The Academic Year begins in April and ends in March. The academic year consists of two terms/semesters:-
1st Term – April to September
2nd Term – October to March
The School follows a selected course of subjects from Class I that orient students to the Class X ICSE and Class XII ISC Examinations, as laid down by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.
Course books for Classes PG to VIII are carefully chosen by the teachers, in co-ordination with the faculties in charge, and taking into consideration the effectiveness of matter in text books, and a child-centred approach, so as to achieve good standards.
Course books for Classes IX to XII are naturally selected in keeping with the syllabi requirements for the ICSE and ISC examinations, which are recommended by the CISCE, New Delhi. At the beginning of each academic year, teachers carefully plan out the syllabuses for the year. Copies of the syllabi programmes are handed to parents in order for parents to keep a check on the flow of studies of their wards through the year.
Unit Tests are conducted four times a year. The marks from these tests are added with the Continual Tests towards the internal marks. The internal marks are then added to the main examinations which are held twice in the year, namely – The Half-Yearly Examinations which are held each year in September; the Final Examinations which are held in March of each year. Although Promotions of students to the next class (from Classes PG to VIII) are based on their academic performances and attendance record, normally as a rule, students are promoted. However, in the case of extremely weak students the consent of the parent is taken to keep the child back for another year in the same class.
With regard to Classes IX and XI, as according to the CISCE – New Delhi rules, candidates are registered for the ICSE (Class X) Examination in Class IX, while students in Class XI are registered for the ISC Examination(Class XII).
The criteria for promotion to Class X or XII are laid down by the Council. Thus, a candidate of Class IX must sit for six subjects, and attain the pass standard in at least 5 subjects which must include English, in order to be allowed promotion to Class X. In addition, candidates whose attendance is less than 75% of the working days, are not eligible to sit for the examination. As in the case of students of Class XI, promotion to XII is also laid down by the Council. A candidate must attain a pass standard in four or more subjects, which must include English, in order to be promoted to Class XII. In addition, candidates whose attendance is less than 75% of the working days are not eligible to sit for the examination.
Parents-Teachers Meetings (PTM) are held regularly especially after results of each Unit Test are declared, and after the Half-Yearly and Final Examinations. After the Half-Yearly and Final Examinations, Comprehensive Academic Progress Reports of each student are made out and handed to parents at the meetings, which includes an interactive discussion of the student’s progress, with parents. PTM’s are important events in which parents are expected to participate fully.