Syllabus for ICSE
ICSE syllabus is apt for those who prefer more focus on English strengthening. ICSE covers the required introduction of the previous class basics on every given topic in its new syllabus. Example, if there is a chapter on complex numbers in 7th class, then in 8th grade, introduction to complex number gets repeated, and later the quadratic equations are explained. It is an excellent technique to strengthen the basics of the student. And once their fundamentals are clear then it will enhance their confidence level, which helps them in their higher studies.
Subjects Covered In ICSE Syllabus:
2. Second Languages – Indian Languages
3. Second Language – Sanskrit
4. Modern Foreign Language – Group 1
5. History and Civics
7. Environmental Education
13. Commercial Studies
14. Technical Drawing
15. Modern Foreign Language – Group 2
16. Classical Language
17. Computer Science
18. Environmental Science
19. Agricultural Science
20. Economic Applications
21. Commercial Applications
23. Performing Arts
24. Home Science
26. Fashion Designing
27. Physical Education
29. Technical Drawing Applications
30. Environmental Applications
31. Modern Foreign Language – Group 3
32. SUPW and Community Service
33. List of Prescribed Books – Language
CBSE SYLLABUS – CLASS X
Hindi Part: A
Hindi Part: B
English Language and Literature
ICSE Marking Methodology:
The marking methodology of 10th grade ICSE is as follows:
Group 1 – All subjects are Compulsory
Group 2 – Any two subjects may be selected
Group 3. – Any 1 Subject to be chosen
A student must take up seven subjects in the exam and must obtain a pass percentage of 35% in at least five subjects to obtain ICSE certificate.
CBSE GRADING SYSTEM
In this system, only grades are awarded not marks.Compartment exams that were conducted in September have been removed, and now it is held within a month of the announcement of the results. There are two categories of results now namely: Eligibility for qualifying certificate and Eligibility for improvement of performance. Students who have failed in the qualifying exam are given five chances to improve their performance without repeating another academic year.
THE NEW ORDER
Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) – based on grades are brought into practice. It consists of a formative and summative assessment of the student to be done over two terms – first and second -during the year-long academic calendar.
Summative Assessment: Based on the term-end examination
There will be two evaluations each in the first and second terms. The first term-end exam will carry 20 marks. The second term-end exam will take 40 marks.
Formative Assessment: To evaluate and grade class work, homework, assignment and project work there will be one term-end exam for each term. Each evaluation will carry ten marks apiece.
Students of class IX and X are evaluated on a 9-point grading system as given below:
MARKS RANGE GRADE GRADE POINT
91-100 A1 10.0
81 -90 A2 9.0
71 -80 B1 8.0
61-70 B2 7.0
51 -60 C1 6.0
41 -50 C2 5.0
33-40 D 4.0
In Indian society, education plays a vital role. His/her education assesses a person. As India is known for the diversity in its culture a lot of divergences can also be found in the INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM.
In India, many numbers of boards co-exist in the education system. Each board has its criteria to judge students’ capabilities. Some board judge student on behalf of knowledge whereas the other board judge student by applying new system for marking etc.
The different board which is there in India are CBSE, ICSE, RAJ board, SSC board and many more state boards. The different marking Schemes are:
1. Grading System
2. Best of 5 System
3. Percentage System
4. Percentile System
Grading system consists of the marking scheme in which students are given grade depending upon the marks they have obtained in the examinations. Similarly, the other method also evaluates the student performance in exams but they provide the percentage of the marks get in the reviews, or they do cumulative grading system.
The fundamental difference comes in the new system like Best Of Five. In this method, a student is allowed to give exams of 5-6 subjects depending upon the board, but the ultimate fate of student is decided by the marks scored in the five subjects only.
Use of so many marking schemes puts the student in a dilemma. The student is unable to understand the advantage or disadvantage of the above system till the results are declared.
Implementing grading system is to bring in more practical education than the current theoretical method.
Awarding of grades has some advantages over granting of numerical marks. It considerably reduces examiner’s changing moods while assessing one student after the other. Putting students of similar potential in same grades automatically takes care of all the shortcomings in assessment techniques. Lastly, it will reduce undesired and unsound comparison of small difference of marks.
Some feel that the Indian education system has taken a step forward towards reviving the education system with the introduction of the grading system in session 2009-10. It will help in reducing the pressure on students during exams.
Seeing young children of the country succumbing to the undue pressure of scoring high marks is horrifying. As per reports, every day more than 20 students aged between 14-20 years commit suicide in India due to non-performance in the examination or an entrance test.
Further, this often causes health hazard such as fatigue, body aches, eye weakness, stress and in more severe cases, depression.
Thus, the grading system and abolition of board exams is a boon in disguise for students.