Curriculum

Cambridge International

CIE Curriculum_ThumbnailsWe are a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education, part of the University of Cambridge. Through Cambridge International’s programme we prepare students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. The Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success. We shape its curriculum around how our students learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. The Cambridge Pathway helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.

University of Cambridge International Examinations (www.cambridgeinternational.org) is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 – 19 year olds. Around 10,000 schools in over 160 countries are part of the Cambridge learning community.

The delivery of Cambridge International qualifications through APL’s Personalized Learning design ensures that the student is a self-learner and has the necessary skills to excel in university level courses. As a Cambridge International registered centre we are supported by teachers and resources developed by the Cambridge International to match the highest international standards. The Cambridge programmes are flexible, and allow subject combinations that cut across conventional groupings. For example, a student can take biology, geography and economics, or mathematics, sociology and literature. The marking scheme and the design of the Cambridge International examinations give students ample opportunity to score well in the subjects of their choice.

Subjects Offered 

Ages: 5-11 years
Grades: I to V

Subjects

  1. English
  2. Math
  3. Combined Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
  4. Global Studies
  5. Second Language -Tamil / French / Hindi (starting in Grade II)
  6. Art
  7. Music
  8. Computer Science

Ages: 11-14 years
Grades: VI to VIII

Subjects

  1. English
  2. Math
  3. Combined Science (Physics, Biology, and Chemistry)
  4. Computer Science
  5. Global Studies
  6. Second Language – Tamil /French /Hindi
  7. Art
  8. Music

Ages: 14-16 years
Grades: IX to X

Subjects (Any five, including English)

  1. Biology (610)
  2. Chemistry (0620)
  3. Physics (0625)
  4. Mathematics (0580)
  5. Additional Mathematics (0606)
  6. History (0470)
  7. Geography (0460)
  8. Business Studies (0450)
  9. Information & Communication Technology (0417)
  10. Accountancy (0452)
  11. Economics (0455)
  12. Environmental Management (0680)
  13. English – Literature (0475)
  14. Computer Science (0478)
  15. French (0520)/Hindi (0549)/Tamil (3226)
  16. English as the first language (0500)
  17. Art & Design (0400)
  18. Music (0410)
  19. Food & Nutrition (0684)
  20. Travel & Tourism (0471)

Ages: 16-18 years
Grades: XI to XII

Subjects (Any four, including English)

  1. Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. Mathematics
  5. Business Studies
  6. History
  7. Computer Studies
  8. Psychology
  9. Information & Technology
  10. Accountancy
  11. Sociology
  12. Computing
  13. Economics
  14. Travel and Tourism
  15. English Literature
  16. English Language
  17. Thinking Skills
  18. Art & Design
  19. Music
  20. Food Studies
  21. Physical Education
  22. Further Math
  23. Media Studies
  24. Global Perspectives

Details of courses can be obtained from www.cambridgeinternational.org
Note: We are open to introducing subjects offered in the Cambridge International website provided there are a minimum of 4 students.

Nios

We also prepare students for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Students choose between the two board based on their individual needs and aspirations.
NIOS offers a wide variety of subjects and significant flexibility in the pace of learning. Staged assessments and a range of accommodations support the special needs, if any, of the students.
At APL, NIOS is the chosen board of studies for a plethora of reasons. Typically the board is chosen by students who

  • have special educational needs and/or medical needs.
  • want to strike a balance between their academic and non-academic interests.
  • want to concentrate on competitive exams to achieve their long term goals.
  • Prefer learning in a small group setting ( our ratio in the NIOS classroom 1: 10 at the most.

Subjects Offered 

Subjects

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Science and Technology
  4. Painting
  5. Home Science
  6. Accounts
  7. Business Studies
  8. Social Science
  9. Data Entry
  10. Tamil
  11. Hindi

Subjects

  1. English
  2. Mathematics
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. Biology
  6. Psychology
  7. Computer Science
  8. Data Entry
  9. Mass Communication
  10. Painting
  11. Economics
  12. Business Studies
  13. Accounts
  14. Environmental Science
  15. Home Science

For more details on the subjects, you can go through the following link:
https://nios.ac.in/departmentsunits/academic/secondary-course-equivalent-to-class-x.aspx