Cambridge IGCSE

In Millennium Schools, students are encouraged to study a wide range of subjects at IGCSE level, at the same time. Roots Millennium Schools Pakistan is one of the best IGCSE School in Islamabad. In order to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, many students take courses from each of the IGCSE groups particularly if they’re aiming to go on to further education. IGCSE qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses, such as AS and A Levels, the Advanced International Certificate of Education, the North American Advanced Placement programme and the International Baccalaureate.

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is one of the most recognized qualifications around the world. Cambridge IGCSE caters to different levels of ability with a choice between core and extended papers in many subjects.

Cambridge International Education (CIE) is progressive and flexible, helping schools develop successful students. Curricula and qualifications are designed to support high-quality educational performance, developing successful students and supporting the economic performance of countries where CIE works at national level.

International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, attracting over 900 000 subject entries every year from 140 countries.

The child’s needs as a learner are at the heart of our approach to education. Our Millennial Pathway gives your child a love of learning that will stay with them through school, university and beyond. Our approach to develop learners who are:

  • Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
  • Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
  • Reflective and developing their ability to learn
  • Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
  • Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

“Our mission is to provide educational benefit through provision of international programmes and qualifications for school education and to be the world leader in this field. Together with schools, we develop Cambridge learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged – equipped for success in the modern world “

Cambridge programmes and qualifications set the global standard for international education. They are created by subject experts, rooted in academic rigour and reflect the latest educational research. They provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources.These are recognized by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career. As a not-for-profit organisation, we devote our resources to delivering high-quality educational programmes that can unlock learners’ potential.

Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. CIE is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge.

Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

The learner attributes are aspirational and represent attitudes, backed by skilled action, which become effective habits in learning. As these were written with the global learner in mind, they are consistent with other classifications of the attributes of 21st century learners written in different countries by both education authorities and employers, describing the competencies learners need to demonstrate to be effective in the modern world.

A generation ago, teachers could expect that what they taughtwould last their students a lifetime. Today, because of rapid economicand social change, schools have to prepare students for jobs thathave not yet been created, technologies that have not yet beeninvented and problems that we don’t yet know will arise.”

Cambridge programmes and qualifications have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life and Cambridge International Examinations prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. The mission is to deliver world-class international education through the provision of high-quality curricula, assessment and services.

Cambridge programmes and qualifications are designed to support learners in becoming:

confident in working with information and ideas their own and those of others

responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others

reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn

innovative and equipped for new and future challenges

engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognized by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. For schools, Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training and for learners, it helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study such as AS and A Levels, the advanced international certificate of education, the North American Advanced Placement programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. It provides a foundation for higher level courses, including A Levels and AICE Diploma and is equivalent in standard to GCSE London and Cambridge GCE O Level examinations.

The IGCSE syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. The have been created specifically for an international student body with content to suit a wide variety of schools and avoid cultural bias. It develops learners knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Cambridge IGCSE
  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

Schools can offer any combination of subjects from any discipline and each subject is certificated separately. Cambridge IGCSEs offer a very wide range of subjects to choose from and a variety of alternative routs for learner. Cambridge IGCSEs are highly suitable for a personalized approach, and they ensure that school are in control.

Education is continually changing. CIE keeps ahead by updating the entire Cambridge IGCSE suit regularly. Schools tell us they want a balance: between thoroughly revising syllabuses to they adapt to changes in the world, and adjusting them year-on-year so they remain relevant to students and stable for teachers.

Cambridge Languages

  • English Language
  • Urdu Language
  • German Language

Cambridge Sciences

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Additional
  • Information, Communication & Technology
  • Computer Science

Cambridge Hunanities & Social Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Enterprise
  • English Literature
  • Islamiyat
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • Global Perspectives
  • History

At Roots, students are encouraged to study a wide range of subjects at IGCSE level, at the same time. In order to follow a broad and balanced curriculum, many students take courses from each of the IGCSE groups (see subjects offered list), particularly if they’re aiming to go on to further professional education. The decision making about the subjects is critical, try to choose the subjectsif:

  • You have been good at – and enjoyed – a subject in the past.
  • You need a subject to enter a particular career or course.
  • You have not studied – subject before but have looked into it and think it will suit your strength

Cambridge IGCSE is designed to be taught as a three year course at our school. The criterion for admission to IGCSE level is such that any student coming from any school, who has passed 7th or 8th grade, will be admitted to IG-I i.e. grade 8th. The child will go through an admission test of subjects English and mathematics and will undergo a brief interview if he/she passes the test.  Admission Form Pack (AFP – 001), prospectus together with subject combination form are available at all admission offices and selection of the students is on merit. The decision of the management and school administration is final and cannot be challenged. The details of the grades and age group are mentioned below:

Department of International Qualifications at Head Office ensures quality and standard of internal assessmentsin all campuses of RMS nationwide by providing centralized examination system. Internal assessments takes place throughout the course of three years and gives options to the learners including written, oral, coursework and practical assessments. The student’s academic progress is assessed through, sessionals, terminals, mock exams, oral and listening tests, practical exercises, home assignments, projects and written examinations. The progress is then recorded by the administration and result folder and report cards  are sent home after sessionals and term exams. Parent Teacher Meeting is held twice in each term and four times in an academic year.

At RMS, there are two terms in an academic year. First term is from Aug-Dec and 2nd term is Jan to June. There is one sessional (monthly assessment) in first term and onesessional in the second term. First terminal exams and Mock exam for the exam class held in December and final term promotion exams in May and result comes in June.After analyzing the results of 1st mock exam and two year performance Principal and subject teachers decide to get the child registered for core or extended curriculum.

At RMS we believe that home learning needs to be part of a wider partnership between parents and school. Homework contributes toward building responsibility, self-discipline and lifelong learning habits and provides students with the opportunity to apply information they have learned, complete unfinished class assignments, and develop independence. Home learning refers to work or activities which students are asked to do outside lesson time either on their own or with parents / carers. A well-organised, regular programme of home-learning helps to develop an understanding of lifelong learning as well as reinforcing learning in the classroom. The following guidelines set out the school’s broad expectations about the amount of time students might reasonably be expected to spend on home learning and provide a useful framework for parents. However, the precise amount of time spent on home learning is much less important than the quality of the tasks set and the way in which they are planned to support learning. All students are given monthly schedules in which different days will be assigned to different subjects, to spread HW over the week. This helps us to avoid over burdening our students as well as keeps our students actively involved in their studies.

Guidelines

  • Write down assignments in the “RMS RA Dairies”
  • Be sure all assignments are clear; don’t be afraid to ask questions if necessary
  • Set aside a regular time for studying
  • Find a quiet, well-lit study area
  • Work on homework independently whenever possible, so that it reflects student ability.
  • Produce quality work.
  • Make sure assignments are done according to the given instructions and completed on time.
  • The duration of homework for IGCSE – I & II, is 90 minutes per day and for IGCSE-III  itis 2 hours per day.
  • Student presentations/ month as per the required subjects are also scheduled beforehand to give all of the students ample time for preparation and study.

Learning Resources & Facilities at Campus

  • Study Skills Exploration Room
  • Hot & healthy Meal Cafeteria
  • Library & Learning Resource Center
  • Indoor Gaming Room
  • ICT & E-Learning Room
  • Purpose Built Basketball Court

Educational & Language Programs at Campus

  • Millennium WWF Green School Program
  • Millennium German Language Program
  • Millennium Citizenship & Community Education Program
  • Member PASCH – The “Schools: Partners for the Future” initiative
  • Member Microsoft Partners in Learning Program
  • Member Intel Teach and Intel Education Initiative Program
  • Member British Council Global School Partnerships and Connecting Classrooms Program
  • Member Global Entrepreneurship Week GEW by Kauffman Foundation
  • Millennium Beyond the Border Education, Travel & School Links Program
  • Millennium Beyond the Classroom Teaching & Learning Initiatives Program

Clubs & Societies at Campus

  • Sports & Games Club
  • Environment Club
  • Arts & Crafts Club
  • Dramatics & Performing Arts Club
  • German Language Club
  • Urdu Language Club
  • Music & Entertainment Club
  • Digital Literacy Club
  • Community & Civic Education Club
  • Literature & History Club
  • Global Citizenship Club
  • Athletics & Gymnastics Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Spelling Bee & Reading Club

Cambridge international qualifications are recognised across the globe. They provide learners with a passport to success – in education, university and work. We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for students from Cambridge Secondary 2 to the next stage, Cambridge Advanced, and then on to higher education.

UK NARIC, the national agency in the UK for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills, has carried out an independent benchmarking study of Cambridge IGCSE and found it to be comparable to the standard of UK GCSE. This means students can be confident that their Cambridge IGCSE qualifications are accepted as equivalent to UK GCSEs by leading universities worldwide.

When applying to UK universities, it is essential that students can communicate effectively in English and are able to do so in an academic environment. Cambridge IGCSE English Language qualifications are recognised by a significant number of UK universities as evidence of English language competency for university study.

Many universities worldwide require a combination of Cambridge IGCSEs to meet their entry requirements. For example leading US and Canadian universities require Cambridge International AS & A Levels but some US and Canadian colleges and universities will accept learners with five Cambridge IGCSEs at grade C or above.

Perfect IGCSE Student Profile includes grades, co-curricular activities, SAT scores, community service and internships. It leads towards best endeavors at A Level and open the option of choosing among the best universities for under graduation admission for international admissionsand scholarships.

Universities in countries around the world including Pakistan, recognize and welcome Cambridge qualifications. The government of Pakistan recognizes Cambridge qualifications and provides equivalence to local system of education in order to ensure smooth progression for students who choose to pursue their education in Pakistan.

The government body responsible for issuing equivalence conversion is the Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) www.ibcc.edu.pk. Cambridge O Level and Cambridge IGCSE are equated to the local Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Cambridge International A Levels to the Higher Secondary School certificate ( HSSC) .

The equivalence:

  • For Pakistani Nationals [8 GCE O Level (Including five compulsory subjects i.e. Eng, Maths,Urdu, Pak.Studies, Islamiyat)  & 3 GCE A Level]
  • For Foreigners (5 GCE O Level & 3 GCE A Level)

Pre Medical

Eight Cambridge IGCSE/O Level subjects ( including English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology or Computer Science or ICT) and three Cambridge International A Levels (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with minimum E Grade.

Pre- Engineering

Eight Cambridge IGCSE/O Level subjects ( including English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology or Computer Science or ICT) and three Cambridge International A Levels ( Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with minimum E Grade.

Humanities

Eight Cambridge IGCSE/O Level subjects including English and Mathematics with three Cambridge International A Level subjects. Students belonging to the humanities group are not eligible for admission into engineering or medical colleges.

Student Code of Conduct SCC-001

Roots Millennium Schools, in pursuance of the polices as per the student charter and as detailed in the school prospectus and home school agreement, seeks to achieves within an agreed ‘Student Code of Conduct’. If  there is evidence that students have breached or broken the student Code of Conduct, the ‘Student Disciplinary Procedure’ will be applicable.

MISCONDUCT IS BEHAVIOR THAT:

  1. Interferes with the safe functioning of the school/ College or of those who study, work or teach in the school/ college, or
  2. Otherwise damages the School / College or its reputation, & or
  3. Constitutes a criminal offence

In the event of a serious breach, criminal misconduct, or where it is believed that the health, safety or welfare of others may be jeopardized by the continuing presence of a person or persons they will be suspended or withdrawn from the school / College admissions register immediately. In relation to the core activity of teaching and learning, students are expected to:

“Adopt a diligent and co-operative approach to all aspects of academic life and

“Accept responsibility in creating a supportive Roots education community.

Throughout their period of study with the Roots Millennium Schools, Students are expected to abide by the student code of conduct which is based upon respect for individuals, teachers, management, race, culture, religion, background, property and the environment. The following actions, whether occurring on school/ college premises or elsewhere, are examples of conduct which is not accept to the Roots Millennium Schools and may lead to instigation of formal student disciplinary procedure.

  1. Conduct which constitutes a criminal offence e.g. assault, theft, fraud, deceit, deception or dishonesty.
  2. Plagiarism, Violent, indecent, disorderly, threatening, abusing, intimidating or offensive behavior or language towards any student, teacher or member of administration and management.
  3. Social, racial or any other form of harassment is dealt with strictly.
  4. Misuse, misappropriation, theft or damage of school / college property.
  5. Action, likely to cause injury or to impair health and safety procedures.
  6. Action, likely to cause injury or to impair electrical, gas and fire safety procedures.
  7. Failure to respect the rights of others to freedom of belief and freedom of speech.
  8. Behavior which brings the institution into disrepute. E.g. such conduct as abusive, anti social or discourteous behavior, political activism in school or outside, inconsiderate noise or parking, disregard of the school parking code, causing litter and especially criminal damage to private property, school signs or vehicles.
  9. Disruption of, or improper interference with, the academic administrative, sporting, social or other activities of the school/college.
  10. Obstruction of, improper interference with, the functions, duties or activities of any student, member of staff, or visitor of the institution.
  11. Misuse or unauthorized use of school/college premises.
  12. Failure to disclose personal details to a member of staff of Roots Millennium Schools in circumstances in which it is reasonable to require that such information be given.
  13. Students found violating the school/college study time table.
  14. Students found not wearing the authorized school uniform. (For more details please read ‘Student Uniform Guidelines SUG-001’)
  15. Students must always show respect to the teachers, faculty members, member of the administration and management.
  16. Students must not interfere in the functioning of morning assemble presentations and national anthem.
  17. Students must not cheat in the examinations, assignments, assessments or in course work. Any form of plagiarism shall be dealt with firmly.
  18. Students must respect the property of other people and that of the school/college and its premises.
  19. Students must not bring illegal substances onto school/college premises including drugs or alcohol.
  20. Smoking is not permitted within school/college buildings, premises and parking areas and is dealt with firmly may lead to withdrawal from the admissions register without further notice.
  21. Students must not bring the reputation of the college into disrepute through anti-social behavior either on or off school/college premises and must abide by reasonable instructions issued by a member of the School/College’s staff or administration.
  22. Mobile phones are not allowed and strictly forbidden within our school/college premises and buildings. In case of violation of school rules mobile phones will be taken into custody by the branch head and a penalty will be imposed.
  23. Female student must not wear heels, jewelry bangles nail polish earring fancy accessories and other armaments with in the school/college premises, (For more details read student uniform guidance SUG-001)
  24. Male student must not wear cap, hat, unauthorized belt, bandana, boots and other fancy accessories within the school/college premises. (For more details please read Student Uniform Guidance)
  25. Individuals bringing vehicles cars, motorcycle, onto school/college premises’ must observe parking and speed restrictions and drive with care and considerations for others.
  26. Student must abide by the IT Code of practice school/college library Code of practice
  27. Student must be punctual, latecomers will be fined and any leave of absence (except in case of sickness) must be given in advance in writing to the head of the institution or other vice the student shall be subject to student disciplinary procedure, students, late to school/college shall be issue roots student conduct card RSCC-001 and issuance of 3 conduct cards shall lead to the suspension of students for 3 days as in accordance with the student disciplinary procedure..
  28. No student will leave school premises during school hours without the permission of the branch Head.
  29. No expensive jewellery, watches, electronic devices including laptops or i-pods, pencil cases, stationary items, lunch boxes are allowed to be brought to school. School will not be responsible for the loss of these articles.
  30. Large amount of money should not be brought to school. The school will not be responsible for any loss of clothes, books, money or my other items.
  31. Exchange of video DVD, CD, video games, audio cassettes, magazines books or any such gift item is strictly prohibited. No parcels, lunch boxes, books, stationery etc will be entertained by the school office during the school hours. All students must bring along all their items once they enter school in the morning.
  32. Monthly progress reports, evaluation forms, assessment folders, progress charts and examination report cards that go home must be signed by parents and brought back the very next day. For Loss of report card a fine of Rs. 500/- will have to be paid
  33. All notebooks used by the students must be with school monogram and are RMS standard authorized notebooks. They are to be kept neat and labeled correctly.
  34. Students must compulsorily take part in all co-curricular and extra-curricular activities organized by the school. These are especially designed for the overall educational needs and personality development of each child.

Behavior that contravenes the Roots Millennium Schools ‘Student Code of Conduct’ will be dealt with through the Student Disciplinary Procedure. Any conduct that constitutes misconduct against the ‘Student code of conduct’ and will be subject to firm action by the school/ college administration or Branch Head, which may lead to withdrawal from the admissions register without  further notice.

UNDERTAKING

I have fully read, understood and accepted the ‘student code of conduct’ as detailed in the RMS Prospectus and RMS Website. And I as the parents/ guardian of the pupil agree to the standard terms and conditions of the ‘student code of conduct’ and shall not dispute with the school.