Cambridge International Curriculum
Cambridge Primary Programme
Students of stages 1 to 5 study English, Mathematics and Science along with a Second Language, ICT, Social Studies and Ecumenical Perspectives. Social Perspectives focusses on Critical thinking and enhances skills of research, evaluation, analysis, communication, and collaboration amongst the student.
|5||II Language(Hindi, French, Spanish and Telugu)|
In additament, the ICT program cultivates skills in Information and Communication amongst the students.
The school offers Spanish, French, and Hindi as second languages. Students of Stage 3 are taught Telugu as a third language. These students will continue to learn Telugu as they progress to stage 5.
The assessment for Cambridge Primary Years is objective-predicated and the subject reports are given periodically. Summative Assessments are in the form of Exams that are held at the cessation of each term.
Students take Cambridge primary checkpoint examination mostly in subjects like English, Mathematics, and Science.
DPS Nacharam, Best CAIE Schools in Hyderabad, design our assessments to be valid, fair, practicable and reliable. We assess what we know to be of value: conceptual understanding, deep subject knowledge, and higher-level thinking skills. There are two assessment options:
- Cambridge Progression Tests(marked in school)
- Cambridge Primary and Secondary Checkpoint(marked by Cambridge examiners)
The tests are marked in Cambridge and each learner receives a diagnostic report and a statement of achievement. The Cambridge Global Perspectives assessment is marked by teachers and is moderated in Cambridge.
Primary Checkpoint results @DPS -2019-20
Score of 6.0
Score of 5.0 to 6.0
|Percentage of Students who excelled|
Active Learning class room- Happier class room
In an active learning classroom, students play an important part in their learning process. Students build their knowledge and understand the opportunities provided by their teachers. It helps students to analyze, evaluate and synthesis ideas.
Cambridge Secondary Programme
Cambridge Secondary 1 (Stages 6 to 8)
Students of Stages 6 to 8 at DPS Nacharam, Best CAIE Schools in Hyderabad, study English, Mathematics and Science, ICT, Global Perspectives and Social Studies and one Second language. The Second languages offered are Hindi, Spanish and French.
|5||II Language(Hindi, French & Spanish)|
Assessment will be in both Formative and Summative. Formative Assessment includes presentations, day to day activities, projects and lab work. Summative Assessment includes Progression Examinations at the end of each term. The Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint examination is taken in the subjects English, Science, and Mathematics at the end of Stage 8. This is a diagnostic assessment to compare individuals and classes, check to learn, and reports progress to students, parents, and teachers. Secondary Checkpoint 1 provides detailed feedback about a student’s strengths and weaknesses.
Cambridge Secondary 2 (Stage 9&10)
The Secondary Programme 2 focuses on preparing the students for the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Examination Programme (IGCSE). Within IGCSE, students at DPS become a part of the International Certificates in Education (ICE) awards where they take subjects from all the five curriculum areas given.
Cambridge and satisfy certain conditions laid by CAIE. With a two-year curriculum, students are exposed to inquiry-based and learner-centric approaches to learning to develop skills in problem-solving and critical thinking. The following subjects are offered at school for IGCSE:
- Group 1: English as 1stLanguage
- Hindi, French and Spanish as 2ndLanguage
- Group 2: Economics
- Group 3: Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Group 4: Extended Math
- Group 5: ICT
Creative, Technical Vocational
Students work on tabs from Stage IV for content, Assignment, Assessment
Integrating technology in education every day helps the students to stay engaged. With technology, the classroom is the happiest place to learn, analyze.
Readathon program to enhance regarding skills and Journal writing to enhance writing skills
Reading for pure enjoyment enriches children’s lives beyond measure-and it’s been proven that reading for pleasure is more important than wealth or social background in improving a child’s future socially, emotionally, academically and vocationally.
Parent teacher communication through Mobile app (Class Dojo)
Teachers at DPS Nacharam, Best CAIE Schools in Hyderabad, communicate with the parents regarding the students’ performance in the class, sending messages, Homework, worksheets, and uploading photographs through the mobile app.
Project based learning
Students present their learning to the parents through presentations
Skype calls with international schools
Online concept tests for students:
Students use these tests for rigorous practice
Highly qualified and well trained teachers.
Teachers undergo rigorous professional development sessions. The objective of the training was to make teachers aware of the techniques used for active learning. Intricacies of the CAIE curriculum were also explained.