Coronavirus Pandemic: IGCSE To Promote All Students Studying In Std 1-8

Amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state, several private boards are now opting for different methods for assessments.

Coronavirus Pandemic: IGCSE To Promote All Students Studying In Std 1-8
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After State Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad declared that there will be no exams for students from the 1st-8th standard and they will be promoted to the next class, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) followed suit. IGCSE announced that they will promote students who are from Grade 1 to 8. The students will be marked on the basis of their previous average scores of all examinations that were conducted during the year. Amid the coronavirus outbreak in the state, several private boards are now opting for different methods for assessments. 

Talking about the same, Principal of St Mary’s ICSE school in Mazgaon Francis Swamy said the idea is to ensure that parents and children don’t panic and concentrate on maintaining their health instead of taking pressure regarding their exams. For Classes 1 to 4, they follow the Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and hence there are no exams. For Classes 5 to 7, they have decided to score students on the basis of their previous assessment. Some schools like the Chattrabhuj Narsee Memorial School (CNMS) in Vile Parle are exploring options of conducting the exams online.

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 Here are the key takeaways from Varsha Gaikwad's press conference: 

1. Examinations for Classes 1-8 have been cancelled.

2. Remaining examinations for Class 10 will be held regularly as per schedule.

3. Examinations of Classes 9 & 11 will be held after April 15, 2020.

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The State Government has shut down public places like the gym, theatre, parks etc. and have stated that only grocery and essential shops will be open. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking up several precautionary measures. In order to reduce the load on Katsurba Hospital in Chinchpokli, testing centres have event started at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and Haffinke institute in Parel. Plans are being chalked out to convert JJ Hospital also into a testing centre. 

 

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