Skip to main content

9 Reasons Why I Am Proud To Be An ICSE Student.

Things every ICSE Student comes across and is proud of it.
Whenever I let it slip that I passed 10th from a school affiliated to ICSE board, 10 out of 10 times I get responses
like, “Woah, no doubt you are smart”, or “Oh scholar, topping comes easy to you”. Although these statements
are assumptions, (My batch topper in college is a CBSE pass out) keeping marks aside, I do get the feeling that,
my skills, confidence and personality draw more attention than those of my counterparts in college. All of which
I owe to my high school education.
Here are top reasons why I blush with pride every time I am asked- “Have you passed out of ICSE Board?”
1.English skills
The command over the English language, both spoken and written, was challenging to master. The
several grammar assignments, compositions, critical analysis of poems, and in-depth study of
Shakespeare’s plays are an integral part of the ICSE parcel. An ICSE student’s vocabulary and speaking
skills never fail to impress.

  1. Sound knowledge base
ICSE syllabus is more comprehensive and detailed than any other board’s curriculum. It exposes students
to a diverse range of topics, and thoroughly expands the general knowledge base. It encourages critical
analysis of the work at hand, may it be a math problem, a character sketch, or debating over the validity
of the world wars.

3. All-round development
The level of competitions is fairly high, and works wonders to the confidence and proactive skills. Equal
weightage is given to Arts, Science and Languages; incorporation of subjects like SUPW (Socially Useful
Productive Work), Art, Craft and Moral Science ensure development of an all-round personality. Sports is
also given due importance, with compulsory PE periods integrated within the time-table, apart from inter
ICSE competitions in hockey, basketball, football and other sports. I also remember having periodic fitness
tests- push-ups,-high jumps, skipping and running as a stamina and endurance test.

4. Conquered the ‘mountain’
Studying in an ICSE board is seen as a virtue of the brave, as the vast curriculum requires hard work and
determination to master. I feel somewhat proud to have conquered something which is generally considered
”tough”, that too with distinction.

5. Work first, reward later

Our syllabus, though vast, was neatly divided- the 9th grade and half of 10th grade coursework were combined
and taught in 9th grade itself. 10th grade was spent on practice and wholesome understanding, along with doubt
clearance. This is a common norm followed by reputed ICSE schools for good board exam results. It reduced
the burden of “THE crucial 10th”, keeping us relaxed during the Board exams.

6. Used to scoring less
Our teachers were trained to be miserly in awarding marks. We would score 70% and 80%, while our friends
from other school boards always seemed to have no less than 90%.

7.Board Exam scores
ICSE board is known to liberally award marks in the board exams. Although preparation demands perseverance
and hard work, cracking the exam is a breeze. With toppers scoring 99%, getting a score above 90% is simple,
unlike other state boards.
8. Respect
Being an ICSE pass-out, you will never fail to inspire respect. As my opening line suggests, you are already a
step above your colleagues from other boards.

9. Hard work becomes a habit

Struggling to match up to the syllabus, ICSE students will never shy away from hard work; always willing to
take the extra mile. This doesn’t stop at schooling, it reflects throughout life.

       Are you an ICSE student? What makes you proud?

Popular posts from this blog

Cut offs for Class 11 in Pune Schools and Junior Colleges - Stateboard

Congratulations on your child's performance. Time to take the next step to chose between the three major fields Arts, Commerce and Science. Once that is done you need to figure out on which school / junior college fits in your score criteria and fees.

SchoolFinder brings to you a consolidated view of the schools and colleges in Pune along with their respective cut offs and fees.

School NameStreamsCommentsNew English School and Junior CollegeScience : 90.4%Fees for Science
General : Rs. 100/-
Electronics/ Computer Science : Rs. 34,800/- SNDT Kanyashaala and Jr. CollegeScience : 88.6%
Commerce : 81.6%Fees for Science : Rs. 9836/-
Commerce : Rs. 1836/-HHCP High School and Junior CollegeScience : 94.6%
Commerce : 84.2Fees for Science General : Rs. 2700/-
Electronics : Rs. 19500/-
Commerce : Rs. 2700/-Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya High SchoolScience : 92.2%Fees for Science General : Rs. 2940/-
Scooter and Motor Cycle Servicing/ Electronics/ Computer Science : Rs. 17940/-Smt. Susheela Bahudh…

Difference between CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, IB and State Board

With the Beginning of admissions’ season across cities in India, parents face dilemma as which board would fit best for their young ones.

India Schools offer both Indian and International Syllabi namely:
1. CBSE: Central Board of Secondary Education
2. CISCE: Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE)
3. IB: International Baccalaureate
4. IGCSE: International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Cambridge University
5. State Board:State Government Recognized Board

Let’s consider each one of them….

A. CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education A Board which follows universal pattern is the first choice for parents with transferable jobs. CBSE affiliates all Kendriya Vidyalayas, all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, private schools, and most of the schools approved by central government of India
Examination Pattern:  All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) for Class 10 and 12

Facts   Total Number of Schools Affiliated with CBSE: 14808 Areas of Operati…

This happens to every student in every school in India...

The fact is that it happens so subtly that no one realizes. We send children to school with the noble intention that they would acquire the education that will help them to become successful individuals. Imagine if the exact opposite was happening?

Children are more impressionable than you may imagine! And that is why they are very perceptive about peppy songs, idiosyncrasies or catchy one-liners mouthed by movie stars and everything else playing in that box in our living rooms we call TV. Same happens for them at school too. Apart from what they see and learn from the textbooks, it is also the surroundings at home and school and the behavior and attitude of the people around them that they pick up things from. All these later contribute in forming their values, beliefs and attitudes about and towards the various things in life. This silent education that seeps through subconsciously (largely) also stays the longest with the child. They outstay the chronological order of historical e…