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How to achieve top scores in IGCSE?

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a world renowned curriculum. Many see it as a gateway to admission into reputed universities of the world. This is absolutely true for the child is equipped for it once he goes through this curriculum. As it has grown in popularity, more schools all over the […]

How to prepare for the IGCSE exams?

IGCSE exams are taken at grade 9 and 10. It is an open curriculum which offers more than 70 subjects to choose from. In most boards across different countries children at this age are forced to choose subjects that are being offered by the board. But this is not the case with IGCSE. The student […]

International Education Programmes and Qualification.

The IGCSE programmes are for children from age 5 to 19. Schools who want to take up IGCSE can either take all the stages or just some specific stage. Schools taking up this programme are completely supported by means of teacher training, classroom resources, providing a good teaching structure, assessment and more. The programmes offered […]

Points on how to achieve excellence at IGCSE

International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a certification for secondary studies which prepares students for the A Level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC Level 3. It is an examination system developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations in 1988. It offers inter-national curricula and is an alternative to many other boards including GED of […]

IGCSE an International Centre for Excellence

International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a certification for secondary studies which prepares students for the A Level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC Level 3. It is an examination system developed by University of Cambridge International Examinations in 1988. It offers inter-national curricula and is an alternative to many other boards including GED of […]

Revision Questions on Israel-Palestine – Depth Study

4 markers 1.       What was the Jewish claim to Palestine? 2.       What is the reason for the conflict between the Jews and the Arabs in Palestine? 3.       What is Zionism? 4.       What was the Arab claim to Palestine? 5.       How did the Jews trace their occupation of Palestine? 6.       How did the Nazi policy of […]

Russia Under Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was born on 18th December 1878. He held complete power over Soviet Union after Lenin and he held on till his death on March 5th 1953. He held the post of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union but he was a dictator in many […]

Russia Under Lenin

Vladimir IIich Ulanov, known popularly as Lenin, was the leader of Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and went to become the architect of the Soviet Union and became its first head. Lenin came out of an exile to lead the revolution in 1917. He mobilised the people, consolidated his power cracked down all those who opposed […]

Spain under General Franco

Francisco Franco Bahamonde popularly known as General Franco was a military dictator who ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975. General Franco came to power by sheer dint of courage and by holding on fiercely to his ideals. He was a conservative who believed in monarchy. He was against the establishment of […]

Italy under Benito Mussolini

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was a journalist turned politician. He was the leader of the National Fascist Party and was the Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943.  He was elected to the post constitutionally and ruled so for three years. After that he dropped the pretence of democracy and took up the administration in his dictatorial […]

Afghan Civil War

Afghan Civil War started after the Soviet Union withdrew from Afghanistan and it left the Afghan communist government to protect themselves from the Mujahideen. The phase of the war was in between 1989 to 1992. Even though the government fell in 1992 the civil war continued and there was large spread infighting within the government. […]

The Village Saint – Bessie Head

Author Background Appearing again and again in the works of Bessie Head are the themes of exile, alienation and racial and social oppression. Racism profoundly affected life in South Africa. It dehumanized both oppressor and oppressed. Being of mixed race, Head experienced discrimination in South Africa where she was born and in her adoptive country, […]

Afghan War (Part II)

The battle of Shopian happened between the Sikh Empire and Jabbar Khan, the then governor of the Durrani Empire province of Kashmir on 3rd July 1819. The Events That Lead To The War The Sikh Empire was forced to send consecutive disciplinary military mission against the hill states of Bhimber, Rajauri, Poonch, Nurpur, and others. The idea was […]

The Yellow Wallpaper – Catherine Perkins Gilman

Author Background Catherine Perkins Gilman was an early feminist who lived an unconventional lifestyle that was not understood by the people of her time. When she a young girl, her father abandoned his family. Catherine was raised by her mother with help from her absent father’s aunts who included Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of […]

The Signalman – Charles Dickens

Author Background Dickens is perhaps England’s best known novelist. He was also a social critic who was concerned about the condition of women and children who worked in squalid sweat-shops that were common in many of the towns of England. Most of Dickens’ stories have important characters who struggle against the adverse social conditions. Dickens […]