The Bharat Ram Global School offers a broad and balanced curriculum designed to match the educational needs of the children within and outside the requirements of the CBSE Board. Our objective is to equip the students with knowledge, skills and values which will enable them to take their school leaving examinations with responsibility and effectiveness, gain life skills for their personal and professional development and grow into young adults who are socially aware of their responsibilities. The curriculum prepares them for a world that doesn’t yet exist and it is not an easy task for the teacher.
The entire gambit of the curriculum is designed around the 7Cs of Bharat Ram Global School where we teach and ensure that the kids who join BRGS have incorporated the 7Cs in their lives and live by them. The teaching methodologies used in the school ensure that by the time a child leaves the school he has the 7Cs in his way life. The 7Cs include confidence curiosity critical thinking skills collaboration creativity compassion and commitment.
A carefully planned academic syllabus ensures that the child enjoys the years spent in learning and discovery and acquires a sound understanding of concepts in Mathematics, Science and Technology, languages, Social Studies, Environmental Education, arts, social and physical education. The syllabus is enriched by teacher designed worksheets and subject integrated projects. Emphasis is placed on learning by asking questions, problem solving and through application. This is reinforced through curriculum related trips, workshops, seminars and films.
In the Pre-Primary years we follow a non-formal, yet structured approach to learning. The Class teachers provide a challenging academic program that includes languages, Mathematics and project work. Children are encouraged to explore the environment around them and their place in it, through projects which integrate art, craft, technology, music and dance. The curriculum integrates Fine And Gross Motor Skills mixed with concepts of language, inculcating creativity with mathematical/logical reasoning skills to promote life skills at a young age in the kids in a manner that encourages sensorial development.
The Primary School builds on the spirit of exploration and emphasis is placed on acquiring sound language skills, clarity of mathematical concepts and the discovery and understanding of scientific principles. Through extensive project work, students are given an awareness of the richness of diverse peoples' history and culture. The children acquire all the building blocks of scholarship, along with good study habits and a love for learning. This is where the formal schooling kicks in and we start preparing the child for the school life ahead.
Middle and Senior School
Classes VI to X: Academically, the challenges increase with the inclusion of a third language - Sanskrit, German or French, the detailing of History and Geography as separate subjects and all the excitement of their Periodic tests and at the end of Grade VIII, these exuberant students are ready to move to IX grade to prepare for their first public examination. The school has full-time counsellors. The school works closely with parents to help young adolescents come to terms with all the joys and pains of these growing years. In the middle school, the curriculum includes annual projects; latest study techniques and programme to develop strong communication skills through debates, elocution, extempore speaking and drama. The curriculum in the Senior School consolidates and builds on the students' academic and social growth. The emphasis is on investigation, analysis and application of concepts as they begin their first phase of preparation for the AISSE and AISSCE Exams.
At BRGS, assessment is an integral part of teaching and learning processes. Our Assessment policy is guided by our utmost commitment to provide wholesome education that is accountable to student's achievement and inspires them to achieve without losing sensitivity to the fact that each child is different and expresses his/her under- standing in multiple different ways.
The Pre-Primary section follows “Learning through Play” approach and hence there is no formal testing. Children are assessed through observation technique and hence they are unaware that they are being assessed. Assessment is carried out only to support learning. The observation sheets along with the evidence become a part of the PTM. Each term the parent will be handed over a report card with descriptive indicators covering the following domains –
“Cognitive and Language Development”
“Affective and Social Development”
The curriculum at the Primary grades (1 to 5) has well defined learning objectives for each subject. Each of these Learning Objectives has clearly formulated corresponding Evidences of Learning. At the end of each learning cycle, children are given creative tasks and questions that provide opportunity to the students to demonstrate their learning and apply them in meaning ful context (assessment of learning). Thus, assessment at BRGS is embedded in the teaching learning process (assessment as learning). The findings of the assessments are actively processed and used to modify and improve the teaching for the child (assessment for learning).
Procedurally, students are given assessment tasks at the end of each theme or unit in their curriculum. This is done to ensure that each child achieves the objectives intended in every theme or unit, without fail. At the end of the unit/theme, students are told to revise the topic before they given the assessment. The process of assessment is transparent. Students' answer sheets are checked and discussed with them so that they can identify their errors and correct them. Two assessments per term will be held, the scores of each assessment is put together in the students' term and year-end progress report and shared with the parents.
Homework is considered to be an integral part of the learning process, encouraging independent study. In Primary School, (Classes II to V) homework is planned for each day of the week except Sundays. The time varies from 20 minutes in Class II to 40 minutes in Class V.
In Senior School, the time students are expected to devote to their homework increases from 6 hours a week in Class VI to 14 hours per week in Class X. In later years students preparing for Board examinations are expected to spend considerably longer hours.
At BRGS, we believe in starting young. Children are introduced to computers right from Primary Classes and from then onwards, the process of discovering the power of IT as a learning tool is not restricted to the curriculum alone. Students use designated computer labs to conduct research on the internet and create projects. We impart computer skills beyond the scope of the curriculum - skills such as Graphic Design, Animation and Multimedia are taught to help broaden horizons in addition to the standard productivity software.
BRGS uses multimedia projectors in classrooms, computer labs and in specially designated A/V Rooms where teachers showcase presentations and courseware to students. Our teachers consistently create their own content and Teacher's Resource Rooms exist, with broadband access provided, enabling them to research, download and create their own presentations, worksheets, lesson plans and more.
Every department uses IT in various ways to enhance the learning process - from sports teachers using training videos to music teachers using digital sequences. Art departments are equipped with computers, printers and scanners and all libraries are fully automated. The Science labs are also IT enabled with access to the internet. Staff-training workshops are held periodically, in basic skills and use of advanced software. All staff rooms are equipped with computers for improved accessibility to the Internet.
Teaching Methodology/ Pedagogy
The School is emphatic about providing child-centric education, and keeping this in mind, we offer learning that is both interactive and experiential. The teaching methodology is a diverse mix of the most recent innovations in education and is based on the latest findings in tutoring research.
We realise that a single method cannot suit everyone. Our teachers select the best combination of various approaches according to the learning styles and needs of their students. They act as facilitators and guide the students in their learning using activities, audio-visual stimuli, projects and presentations. The focus remains on creating awareness in the students and providing them with experiences that they can apply to real-life situations.