SCHOOL CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT
The School follows the internationally benchmarked global curriculum formulated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) of India. It is enquiry and skill focused, catering to individual learning styles in terms of pedagogy and assessment. It addresses global needs as well as relate to the local issues and culture. It promotes that critical and creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills, and information and media skills. The inbuilt flexibility provides a foundation and an extension curriculum in all subject areas to cater to the different pace of learners.
Key features of the curriculum and its delivery :
• Enquiry and skill based
• Catering to individual learning styles
• Learner and Learning centric
• Focus on Experiential Learning
• Focus on Analysis and Discovery approach
• Focus on real world experiences
There are five areas of learning or units of enquiry with a core area that incorporate perspectives, Critical Thinking, Research Project, Life skills and social empowerment through work and action.
Syllabus of KG-EYFS :
Our curriculum is inspired by the most innovative and internationally acclaimed teaching pedagogies from around the world. We also incorporate the best practices in early childhood development drawn from more than three decades of our work with children in a multicultural environment in the UAE and overseas.
The teaching-learning is centered on experiences that promote life skills, intellectual skills and real word knowledge. Our unique method – EYFS program coupled with Montessori Method focuses on the theme of ‘A Unique Child’ is based on the principle that ‘Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured’. The four aims of EYFS – Quality and Consistency, Secure Foundation, Partnership Working, Equality of Opportunity are firmly embedded in our unique approach at the Pre-School level.
Following are the core areas.
|1.Practical Life Exercises||6. Physical Education|
|2. Sensorial||7. Art & Craft|
|3. Cultural||8. Music & Movement|
|4.Language||9. Free Zone Activities|
|5.Mathematics||10. Outdoor Play Activities|
Students are assessed on 9 point scale in Scholastic areas and 5 point scale in co-scholastic areas with focus on the following:
1.Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation
2.Shift from purely summative assessments to a variety of assessment tools depending upon various learner needs.
3.Combination of summative and formative assessments
5.Co-Scholastic Assessment in the areas such as Life Skills and other co-scholastics skills such as literary Skills, Attitudes, Value Systems, Scientific Skills, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Clubs, Health and Physical Education – assessed on a five point scale.
Communication Skill Development
Language development is an important area that we focus on. The aim is to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in a variety of contexts and train the students to be able to adapt the language to suit different tasks, audiences and purposes.
The innovative approaches will complement teaching-learning process to emphasize on authentic training in pronunciation, intonation and nuances of the English language, making students more competent in the ever changing global context. The ultimate aim is to develop students’ critical abilities – to analyze and critically evaluate diverse texts; and to equip learners with the language, to question ideas and articulate their point of view