METHODOLOGY

The school adheres to the INTEGRATED LEARNING METHODOLOGY but at the same time adapts it to the needs of students, keeping in mind the diversity of individual talent and aptitude.

Text book lessons are supplemented by practice work sheets, project work, audio-visual aids, smart boards and hands-on experience through excursions and national trips. Through monthly assignments that are given to students, pre-designed syllabus and work targets for all subjects are stated. The assignment system ensures that parents and students are completely in sync with the academic plan designed for them. The aim is to strengthen the innate capabilities of students so that they feel confident and enjoy their days at school.

Multimedia, computer aided lessons are used by teachers for all subjects. The integration of animations along with demonstrations makes effective teaching and learning.

We believe that the ability and capacity of every child must be respected and he must be provided with opportunities to develop his strengths. The focus is on enhancing life skills, functional literacy, numeracy and social skills, among all children, including those with exceptionalities- giftedness as well as learning disabilities.

CURRICULUM: (EARLY YEARS, PRIMARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL)

Early Years

Early Years is dedicated in providing a challenging learning environment. The school is a center of inquiry, creativity and joyful learning, where students from different environment come together to learn, to dream and to grow. We prepares students for the next stage and ensures that the transition to the primary school years is smooth.

A blend of Montessori and Play way is used in Nursery and KG and the presence of two teachers in each class room of the pre-primary classes ensures joyful, hands-on and effective learning.

Primary School

Subjects taught in classes P1 to P3 are English, Hindi, Mathematics and Environmental Science. We prepare students for the next stage and ensure that the transition to the middle school years is smooth.

Students of classes P4 and P5 study English, Hindi, Mathematics, EVS1(Science ) and EV2 ( Social Studies).

Middle School

Curriculum based on the guidelines given by the NCERT and the Directorate of Education, Delhi is followed in Grades

S1 – S3. The scheme of Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), as designed and laid out by CBSE, is also followed in the Middle School.

Subjects Offered

Grade S1 to S3

English, Hindi, Sanskrit / French / German , Mathematics, Science ( Physics, Biology, Chemistry), Social Science (History, Civics, Geography).

ASSESSMENT & EXAMINATION

For Early Years

Assessment of the Early Years will be done on the basis of observation of their work of habits and subject skills.

Monthly profiles will be discussed at the end of each term. Students will be graded on a continuous scale highlighting their strengths. No formal examination system is followed for these classes.

Classes P1 to P3

Grade P1 to P3 will have 4 Unit Tests in a year. No formal examination system is followed for these classes.

Classes P4 and P5

The school follows a system of comprehensive and continuous assessment through the year. The Academic session is divided into two terms :

Term 1 : April to September

Term2 : October to March

3 Unit Test will be conducted throughout the year and 1 Summative Assessment at the end of the year.

Students will have Unit Tests on Mondays and internal assessments based on Individual and group activity will be conducted throughout the year. Marks of the activities will be added in the relevant examination.

For Classes S1 to S3 ( Examination Specifications )

  • The academic sessions shall be divided into 2 terms.
  • Each term will have 2 Formative Assessments (FA) and 2 Summative Assessment(SA).
  • The total weightage assigned to Four Formative Assessment is 40%
  • The total weightage assigned to Two Summative Assessment (SA1 & SA2) is 60%
  • The weightage given to these Assessments in the Annual Report is as follows:
FA1 10% FA2 10% SA1 30%
FA3 10% FA4 10% SA2 30%
Total- 100%

The Annual Grades are awarded on a Nine Point Scale (Absolute) as given below:

Marks Range 00-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51-60 61-70 71-80 81-90 91-100
Grade E2 E1 D C2 C1 B2 B1 A2 A1
Grade Point - - 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Internal Assessments

To ensure life long skills in note book work such as neatness, completion and timely submission of work along with subject skills, internal assessment has been introduced. The student’s performance will be evaluated on a continuous basis rather than only through exams. The subject skill grade along with the work habit grade will count towards the overall grade awarded to the student.

Unit Test

Monday Test marks will be considered for assessment at the end of the year. This is in keeping with the school policy, which stresses on continuous and comprehensive assessment during the academic year. There will be Monday test cycles for all classes throughout the year.

  • The weekly assessment is as important as the summative assessment and it is mandatory for all the students to appear for the same
  • Exemption will be granted by the school for a genuine medical problem for which a medical certificate should be produced within two days of the missed weekly assessment.
  • In the above case the average of the remaining tests will be considered. However, every student must take a minimum of two Monday tests in each subject.

Examination Guidelines for the Students

  • Students are expected to report on time on the day of examination, preferably 30 minutes before the formal commencement of the examination.
  • Student must wear appropriate school uniform.
  • They are expected not to speak to any other student inside the examination room.
  • They should not carry any objectionable item inside the examination room like any book, note copy, piece of paper containing notes, calculator, mobile, etc.
  • The school will cancel examination of a student and award 0 (ZERO) mark, if found with the above mentioned objectionable items or using unfair means during examination.

Promotion policy

The qualifying marks in each subject are 33% for all classes.

Weekly Assessment Schedule

All the classes from class I onwards will have assessments / examination in the academic year. The dates of the exams are given in the syllabus booklet. Students will be informed in case there is any change owing to unforeseen circumstances.

  • USE OF UNFAIR MEANS: Students found using unfair means during a weekly test or a term exam will be given a zero in that subject. No retest will be held.
  • MEDICAL PROBLEMS: In case a student has a genuine medical problem and is likely to be absent for an exam, an application must be submitted before or on the day of the exam. The case will be reviewed by the Principal on an individual basis.
  • POLICY OF CHANGE OF MARKS: The marks of the student will only be changed in the following cases: -a wrong calculation -an unchecked answer.

Students will be assessed and given grades in the following:

  • Indoor Activities / Outdoor Activities
  • Physical & Health Education
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Information Technology
  • Attitude and Values
  • Life Skills

METHODOLOGY

Teachers hold their students’ hand for a short while, but their hearts forever.’

At The Modern Deepali, young Modernites are nurtured under the tender care of mother teacher till Class II. This concept helps in:-

  • Understanding the child and developing an emotional bond between the learner and teacher.
  • Helps in better insight to various developmental stages of the child, especially the cognitive and emotional development.
  • Both the learner and teacher spend more time with each other and the teacher personally knows the areas of concern.
  • Academically it provides the child an opportunity to remain abreast with his peers.
  • It gives a sense of satisfaction to the teacher, at the end of the session, on accomplishing the set targets as per the potential of the child and helping in the positive growth graph of each student.

CURRICULUM:

Early Years (Nursery and KG)
The curriculum is powered with experiential learning, and has all the elements of creativity to bring about holistic development of children. The child learns to discover, explore and experiment in a stimulating and conducive environment.

Our focus at the Pre-Primary level is to make a smooth transition from the secure home environment to the formal schooling. Emphasis is on nurturing the child’s imagination, creativity and providing him opportunities to express himself freely. We lay stress upon developing basic language skills with the help of phonetics and conversation. A sound knowledge of phonetics helps the child to build spellings independently. It is a method of creating an environment which fosters the fulfillment of their highest potential.

EPL (Exercise of Practical Learning) prepares the children to face the challenges of everyday life and helps in building concentration. Various celebrations in the school and round-the-year activities allow self-expression, experimentation and questioning; thereby developing a scientific temper. There is a perfect balance of active, structured and free-play activities.

Through a structured curriculum full of interesting activities, a child’s EQ (Emotional Quotient), SQ (Social Quotient) and IQ (Intellectual quotient) is developed and strengthened.

The ultimate goal of Modern School is to help each child journey from ordinary to extraordinary, by empowering and equipping them with emotional strength and skills for life. Relationship with family, peers, society and environment depends a lot on how a child has been raised socially. Our teachers works on helping children become socially balanced, thus helping them build lasting, fruitful relationships in life.