Curriculum

Curriculum

The school curriculum is broadly divided into Preprimary , Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary sections.  

PrePrimary Curriculum (CLASSES - PRE NURSERY ,NURSERY , KG ,I and II):

Children in these classes learn an approach to learning itself; in other words, they learn how to learn. Three- and four-year-olds are naturally very curious about the world around them and the curriculum has been designed to give them plenty of hands-on opportunities to explore their world. Letters are introduced through air writing, sponge writing and black board writing.

Show and Tell Activity based on the letter of the week enhances the confidence of the little ones and leads to better understanding of the letter. Circle Time has been introduced during which there is story telling through finger puppets and general conversation with the kids. Visits are planned according to the EVS projects on transport, sense organs, plants and animals. Kids in the Kitchen Activity makes our budding learners independent and also enhances their fine motor skills.

Curriculum in Pre Primary has been designed keeping in mind the Learning objectives of developing Cognitive skills, Emotional skills, Social skills and Motor skills. Children learn to sort, compare, assimilate, observe and infer.

Story telling, picture reading, picture-story composition, rhymes, learning of CVC words are some of the activities designed to develop the above mentioned skills.

Learning languages and  Number work primarily focus on development of cognitive skills. Drawing and colouring, cutting and craft activities focus on the development of fine motor skills. Activities like Lawn Tennis, PT, Taekwondo, Skating predominantly focus on the development of gross motor skills.Curriculum in Class I and II is activity based which enhances the comprehension and thinking skills of the students.

Assignment Booklets have also been prepared to supplement the students’ learning and broaden their horizons. Visits to places are planned according to EVS topics. Evaluation is general but continuous process.

Primary  School Curriculum (Classes III to V)

  • The academic year is divided into two semesters. A system of continuous and comprehensive evaluation through assignments and observational activities is followed. in order to provide a rich academic experience, plethora of activities are conducted in order to ensure complete learning of the concepts in each subject. Apart from academics, emphasis is laid on the overall development of the students, which is realized through various activities like Karate, Skating, Yoga, Music, Art and Craft, Physical Education etc. These activities develop a positive self image in students by improving their skills and attitudes.
  • The main aim at this level is to provide in depth knowledge of the concepts. An extensive use of technology supplements classroom teaching thereby making it interactive and thus enhancing comprehension.
  • Homework given to students is a stimulating revision exercise generally in the form of worksheets.
  • A lot of stress is laid at this stage on spoken English with emphasis on good pronunciation and diction coupled with excellent reading and writing skills.
  • Educational trips and excursions are organized on a regular basis to make learning fun and meaningful.
  • The curriculum at middle school aims to allow students to think intensively and critically. 

Secondary School Curriculum (Classes VI to X)

  • The main aim at this level is to provide in depth knowledge of the concepts. An extensive use of technology supplements classroom teaching thereby making it interactive and thus enhancing comprehension.
  • Homework given to students is a stimulating revision exercise generally in the form of worksheets.
  • A lot of stress is laid at this stage on spoken English with emphasis on good pronunciation and diction coupled with excellent reading and writing skills.
  • Educational trips and excursions are organized on a regular basis to make learning fun and meaningful.
  • The curriculum at middle school aims to allow students to think intensively and critically.
  • Besides being taught the Languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, the students also study Information Technology. Emphasis is laid on Yoga, Music, Dance and Physical Education for a holistic development of the  child. They are also given a choice to opt for Sanskrit,French and German  as a Third language.  

Senior Secondary Level (XI-XII)

The syllabus is in accordance with CBSE guidelines. The school offers Science, Commerce and Arts stream in classes XI and XII. After careful career counselling, aptitude tests and appropriate C.G.P.A in class X various combinations of subjects are offered to students to enable them to pursue a career of their choice later in life. Students are prepared regularly for CBSE exams by concentrating on the prescribed CBSE syllabus, assignment booklets and monitoring programmes. Opportunities are provided at every level to the students for the exercise of their reflective powers, artistic abilities and practical work. 

 

Evaluation of Academic Subjects in Classes VI to VIII

Type of
assessment

Percentage of
weightage in
academic session

Month

Term wise &
weightage

First semester
Formative Assessment–1
(Continuous)
10% Apr–Jun FA [1 + 2] = 20%
Formative Assessment–2
9Informal Written & Continuous
Assessment)
10% Jul–Aug
Summative Assessment–1
(Semester Assessment–Written)
30% Sept SA-1 = 30%
Second Semester
Formative Assessment–1
(Continuous)
10% Oct - Nov FA [1 + 2] = 20%
Formative Assessment–2
9Informal Written & Continuous
Assessment)
10% Dec - Jan
Summative Assessment–1
(Semester Assessment–Written)
30% March SA-1 = 30%

 Total Formative Assessments = FA-1 + FA-2 + FA-3 + FA-4 = 40%

  • Summative Assessments = SA-1 + SA-2 = 60%
  • The FA2/FA4 not only comprises of the written test but also includes continuous assessment. Therefore, high marks secured by a student in FA2/FA4 will not always result in securing the grade A1 for any subject. 
  • The final grades of FA2/FA4 for all examinable subjects will take into account the performance of the child in the continuous assessment as well as in the written test.

 

ACADEMIC EVALUATION FOR GRADES IX TO XII:

 

 

 

The Academic Assessment is an important task for teaching and learning process hence the Assessment pattern has been developed after conducting research of various international standards together with a balance of the NCERT guidelines. Instead of individual achievement, the stress is to analyse what the peer group has been able to learn in the classroom inducing a spirit to use the knowledge base in real life situations. 

The entire session for the senior classes is divided into two semesters whereby the CCE (Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation) is followed. To evaluate students’ academic performance, periodic formative tests of Objective /Subjective nature are conducted every Semester. Apart from this there are Semester Exams and Pre-Board Exams for assessing the CBSE level of understanding and application. 

Our school being affiliated to the CBSE, the assessments for the secondary and the senior secondary sections is in adherence to the Assessment guidelines laid down by the boards. This includes the OTBA (Open Text based Assessment) for Class IX and XI. 

 

The OTBA (Open Text Based Assessment) is the tool of Assessment, introduced for Class IX and XI, in the session 2013-14. The OTBA is the integral part of the Summative Assessments, comprising of printed text materials (containing case studies). These printed case studies are provided to the students, along with the main question papers, that contain around 10 to 12 marks of questions from this printed text. 

The co-scholastic performance of the students is evaluated through various activities which are either individual or group tasks. We have incorporated several activities in our curriculum EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ACTIVITIES AND clubs, which enhances the innate co-scholastic talents amongst the students. We also have the inter-class and intra-class events and competitions embedded in our curriculum. The participation and performance of the students in these activities and programs helps the Class teachers, Co-curricular teachers in evaluating the co-scholastic performance of the child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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