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The Curriculum for grades 1-4 is thoughtfully planned to ensure that each child at school enjoys these years in learning, discovery and creative engagement. Research on how the brain learns best, developmental appropriateness, the theory of Multiple Intelligences and the National Curricular Framework, 2005 have guided the planned curriculum.
Learning Environment is an affirmative and enabling one. Bright airy learning spaces, creative learning centres, comfortable reading nooks, integrated laboratories, ICT laboratories, exciting and interactive display boards, break out and break free zones and so on create an environment that catalyses learning.
Assessment is continuous and comprehensive. An ongoing process, it guides the learner in their pursuit of learning; also, a theme end summative assessment ensures timely feedback on degree of achievement of individuals as well as grade-level outcomes. These, in turn, guide teachers and parents to provide challenge or support, as per need, in a 'timely' and 'effective' manner. The progress of each child is shared through detailed report books along with a portfolio of documented work making learning visible to all.
All these thoughtful processes ensure the fulfillment of our ultimate goal of teaching in a way that all students learn.
At Birla Open Minds International School, we emphasise on providing an inspiring school environment that enables a shift from rote methods to a course beyond textbooks.
The curriculum aims to provide experiences and opportunities for students to think differently, analyse and evaluate independently and foster a place where we can soften subject boundaries and connect knowledge to life outside the school.
The Middle School Curriculum at Birla Open Minds though unique, merges seamlessly with the ICSE/CBSE/IB/IGCSE boards. Till class 7, Birla Open Minds offers a unique Birla curriculum and Class 8 onwards the curriculum is designed keeping in mind the culminating Board examination.
The co-scholastic areas of the middle school gives the students the opportunity to express themselves - such as arts, drama, music, various individual and team sports and community service projects. Life Skills and Physical Education and Outbound Programmes are also an integral part of the middle and high school curriculum.
The Primary and Middle school approach of using experiential and student centric methodologies continues in the Birla Open Minds High School years. The transition is smooth and allows the students to prepare for the school leaving certificate examinations.
At the High School stage, the Birla Open Minds International Schools offer a variety of options to the students. The students can opt for the Indian boards such as the CBSE or the CISCE or can opt for the International Curriculum.
Students have the choice of opting for the ICSE/ CBSE or IGCSE curriculum in Grade 8.
In Grade 11, once again students have the choice of opting for the ISC/CBSE curriculum or the Cambridge A/AS levels. All Open Minds school will be undertaking a feasibility study to consider applying for authorisation to offer the IBDP programme.For more information on these examining board details, visit the following websites: