Curriculum & Pedagogy

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Curriculum

The traits of character, confidence, curiosity and compassion are what we aim to inculcate in Cambridge School. Our role, quite simply is to develop the potential and proclivities within each individual student, leading to a life of individual fulfilment. We ensure that academic skills are understood in context so that they may be applied only for the good. Teaching and training in science, literature, history, mathematics, art or games – whatever the subject – is based on this philosophy.

Mathematics develops the logical mind; science illuminates our world, both living and inanimate with astonishing precision; history, a sense of culture and continuity without which we have no sense of belonging and no appreciation of the varieties of thought and experiences of different traditions; participation in games and sports combines the instincts of competition and teamwork as possibly no other activity can and builds physical as well as mental endurance. In literature, music and art we experience language, image, melody or rhythm at their most appealing and powerful, developing aesthetics, sensitivity and compassion; psychology makes us aware of what is under the surface in ourselves and in others; and in professional courses in the higher classes we come face to face with the complexities of the world, with multiple objectives and competing criteria, all of which require both creative and critical processes and where, often, there are as many opinions as discussants!

And yes, there are examinations to take, but they allow for originality of thought and expression wherever appropriate!

The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education and offers several interesting subject options in Class XI and XII including Fashion Design, Legal Studies and Entrepreneurship. Professionals are invited as guest faculty to conduct many of these classes.

Pedagogy

The aim of the school is to encourage deep interest in enquiry and learning. This is achieved by encouraging children to enquire whatever they are exposed to through guided explorations or experiments and finally discover the answers. Interaction between students and teachers make learning lively and individually meaningful. In group projects among the students, to promote teamwork, complementary skills are emphasized, resulting in various strategies of dealing with the ‘problems of a real-world’. Students find motivation in working on assignments they have chosen themselves, learning skills and techniques which answer their own enquiries.

Dramatics:-a very successful initiative taken up across all classes in all subjects to help concretize concepts which are abstract, besides developing communicational skills and confidence in children. A child learns easily when he/she enacts various situations.

Concepts are made easy and vivid through multi-media content used in the Smart Classes equipped with Smart-Boards. Rote learning is discouraged. On the other hand it is the application of skills and techniques that is considered as important. We believe that this stands our students in good stead when they are preparing for examinations – at school and even afterwards.