Academics

The desirable behaviour related to a learner’s life skills, attitudes, interests, values, co-curricular activities and physical health are described as skills to be acquired in co-scholastic domain.

The process of assessing the students’ progress in achieving objectives related to scholastic and co-scholastic domain is called comprehensive evaluation. It has been observed that usually under the scholastic domain such as knowledge and understanding of the facts, concepts, and principles etc. of a subject are assessed. The Co-Scholastic elements are either altogether excluded from the evaluation process or they are not given adequate attention. For making the evaluation comprehensive, both Scholastic and Co-Scholastic aspects should be given importance. Simple and manageable means of assessment of Co-Scholastic aspects of growth have been included at DSE in the comprehensive evaluation scheme.

Work Experience, Clubs and Sports activities at DSE cater to the enhancement of skills in the co-scholastic areas. Students indulge in an activity of their choice and are graded for the same regularly.

 

Scaling Heights to reach heights….

A long journey, now stepping into the next year is indeed very gratifying and special to the entire DSE family. Delhi School of Excellence is affiliated to the Central Board of Education (CBSE). With a committed motto- ‘Knowledge is Power’, the Management has left no stone unturned to establish an institution with a sole conviction that the ultimate goal of education is simply not amassing facts but inculcating, imbibing and practicing lifetime values-the need of the hour in today’s scenario.

Beginning with a baby step in a journey of thousand miles, the institution has spread its wings to earn a place of pride and reputation and is catering to the global needs of the present day students. The standards have been kept high and every student under the DSE umbrella is groomed, guided, tutored and mentored with dedication and a sense of belongingness.

In preparing our curriculum, we have sought out the best practices in teaching programmes and examination boards. The information given here outlines the broad aims of our teaching at different levels in order to provide an idea of how a child will progress at Delhi School of Excellence.

PRIMARY CURRICULUM (Grades I to IV)

In Grades I to IV, the focus is on encouraging inquiry, exploration and on inculcating confidence in key learning skills such as Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Information technology capability, problem-solving and observation. Children are encouraged to speak and perform at assemblies, concerts, drama productions, and thus gain confidence in their ability to communicate to a wider audience.

We recognize that children at this level are active, curious, experimental, imaginative, talkative and, above all, disconcertingly frank. Each child is an individual with his or her own unique abilities, interests, aspirations and expectations. Therefore, our curriculum in these classes is structured to encourage and motivate them to become self-confident, self-reliant and self-disciplined, and thus help them achieve full potential. The School seeks to achieve this through a variety of curricular and co-curricular programmes.

At this level, children learn and develop through:

  • A number of informal methods like activities, projects, presentations and hands-on experiences, apart from formal learning.
  • Activities like role play, dramatization, enacting through puppets, singing, dancing, cooking (Science), art, and so on.
  • Outdoor and indoor play and games.
  • Sharing ideas with other children and discovering facts for themselves through observation and reference work.
  • Exciting experiential learning opportunities through field trips which are planned for specific educational purposes.
  • Exploring and reading books, newspapers and magazines, thus enhancing their knowledge and inculcating in them an interest to be learning-oriented while appreciating the value of reading books.
  • An inter-disciplinary appreciation of Language, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science by learning as individual subjects as well as in an integrated way. (Academic fairs)
  • Physical education, which improves health and fitness, while enjoying the recreational value it offers.
  • Exposure to team and individual sports, competitive and non-competitive, which encourages sportsmanship and a school-wide community spirit and a feeling of individual accomplishment.
  • Information Technology, which introduces students to the concept and reality of information and communication technology and provides a framework in which practical skills and knowledge can be acquired and developed.
  • A supportive learning environment where individual needs are addressed in a positive and inclusive way.
  • Opportunities in Dance, Fine Arts, Theatre, Western and Indian Music, Speech and Drama and Yoga, which facilitate a well-rounded development. These are part of the regular curriculum, and are also being offered as co-curricular and core activity programmes.
  • Participation in co-curricular activities, which are held on Fridays. Students who show special interest or are specially talented in any sporting or non-sporting areas are offered further opportunities through the core activity programme, so that they are able to excel in such areas and also enhance their readiness to take part in competitions and tournaments outside of school.
  • Celebration of the changing rhythms of the year through a variety of festivals and activities. These are celebrated through morning assemblies, special assemblies and other major school functions, which help children in meaningful bonding and appreciation of such events.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Education at DSE is not only a significant period of growth for students but also a phase for preparation for the world which is challenging and complex and filled with exciting possibilities. Students are encouraged to become independent learners focusing on their course of study and the personal goals they wish to achieve. The school follows CBSE Curriculum that is connected to students’ interests, experiences, talents and the real world. The main subjects that they study include first and second languages, General Science, Social Science, Mathematics, Art and Computer Education.

Language Options:

  • I Language – English (Compulsory)
  • II Language – Hindi / Telugu
  • III language – Hindi / Telugu / Sanskrit/ Urdu

Curriculum (Grades V to VIII)

Years spent in primary school have been recognized as the most crucial phase in the development of a child. We, therefore strive to ensure an environment that lends itself to student achievement providing optimal conditions for student development.

The curriculum for Grades V & VIII is based on the CBSE guidelines, which allows enough room to address individual needs and to create a learner-centered classroom – one of the strengths of the CBSE curriculum – while introducing skills, concepts and information which will lay a strong foundation for the secondary level.

At DSE, various subjects are taught in special ways….

  • In the language classroom, care is taken to ensure that students recognize speaking, listening, reading and writing as active and constructive processes. They are encouraged to summarize ideas and state their own views. They also learn to consciously attend to the rules of the written language to ensure that sentences are complete, interesting and connected to each other.
    The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of learners who have had different levels of contact with and proficiency in English. Classrooms are, therefore ‘hospitable’ to children from a diversity of language backgrounds. English is used and taught across the curriculum and all students soon acquire the necessary level of proficiency.
  • The Math curriculum aims to establish a strong foundation of Mathematics in the primary grades. There is an emphasis on practice to reinforce knowledge of Math-facts, which are the building blocks for solving more complicated problems. Lessons are based on concrete facts and examples with an increased emphasis on conceptual understanding to enable students to gradually progress from concrete facts to the underlying abstract ideas, or the ‘logic stage’ to support the larger Mathematical curriculum goals.
  • The Science classes too aim to strike a balance between teaching factual knowledge and developing the spirit of scientific inquiry. Science lessons are planned to stimulate the pupils’ curiosity in the world around them, building on existing knowledge, interests and ideas, and linked to everyday contexts.
  • Social Science is an integrated area of inquiry drawing on the disciplines of History, Geography and Civics. Lessons help students to develop their personal, familial, ethnic and cultural identities as they learn about people in relation to their past, their environment and their society. Learners are prepared for the in-depth study of history and geography as separate curriculum subjects from grade VI onwards.
  • At DSE, we believe in total education and appreciate that much of tertiary learning takes place outside the traditional classroom. Periodical Educational trips very well prove that ‘Seeing is Believing’. Students are encouraged to participate in a wide range of athletic and cultural activities. They attend classes on music, dance, physical education, art, speech, group discussions and drama, to not only acquire specific skills but also develop their latent potentials and extend their breadth of interest.
  • Opportunities are provided in Dance, Fine Arts, Theatre, Western and Indian Music, Speech and Drama and Yoga, which facilitate a well-rounded development. These are part of the regular curriculum, and are also being offered as co-curricular and core activity programmes.
  • Participation in co-curricular activities, which are held on Friday and Saturdays. Students who show special interest or are specially talented in any sporting or non-sporting areas are offered further opportunities through the core activity programme, so that they are able to excel in such areas and also enhance their readiness to take part in competitions and tournaments outside of school.
  • Celebration of the changing rhythms of the year through a variety of festivals and activities. These are celebrated through morning assemblies, special assemblies and other major school functions, which help children in meaningful bonding and appreciation of such events.
  • There are weekly Club classes and students can opt as per their choice. etc. Our school has also made provisions for after- school training in Basket Ball.
  • Every student is also assigned to be a member of a House and can participate in extracurricular activities with the four Houses as basic units in competitive activities. This gives them an opportunity to interact with different age groups and also helps to develop their organizational and leadership qualities. Participation in the ECAs helps to instill discipline and nurture a cooperative attitude, sensitivity to others and the ability to work in a team for achieving common goals.

The curriculum is designed to enable learners to step over the threshold of Secondary School with confidence and eagerness.

ASSESSMENT FOR GRADES V TO VIII

At DSE, the following subjects are assessed for external examination at the end of each term. The annual exam will be conducted by CBSE for 80 marks and other 20 marks that are kept with schools for internal assessment.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

From the Secondary level onwards, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus is followed at DSE and examination has been designed and conducted in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy, through the medium of English. It ensures a general education where all candidates are required to take six subjects and are also graded in the club chosen (SEWA). At the end of Grade X, the students are required to undergo an all-India board examination. The main subjects that they study include first and second languages, General Science, Social Science, Mathematics, Art and Computer Education.

Language Options:

  • I Language – English (Compulsory)
  • II Language – Hindi / Telugu

Throughout the secondary school, instruction and practice go hand in hand. Teachers use flexible methods to teach and inspire students to become more resourceful so that they continue to learn outside the syllabus.

All class activities are carefully planned to ensure that students achieve proficiency not only in academics but also possess the necessary skill sets to become responsible, and contributing members of the society.

Another aspect of the curriculum is to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills. This is achieved through a variety of programs and projects built into the yearly programmes. Students work on community based projects to strengthen the understanding of helping others and inviting people from all walks of life into the school to work with the class on real life projects.

Students are also offered lessons in Music, Dance, Yoga, Art & Drama, Physical Education and SEWA.

In addition, students also choose from a range of sporting and non-sporting activities. Such co-curricular experiences help them to develop a well-rounded personality.

ASSESSMENTS

At DSE, the following subjects are assessed for external examination at the end of each term. The annual exam will be conducted by CBSE for 80 marks and other 20 marks that are kept with schools for internal assessment.

 

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