FAQs
 

1.What are your age limits for admission seeking candidates?

Ans

 Age (By July)

CISD

USA

UK

2.5

Playgroup

Pr-school, Y-1

Reception, Y 1

3.5

Nursery

Pr-school, Y-2

Reception, Y 2

4.5

KG-I

Pr-school, Y-3

Reception, Y 3

5

KG-II

KG

Year-1

6

Class-1

Grade-1

Year-2

7

Class-2

Grade-2

Year-3

8

Class-3

Grade-3

Year-4

9

Class-4

Grade-4

Year-5

10

Class-5

Grade-5

Year-6

11

Class-6

Grade-6

Year-7

12

Class-7

Grade-7

Year-8

13

Class-8

Grade-8

Year-9

14

Class-9

Grade-9

Year-10

15

Class-10

Grade-10

Year-11

16

Class-11

Grade-11

Year-12

17

Class-12

Grade-12

Year-13

 
2. What is your admission procedure?

Ans. For Playgroup and Nursery admission, parents will be interviewed along with the child on a particular date and time which the admin office will fix. For the admission of KG 1 up to class 10, parents will have to collect admission form for admission test. The student will sit for the test on a certain date and time fixed by admin office. If the student gets the opportunity to study at CISD following the admission-test result announcement, he/she will be given the necessary information and accordingly everything will be done.

3. Is there any specific time for collecting and submitting admission forms?

Ans. Admission forms will be available at admin office from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (Fixed date is needed!)

4. What are the admission charges?

Ans. Please find in the attached Fees Information paper.

5. When is the admission test?

Ans. Usually, the admission test is taken on Saturdays. But the exact time will be given by admin office when you pick up the admission package.

6. Which subjects are the admission-test questions likely to be set on?

Ans. Admission test will be on English, Mathematics, General Knowledge and IQ.  

7. Which syllabus is followed for admission test?

Ans. As the students are coming from different schools following different curriculum, the admission-test questions are set maintaining the standard level of understanding as per the class the candidate wishes to enroll.

8. What is the yearly exam schedule?

Ans. We have two major exams around the year: the half-yearly exam and the Annual exams. We also have six class tests (CTs) which are conducted in between half-yearly and final. CT marks are added to half-yearly and final exams to ensure a thoroughly academic attitude round the year.

9. What is CIE?

Ans. Cambridge International Examinations is the world's largest provider of externally assessed qualifications. Every year, students in 160 countries study for their qualifications which are recognized for admission by all of the world's best universities.

Over many years CIE has built up great expertise in supporting International Schools throughout the world to deliver courses which are up-to-date, relevant, stimulating and interesting for the students. They ensure that whatever is learnt has relevance anywhere in the world and matches the needs of international students.

As a leading organisation in the educational field Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) provides some of the most up-to-date and innovative training support for the development of teachers. The organisation recognises a need to help teachers to keep abreast of the most modern thinking in their field so that students benefit. This is obviously of significant value also  here in Bangladesh. CIE also actively works to promote and assist with the use of Information and Communication Technology in the learning processes for students and teachers.

CIE O and A levels are intellectually stretching and challenging for students. This ensures that, throughout the world, universities know the true calibre of a student who has been successful in CIE examinations.

10. What is CIPP?

Ans. It is Cambridge Primary Qualification.. It is designed to deliver a truly modern approach to the learning of English, Maths and Science from KG to Class 5. The syllabus is fun and engaging; and the teachers are provided with lots of support to ensure that they are equipped to deliver it in an engaging manner with the best use of modern teaching methodology.

The syllabus places high importance on the ability of pupils to practically apply knowledge, rather than simply remembering and reproducing disjointed facts and data. Students and parents have received the new syllabus positively and enthusiastically, particularly welcoming the ways in which it encourages the development of good learning habits that will benefit the young students long in future.

11. What is the benefit of Cambridge Checkpoint?

Ans. The Cambridge Checkpoint students get the opportunity to know on which subjects they will have to work hard for a better result. Moreover, students will sit for O & A level exams at their own school premises, which is stress relieving.
 
12. What subjects are offered in the different sections?

Ans: Cardiff International School Dhaka’s forward-looking attitude is also evident in the subjects it offers. It is the only school in Bangladesh where computer studies is compulsory from playgroup to Year ten and where applied ICT can be taken at AS level.

JUNIOR SECTION

PRIMARY & LOWER SECONDARY SECTION

O LEVEL SECTION

AS/A LEVEL SECTION

English Language

English Language

English Language

English Language

English Literature

English Literature

English Literature

Pure Mathematics

Bangla

Bangla

Bangla

Mechanics

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics D

Statistics

Drawing & Project

Computer Studies

Physics

Physics

General Knowledge

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

Science

History & Social Science

Biology

Biology

Social Studies

Religion & Moral Science

Human Biology

Commerce

Computer Studies

Geography

Environmental Management

Accounting

Mental Maths

Economics

Bangladesh Studies

Economics

English Reading

Music & Dance

Computer Studies

Business Studies

Rhymes

Art & crafts

Commerce

Computing

Dance & Music

Games

Principles of Accounts

Art & Design

 

German Language

Economics

Applied ICT

 

Chinese Language

Art & Design

Law

 

 

Additional Mathematics

 

 

 

Business Studies

 

 

 

Statistics

 

 

13. Is Bangla compulsory for all the students?

Ans. No, Bangla is not compulsory for Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) or foreign students.

14. What are the facilities for NRB or foreign students?

Ans. We offer the students a truly international standard environment at our school premises. So, students coming from any part of the world feel comfortable with the environment as well as the peer group.

15. How are the lab facilities for the students?

Ans. The school has established separate laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology to the highest international standards. These three laboratories have been designed in accordance with the standards conforming to the requirements of Cambridge International Examinations and are used extensively by the students of O and A Levels. All three labs are equipped with state of the art resources and materials, full lab assistance support and highly trained teachers. All possible safety measures are observed to make the labs safe places for learning.

16. Is ICT introduced from junior classes?

Ans. There was a time when fortunate children in schools were taught about computers. Now, however, in the most modern education environments they learn how to use computers to facilitate their learning across the entire curriculum.

The CISD commitment has been to be at the forefront of IT education to ensure that pupils are well prepared to move into the world with, strong IT proficiency.

Each section of the school has its own dedicated Computing Lab with LAPTOP’S configured to meet the specialised needs of the pupils of that age range. So, for example, for the younger children of Junior Section, there are multimedia PCs, cartoon movies and games that can be used for learning.

For the older students, carefully controlled access to the internet opens up a truly vast wealth of learning opportunities. This inexhaustible wealth of knowledge enables interested students to develop a far deeper and broader knowledpe of their subjects than could be obtained if they were merely reliant upon textbooks alone. Through projects and assignments the pupils learn how to use all the effective functionality of modern software to present their work in innovative, creative and attractive ways.

CISD  is never idle or complacent. The information technology resources and infrastructure of the school are likely to be one of the biggest investment thrust areas over the next one or two years as we go even further towards equipping our young people for the `wired' world of the twenty first century.

17. Is there any library at your school?
Ans. A collection of over 8,000 books is continually being extended. It provides an attractive blend of text books and a broad range of non-fiction material with a rich variety of fiction to suit all young tastes. These are supported with an extensive range of newspapers, magazines and journals. There is a growing collection of multi-media resources to enrich further the learning experience of pupils.

18. What is the timing for students to use the library?
Ans. Junior and Middle section (Playgroup to Class 4) students will have regular library classes to learn friendly uses of books in every sphere of life. Senior, O & A level students are free to study inside the library and collect books during any of their free classes with the permission of Class Teacher. Tiffin period and after school hours are also excellent for such purpose.

19. What are the training facilities for students and teachers at your school?

Ans. To be recognized internationally, students need to develop excellent skills in English language. CISD  students can take Cambridge Young Learners of English (YLE) examinations: Starters, Movers and Flyers and the PET and KET. At the end of Class 8, students can take the Cambridge Checkpoint examinations in English, Maths and Science to get a good measure of their progress with two academic years to go until their O levels.

Teachers are getting prestigious international trainings like CELTA and CIDTT, besides different IT and language based trainings. They are also having individual skill development trainings at national and international level.

20. Is there any transport facility for students?

Ans. Yes, transport is available for the students. Any student from KG 1 to up to A level can avail transport. For more details, please contact the Transport Manager.

21. What are the disciplinary actions at your school?

Ans. For the maintenance of discipline at the premises, a ‘Disciplinary Action Committee’ has been formed with the senior teachers from every section. As members of the committee, they strictly observe the student activities.

22. What is the school timing for different classes?

Ans. Junior Section:
Playgroup – Nursery (Morning) = 8:00 am – 10:45 am
Playgroup – Nursery (Day) = 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
KG 1 & KG 2, Class 1= 8:00 am – 1:30 pm


Primary Section:
Class 2-Class 4= 8:00am-1:45pm
Lower Secondary Section:
Class 5 - Class 7 = 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

O Level:
Class 8 – Class 10 = 8:00 am – 2:10 pm

A Level:
Time is likely to vary as per the selection of subjects.

23. What are the extra-curricular activities at your school?

Ans. Besides regular studies we actively work with and encourage the students to participate in cultural competitions, music, drama, art & craft, ICT based projects, scientific inventions, national and international debate championship competitions, environmental experiments etc. to expand their knowledge with a touch of fun.

24. Do you provide any trainer for games & sports?

Ans. CISD has employed three national coaches to conduct the training of football, basketball, handball, and cricket. Mr Aminul Haque, Former Captain of Bangladesh National Football Team, is the Coach of CISD Football Club. Mr Abhijit Sarker (Lt. Cdr; Retd), Deputy Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association and General Secretary of Bangladesh Basketball Federation, is the Basketball Coach of CISD. Mr Amjad Hossain, who has been a member of Bangladesh National Handball team since 2000, is the CISD Handball Coach.

25. Is there any club for extra-curricular activities?

Ans. We have the Dept of Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Drama, CISD Football Team, CISD Cricket Team, CISD Basketball Team, CISD Handball Team, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, CISD Debating Society, German Language Club, Scouting, Science Club, Young Writers' Club, Photography, Club, Nature Study Club, Mathematics Club

26. What benefits do members get from these clubs?

Ans. Being a member of any school club, students can acquire extraordinary knowledge and skill, enabling him/her to achieve an extra edge in this competitive world. Moreover, these extra-curricular activities boost up the students’ spirit to work hard for personal development following an act of fun and joy.

27. Do you organize yearly sports & cultural programmes?

Ans. Yes, we organize sports and cultural programmes round the year.

28. Why will I choose Cardiff International School Dhaka (CISD) for my child?

Ans. We hope the question is rhetorical. We are confident you’ve got the answer already!

 
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