D Y Patil international school offers 14 subjects and each subject is certificated separately offering a variety of routes for learners of different abilities and skills in:
- Subject content
- Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
- Intellectual enquiry
- Flexibility and responsiveness to change
- Working and communicating in English
- Influencing outcomes
- Cultural awareness
Cambridge International Certificate of Education (ICE)
The curriculum is structured around developing higher order thinking skills – problem solving, critical thinking, independent research, collaboration and presenting arguments. These are transferable skills that will last a lifetime, preparing students for their future lives.
The Cambridge ICE certificate is a group award designed for schools that want to offer a broad curriculum. Students enter and sit for a minimum of seven subjects selected from the five IGCSE curriculum areas:
- Group 1– Languages
- Group 2– Humanities
- Group 3– Sciences
- Group 4– Mathematics
- Group 5– Creative and Vocational
For eligibility of ICE certification, D Y Patil international school has grouped 14 subjects into 6 groups with some compulsory and some optional subjects. ICE certification is NOT mandatory for obtaining IGCSE certificate.
Students who qualify for the Cambridge ICE award will be placed in one of three categories:
- Distinction– Grade A or better in five subjects and grade C or better in two subjects.
- Merit– Grade C or better in five subjects and grade F or better in two subjects.
- Pass– Grade G or better in seven subjects.
At D Y Patil, we encourage students to opt for 8 subjects unless advised otherwise due to varied considerations. First Language English (0500) and International Mathematics (0607) are compulsory for all students. Students are required to choose one subject from each group and two additional from group 2,3,4 or 6.
Art and Design