Curriculum

Curriculum

Mission

The mission of GHIS is to assist and guide any learner, who is willing to make the effort,
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Mission

  • The mission of GHIS is to assist and guide any learner, who is willing to make the effort, go as far as he wishes to in his pursuit of knowledge, and instill in him a desire to excel.
  • The task is undertaken with the belief that Knowledge is always ready to open its door to anybody who knocks, but one has to knock.
  • The bounden duty of a responsible educator is to make every learner aware that it is not enough to know that education is one’s birthright – one must also work to the best of one’s ability to justify this right.

Aims

o A rigid syllabus, which compels a student to study a subject that he has a natural
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Aims

  • A rigid syllabus, which compels a student to study a subject that he has a natural aversion to, often leads to a general distaste for formal and prescribed courses, and the student may eventually decide to opt out of such a system of education altogether.  The aim of an international school, as we see it, is to be ‘inclusive’ rather than ‘exclusive’, i.e. give the student, who is willing to make an effort, an opportunity to prove what he is capable of rather than asking him to conform to a set pattern to demonstrate what he is incapable of.
  • It will be clear from the list of subjects that may be offered that an international school gives a student much greater freedom in choosing the subjects that he would like to study – in other words, the school can, as far as its resources and time permit, tailor the curriculum to the needs and aptitude of the student rather than trying to fit him into a precast framework of subjects that ignores individual needs and aspirations.
  • Besides, the examination systems of Edexcel and CIE recognize that the time needed to cover the syllabus in a particular subject depends on the student. They, therefore, hold examinations more than once a year. If a student so desires, he may also extend the advised 2-year period of study by 6–12 months before taking an examination in a subject.
  • GHIS offers admissions to four classes: Grades 9 & 10, and AS & A Level classes. The aim is to grow gradually and in a manner that will enable the School to continually improve its existing facilities and infrastructure, both academic and non-academic.

Facts about IGCSE

Classes IX and X
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Facts about IGCSE

  • IGCSE is a two-year course spread over Grades 9 and 10. Known as GCSE in UK, it is equivalent to the earlier O Levels (Ordinary Level Examinations).
  • GHIS offers the following subjects to its students to choose from:
    English Language, English Literature, French, Hindi, Bengali, Mandarin, Korean, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Information & Communication Technology, Art & Design, Drama.
  • No subject is compulsory. Students are, however, advised to choose six to eight subjects.
  • The IGCSE Examination is equivalent to the Madhyamik/ Secondary/ICSE Examination of a State Board of India, CBSE, or CISCE. It is accepted as such by all Indian colleges and universities. It is also recognized worldwide.
  • Examinations are held twice/thrice a year:
    • EDEXCEL: January and May–June
    • CIE: February–March, May–June and October–November
  • Usually students entering Grade 9 take these examinations after about two years. They can, however, if they so want, stretch this to 2½ to 3 years.
  • A student may also retake an examination after six months/one year to improve his grade/s.
  • Students of GHIS appear for these examinations in Kolkata directly through the School. Question papers are set and answer-scripts marked in England. Results are published from England.

Facts about AS & A Level

(Classes XI and XII)
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Facts about AS & A Level

  • These are two-year courses.
  • GHIS offers its students the following subjects to choose from:
    English Language, English Literature, French, Sociology, Psychology, History, Geography, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Information & Communication Technology, Art & Design.
  • No subject is compulsory. Students are, however, advised to choose three to four subjects.
  • A Level Examinations are equivalent to the Uchcha Madhyamik/Higher Secondary/ISC Examination of a State Board of India, CBSE, or CISCE. A Levels are accepted as such by all Indian colleges and universities. They are also recognized worldwide.
  •  Examinations are held twice/thrice a year:
    • EDEXCEL: January and May–June
    • CIE: February–March, May–June and October–November
      So, a student may split each subject into two, three, or four parts in course of the two-year period and sit for the examinations every six months or at the end of each year.
  • If after passing the examination in a subject at the end of the first year (i.e. Class XI), a student does not wish to study it any longer, he will be awarded an AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary Level) which is equivalent to half an A Level. Two AS Levels will be counted as one A Level.
  • If a student so wishes, he may stretch the two-year period and complete his A Levels in 2½ / 3 years.
  • A student may also retake the examination in as many subjects as he wishes, or one or more papers of a subject after six months/one year to improve his grade/s.
  • Students of GHIS appear for these examinations in Kolkata directly through the School. Question papers are set and answer-scripts marked in England. Results are published from England.

Teaching Method

Specially trained and experienced teachers have been appointed to teach
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Teaching Method

  • Specially trained and experienced teachers have been appointed to teach the courses. The number of students per section is limited so that the teaching can be interactive and student-centric.
  • Besides receiving individual attention in class, students receive additional help, if necessary and free of charge, during school hours.
  • Students are provided with all prescribed texts and available reference books, as well as question papers of past examinations, in school.
  •  The School will also provide infinite connectivity of internet for research and project work.

Parent-Teacher Meetings

Parent-Teacher Meetings are held at regular intervals on prior notice.
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Parent-Teacher Meetings

  • Parent-Teacher Meetings are held at regular intervals on prior notice.
  • Guardians may meet the Director/Subject Teachers on any working day by previous appointment.

School Hours

IGCSE & AS & A Levels
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School Hours

  • IGCSE:  8 a.m. to 1.50 p.m.
  • AS & A Levels:  8.30 a.m. onwards (The departure time of an AS Level or A Level student will depend on the combination of subjects he opts for)

Assessment

This is done continuously throughout the Academic Year in the form
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Assessment

  • Internal Assessment
  • End-of-Term Examinations
  • Promotion
  • Progress Reports

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Counseling

Guidance Counselling & General Counselling
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Counseling

  • Guidance Counselling
    • Students are guided for subject selections and career options as per their requirements by the School starting from Grade 9.
    • On-line applications for placements after A Levels in Colleges and Universities are routed through the School.
    • Recommendations and transcripts are prepared by the Guidance Counselling Cell.
  • General Counselling
    • A qualified and experienced counsellor has been appointed by the School to advise students and guardians regarding any problem that they may face. The School Office should be contacted for further details.

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