We opted for the CBSE syllabus for the following reasons:
- CBSE is a national and international educational Board which has over 20,000 schools not only in India but also in the Middle East, Far East, Europe and USA.
- CBSE syllabus is more student-oriented and helps the students to better prepare themselves for the competitive examinations at the all-India level.
- At the national level, students of CBSE have an advantage in competitive examinations such as IIT, IIM, Bits Pilani, Medicine, Engineering colleges as their curriculum is quite similar to the one followed by the boards conducting the Admission test.
- It may also be noted that CBSE have schools not only in India, but in many parts of the world such as, UAE, America, Europe, etc. that follow the same curriculum and parents who are in transferable jobs are at an advantage to get their wards admitted in these schools.
The dual scheme of examination for Class X known hitherto as Scheme-I and Scheme-ll shall stand discontinued for the students appearing in Class-X from the Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards. The examination from Academic Year 2017-18 and onwards would be conducted as per the remodeled assessment structure explained below. However, for Class-X students appearing in Academic Year 2016-17 examination, the existing scheme of assessment would apply.
Periodic Test (10 marks):
The school should conduct three periodic written tests in the entire academic year and the average of the best two will be taken. The schools have the autonomy to make its own schedule. However, for the purpose of gradient learning, three tests may be held as one being the mid-term test and other the two being pre mid and post mid-term with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered. The gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students acquire confidence for appearing in the Board examination with 100% syllabus. The school will take the average of the best two tests for final marks submission.
Notebook Submission (5 marks):
Notebook submission as a part of internal assessment is aimed at enhancing seriousness of students towards preparing notes for the topics being taught in the classroom as well as assignments. This also addresses the critical aspect of regularity, punctuality, neatness and notebook upkeep.
Subject Enrichment Activities (5 marks):
These are subject specific application activities aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill development. These activities are to be recorded internally by respective subject teachers.
For Languages: Activities conducted for subject enrichment in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills.
For Mathematics: The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.
For Science: The listed practical works / activities may be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.
For Social Science: Map and project work may be undertaken as prescribed by the CBSE in the curriculum.
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