CURRICULUM & SYLLABUS
“Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old, hewill not turn from it” - Proverbs 22:6 the Bible
Sacred Heart School, Moga is Affiliated to The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations Pragati House, 3 rd Floor, 47-48, Nehru Place New Delhi – 110 019
The council for conducting Grade 10 & 12 Examinations in India was established in 1958 by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate . In 1973 the Council became an independent body for conducting public examinations in India and renamed as Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE). The curriculum of ISCE is akin to that of GCSE, The British system of public examinations. The ICSE Examination, therefore, have got an extensive and wide recognition in the foreign countries.
Research and curriculum experiences underline the crucial importance of early years in the child’s developmental experience. The rate of maturation and development and the pace of learning are greater during these years than at any subsequent period in the child’s life. The child’s experience of learning in the early years has a profound influence on later learning.
Sacred Heart International School follows the Modern Montessori International method of teaching learning at the KG level further strengthened by Nature Nurture Learning programme.
NatureNurture’s Integrated Curriculum followed at Sacred Heart International School is a well-structured, carefully planned, accountable and appropriate curriculum that incorporates the best pedagogic practices keeping in mind learners’ multiple intelligences and learning styles. This curriculum is based on the belief that the ‘Child is the Curriculum’ and has been designed after much research and development. It is built not on the idea of separate subjects, but on the much more fertile idea of disciplines, which makes possible a fluid and dynamic curriculum that is interdisciplinary. It is helping us create a positive learning environment and the result is happy, empowered, well-adjusted and competent learners who possess the skills to move and make their own world.
At the Primary stage, subject areas dealt with are English, Tamil (second language), Mathematics Environmental Studies (EVS), Science, Social Studies, Computer Studies, General Knowledge and Arts& Physical Education.
English has been treated as the first language and presented in a manner which is helpful in enriching the learner’s LSRW (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) skills.
The Curriculum is designed in collaboration with the syllabus of University of Cambridge International Examinations (YLE Examinations) and CISCE to mould the learners to think critically and respond sensibly. Young Learners English Tests (YLE) is a suite of English Language Tests specially designed for children in Primary. The tests are provided by Cambridge English Language Assessment.
The curriculum is largely, an activity based teaching-learning process beyond textbooks. Educational Trips, Club activities, Book Fairs, Competitions, Seminars, various Competitive Examinations, Language/Computer/Mathematics Lab Activities and Computer Education are incorporated as part of the syllabus from Grade
MIDDLE SCHOOL (GRADE: VI TO VIII)
Learners from the age group of 11-14 have a smooth transition from primary to middle school. The curriculum includes English, Computer Science, General Science, Mathematics, General Knowledge, Social Studies, Drawing & Painting. Co and Extra- curricular activities such as Sports & Games, Debates, Quiz Competitions, Seminars, Dramatics, Language & Mathematics Lab Activities, Educational Trips, Competitive Examinations, Art & Craft, Music & Dance, Study Camps etc. The academic year is divided into two terms with provisions for continuous evaluation to check students’ progress enabling teachers to reinforce learning as well as build resilient independent learners. Sacred Heart International School offers an enriched curriculum based on objectives of the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination).
The curriculum has a multidimensional approach catering to each child’s unique learning style. Innovative assignments integrated with all subjects are interspersed within the curriculum to give a gamut of exposure to the students. Projects are conducted to extend and synthesize knowledge using inductive, deductive and analytical skills.
HIGH SCHOOL (GRADE: IX TO XII)
The syllabus followed in Grades IX & X is based on the syllabus designed and developed by Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations. The course leads to the Grade X examinations known as Indian Certificate for Secondary Education (ICSE).
The syllabus of Grade XI & XII is based on the council examination Indian School Certificate (ISC) The course syllabus is similar to the Internationally recognized British Exam Board IGCSE. The curriculum includes English as a first language. Various extra and co-curricular activities is the part of the curriculum.
GROUPS & SUBJECTS OFFERED FOR ISC (GRADE: XII)
Group-1 English Language & Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Biology Group-2 English Language & Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics & Computer