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Syllabi And Curriculum

Pon Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School follows English as the medium of instruction and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). School syllabus is built on a rich foundation of reading, writing and arithmetic. That foundation is then further strengthened with History, Science, Music, Geography and the Arts.

The curriculum is built on the principle of subject integration. This reinforced study across subject areas develops critical thinking and higher order thinking skills. The children are guided through each theme with a multi pronged approach.


Syllabus and Standards

Teaching Methodology in the School

  • Use of modern and conventional tools and methods of teaching and learning.
  • Use of themes & projects to develop higher order thinking and stimulate creativity.
  • Large number of co-curricular activities that provide wide and varied exposure.

Languages offered

  • Std I to Std X - Tamil or Hindi as 2nd language
  • Std IV to Std VIII - Hindi or Tamil as 3rd language

Important Notification

  • Hindi is compulsory as either a 2nd language or 3rd language.
  • Those who take particular language as 2nd language in Std IV are advised to maintain the same as 2nd language up to Std X for continuity.

Pre Primary

To foster a strong foundation in the children in the key elements of learning, we follow the EZ Vidya curriculum completely aligned to the 21st century skills framework defined by Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21), USA, the world’s leading advocacy organization on 21st Century Skills.


Primary

>We follow the Collins curriculum for the primary. Collins is a transformational school curriculum, intended to create a learning environment that delivers quality holistic education to suit the 21st century needs. It aims to facilitate well-rounded development that supports cultivation of a healthy thought process and enhance the learners cognitive abilities. The syllabus for the series is designed to meet the requirements of the latest National Curriculum Framework.

Four Facets of Thinking- Chrysalis’ trademark feature which encourages every child to Look Deep, Look Within, Look Beyond and Look Around making creative and critical thinking visible in classrooms.


Secondary

Diligently chosen text books in line with CBSE syllabus is being followed for grades VI to VIII. In order to uphold vision of locally rooted and globally competent education, we have included various innovative E-technologies in our curriculum. We have introduced the latest Digital Transformation System by Educomp to facilitate our students understand and strengthen concepts in various subjects. Audio and video tools are used by teachers through the interactive boards to enhance the learning process.

For grades IX to XII, NCERT books are followed.


Senior Secondary

Pon Vidya Mandir Sr.Sec. School has earned the prestigious upgradation of senior secondary eduction. NCERT Text books would be followed in Senior Secondary grades. The academic stream offered in senior secondary are

  • Mathematics Stream: English, Physics Chemistry, Math, Computer Science/Psychology
  • Science Stream: English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science/Psychology
  • Commerce Stream: English, Accountancy, Economics, Business Studies, Math/Computer Science

School Term

Scholastic areas include Formative and Summative assessments. Each term will have two formative assessments and one summative assessment.

Co-scholastic activities include Literary, aesthetic skills, performing skills and clubs. Health and Physical Education will also form an integral part of this assessment.

Co-Scholastic areas will be assessed on life skills, attitudes and values.

The Session will be spread over 2 terms, one from April to September and second from October to March.

Assessment will be both Formative and Summative. The weightage is given below:

Subjects

TERM-1 (100 Marks)
(1st half of the session)
20 marks Periodic Assessment +
80 marks for Half Yearly Exam

TERM-2 (100 Marks)
(2nd half of the session)
20 marks Periodic Assessment +
80 marks for Yearly Exam

Language-1
Language-2
Language-3
Mathematics
Science
Social Science
Any other Subjects

PA 20 marks

  • Periodic Test 10 marks with syllabus covered till announcement of test dates by school
  • Note Book Submission 5 marks at term-end
  • Sub Enrichment 5 marks at term-end

Half Yearly Exam

  • Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus coverd till announcement of Half Yearly exam dates by school

PA 20 marks

  • Periodic Test
  • 10 marks with syllabus coverd till announcement of test dates by school
  • Note Book submission 5 marks at term-end
  • Sub Enrichment 5 marks at term-end

Yearly Exam
Written exam for 80 marks with syllabus coverage as below:
* Class VI: 10% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term
* Class VII: 20% of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term
* Class VIII: 30%of 1st term covering significant topics + entire syllabus of 2nd term


Competitive Exams

Opportunities and training are provided to participate in prestigious competitive exams like the following:

  • NTSE - National Talent Search Exam
  • NCO - National Cyber Olympiad
  • UCO - Unified Cyber Olympiad

Uniform

LKG & UKG

  • Uniform on Wednesdays and whenever required.
  • Boys should wear dark grey shorts, checked grey collared shirts with half sleeve and sandals.
  • Girls should wear Uniform frocks and sandals.
  • Sports Uniform must be worn on Mondays and Thursdays.
Grades I - V

  • Uniform on all days.
  • Boys should wear dark grey shorts, checked grey collared shirts with half-sleeve, black shoes, navy blue socks and black belts with ordinary buckle.
  • Girls should wear dark grey shirts, checked grey short shirts with half-sleeve, black shoes and navy blue socks.
  • School Uniform must be worn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Sports Uniform must be worn on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Grades VI-XII

  • Uniform on all days.
  • Boys should wear dark grey pants, checked grey collared shirts with half-sleeve, black shoes, navy blue socks and black belts with ordinary buckle on all days.
  • Girls should wear dark grey pants, checked grey kurthas with half-sleeve, overcoat, black shoes and navy blue socks on all days.
  • School Uniform must be worn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Sports Uniform must be worn on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

We have entered into a strategic tie up with giants in the field of education to reinforce and strengthen the learning process of the students which would make them stand apart from the ordinary.


EZ Vidya

EZ Vidya is India's premier education research and innovation organization focused on delivering quality holistic education in Indian schools. Owing to over a decade of sustained research on education and pedagogy by their internal R&D team and the remarkable transformation witnessed in the schools they have had interventions in, EZ Vidya is acknowledged as a 'Thought Leader' in education by regulatory bodies in the field of education such as CBSE, Ministry of Education in several states and their corporate partners like IBM, AIF, Dell and NOKIA.


Educomp

Educomp is a K-12 educational platform. Educomp provides smartclass video modules, calibrated assessments, online learning management systems and learning solutions based on 21st century innovations.


Collins

At Collins Learning, it strive to deliver content that is not only scientifically accurate, but also that stimulates curiosity in the young, impressionable minds and equips them with tools to become better human beings. The professional development programmes supports educators by honing their skills and prodding them to encourage learners ‘How to think’ instead of ‘What to think’. Collins consciously use examples in the books that resonate with the needs of the 21st century learners and promote experiential learning.