Secondary Senior Secondary
Scheme Of Evaluation
A scheme of continuous and comprehensive evaluation is followed to evaluate the progress made by the learner in both scholastic and co scholastic areas of learning.
Scholastic Areas include Formative and Summative Assessments
Formative Assessments, a range of formal and informal assessment procedures are employed by teachers during the learning process in order to improve student attainment. It involves regular descriptive feedback, a chance for the students to reflect on their performance, take advice and improve upon it. It involves students’ being an essential part of assessment from designing criteria to assessing self or peers. It improves student performance tremendously and raises the self esteem of the child.
Formative Assessment Tools
- Listening Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension.
- Debate/speech/ Group Discussion
- Role Play/Presentation Dramatization.
- Grammar Exercises.
- Completing a poem, story, script, play, diary entry etc.
- Letter, E-mail, data interpretation, article, bio sketch and dialogue
- Data handing and analysis.
- Group projects
- Problem solving
- Maths Lab Activities
- Quiz/oral questions
- Experiments Presentations Chart.
- Model making
- Visual Representation
- Simple and interesting assignments
- Mathematical puzzles based on various theorems.
- Information gathering and deducing Presentations on science concepts/experiments
- Investigations for stated problems
- MCQs and Science Quiz Simple and interesting assignments
- Group assignments and projects
- Model Making Science symposium/ seminar.
- Preparation of various compounds/salts explanation of different natural phenomenon using scientific principles
- Written assignments involving inference, interpretation and evaluation
- Commentaries Simple projects (group & individual)
- Presentations(group & individual)
- Quiz and MCQ’s Models and charts.
- Debates Symposium / Seminar Conducting intervenes of historical figures
- Role plays Dramatization of historical events
The Summative assessment is the terminal assessment, carried out at the end of a course of learning
The Summative assessment is in the form of a pen-paper test conducted at the end of each term.
Features of Summative Assessment
- Assessment of learning
- Generally taken by students at the end of each semester to demonstrate the “sum” of what they have learned.
- Summative assessment methods are the most traditional way of evaluating student work.
The co-scholastic component has been divided into two parts by CBSE and is followed by the school accordingly.
- Life Skills
- Attitudes & Human Values
- Literary & Creative Skills
- Scientific Skills
- Aesthetic Skills & Performing Arts
- Clubs (Organizational Skills & Leadership)
- Health & Physical Fitness
The first componentCo-Scholastic Areas deals with affective domain of the learner’s personality comprising of inter related components such as Values, Attitudes, and Life Skills that together form the learner’s mental makeup. This component aims at the development of the learner’s emotional intelligence through development of values, attitude and life skills. The second component establishes a credible link between scholastic understanding based and co-scholastic performance based areas. The Co-scholastic activities give the learner an opportunity to showcase his/her performance of the skills learnt in the class room and allows the natural talents of the learners to surface which once identified can be groomed and polished to excellence.
Assessment in both scholastic and co-scholastic areas is evaluated and indicated in grades. The achievement report book assessing both the areas is given to the parents for their critical analysis at the end of each term.
The academic session of the school is spread over two terms.
Term 1 April to September
Term 2 October to March
THE STUDENT COUNCIL——-THE WORTHY TORCH BEARERS
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run……..”
We want our children to fly which is why we give them additional responsibility thereby helping them to overcome their fears and emerge as great leaders. With the mission to hone, nurture and chisel specific skills in our children and to bring out leadership abilities in them, we endow our students with responsibilities and thus maintain a very strong student council comprising of Head Boy, Head Girl, School Prefects, House Prefects and a team of council members The Student Council of our school gives the deserving students a fair chance to have a hand on experience of managing the school activities and come face to face with the real life problems. The nomination is based primarily on their performance in academic and co-curricular activities, appreciation remarks and their overall personality adds a plus point to it. The torch bearers are selected after a final interview by the Principal of the school. They are administered the oath of loyalty and trust and are adorned with the prestigious school sash and badge in the Investiture Ceremony. The student council is entrusted with various responsibilities and share the task of maintaining proper discipline and decorum in the school.
NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION
Newspaper in Education, NIE, is a programme initiated by the school to advance the use of newspapers in the teaching-learning process. The main purpose of the programme is to improve reading, spelling and writing abilities and above all expose the students to the world of current affairs. The school believes the skills gained from regular newspaper exposure make each student a better learner, a better problem-solver, and a better leader.
THE HOUSE SYSTEM
Houses form an integral part of our school. To enhance student’s participation in various activities and to bring out the best in them our students are grouped into four houses namely Gopeshwar, Madhugune, Pitamber and Vasudev. The names of all the houses are associated with Lord Krishna.
Gopeshwar means the god of gwalas that is Lord Krishna. The colour blue symbolizes love and peace. Madhugune means one who makes good victorious over evil. In other words, Lord Krishna. The colour red is the symbol of energy and power.
Pitamber means one who wears yellow, that is Lord Krishna. Yellow symbolizes liveliness.
Vasudev means the lord of the earth, which is Lord Krishna. Green symbolizes greenery and prosperity.
Inter-house competitions provide the opportunity for students to represent their House in various activities, most of which are competitive and contribute to an overall House Championship. There are many inter-house activities which take place at school. Sporting activities along with competitions based on drama, music, debate, declamation, elocution, quiz etc are held wherein students accrue points for their House by taking part and winning. A trophy is awarded to the Winning House. The winning and participating students also get certificate of participation in various competitions.
At Dwarka International school we believe that education implies every phase of the process by which it seeks to develop socially significant abilities and characteristics in its students. Education in our school is life-centric as well as child-centric. The curriculum of the school has been rationally conceived with the aim to bring the child into the centre and to help him growing through the graded phases of development, physical, mental, moral and social. The school curriculum is challenging, exploratory, integrative, and relevant.
SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL (IX-XII)
- The syllabus is in accordance with CBSE guidelines.
- The school offers Science and Commerce stream in classes XI and XII. After careful career counselling, aptitude tests and C.G.P.A in class X various combinations of subjects are offered to students to enable them to pursue a career of their choice later in life.
- Students are prepared regularly for CBSE exams by concentrating on the prescribed CBSE syllabus, assignment booklets and monitoring programmes.
- Students are prepared for various competitive entrance examinations such as JSTS, NTSE, KUPY and Olympiads through regular class room programmes and worksheets.
- To enhance the knowledge of students and to have a practical approach to subjects students have access to the library, laboratories and audio visual room.
- Opportunities are provided at every level to the students for the exercise of their reflective powers , artistic abilities and practical work.
- Art and Craft
- Music (Vocal)
- Dance (Indian Classical)
- Dance (Western)
- Personality Development
Special assemblies of our school nurture a positive school ethos that stress on care for the self, others and the pursuit of all forms of excellence. They powerfully emphasize on the development of intrapersonal intelligence.
The school has full right to withdraw bus facility from the student not adhering to bus rules. The bus facility cannot be withdrawn without prior notice of a month. Once withdrawn, will not be restarted.
School uniform should be worn with dignity and no alteration in any form is allowed.
MY PRAYER, MY PLEDGE
GIVE ME STRENGTH
This is my prayer to thee, my lord— strike
Strike at the root of penury in my heart
Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrow.
Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.
Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.
Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.
And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love.