Rustomjee Cambridge International School & Junior College

Progression from Nursery to IGCSE, and Junior College ( A Levels)

FAQ Admission

IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a two year programme leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. It is a unique UK government endorsed programme provided to thousands of schools around the world.

What are the needs of 21st century learners?

Adaptability, complex communication skills, non-routine problem solving, self-management, and systems-thinking are essential skills in the 21st-century workforce.

Is Cambridge education good?

Cambridge international education programmes have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. Cambridge International Examinations is a part of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

Why Cambridge?

A Cambridge education prepares students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. Schools can shape a Cambridge curriculum around how they want their students to learn, helping them discover new abilities and a wider world.

What Are 21st Century Skills?

  • Critical thinking.

  • Communication skills.

  • Creativity.

  • Problem solving.

  • Perseverance.

  • Collaboration.

  • Information literacy.

  • Technology skills and digital literacy.

What is the difference between IGCSE, A Levels IBDP, ICSE and CBSE?

In Mumbai, we have the following main Boards that offer the Grade X examination

    • State-board (SSC, HSC)

    • Central Board (CBSE 10th, CBSE 12th, ICSE 10th, ISC 12th)

    • Cambridge Board (IGCSE 10th, A Levels 12th)

    • IB Diploma (only 12th)

The IGCSE Board advantages are:

  1. It doesn't focus on rote-learning

  2. The focus is on application of learning

  3. It develops analytical abilities, critical thinking, and reasoning skills

Features of the IGCSE/A-Level board

  1. It caters to the strengths and weaknesses of individual students at the Board exam

  2. It offers a choice of Core and Extended papers in Math, Science.

  3. The examination papers come from CAIE, UK, and the answer papers are evaluated in the UK

Since IGCSE is at grade 9 and 10 , what board is followed at lower grades.

At lower grades we follow CIPP (Cambridge International Primary Program) with CLSP (Cambridge Lower Secondary Progran ) at grades 6,7 and 8.

We are a full CAIE school , offering Cambridge programs at all levels.

Options available to IGCSE students after completing Level AS and A for the Undergraduate studies.

Since 2009, we have been offering the IGCSE and A Level programs. All our students have been well placed in Mumbai , across India and in the UK for under-graduate programs. At A levels, we offer Science and Commerce streams.

Our students are placed at following leading colleges in Mumbai:

Medicine and Engineering

  • UDCT, DJ Sanghvi, SP-IT, Mukesh Patel, VJTI, Nair hospital, KEM hospital

Media studies, Law and Business course

  • SVKM, NMIMS, JaiHind, St. Andrews, Lala Lajpat Rai,

Across India

  • IIT Jodhpur, Manipal University, Gujarat University

Abroad

  • USA: John Hopkins, Purdue University, Rutgers, Seattle University, Deakin

  • UK: Imperial College, University College of London, University of Bristol

  • Singapore: NUS

Why are you not taking in admission in Jr KG and higher standards? If there are no seats, why do you take applications for these standards?

We start our school at the nursery level. Since most of the seats are filled at the nursery level itself, we have very few seats available at Jr KG and higher standards. Given the natural progression, unless there are admission cancellation, we do not have vacancies arising at the Jr KG level. We allow parents to fill the online form, so that if a vacancy arises, we can connect with parents who are interested in seeking admission. We advise parents to apply to more than one school to avoid disappointment.

I have filled the online form. When can I get an acknowledgement?

When you submit the online form, at the top of the form, you should receive a message stating "you form has been received." Given the large volume of applications, it is difficult for us to acknowledge your submissions. We will send out an email after the last date of admission form submission, reminding you of the next stage. We request parents not to call the school office for confirmation of receipt of online admission form. We, also, request parents not to submit the online admission form multiple times.

When does your admission process begin?

The admission process begins in August every year.

Please look up the instructions on our Home page Admission tab. All the different stages of admission are displayed there. We usually announce the admission dates every year around July-August on our website.

I have filled the Online Admission form. Does that mean my admission is guaranteed?

Filling the online form doesn't guarantee admission. We recommend parents apply to more than one school.

Can I have a tour of your school before I decide on the admission?

We are unable to offer you a tour of the school because of safety and security concerns. Also, given the large number of applicants, it is logistically difficult to organise tours. We recommend you talk to existing parents/students, or visit our blogs, and our Facebook pages to learn more about the school.

What is meant by sibling category and who is entitled to it ?

Siblings refers to children from same biological parents and younger siblings of students currently studying at RCIS. Sibling entitlement is only at Nursery level. If you don't take admission in Nursery, then at higher grades it will be difficult to guarantee admission. At all other grades , it would be subject to availability of seats and whatever other criteria is applicable. There is no sibling category for students who have graduated already .

Why don't you offer admissions to students residing in Mira Road?

We regret that we are unable to offer admissions to students residing in Mira Road due to the large pool of applications we receive from our local vicinity. We advice Mira Road applicants to apply to leading schools in their vicinity.


Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)

offers the IGCSE and A-Level programs, which are widely recognised in India and internationally A detailed list of universities ( including Mumbai University, Delhi University, Bangalore University, NMIMS, MIT, and IIT) that accept 'A' levels across India is available on official site. www.cie.org.uk More than 80% of our students pursue higher education in India after Grade 12