FAQ

FAQ's

WHAT IS AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE?

International Baccalaureate is a Geneva based non-profit education foundation that, for nearly 50 years, offers high quality international education programs in over 140 countries. Their program serves as the backbone of your child’s international standards education.

HOW DOES INTERNATIONAL CURRICULUM DIFFER FROM THE INDIAN BOARDS?

Fundamentally, our curriculum enables students to achieve at their own pace. Assessments and projects both make learning fun and identify what your child excels most at. With a small class size, your child’s instructor can then tailor learning to your child, enabling them to excel in a manner that is right for them.

CAN MY CHILD ENROLL IN NGS’S IB PROGRAM?

Is your child a motivated student who you hope will attend a top university? If so, talk to our Admissions Officer for enrollment details. Our IB program does have certain qualifications and enrollment is at the discretion of NGS’s

AREN’T IB PROGRAMS ONLY FOR SUPER WEALTHY FAMILIES WHOSE CHILDREN WILL DEFINITELY STUDY ABROAD?

No! Due to high standards and expenses borne by the school, originally IB Diploma programs were only found in private, high priced international schools for high society families. However, as the program expanded, a quality IB education is available for students from all types of backgrounds.

WHAT LANGUAGES CAN MY CHILD LEARN?

Besides English, your child will be given the opportunity to learn French, Spanish, Tamil and Hindi. This enables them to become a national-global citizen. In the future, additional languages may be offered depending on the interest of the children and parents.

CAN IB STUDENTS ADJUST TO THE INDIAN SYSTEM OF EDUCATION??

Of course. Your child will be well prepared for any type of education. The IB curriculum was created in a manner that enables students to adapt to any stream of learning.

IS THE IB CURRICULUM THE SAME ALL OVER THE WORLD?

Core requirements are the same internationally, but there is some room for flexibility. For instance NGS wants to ensure that your child has knowledge of the storied history of India, so that curriculum is expanded.

WHAT IS THE ADMISSION APPLICATION DEADLINE?

There is no set deadline for admission and enrollment. However, parents are encouraged to apply and enroll as soon as possible. Admission commences from January onwards.

WHEN DO CLASSES COMMENCE?

Pre-K and Kindergarten: March-April onwards. Primary and Secondary: June onwards.

CAN I ENROLL MY CHILD IN NGS NOW?

Yes! NGS has a rolling admissions policy. Students are accepted for the current year until the first week of May.

WHAT ARE SCHOOL TIMINGS?

Pre-Kg and Kindergarten classes are held between 8:30 AM to 12:00 Noon, with a day care facility available to parents until 3:30 PM on school days. Primary and Secondary classes are 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

CAN MY CHILD TRANSFER FROM ONE IB WORLD SCHOOL TO ANOTHER?

Certainly! IB regional offices work closely with participating schools, including us, to ensure that students of all ages can transfer without significant disruption. Of course, acceptance into the new school is ultimately at the school’s discretion.

WHAT IF MY CHILD DISCONTINUES THE IB PROGRAM IN GRADE 7 OR GRADE 8?

Certainly an international education is not for everyone. If your child chooses not to continue he/she will be issued a School Leaving Certificate.

DOES NGS OFFER TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS?

Yes! NGS operates a bus service for students along popular routes and main roads. Contact the Admissions Officer for full details.

HOW THE IGCSE CURRICULAM MAKES A STUDENT AS A FUTURE WORLD LEADER?

IGCSE is one of the most sought-after and recognised qualifications in the world. It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work, recall of knowledge, and initiative.

HOW DOES THE IGCSE COMPARE TO OTHER PROGRAMMES LIKE CBSE, ICSE OR THE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME OF THE IB?

Like other modern programmes, IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and they consist of a variety of tests e.g. oral and listening tests.The assessment is aimed at a wide ability range of students, with an eight-point grading scale, from A+ to G, with A+ being the highest.