About Cambridge Section

Education that becomes a tool for life.

Cambridge learners build more than just a deep understanding of their subject. Being a student of Cambridge Pathway means developing higher order thinking skills, solving problems creatively, thinking for themselves, doing their own research and communicating it, and working with other people on a project they’ve designed together. Cambridge makes sure that programmes encourage students to develop the attributes of the Cambridge Learner – confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Their skills and attributes will help them to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

About

Dr Jagdish Gandhi & Dr Bharti Gandhi, M.Ed., PhD (Guidance & Psychology)
Founder-Manager and Founder-Director, CMS

Background

City Montessori School (CMS) is the world’s largest city-school with 18 campuses in the city of Lucknow. The school that began with 5 children in 1959 on a borrowed capital of 300 rupees has today over 55,000 students from Montessori to Class XII in the current session.

Our founders, Dr Jagdish Gandhi and Dr Bharti Gandhi, were inspired by the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Sant Vinoba Bhave. They started CMS with the vision of inspiring generations of children to become socially motivated and conscious citizens of India and the world.

Their motto “Jai Jagat” has been the school's greeting from the beginning, as a deliberate contrast to the popular “Jai Hind” greeting at the time. CMS children are taught the value of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’, or the ‘Earth is but One Country and Mankind its Citizens’.


CMS Vision

The CMS vision is to create through education a better future for the world’s children and to nurture thoughtful and proactive world citizens who are committed to service of humanity and to creating world peace.


CMS Mission

The CMS mission is to maximise opportunities for children through holistic, values-based education of the highest quality, and through initiatives that promote unity and meaningful social action.

City Montessori School, Gomti Nagar Campus II is affiliated to the Cambridge Assessment International Education, U.K. presently for Classes VI, VII, VIII, IX & X. Parents wishing to admit their children can apply at CMS Gomti Nagar Campus II.

Cambridge Assessment International Education is a part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities trusted for excellence in education. It is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for students aged between 5-19 years. Its qualifications are recognized and accepted by universities, educators and employers across the globe.

The IGCSE qualification (the International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is recognised in India by the Council of Boards of School Education (COBSE) of India and is equivalent to any Class X Board in India. The Advanced level qualifications (A-Levels) are recognized by the All India Universities (AIU) as equivalent to any higher secondary (Class XII) qualifications of Boards in India. CMS Cambridge Section will be offering A-Levels (Class XII) in two years from now.

Cambridge programmes and qualifications are carefully designed to engage learners and give them a solid foundation to achieve high levels of academic and personal excellence.

About the Cambridge Section

Education that becomes a tool for life.

Cambridge learners build more than just a deep understanding of their subject. Being a student of Cambridge Pathway means developing higher order thinking skills, solving problems creatively, thinking for themselves, doing their own research and communicating it, and working with other people on a project they’ve designed together. Cambridge makes sure that programmes encourage students to develop the attributes of the Cambridge Learner – confident, responsible, reflective, innovative, and engaged. Their skills and attributes will help them to succeed in tomorrow’s world.

Where do Cambridge qualifications take you?

Success in Cambridge qualifications often gives students admission to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond.

Cambridge qualifications are accepted and valued by universities around the world, including MIT, Harvard and Cambridge.

They are recognised as qualifications that prepare and equip students with the skills they need to succeed both at university and beyond. Universities say that they value the independent research and critical thinking skills, as well as the deep subject knowledge that the Cambridge qualifications bring.

 

Activities at Cambridge International Section

Active learning empowers students to develop their personal capabilities and thinking skills. This approach enables them to gain a deeper understanding of their subjects. Active engagement in challenging activities makes learning joyful and meaningful. Students are challenged and supported to apply their knowledge.


Salient Features:

  • The teacher-student ratio is maintained at 1:30.
  • Thousands of learners across the globe use Cambridge qualifications to get places at universities worldwide.
  • Cambridge International programmes have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life.
  • CI offers a wide range of subjects – available in many combinations.
  • CI programmes help schools and teachers prepare their learners to be confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.
  • Foreign languages German and French are taught as subjects by native European speakers of these languages from the Institute for European Languages.

Our curridulum:

  • Provides a natural progression from primary education.
  • Sets clear learning objectives for the first three years of lower secondary education in English, mathematics and science.
  • Is compatible with other curricula, internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures.
  • Is appropriate for learners whose first language is not English.
  • Gives optional routes to use sections that suit learners’ situation best.
  • Focuses on learners’ development and provides schools with international benchmarks.

Ten reasons to choose the Cambridge Pathway

We prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge.

  1. Our Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 5 to 19.
  2. Schools can shape the curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them.
  3. We help students discover new abilities and a wider world, and the skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.
  4. Each stage builds on the learners’ development from the previous one or from other educational systems.
  5. We offer an unrivalled choice of subjects: over 70 at IGCSE and over 50 at A Level. Schools can let students choose subjects in any combination.
  6. Our qualifications are widely recognised by the world’s best universities and employers.
  7. 98% of Admissions Officers surveyed said Cambridge programmes give students excellent preparation for university.
  8. We provide first-class support for teachers through publications, online resources, training and professional development.
  9. Every year, nearly a million (10 lakh) Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in over 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.
  10. We have a 150-year history of providing international exams. We are a not-for-profit organisation and the only exam board wholly owned by a world-leading university.

For Parents and Students

Cambridge programmes prepare students for life – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning.

Cambridge helps students to become ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future.

That’s why success with Cambridge opens doors to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and beyond.

It’s what you’d expect from an organisation that is part of the world-leading university, University of Cambridge.

Subjects offered:

  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Hindi
  • Foreign Language (Choice of German and French)

Cambridge Lower Secondary (Classes VI to VIII)

Cambridge Lower Secondary develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment.

International curriculum

Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Secondary 1 has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.

A foundation for progression

Cambridge Lower Secondary provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Upper Secondary and other educational programmes. Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests can be used to monitor learners’ readiness for the next stage of education.

Comprehensive Development

A myriad of activities ensure that all children get a broader education for the balanced development of all aspects of their personalities.

New pedagogies are used, with training and support for teachers from external experts. Methods under use include flipped classes, Google Classroom, pair-work, peer-work, group activities, learning-related displays, and advanced lesson planning that permits differentiated learning for children at different levels of ability.



Cambridge Lower Secondary (Class VI - VIII)

A guide for parents

Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It gives schools a flexible framework for developing skills and understanding in English as a first or second language, mathematics, science, Cambridge Global Perspectives and ICT Starters.

Cambridge Lower Secondary develops skills and understanding in English, mathematics and science for the first three years of secondary education. It combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment.

A foundation for progression

Cambridge Lower Secondary provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Upper Secondary and other educational programmes. Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint tests can be used to monitor learners’ readiness for the next stage of education.

International curriculum

Appropriate and relevant internationally, Cambridge Lower Secondary has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.

Benefits for your child

Cambridge Lower Secondary starts learners on an educational journey for their first years of secondary education, increasing their knowledge and skills at each stage. It provides a natural progression for children from primary education and prepares them for post-14 education programmes that lead to formal qualifications.

A number of progress checks are built into the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme, which enable teachers to monitor your child’s development. Short progression tests are a valuable way for teachers to understand your child’s strengths, and identify areas where more help is required. The emphasis of the tests is on showing where your child is on their learning journey, rather than getting right or wrong answers.

Cambridge Checkpoint tests can be taken in the final year of Cambridge Lower Secondary. These tests are available in English, English as a second language, mathematics, and science and are marked in Cambridge. On completion of Cambridge Checkpoint, your child will receive a statement of achievement and detailed feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

This helps your school to advise on different progression routes after age 14 and choose the one that will be most suitable for your child.

A global learning community

With a Cambridge programme, your child is joins a community of learners from more than 10,000 schools in over 160 countries. We have created our programmes and qualifications for students worldwide but we make sure there is plenty of space for local content too.

Distance does not create a barrier between Cambridge learners around the world. Our online communities bring schools and learners together to discuss their projects and activities. By developing a global outlook in Cambridge learners, we aim to equip them for success in the fast-changing modern world.

Learn more!
For more information on
Cambridge Lower Secondary visit
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-1/
Cambridge Upper Secondary visit
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/
Cambridge IGCSE visit
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/
or contact the school.

Cambridge IGCSE (Classes IX & X)

A guide for parents

The Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.

Schools build a curriculum around their specific needs. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to our approach.

Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training.

For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

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

Schools worldwide have been involved in the development of Cambridge IGCSE. The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body.

Subject Choices for CMS Session 2018-2019

  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Hindi
  • Foreign Language (Choice of German and French)

Assessments

Cambridge IGCSE assessment takes place at the end of the course and can include written, oral, coursework and practical assessment. This broadens opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning. In many subjects there is a choice between core and extended curricula, making Cambridge IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities.

Grades are benchmarked using eight internationally recognised grades, A* to G, which have clear guidelines to explain the standard of achievement for each grade.

For Cambridge recognition and acceptance at:
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/recognition-and-acceptance/

The CMS Cambridge Section Team

Mentor


Prof Geeta Gandhi Kingdon

President, CMS
DPhil, University of Oxford
Chair, Economics of Education and International Development University College London (UCL)

Mentor


Mr Roshan Gandhi Forouhi

Director of Strategy, CMS
BA (Hons), University of Oxford



Advisor


Ms Susmita Basu

Head, Quality Assurance, CMS
BA Economics (Hons), Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi
MA (Economics) Delhi School of Economics


Senior Principal


Ms Manjit Batra

Senior Principal, Cambridge Section


Coordinator


Mrs Sushma Rajkumar

MA, BEd.


Dedicated Staff


Contact Us

Mrs Sushma Rajkumar
Cambridge Section, CMS
CMS Gomti Nagar Extension Campus
1/7 Vardan Khand, Near Shaheed Path,
Lucknow-226010
Phone: +91 - 9918044438
Fax: +91-522-2638008, 2635497
Email: cambridgesection@cmseducation.org