Kids prosper best with a broad curriculum that celebrates their various talents, not just a small range of them.
The curriculum at Delhi Convent School is designed to empower students so that they develop into inquisitive and active learners. The students become lifelong learners and are always ready to learn and absorb new things, concepts and explore their environment.
At DCS, we understand the existence of a significant relation between acquiring knowledge and developing skills. Since knowledge is more theory while skills are practical application of the knowledge, the curriculum focuses on both with a balanced approach. Emphasis is laid on analyzing, asking queries, investigating, critical thinking and effective interaction so that students gain both knowledge and the wisdom to apply it.
DCS Power curriculum aims to develop social culture and cultivate values among students, taking the lead by setting an example. The curriculum not only focuses on academic skills but also helps to develop vital life skills necessary for the overall development of children. It helps children to develop more collaboration, sharing and responsibility. Helping to develop their creativity, resilience, self-motivation the curriculum shapes the personality of the child.
Teachers share a significant responsibility in preparing young people to lead successful and productive lives. After their parents, children first learn from their elementary school teacher. Then, as a middle school teacher, they guide students through yet another important transition: adolescence. Concrete experiences’ provide a basis for 'observations and reflections'. These ‘observations and reflections’ are assimilated and distilled into 'abstract concepts' producing new implications for action which can be 'actively tested' in turn creating new experiences.
At DCS evaluation holds great significance as it is about students’ learning and growth. Teachers’ continuous feedback, approval and praise during the process of learning motivate students and help them analyze and improvise on their earlier trials. They develop confidence in their own ability while presenting their work. An encouraging self evaluation environment is created to make the students familiar with and aware of how they could improve their work which they go on drafting and redrafting in the editing stage. It is important that the knowledge that is delivered is used effectively by children as productive and responsible citizens of the society. Further it is crucial that the child is able to use the knowledge in comprehending, understanding, reasoning, applying, analyzing and evaluating real life situations.
Evaluation leads to formal examination which gives us an insight into the understanding of how far we have achieved our stated objectives of teaching & learning at school. Keeping evaluation as a first step in mind, the School imbibes a 360 degree view of assessment at various levels.
The school follows the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation scheme for the students of classes III to VIII, wherein the academic session is divided into two terms with one summative and two formative assessments in each term. Students are graded keeping in view their performance in scholastic and co-scholastic areas throughout the year. These include academic subjects that are taught as well as parameters like Life Skills, Value System etc.