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Senior Secondary Years

Senior Secondary Learning Program

Senior Secondary Curriculum

Birla Open Minds International School believes in providing high quality education to the students. Senior Secondary level is an important milestone for the students and we feel that they need wider gamut of choices in the subjects rather than limit them to just Science and Commerce. For us to understand and identify every student's needs and potential is very important, also their inclination towards particular subjects .

The students are counselled and guided to choose their career ,that they would like to take up in future. After intensive research the school has come up with various combinations of subjects in all the three streams. We are also tying up with universities across the world and ensuring their representatives visit the school and guide the students on admission processes . The school holds Internship Programme for two weeks , which gives the student work experience that becomes a part of their portfolio.

Scheme of Examinations:

  • The Scheme of Examinations and Pass Criteria for All India/ Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination conducted by the Board shall be as laid down from time to time.
  • Class XI examination shall be based on the syllabi as prescribed by the Board for Class XII from time to time.
  • Board will conduct the external examinations at the end of class XII.
  • Class XII examination will be based on the syllabi as prescribed by the Board for Class XII From time to time.
  • Number of papers, duration of examination and marks for each subject/paper will be as specified in the curriculum for the year.
  • The examination would be conducted in theory as well as in practical. Depending upon the nature of the subject(s) and the marks/grades allotted shall be as prescribed in the curriculum.
  • Marks/grades shall be awarded for individual subjects and the aggregate marks shall not be given.

Grading:

  • Assessment of theory/practical papers in external subjects shall be in numerical scores. In addition to numerical scores , the Board shall indicate grade in the mark sheets issued to the candidates in case of subjects of external examination. In case of internal assessment subjects, only grade shall be shown.
  • Letter grades on a nine-point scale shall be used.
  • The grades shall be derived from scores in case of subjects of external examinations. In case of subjects of internal assessment, the school shall award these grades.
  • The qualifying marks in each subjects of external examination shall be 33% marks in the theory and 33% in practicals. However, in a subject involving practical work, a candidate must obtain 33% marks in the theory and 33% marks in the practical separately in addition to 33% marks in aggregate, in order to qualify in that subject.

For awarding the grades, the Board shall put all the passed students in a rank order and will award grades as follow:

  • A-1 Top 1/8th of the passed candidates.
  • A-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • B-1 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • B-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • C-1 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • C-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • D-1 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • D-2 Next 1/8th of the passed candidates
  • E Failed candidates

Pass Criteria:

A candidate will be eligible to get the pass certificate of the Board, is she gets a grade higher then ‘ E ’ in all subjects of internal assessment unless she is exempted. Failing this, result of the external examination will be withheld but not for a period of more than one year.

In order to be declared as having passed the examination, a candidate shall obtain a grade higher than E(i.e ., at least 33% marks) in all the five subjects of external examination in the main or at the end of the compartmental examination. The pass marks in each subject of external examination shall be 33%. In case of subject involving practical work a candidate must obtain 33% marks in theory and 33% marks in practical separately in addition to 33% marks in aggregate in order to qualify in that subject.

No overall division / distinction / aggregate shall be awarded.

Eligibility for Compartment Examination:

A candidate failing in one of the five subjects of external examination shall be placed in compartment in that subject provided she qualifies in all the subjects of internal assessment.

Compartment Examination:

A candidate placed in compartment examination may reappear at the compartmental examination to be held in July the same year, may avail herself of second chance in March/ April and third chance in July of next year. The candidate will be declared ‘ PASS ’ provided she qualifies the compartmental subjects in which she had failed. Syllabi and Course shall be the same as applicable of the candidates of full subjects appearing at the examination in the year concerned.

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