Vidyaa Vikas International School

Karamadai

Curriculum & Evaluation

ACTIVITIES

Good handwriting - English and Hindi - is encouraged and best samples of each class are displayed with the name of the child on the Class Display Board.

Pronunciation - English and Hindi - is checked and corrected to bring about improvement in the students language.

Reading, recitation, extempore are a regular feature.

Dictation - English and Hindi - is regularly taken.

Students are regularly engaged in activities that improve their stamina-Jogging, brisk walking, yoga, gym, skating form an integral part of the curriculum.

Table manners are observed during recess. Best class is announced.

Community lunch and other interesting activities are organised during School outings.

Students are trained to respect each other, their teachers, parents and elders and use courteous and polite language.

English/Hindi Recitation/Story Telling

Hand writing/Declamation/Debate/Extempore

Roller Skating/Table Tennis

Art & Craft /Paintbrush

Quiz

Fancy Dress

Singing

Dancing

Mental Ability /Science Application Tests

Relay Races

Horse Riding

All classes are well equipped with digital smart boards with in built software.

Classes II and VII follow a well balanced academic curriculum with Physical Education, as an essential support subject. Computer aided learning also forms an integral part of the teaching learning process.

Computer-aided learning packages developed by our teachers are used by the students in the computer labs, to reinforce the concepts learnt in class. These innovative methods add a more meaningful dimension in the student's quest for knowledge enhancement.

Evaluation and Assessment

ATTEMPT-Written Assignments

We have written assignments twice a week, better known as ATTEMPT for classes II-VII, a medium through which students become regular in every aspect. The level of confidence amongst student increases and the fear of so called test or examination is hardly evident.

We follow the grading system for revaluation and assessment for ll the subjects for Classes II to VII. This evaluation system is a continuous and comprehensive form of examination with four assessments in each subjects, wherein the students learn how to face Attempts and be able to learn time management.

Students from class II to V are graded for all the activities conducted in the school i.e. Art and Craft, Music, Dance, Games and Yoga.

 

Subjects (II-VII)

English Language Proficiency

Mathematics

Science

Social Science (VI-VIII)

Computer Science

Foundation Education in Technology

German/Sanskrit (VI-VIII)

Hindi

Social Graces

Social Graces

Sports Activities

Cultural & Creative Accomplishments

World Vision

 

Time Table

Innovative and practical means are adopted in framing the timetable so as to maintain a healthy balance between academic and co-curricular activities. Co-curricular activities are interwoven into the academic curriculum making them more experimental.

Meditation with the recitation of Gayatri Mantra is done every morning which helps in quelling the restlessness of the students and sharpening their mental faculties.

pecial Reading Periods are provided to encourage reading habits.

 

Focused Skills

Our school believes in overall personality development of its pupils, which is not possible if the thrust is purely on academics.

Academic skills are adequately taken care of by a well-planned syllabus, teaching with computer-aided techniques and by highly motivated and qualified staff. Worksheets that have been especially designed for the school by its own teachers, are now complied into workbooks called the Students Activity Books.

Sports, which are so crucial for a child's physical and mental development, are also integrated into the our schooling system. Different forms of yoga like breathing skills, meditation and complete body exercises are taught to all our very young students in a regimented and scheduled manner.

Co-curricular activities give a winning edge and enhance personality development. Debating, public speaking, performing artsm, art and games are an integral part of the timetable. The confidence, which a child acquires through these activities, equips him to deal with life in all its diversity. The Annual cultural programmes are organised class-wise, which is characterized by participation of each and every student.

Skilled and gifted children are identified and groomed with extra care so that many reach levels of excellence. At the same time we take care to follow up with children who need extra care. We provide remedial classes. There is a school counsellor to guide our students.

 

Social Graces

It is essential in the fast moving materialistic world to inculcate good moral values amongst the children in their formative years. The best possible way to impart this is through the school curriculum. A period per week is allocated in the Time Table for Social Graces where in special theme based assemblies are held class wise.

The aim is to make the child a better human being, to be able to withstand the pressures and temptations he/she encounters in day-to-day situations. We instil values like honesty, truthfulness, tolerance, sincerity, courtesy, sympathy and affection through our activities.

Regular school trips are organized by the school, where children are taken out to educational places accompanied by teachers. This helps to build a spirit of togetherness, leadership, inculcate team spirit and build confidence among the children.

Children participate in Inter-Class and Inter-School cultural programmes like plays, dance, music, sports etc., which help in building team spirit and emphasise the cause of being just.

Secondary VIII-X

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation

The scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) for classes VIII and X is to be followed in all schools affiliated with the Board . (Secondary and Senior Secondary) for academic session 2011-13. Under the CCE, a candidate has to undergo assessments in Scholastic as well as Co-Scholastic Areas.

Salient features of the scheme are:

Each academic year has been divided into two terms

Term I - April to September (Jan to June for winter closing schools)

Term II - October to March (July to December for winter closing schools)

All the students shall be required to undergo various School based assessments in Co-Scholastic Areas in Classes IX and X.

All the students shall also be required to undergo following assessments in Scholastic Areas.

Class Term Assessments
Remarks
IX
I
FA1, FA2
School based internal assessment
SA1
Question Papers and Marking Scheme supplied by the Board and evaluation carried out by the school
IX
II
FA3, FA4
School based internal assessment
SA2
Question Papers and Marking Scheme supplied by the Board and evaluation carried out by the school
X
I
FA1, FA2
School based internal assessment
SA1
Question Papers and Marking Scheme supplied by the Board and evaluation carried out by the school
X
II
FA3, FA4
School based internal assessment
SA2

The Candidate from different schools affiliated to the Board will be appearing in SA II as per the following approved schemes :

Scheme-1 : For those who do not wish to move out of the CBSE System after Class X Question Papers and Marking Scheme supplied by the Board and evaluation carried out by the school.

Scheme-2 : For those who wish to move out of the CBSE System after Class X i.e. who wish to join institutions/schools/Junior Colleges affiliated to Boards other than the CBSE. Question Papers and Marking Scheme prepared by the Board and evaluation carried out by the Board through External Examiners.

The syllabi for semester assessments viz SA1 and SA2 shall be based on Term-I and Term-II syllabus respectively for each class.

The syllabus for SA2 in Class X will be based on Term-II syllabus only. Both the schemes will have same type of Question Papers in terms of design, blue print and difficulty level as per Board's Sample Questions to be made available later on.

There shall be equivalence between both the schemes.

At the end of Class X, all candidates (irrespective of the type of scheme) shall be issued the same "Grade Sheet Cum Certificate of Performance" prepared, printed and signed by the Board.

The Board will collect Marks/Grades from all the schools for classes IX and X for assessments of all Scholastic as well as Co-Scholastic Areas for which arrangements are being made.

The CCE or Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme refers to a school-based evaluation of students that covers all the aspects of a student's development. Continuous means regular assessments, frequency of unit testing, analysis of learning gaps, applying corrective measures, retesting and giving feedback to teachers and students for their self-evaluation, etc. Comprehensive on the other hand attempts to cover both the scholastic and the co-scholastic aspects of a student's growth and development - with both these aspects of the evaluation process being assessed through Formative and Summative Assessments.

 

Senior Secondary (XI-XII)

The School follows the CBSE pattern and offers various choices at the Sr. Secondary level.

Science with Computers Sc., Biology, Biotechnology, Engineering Drawing, Economics and Physical Education.

Commerce with Maths, Multimedia & Web Technology, Fashion Studies and Physical Education.