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ICSE Programme


The ICSE (Indian Council of Secondary Education) Programme is offered by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations. At DAIS, the curriculum is delivered to lead the students in a progressive and phased manner, enabling them to be well-prepared and future-ready. Application of knowledge and the development of analytical skills form integral parts of the programme that aims to develop students as responsible citizens who make positive contributions to the society.

Class VIII serves as a preparatory year for the ICSE Programme in Classes IX and X. Students study English as the First Language, French or Hindi as the Second Language, and Mathematics, History, Civics and Geography, Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Environmental Science and Computer Studies as core subjects.

School trips and excursions enable children to expand their understanding of the world from academic and cultural perspectives. They participate in Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, Western and Indian Music, Yoga, Model United Nations and other activities. They organise and participate in Inter-house cultural and sports events, thus developing leadership skills and team spirit. Community Service is an integral part of the learning, with students actively involved in various service projects.
For more details about the ICSE Programme, visit: www.cisce.org

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations



The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations was established by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate in 1958, with a view to adapting the latter’s curriculum and examination systems to cater to the educational needs of the local context.

The Council’s Mission

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is committed to serving the nation’s children through high quality educational endeavours, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence.

Dhirubhai Ambani International School offers the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE) Programme to students in Classes IX and X. The ICSE Class VIII at Dhirubhai Ambani International School serves as a preparatory year for the ICSE Programme in Classes IX and X.

The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Programme (ICSE)

  • Has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English;
  • Ensures a general education where all candidates are required to take seven subjects and are also graded in ‘Socially Useful Productive Work’(SUPW);
  • Is an all-India board examination that is taken at the end of Class X.

The Curriculum for the ICSE Programme at Dhirubhai Ambani International School

The ICSE is a two-year course of study available to students at Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Classes IX and X. The ICSE Class VIII serves as a preparatory year designed to meaningfully progress to the courses of study in ICSE Classes IX and X.

Subjects in ICSE Class VIII
English Second Language – Hindi / French Mathematics
History, Civics and Geography Science
(Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
Environmental Science
Computer Studies
Students are also offered lessons in Indian Music, Indian Dance, Western Music, Yoga, and Art & Drama.

At Dhirubhai Ambani International School, the following subjects are offered for external examination at the end of Class X:

Group I
(Compulsory)
Group II
(Compulsory)
Group III
(Any one of the
following subjects)
English Mathematics Computer Applications
Second Language – Hindi / French Science
(Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
Art
History, Civics and Geography Environmental Science Physical Education

Technical Drawing Applications

As part of the ICSE programme, students are also required to undertake ‘Socially Useful Productive Work’ (SUPW).

The School time is as under

Classes VIII to X
(on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays)
8.15 am to 3:00 pm
Classes VIII to X
(on Tuesdays and Fridays)
8:15 am to 4:00 pm