academic

Curriculum


The school curriculum includes:-

Languages :

English, Hindi, Gujarati and Sanskrit.

General Course :

Mathematics, General Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology), Social Science (History, Geography, Civics & Economics), Physical Education, Environmental Studies, Art & Music.

Science Stream (+2) :

English Core, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Psychology or Physical Education, Biology or Computer Science.

Commerce Stream (+2) :

English Core, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics, Informatics Practices or Entrepreneurship or Mathematics.

Humanities Stream (+2) :

English Core, History, Political Science, Psychology, Economics or Music vocal or Painting.

Creative & Performing Arts :

Art, Craft, Gardening, Dancing, Music, Sports etc.

Teaching Methodologies of the School


The classroom is a dynamic environment, bringing together students from different backgrounds with various abilities and personalities.
Along with traditional teaching methodologies, implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies are required in order to meet students’ individual needs.

The teaching methods adopted :
» Demonstration
» Group discussion
» Creative learning
» Learning by doing
» Quiz
» Role Play
» Debate
» Field visit
» Smart Notebook
» Powerpoint Presentations
» Educational software

Approach


School administrators can easily approach parents via :

• SMS
• Email
• Google classroom apps like classroom
• Social media like facebook, you tube

Courses Offered


Gnyan Dham offers following courses :
• Courses offered by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
• Provides facility CWSN- Children With Special Needs.
In future :
• NIOS- National Institute of Open Schooling
• NCC- National Cadet Corps

Schemes Of Studies


Part 1 – Scholastic Area

1. (a) Scheme of Studies : A candidate is required to study
Language I English
Language II Hindi or Gujarati (Any language other than Language -I)
Mathematics, Science and Social Science.
Additional subject (Optional): Any language other than language I/II, ICT, Painting, Hindustani Music.

(b) Candidate with learning disability may offer:

English or Hindi and any four out of – Mathematics, Science and Social Science, other one/two language(s), ICT, Painting, Hindustani Music.

2. There will be weightage for Comprehensive evaluation.

a. Periodic Test (Written Test) : However, for the purpose of gradient learning, three tests will be held as one being the mid-term test and other two being pre midterm and post midterm with portion of syllabus cumulatively covered. The gradually increasing portion of contents would prepare students to acquire confidence for preparing in the Board/Final examination with 100 % syllabus.
b. Notebook Submission: Notebook submission as a part of internal assessment is aimed at enhancing seriousness of students towards preparing notes for the topic being taught in the classroom as well as assignments. This also addresses the Critical aspect of regularity, punctuality, neatness and notebook upkeep.

Before each periodic test, notebook maintenance can be evaluated based on the following parameters –

• Regularity
• Assignment completion
• Neatness & upkeep of notebooks

c. Subject Enrichment Activities : These are subject specific application activities aimed at enrichment of understanding and skill development.

For Languages : Activities conducted for subject enrichment in languages should aim at equipping the learner to develop effective speaking and listening skills. (like ASL/Reading/Dictation/Debate/Public speaking etc)
For Mathematics : The listed laboratory activities and projects as given in the prescribed publication of CBSE/NCERT may be followed.
For Science : The listed Practical Works/activities may be carried out as prescribed by the CBSE/NCERT may be followed.
For Social Science : Map and Project work may be undertaken as prescribed by the CBSE in the Curriculum.

Subject Enrichment Activities can be conducted 3 times (one in one term per subject).

3. To qualify in a subject under scholastic areas student has to secure 33% marks in annual examination as well as 33 % in internal marks.

4. Overall performance of a child will be shown on 9-point grading scale (Only for scholastic area).

PART 2 - CO-SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES :

Co-curricular activities are promoted for the holistic development of the student. These activities will be graded on a 5-point grading scale (A to E) and will have no descriptive indicators.

** No upscaling of grades will be done.

Activities :.

1. Work Education or Pre-Vocational Education.
Work Education is a distinct curricular area for the concerned students for participation in social, economic and welfare activities. Student gets a sense of community service and develops self reliance.(for Pre-Vocational Education as per scheme of studies).

2. Art Education.
Art Education constitutes an important area of curricular activity for development of wholesome personality of the students. Students will select more forms of creative arts.

3. Health & Physical Education (Sports/Martial Arts/Yoga/NCC. Etc.).
Health & Physical Activity preferably sports must be given a regular period. Students should be provided opportunities to get professionally trained in the area of their interest. Indigenous sports, yoga NCC must be encouraged in the schools creating a sense of physical fitness, discipline, sportsmanship, patriotism, self-sacrifice and health care.

PART 3 - DISCIPLINE (ATTENDANCE, SINCERITY, BEHAVIOUR, VALUES) :

Discipline significantly impacts career shaping and it helps to build character. sincerity, good behavior and values develop strength and foster unity and cooperation. Therefore, the element of discipline has been introduced. class teacher will be responsible for grading the students on a Five-point scale (A to E).

EXAMINATIONS & EVALUATIONS


Examination schedule 2019-20 (Tentative)

Tentative Academic Calendar
(A. Y. April 2019 to March 2020)  
 Std III - V
Exam From To Exam details
Periodic Test 1 (PT 1)  22.06.2019 28.06.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal I 13.09.2019 30.09.2019 Time Table will be given
Periodic Test 2 (PT 2) 03.01.2020 10.01.2020 Time Table will be given
Std VI-VIII 
Exam From To Exam details
Periodic Test 1(PT 1) 22.06.2019 28.06.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal I  13.09.2019 30.09.2019 Time Table will be given
  Periodic Test 2(PT 2) 03.01.2020 10.01.2020 Time Table will be given
Std IX
Exam From To Exam details
Periodic Test 1 (PT 1)       22.06.2019 28.06.2019 Time Table will be given
Periodic Test 2 (PT 2)       05.08.2019 09.08.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal I   13.09.2019 30.09.2019 Time Table will be given
Periodic Test 3 (PT 3) 02.12.2019 09.12.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal 2 17.01.2020 28.01.2020 Time Table will be given
Std X
Exam From To Exam details
Periodic Test 1(PT 1)         22.06.2019 28.06.2019 Time Table will be given
Periodic Test 2 (PT 2)          05.08.2019 09.08.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal I (80 marks) 13.09.2019 30.09.2019 Time Table will be given
Periodic Test 3 (PT3) 02.12.2019 09.12.2019 Time Table will be given
Prelim 1 (80 Marks) 17.01.2020 28.01.2020 Time Table will be given
Std XI
Exam From To Exam details
Unit Test 1           03.08.2019 09.08.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal I  13.09.2019 30.09.2019 Time Table will be given
Unit Test 2 02.12.2019 09.12.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal 2 17.01.2020 28.01.2020 Time Table will be given
Std XII
Exam From To Exam details
Unit Test 1           22.06.2019 28.06.2019 Time Table will be given
Unit Test 2           03.08.2019 09.08.2019 Time Table will be given
Terminal I  13.09.2019 30.09.2019 Time Table will be given
Prelim 1  02.12.2019 19.12.2019 Time Table will be given
Prelim 2                                 17.01.2020 28.01.2020 Time Table will be given

Dates of Annual exam for Classes I to VIII, IX and XI will be finalized only after the announcement of schedule of Class X & XII examinations (2020) by the CBSE Board. The schedule is expected at the end of January 2020 by the Board.

Evaluation details:

For Class I & II
C.C.E Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.
For Class III - IV
Assessment structure comprises of two terms :
For Term - 1:
Periodic Assessment (50 marks)
20 Marks - From Periodic Test
15 Marks - Notebook submission
15 Marks - Subject Enrichment Activity
Half yearly exam - Written exam 50 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half yearly exam dates.

For Term - 2:
Periodic Assessment (50 marks)
20 Marks - From Periodic Test
15 Marks - Notebook submission
15 Marks - Subject Enrichment Activity

Yearly Exam (Annual) - Written exam 50 marks with syllabus covered as :
10% coverage of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term.
For Class V - VIII
Assessment structure comprises of two terms :
For Term - 1:
Periodic Assessment (20 marks)
10 Marks - From Periodic Test
5 Marks - Notebook submission
5 Marks - Subject Enrichment Activity
Half yearly exam - Written exam 80 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of Half yearly exam dates.

For Term - 2:
Periodic Assessment (20 marks)
10 Marks - From Periodic Test
5 Marks - Notebook submission
5 Marks - Subject Enrichment Activity

Yearly Exam (Annual) - Written exam 80 marks with syllabus covered as :
• V std. : 10% coverage of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term.
• VI std. : 10% coverage of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term.
• VII std. : 20% coverage of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term.
• VIII std.: 30% coverage of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term.

  Classes IX-X
Max marks per subject 100
 Type of Assessment
  • Internal Assessment
  • Annual Examination / Board
Examination 
  • School Based Assessment of Co-Scholastic Areas  
Mark Distribution  20:80
Internal Assessment (20 Marks)

 

Components of Internal Assessment  
Pen Paper Test Multiple Assessment
(Quizzes, Oral Test,
Concept of Map,
Visual Expression etc)
Portfolio (Class work, Peer assessment, achievements of student in the subject, reflections, narrations, journals ect)
  • Subject Enrichment
  • (Practical work for
  • Science Lab,
  • Mathematics Map work
  • & Project Work for
  • Social Science and Listening and speaking skills for languages,
  • Social Science Project
  • Work ect)
5 Marks 5 Marks 5 Marks 5 Marks

Annual exam / Board Examination

Marks 80
Duration 3Hrs
Internal Choice 33%
Components of Annual Examination / Board Examination Objective type including Multiple Choice Questions (20 Marks)
Subjective – number of questions will be reduced to enable student to have enough time to give analytical and creative responses.(60 Marks)
Co-Scholastic Areas (Work Experience, Art Education, Health & Physical Education Discipline)

Assessment of Co-scholastic areas  Internally Assessed On a 5-point scale
  XI-XII
Maximum marks per subject:   100
Types of assessment   Internal Assessment/ Practical
Board Examination
Assessment of Co-scholastic areas (Health and Physical Education including Work Education, General Studies)
Marks distribution   Compulsory portion of Internal
Assessment/ Project work/
Practical in all subjects of at least 20 marks
Board Examination/ Year-end Examination

Marks * 80 Marks in Mathematics, Languages, Political Science and Legal Studies.
*No change in other subjects
Duration 3 hours for all subjects of 100/80/70
Marks and 2 hours for papers with Less than 70 marks theory portion.
 Components of
Board examination paper
 Objective type including Multiple
Choice Questions
Minimum 25% marks in Year End/
Board Exam
Subjective – number of questions will be reduced to enable student to have enough time to give
analytical and creative responses
Maximum 75% marks in Year End/
Board Exam
Internal Assessment/ Project work/ Practical

Internal Assessment / Project / Practical
  1. • 20 marks (Mathematic, Languages, Political Science and Legal Studies ) 
  2. • 20 marks (Humanities / Commerce Based Subjects and some other subjects )
  3. • 30 marks (Science based subjects and some other subjects)
  4. • 70 marks (Fine Arts and some other subjects)
School Based Assessment of Co-scholastic Areas (Work Education, General Studies, Health & Physical Education)

Assessment of Co-scholastic areas Internally Assessed

Promotion Policy

Board examination

Policy for class XII

• To qualify in a subject, student has to secure minimum 33% in board exam as well as 33% in practical exam.

Policy for class X

• To qualify in a subject under scholastic areas, student has to secure minimum 33% in board exam as well as 33% in internal.

Policy for class XI

• For promotion, child has to pass in theory as well practical separately in annual examination.

Policy for detaining student:

• Failing in three or more subjects.

Policy for granting compartment: (Given only in two subjects)

• Can be given only if student is failing in maximum two subjects.
• If failing in two subjects, child needs grace more than 10 marks and aggregate percentage should be more than 33%.

Policy for promotion with grace:

• Maximum 10 marks of grace to extend the percentage to 33% in comprehensive without practical.

Policy for class IX

• To qualify in a subject under scholastic areas, student has to secure minimum 33% in annual exam as well as 33% in internal.

Policy for class III to VIII

• To qualify in a subject under scholastic areas, student has to secure minimum 33% in aggregate.

**No examination for Nursery to II Std.

HOLIDAY LIST


HOLIDAY LIST APRIL 2019 TO MARCH 2020
S.No. Holiday Date Day
1 Gudi Padva 6th April 2019 Saturday
2 Mahavir Jayani 17th April 2019 Wednesday
3 Good Friday 19th April 2019 Friday
4 Ramzan Id 5th June 2019 Wednesday
5 Bakri-Id 12th August 2019 Monday
6 Parsi New Year Day- Pateti 17th August 2019 Saturday
7 Janmashtami 24th August 2019 Saturday
8 Samvantsari/Ganesh Chaturthi 2nd September 2019 Monday
9 Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October 2019 Wednesday
10 Dussehra Break 6th October to 8th October 2019 Sunday to Tuesday 
11 Christmas 25th December 2019 Wednesday
12 New Year Day 1st January 2020 Wednesday
13 Makar Sankranti January 2020 (Whenever it falls)  
14 Mahashivratri February 2020 (whenever it falls)  
15 Dhuleti March 2020 (whenever it falls)  
16 Gudi Padva March 2020 ( Whenever it falls)  
 
Diwali Break : 24th October to 10th November 2019 (18 days)
Teachers' Training : 1st May to 4th May 2020 (4 days)
Summer Break : 1st May to 2nd  June 2020  (33 days)
School Re-opens on : 3rd June 2020