Credit System Explained

Earn Credits, Move Ahead

A credit is a commonly used term to represent the time and work allocated to a certain subject.

A “CREDIT HOUR” is the unit of measuring educational CREDIT, usually based on the number of classroom hours per week throughout an academic term or academic year. In a broader and more modern sense, it is designed to include the total course hours spent in classrooms, laboratories, activities, and research.

The credit system prescribes a minimum number of credits that a student has to complete in order to earn a passing/qualification status in a certain subject or grade. The credit requirements for the program at International Schooling have been specified later in this section.

We appreciate your hard work and the hours you spent studying a course at your existing school. Now you can accelerate your learning by transferring your credits earned in the previous school to International Schooling. We ensure a smooth transition and help you cope up with the courses you choose with us.

CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION TABLE

Programs Credit to Credit Hour conversion for Core subjects Credit to Credit Hour conversion for Elective / Language subjects
Elementary (1st-5th) 1 Credit = 120 hours 1 Credit = 120 hours
Middle (6th-8th) 1 Credit = 120 hours
1/2 Credit= 60 hours
1 Credit = 120 hours
1/2 Credit= 60 hours
Secondary/High (9th-12th) 1 Credit = 180 hours
1/2 Credit= 90 hours
1 Credit = 180 hours
1/2 Credit= 90 hours

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLING: LEVEL-WISE CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

Programs Minimum Number of Core subjects / Electives per academic year Annual academic course credit completion requirement (minimum) Total credit in entire level (minimum)
Elementary
(1st-5th)
Grade 1 - 3
Grade 2 - 3.5
Grade 3 - 4
Grade 4 - 4.5
Grade 5 - 5
Grade 1 - 3
Grade 2 - 3.5
Grade 3 - 4
Grade 4 - 4.5
Grade 5 - 5
20
Middle (6th-8th) 6 (Total 6 credits) 6 18
High (9th-12th) 6 (Total 6 credits) 6 24
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