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The assessment & promotion in Classes KG to X shall be governed in conformity with the guidelines of continuous and comprehensive evaluation submitted by the Board where there is holistic evaluation of the learner including both scholastic and co—scholastic areas. There will be two terms in both the classes IX & X. The first term will be from April to September & the second term from October to March of the subsequent year. Each term will have two Formative and one Summative Assessment to be indicated in Grades and Percentile rank. The Co-scholastic Areas will include Life Skills, Attitudes and Values.
The philosophy behind the teaching is “We play as we learn and we learn as we play.” Goals are set in a programme consistent with the early stages of a child’s development. The programme includes the following skills: Linguistics, Creative, Numerical, Social/Interpersonal, Motor and Kinesthetic.
Thus, we hope to hone the child’s intellectual, physical, cultural, artistic and communication skills in a free and stimulating environment. Children have lunch together and this helps in the development of social skills.
At SKS we believe that every child is unique individual with unique learning abilities. In the formative years the emphasis is on the development of language in the child. This inturn is done through honing various skillls like listening, speaking,reading and writing. There is no formal assessment and child is compared with his previous performance. It is a continuous process where the child competes with himself.
These classes have an integrated academic programme devised to inculcate confidence in the child. The environment is communicative and children are motivated to express themselves. Reading is a vital part of the programme. Children are encouraged to ask questions. We offer: English, Hindi, Mathematics, Nature Studies / Environmental Studies, Social Studies, Computers, GK, Art, Music, Dance, Martial Arts, Games, Yoga and Sports in class room teaching.
The academic programme is designed to develop personal and group values. Formal study skills are inculcated and methods and strategies for strong work habits are taught to the children. The student’s performance is assessed using conventional method of numerical marking in the six main subjects of scholastic area in Formative Assessment including Weekly Tests, Assignments, Home Work, Practicals, projects, Quiz and Oral work. Summative Assessment includes the End Term Exam. The ‘Grades’ shall be awarded to indicate the subject wise performance. The ‘Grades’ shall be awarded on a nine point scale as per the table below.
Those students who obtain the qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects as per scheme of studies shall be awarded a Qualifying Certificate. Those who get a Qualifying Certificate shall be eligible for promotion/admission in the next higher class. Those students who are not able to get qualifying grades (D and above) in all the subjects as per scheme of studies shall not be permitted for admission in the next Class (X and XI). Exemptions available to Differently Abled students as per CBSE rules shall continue to apply.
The Promotion from Class XI to XII shall be governed by the following rules:-