The thrust on academic excellence in the classroom has been accompanied by an effort to build up the Vidyalayas as co-educational institutions. The House system of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, function as an effective instrument for the development of the personality of the students. It furthers team spirit, by involving students in a variety of co-curricular and extra- curricular activities. The inter house competitions, organizational responsibilities, games, sports and art in education activities help students to groom themselves into competent and self confident individuals. The value of dignity of labour and concern for environment is sought to be incorporated by self help activities that are part and parcel of the daily schedule of all Vidyalayas. Teachers who stay in residence provide teaching help after class hours through remedial teaching sessions held in the afternoons. Teachers as House Masters or House Mistress maintain a close association with students and provide the necessary support to children.
ACHIEVEMENTS IN ACADEMICS-2015-16
The Vidyalaya achieved 100 % pass both in X and XII examinations. From the academic year 2009-10 onwards the CBSE had discarded the marking system and introduced Grading system in class X. Instead of marks, the students are awarded grade on the basis of their performance in the public examination. Maximum of 10 Grade points are awarded. During the year, 81 students appeared AISSE and 34 students obtained A-1 grade in all subjects and were awarded merit certificate by the CBSE and also by the then Chairman, VMC. The average grade point( Cumulative Grade Point Average) in our Vidyalaya was 9.46 out of possible 10.
In Class XII, all the 40 students passed, out of which 29 secured Distinction and the remaining 11first class. Kum. Manjima MR topped with 472 marks.
CURRICULUM AND SCHEME OF STUDIES:
We follow the CBSE Curriculum. The Scheme of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation is effectively implemented in classes up to X on the lines of the instructions from CBSE.
SCHEME OF STUDIES UPTO CLASS X
Part 1 Scholastic Areas
Subjects Offered: English, Hindi, Malayalam,Social Science, Science, Mathematics.
Mode of Evaluation from class VI to X as per CCE ( Scholastic Areas )
ASSESSMENT OF SPEAKING AND LISTENING SKILLS:
It is a fact that national and international boundaries have become seamless. English
as a medium of communication has acquired an important role in bringing world together. A good communication skill raises the self esteem of a student. It is essential that students acquire proficiency in it, by the time they leave the portals of the school. CBSE has envisaged that all language skills need to be integrated into English language curriculum at schools. Speaking and listening should be fostered in children to equip them with better communication skills. Hence it has introduced formal testing of speaking and listening skills at the school level in the summative assessments in English at class IX, X & XI. The listening comprehensive section tests the students’ ability to listen for basic interpersonal, instructional and academic purposes. A number of sub skills such as listening for specific information, general understanding, predictive, inferential, intensive and exhaustive listening and listening for pleasure are developed. Some of the sub-skills that are developed through speaking skills are speaking intelligibility using appropriate word stress, sentence stress and intonation patterns, narrating incidents and events, real or imaginary in a logical sequence, presenting oral reports or summaries; making announcements clearly and confidently, expressing and arguing a point of view clearly and effectively, taking active part in group discussions, showing ability to express agreement or disagreement, summarizing ideas, eliciting the views of other, presenting own ideas, expressing and responding to personal feelings, opinions and attitudes, participating to spontaneous spoken discourse in familiar social situations. Students who stammer may be given extra time during the assessment process as per the need of the child. However CBSE has provided an option to the students who have “speech impediment” or who are “hard of hearing” or who have both disabilities partially or wholly by replacing ASL in to two assignments (story writing and review of the novel) of equal weightage, each based on the novel/long reading text prescribed for the class.
OPEN TEXT BASED ASSESSMENT:
CBSE has recommended multiple modes of assessment catering to the varied abilities of individual strengths of learners. Accordingly an element of OTBA for classes IX and XI (may be extended to X and XII) which incorporates analytical and theoretical skills, thus moving away from memorization. It is applicable to all main subjects in class IX and in the
subjects of Biology, Economics and Geography in class XI and forms a part of summative Assessment. The text material supplied by CBSE is to be multiplied at school level and issued to students and the same to be used during examination also to form a part of question paper. The summative Assessment question paper will have 3 to 4 OTBA questions for 10 marks and the weightage of marks for the syllabus is modified accordingly. OTBA question may be of value based type questions also. The duration of the examination for the subjects involving OTBA is extended to 3-3 ½ hours excluding 15 minutes of question paper reading time. Teachers are expected to provide a bridge between the theory and practice. The Text/Case studies are designed to promote active participation of students requiring them to engage in active learning process through discussion, analysis, self-reflection and critical thinking. The main objective of introducing this element is to provide opportunities to students to apply theoretical concepts to a real life scenario by encouraging active and group learning in the class.
SCHEME OF STUDIES FOR XI AND XII
Subjects Offered : English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Computer Science & Maths/Hindi.