. This curriculam, recognized by universities worldwide and appreciated at all important global forums prepares your child to be not just academically strong, but truly global citizens – adaptable, open-minded, with strong values, respect for the environment and ready to collaborate on a global scale.

  • Holistic development: It goes beyond rote learning, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong , Rigorous –  It’s a tougher diversified program – great for building s strong foundation of enjoying & lifelong learning – which many experts believe will be important in the future.
  • Subject choices galore: Students can explore a wider range of subjects and personalize their learning experience.
  • Interactive learning: Expect project-based work, discussions, and a focus on “applying” knowledge.

Consider Cambridge if:

  • Your child is a curious learner who enjoys exploring different subjects.
  • You envision them studying or working internationally or in premium settings in India/globally.
  • You prioritize well-rounded development over rote learning.
  • Get a strong foundational learning particularly in the primary – middle years

Gurgaon’s got you covered!

The good news? Gurgaon boasts a fantastic selection of schools offering both CBSE and Cambridge /other International options. Here are some additional factors to weigh:

  • School environment: Visit schools, talk to teachers, and get a feel for the culture. Its sometimes more important to evaluate this – than just curriculam – as execution/delivery and quality/commitment of teachers is somewhat different in each school
  • Your child’s learning style: Does your child thrive with structure or crave more open-ended exploration?
  • A goof neighborhood school is best – Avoid long distance daily travel, as the daily wastage of time in travel is not compensated by any curriculam. Look for a good school within a radius of 15 minutes travel time from your home – so your child has enough time left for self-study, activities, play, rest and reflection – as important as curriculam.
School Environment

Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer! The best curriculam & school is the one that ignites your child’s passion for learning and prepares them for their unique future. So, research, explore your options, and make an informed decision. After all, you’re choosing the path that will empower your Gurgaon star to shine!

Imagine your child, a global citizen, confidently navigating diverse cultures, solving problems with a team from across the world, and embracing the interconnections of our planet. That’s the future we dream of for our children in Gurugram, a city that’s a microcosm of India’s vibrant global identity & bright future. Equipping them with the right tools to thrive in this future both in India as well as any part of the world overseas – is where a Cambridge International education shines.

Why Cambridge? A Passport to the future in a Globalized World

The Sixth Element School: Where Cambridge Meets India

The Sixth Element School – is duly registered as a Cambridge International school with a global registration number IA 892

Ready to see what The Sixth Element School has to offer? Schedule a visit and see for yourself why it could be the perfect launchpad for your child’s bright, global future!

We started the first sixth element school 20 years back in 2004 @ Gurgaon.

Our schools & afternoon daycare centers are unique, exclusive compact neighborhood green campuses – where a lot of outdoor activities & experiential learning (physical – not digital) takes place with children in most weeks. Smaller campus – with only 2 sections – limited children, allow us to focus on each child’s growth & development properly. We are especially proud of our high quality , committed teachers – the very backbone of any good learning environment.

We raise well-rounded future ready individuals who are prepared to face the challenges of the world with confidence and integrity – with the right methods and practices.  Specifically our foundational fitness in partnership with xfit kids , our gym, our green playgrounds and great coaches – give a great foundational fitness and start to our school kids.

A good understanding and partnership between parents and schools is key to nurturing the future leaders of gurugram, our great nation and our planet.

THE SIXTH ELEMENT SCHOOL WE BELIEVE IN THE IMPORTANCE OF CATALYSING & ENSURING “THE SIXTH ELEMENT -i.e. THE JOY OF LEARNING” FOR EVERY CHILD. OUR CURRICULAM IS BENCHMARKED WITH THE BEST INTERNATIONALLY, WHILE DRAWING FROM OUR VERY OWN CORE ANCIENT INDIAN BEST PRACTICES SUCH AS THE GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA) & VALUES. THANKS TO ITS 18+ YEARS EXPERIENCE AND ITS CORE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES DRAWN FROM PIAGET, VYGOSTKY AND BRUNER – WHICH IS INCIDENTALLY THE RESOURCE POOL – FOR THE FOUNDATIONAL YEARS SCHOOL CURRICULAM OF THE UPGRADED NEW EDUCATION (NEP) UNDER ROLL OUT IN INDIA NOW. 

We now have Cambridge curriculam certification, to enable our children to evolve globally as well as do well in India.

So, we are now a unique 100% Cambridge International School.

Gurgaon’s exclusive, unique, green International school.

www.sixthelment.edu.in

the Sixth Element School

the school children love

SOUTH CITY 1. TATA PRIMANTI (sector 72)

85272-74695 or 97736-32626

since 2004 (20 years)

 limited enrolment available in pre-NURSERY, NURSERY, KG & DAYCARE, grade 1 in 2023

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