Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) is a private board of school education in India, upto 10th grade.Set up in the year 1958 with the purpose of
replacing the Cambridge school Certification Examination and replacing it with an All India Examination,ICSE council was registered in 1967 as a Society under
the Societies Registration Act, 1860; it was listed in 1973 under the Delhi School Education Act of 1973, as a body that conducts public examinations. According
to the new education policy adopted in India, in the year 1966, the ICSE board has been granted the privilege to conduct examinations in India, in the English
Group I :
This consists of four compulsory subjects, the students can choose either a foreign language or an Indian language as their second language.
English (1 & 2) :
English one involves the teaching of two books on short stories by famous international classical authors like; Victor Hugo and Anton Chekov.
Second Languages - Indian Languages:
The knowledge of one Indian language is known to be mandatory for ICSE courses, this is the reason why they stress on the knowledge of Hindi, Marathi or any one of the local state languages.
Modern Foreign Language - Group 1 :
Knowledge of one foreign language is a must for the ICSE syllabus. Hence, languages such as German, French and Spanish are taught at school level.
History and Civics :
Usually the history of India is studied in depth as well as the constitution of India is included in the syllabus.
The geography of the Asian Subcontinent as well as that of three other subcontinents is deemed compulsory.
Environmental Education :
This isn't a compulsory subject but is taught in various schools only to provide the relevant information about the protection of the environment.
Group II :
This group consists of the following subjects and the students need to choose any two from the following
Mostly the syllabus of mathematics involves the study of quantitative abilities, algebra as well as geometry.
Courses such as the laws of motion and certain physical theories are taught in this.
Basic understanding about chemical phenomenon and its history is taught in this subject.
Revolves around plant and animal biology, involves studying the various biological phenomenon in the human and plant body.
It is the introduction into the huge micro and macro economics as well as some theorists such as: Adam Smith.
Environmental Science :
The aim is to provide information and rules of protection of the environment in general.
The general Fee structure of most ICSE Schools is approximately Rs 15,000-20,000 to Rs.30000-40,000 annually, however this may vary as per the policies of individual institutions.
Top ICSE Schools In Mumbai
These Top Schools as ranked by Performance in the ICSE-2013 Examination for Class X:
Lokhandwala Foundation School,Kandivali
Arya Vidya Mandir,Bandra West
Greenlawns High School,Cumbala Hill,Mumbai
Vasudev C. Wadhwa Arya Vidya Mandir,Bandra (East)
Bombay Scottish School,Powai/Mahim
Jamnabai Narsee School,Juhu
Lady Ratanbai And Sir Mathuradas Vissanji Ac,Andheri East
Smt.Sulochanadevi Singhania School,Thane
Hiranandani Foundation School,Powai
Maneckji Cooper Edu.Trust School,Juhu
Smt.R.S.B. Arya Vidya Mandir,Juhu
Hiranandani Foundation School,Thane
Chatrabhuj Narsee Memorial School,Vile Parle West
Jankidevi Public School,Andheri West
Nl Dalmia High School,Thane