Academics

Curriculum

From our Early Learning Centre to Senior Secondary school, our curriculum keeps your child in focus. We provide a secure and nurturing environment to each child in the school and craft them into successful individuals of tomorrow.

The school follows the syllabus prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, to which it is affiliated. The medium of instruction is English.

Curriculum at De Paul Public School aims to be

  • Activity centered
  • Provides stimulating learning environment both inside and outside the class room
  • Cultivates an attitude of being compassionate towards nature and one’s fellow beings
  • Instils competence and confidence
  • Inspires a love for learning and intellectual vibrancies

De Paul Early Learning Academy

The De PaulEarly Learning Academy’s (DELA) philosophy is built on the premise that every child needs to be recognized and accredited for the existing levels of knowledge, learning and skills that he or she carries when stepping into a formal education space. This curriculum provides a structured and well-defined pedagogy combined with adequate resources to monitor teaching and learning effectiveness right through the period of study, while keeping a constant vigil on the differentiated learning levels of each child. The process involves a continual monitoring mechanism that allows for equal and fair growth in cognitive, social, emotional, creative, physical and psycho-motor spheres of development.

Our little scholars have the opportunity to relate basic scholastic skills to real-world experiences. These theme based units incorporate reading, mathematics, science, social science, fine arts, music, skills development and a whole range learning areas that are integral to the development of a well-balanced curriculum synergy. It ensures that there is a structured level of nurturing that gives each child his/her individual space to explore the method of learning best suited to his or her specific intelligence. A number of indoor activities, outdoor activities, art & craft, storytelling, theme based concept time, picture talk, free conversation, science experience, song, rhymes & movement and organized games. It also focuses on reading, writing and arithmetic which are age and grade appropriate.

Primary Level....play and learn

At the Primary level, teachers lay a lot of emphasis on the Play-way method. Games are a natural means of teaching little ones and are the integral part of every classroom. Teachers use flash cards to teach letters. Chalk and board is extensively used for reinforcing learning. Songs and rhymes are used to develop vocabulary. The phonetic sounds of the letters of English alphabet are taught for better word building. The teachers extensively use picture reading to help the students grasp new concepts.

Middle level.......interactive methods of growing

In our Junior School that is classes five to eight the faculty emphasizes a lot on conversational skills, reading and writing and mental math. The creativity of students is developed and nurtured through various extra-curricular activities like fancy dress, singing, flower arrangement, art and craft, poetry and sports.

Regular usage of worksheets in all subjects encourages the students to grasp the topics better further ensuring adequate practice in the same. Team work is encouraged through games and projects. Students are encouraged to make projects in the classroom under the teacher’s supervision, which help them to learn concepts of the related lessons.

The students are groomed to hone their reading and listening skills for better learning of languages. Regular practice of listening comprehension helps them to practice their recall and absorption skills.

Value Education is a very important part of our curriculum. The value added lessons are taught through songs, drama, drawing and poetry writing. The class teachers encourage the students to talk about their real life experiences in context of the chapters being taught.

Senior level.......proactive steps for life

There is a paradigm shift in the curriculum as well as in the teaching for our students in the senior level up to class X. There has been an enthusiastic acceptance of the new method of evaluation. It is a student–centric methodology, devised to lessen the learning related stress.

Teachers use various techniques to create the vertical learning curve. They encourage students to perform role-plays, make projects, grasp the practical knowledge of the subject and promote creativity through prose and poetry pieces created by the students.

Teachers and students explain or learn concepts through PowerPoint presentations. Value Education is given as much importance as other subjects. Books are referred to for the subject, along with imbibing realistic morals. Most often the lessons are taught through real life experiences. Prayers are an important part in dealing with all kinds of situations, be it joyous or trying.

Senior secondary level.....futuristic learning.

At the Senior Secondary level i.e. in classes XI and XII, students are given an option from two different streams Science and Commerce depending upon their career choices.

The teachers here are sensitive and efficient enough to deal with the varied demands of career choices of the students. The students enjoy the knowledge based texts along with exploration of life like situations within the safe cocoon of the teachers’ guidance.

The core at the teaching methodology is interactive sessions in the classroom. The faculty aims at drawing out the potential of the students for fruitful education. Teachers strive to provide individual attention to students. The subject combination points at integrated learning.

Value Education classes at the Senior Secondary level is a vital part of the curriculum. The teachers bring out the relevant issues and encourage the students to narrate their experiences. The faculty acts as a guide to the students, thus, earnestly forming a common ground for the students to bridge gaps.

Subjects

Class I – X

  • English
  • Hindi, Malayalam
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • General Knowledge
  • Moral Education
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Optional Subjects (co-curricular areas of study) Karate, Yoga, Instrumental Music, Dance and craft

Class XI – XII

Group I (Biology Stream)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Group II (Biology Stream)

  • English
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science

Group III (Math Stream)

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science

Group IV (Commerce Stream)

  • English
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Mathematics

Group V (Commerce Stream)

  • English
  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science

Student Assessment

  • The academic year comprises of two semesters
    Semester I – June to September
    Semester II – October to March
  • Assessments and evaluations are essential to gauge the progress of the students and to encourage them to find their strengths and weaknesses. The method used to assess student progress varies according to the age group.
  • Students of Std. V-X are assessed as per the format prescribed by the CBSE Board. This system includes two periodic tests, half yearly examination and annual exam. The system ensures a consistent and systematic approach to academics and enables the students to thrive in a stress free atmosphere at home and at school.
  • Students of Std. XI-XII are also continuously evaluated on the basis of their performance in the class tests and term exams in an academic year. Prior to the Std. XII CBSE board exam, two Model Examsare also conducted to equip the students to face the Board Exam with equanimity.
  • All promotions are based on the cumulative performance of the student in all the class and semester evaluations conducted during the academic year.
  • Therefore all students must ensure that they do not miss any of the evaluations.
  • Std. XI students must pass in both theory and practical’s separately in order to be promoted.
  • No retest will be given for any examination.
  • Decisions taken by School authorities with regard to promotion will be final and binding.