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Curriculum @ DRSIS

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International Baccalaureate – CBSE

DRS International is envisioned to provide the finest quality and holistic education that meets global qualitative standards in learning and teaching across and beyond disciplines in sciences, commerce, and arts. Because of being committed to our mission, we at DRS International, offer a broad, rich, and challenging curriculum in terms of CBSE, IB and Cambridge curricula at its heart.

The academic programme at DRS International School is designed to meet the needs of young children. Our curriculum is planned, designed, and developed in such a way that it creates experiences for children developing higher-order thinking skills like – problem solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, reflective thinking, etc.

 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

International Baccalaureate is a global leader in international education developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. IB programmes are designed to develop well-rounded individuals who can respond to today’s challenges with optimism and an open mind.  Students at IB world schools are given a unique, challenging, and diverse education.

IB comprises of 3 programmes – Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Qualitative data from a study on IB Diploma Programme in the USA suggested that students who participated in the DP during High School are more academically adjusted to the rigour and expectations of college.

DRS International School is authorized to IB curriculum (PYP, MYP and DP candidate school) to gain high-quality programmes of education, which support the development of knowledgeable and inquiring students; professional development that supports effective educators and collaborative professional learning communities.

 

IB PYP at DRSIS

We believe that the IB curriculum has one of the best approaches towards primary schooling in the world. It forms the bedrock for learning in the formative years through inquiry-based learning. The soul of IB PYP is its commitment to international-mindedness and this belief is enshrined in all our practices at DRSIS. The goal is to produce a common curriculum framework, for students, in the range of 3-12 age groups, which would provide continuity of learning to take it forward for further education in our school and ensure that the curriculum developed international-mindedness on the part of learners. PYP curriculum at DRSIS is dynamic and transdisciplinary in nature which moves to learn across, between and beyond disciplines.

 

IB MYP at DRSIS

IB MYP at DRS International School is uniquely designed to offer a well-rounded education and help students achieve success in school and life. It aims for students to develop their personal understanding, for growing a sense of self and responsibility in their community, in addition to conceptual understanding, approaches to learning, community service, and language and identity. The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. IB MYP ensures breadth and depth of understanding through study in eight subject groups – Language Acquisition, Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical and Health Education, and Design. MYP, at DRSIS, offers a range of innovative eAssessments that go beyond traditional examinations, along with community and student projects.

 

IBDP at DRSIS

The IBDP programme at DRSIS offers students a choice of elective subjects across 6 groups including Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. At the core of the programme is Theory of Knowledge (ToK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS), which makes up the heart of DP. We bring IBDP with an inquiry-based pedagogical approach that empowers the learner by encouraging self-directed learning.  IBDP at DRS International School invests a lot of time in cultivating them as independent creative and critical thinkers who are ready to pursue under-graduation programmes in the world’s best universities to which they are highly capable. 

 

Cambridge International at DRSIS

CAIE is one of the world’s leading programmes of education at the secondary level. DRS International offers Lower Secondary (CIE) and Upper Secondary (IGCSE) which invites learners for grades VI-VIII and grades IX & X respectively to engage in an active and creative learning journey. The school conducts progressive tests provided by CAIE at each grade level of attainment of knowledge, skills, and concepts. At the end of grade X, students will be ready to take the Cambridge IGCSE examinations.

DRS International School, through the Cambridge International curriculum, offers many pathways for learners with a wide range of abilities, from a diverse range of cultures. At DRSIS, we offer students across a choice of 5 subject groups – Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Sciences, Mathematics and Creative and Professional studies. Through nurturing the attributes of the Cambridge Learner, the IGCSE programme at DRSIS offers a strong focus on activities that relate to problem-solving, analysis, decision-making, project-based learning, etc.

“If we have to bring quality in the nation, we need to begin at the roots, i.e., schools.”

                                                                                                                                                 ~APJ Abdul Kalam

 

CBSE Curriculum at DRSIS

DRS International School offers CBSE Curriculum at middle, secondary, senior secondary school levels. DRS International School has a one-of-a-kind approach to pedagogy which ensures that the CBSE curriculum is fully implemented to meet the goals it has set for itself. We at DRSIS, maintain the equilibrium of the National Curriculum and an International Approach giving our students the best of both worlds. The strong desire for life-long learning is passed on to our students who grow to be passionate about their choice of subjects and develop a deep curiosity for the world around them. CBSE students at DRS International School have several opportunities and avenues to receive extensive feedback on their progress and performance.

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FocusNatural curiosity about the world is at the heart of IBPYP at DRSIS. Children experience the power of collaboration and learn first-hand as they are trans-disciplinary in nature

For IBDP, DRSIS have a rich and challenging academic life, which combine disciplinary and inter-disciplinary approaches to tackle complex real-world concerns and is analytical in nature.
DRSIS, with an uncompromising focus on academic rigour, complements our focus on the development of the whole child through the development of skills and their innate potential. We strike the perfect balance between the national curriculum and an international approach.
PedagogyOur teachers are trained to facilitate learning that is fuelled by inquiry, driven by concepts, and differentiated to meet unique learning needs.Our pedagogical approach and teaching strategies are spear-headed by our extensively trained teachers who regularly attend both CBSE and in-house workshops to further enhance their professional development.
GradesIB PYP
IK 1 to Grade V

IB MYP

IBDP
Grade XI & XII
CBSE
Grade VI to XII
DisciplinesIBPYP curriculum, being, trans-disciplinary in nature, unite concepts, skills, and knowledge from across six subject areas in varying combinations at each grade level – Language, Social Studies, Mathematics, Arts, Science, Personal, Social and Physical Education.

IBDP at DRSIS offers students a choice of elective subjects across six groups – Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition (incl. French and Spanish), Individuals and Societies, Experimental Sciences, Mathematics, and Arts.
We offer a wide range of subject choices for students of Grades VI-X in addition to English Language & Literature, Mathematics, Science, Social Science & ICT.

We provide a CBSE curriculum for Grade XI & XII through 3 major streams – Science, Humanities and Commerce, with extensive combinations within.
AssessmentOur PYP educators use a wide range of tools such as rubrics, checklists, anecdotal records, continuums, and exemplars to assess students’ learning.

Diploma assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills by analyzing and presenting information, evaluating and constructing arguments, solving problems creatively, etc.
It aims to provide quality academic engagements and activities to prepare students for its rigorous and transparent system of assessment and evaluation at large, and for Grade XII through – internal assessments, and board examinations at the national level to all students of CBSE curriculum and viva, practicals, and records exclusively for science stream students.
Beyond AcademicsExtended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Creativity-Activity-Service (CAS) forms the core of IB Diploma Curriculum which is research-oriented, and field-based.Dynamic school culture
Creativity and collaboration through Clubs and Innovative Programmes.
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