Affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi Affiliation No.: 3530120

School Curriculum

The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi up to senior secondary level and provides a complete course of study from Pre-Schooling to Senior Secondary stage. The medium of instruction is English and great stress is laid to develop fluency and accuracy in the language. The importance of vernaculars is also stressed and a high standard of proficiency in Hindi & Sanskrit is also developed.

Streams Offered:-

Science: English Core, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Economics/Computer Science/Bio-Tech

Commerce: English Core, Mathematics, Economics, Accountancy, Business Studies, Informatics Practices

Pre-Primary Stage Curriculum

Development of reading readiness, writing readiness, pre-number concepts and promotion of knowledge & understanding skills, personal & social skills and values relevant to the age group is the prime focus.

  • From clumsy coordination to more refined skills;
  • From body talk to verbal communication ;
  • From strong reliance on outer controls to developing inner controls ;
  • From personal awareness to growing social concern;
  • From the here and now to a wider intellectual awareness and curiosity;
  • From acquiring isolated facts to conceptualizing and developing a deepening interest in symbols.

The system is designed to create a comfortable, cheerful and encouraging environment. A step-by-step structured curriculum is followed which without burdening the child, builds a strong foundation to enable the child to handle the future detailed courses. Through various group and individual class activities, each child is given ample opportunity to enhance personality traits, to add dimension to learning, to boost up reasoning power and stimulate logical thinking ability while good manners and etiquettes are emphasised upon. Respect for elders and love for peers is inculcated in the children.

Various Creative Activitiesare designed with the aim of learning with fun. Through teaching aids like blocks, abacus, puzzles, toys etc., the process of learning is made easy and interesting. The children are introduced to thematic poems, rhymes, songs and special emphasis is given to recitation and story - telling. Music and Dance activities are an integral part of the curriculum. The children are exposed to a plethora of creative activities which include painting, colouring, drawing, printing, paper folding, tearing, pasting, collage making and clay modelling. These creative activities are conducted by well-qualified teachers who specialize in their respective fields.

Sports Activities are designed to enable a child to be physically fit and to develop all the motor movements of the body. These include in-door and out-door games bundled with simple exercises, drills, fun races, football etc. complying with the child's interest. The pre-primary wing has a well equipped toy room where children have access to innumerable indoor games, puzzles, blocks and toys.

Cultural Activities are framed with the aim to educate with entertainment - to build stage confidence and inculcate social values. Children are encouraged to speak and to perform on the stage. Inter-class competitions are held to instil a feeling of confidence and to discover and provide exposure to these budding talents. Fancy dress, art, writing, action-songs, elocution, singing, dance, games, collage making and clay modelling competitions are events in which children are encouraged to participate with whole hearted enthusiasm. The parents of the participants are invited to witness their wards perform in these competitions held every week. This regular interaction enables and encourages the parents to be more actively involved in their child's progress.

Primary Stage Curriculum

With the aim of qualitative improvement of primary education there has been a deliberate reduction in curriculum load. In the revised curriculum the content is drawn from immediate environment and the strategies adopted are such that enhance the skills of observation, collection, classification experimentation and inferences. Learning is an activity through which we nurture free and creative expression of skills, habits, attitudes and values.

We aim to achieve healthy habits and development in psychomotor domains through active involvement of children. Oral-aural skills are emphasized in the area of language and environmental sciences. The language used in teaching and learning facilitates smooth understanding of concepts besides encouraging children for self-learning.

Upper Primary Stage Curriculum

At the middle school stage, we integrate science and technology and social sciences to the curriculum. In language, the emphasis is on developing all skills i.e. listening, reading, writing and grammar. In science, the focus is on developing key concepts and encourage learners to design experiments using local resources. The focus is also on the relevant information about the geography, history, civics and economies of the country and the world at large.

Secondary Stage Curriculum

The students of classes IX-X strictly follow the syllabi as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and prepare to excel in the board examinations. A flexibility of methodology and learning systems is strongly encouraged so that learning by rote is completely negated.The following subjects are offered for study at the secondary level: English Communicative, Hindi, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Foundation of Information Technology

The focus is on developing the conceptual aspects of science and mathematics. This ensures ability to apply the skills to real life problems by enhancing abilities to analyze, to see interrelationship, to think and reason. The stress is on nurturing the faculty to articulate logically. Particular attention is paid on developing analytical appreciation of literature, art and music. The curriculum focuses on creating awareness and need for national unity, national integration and protection of the environment.

Senior Secondary Stage Curriculum

he students of classes XI - XII also follow the syllabus prescribed by the board for the subjects of their choice. The children have a choice between streams of medical sciences, non-medical sciences and commerce studies. The children prepare to excel in their board examinations and equip themselves for various competitions for further studies in elite institutions of the country and abroad.

The curriculum at this stage strives to develop effective, creative and imaginative use of (written and spoken) language and various intricacies of communication skills. The effort is to develop conceptual competence to cope with professional courses in future and enhance process skills, problem solving abilities and application of basic concepts in real life situation. Self-learning through the use of reference material and critical enquiry of a subject is the focus at this stage. Students are therefore encouraged to understand and analyze the interrelationship between physical and human environment and their impact on each other. Students are provided space and activities to become sensitive to the national and international challenges and to clarify personal values towards issues concerning community and become responsible as well as effective members of the country.

Testing Times

The school believes in comprehensive and continuous assessment of the child. The comprehensive evaluation is intended to provide a holistic profile of the learner through both scholastic and non-scholastic aspects of education spread over the total span of instructional time in school.

The full academic session is divided into three terms. Great emphasis is placed throughout the session on child’s academic performance in the class. Project work, Note book, Class work and Home work are an integral part of the internal assessment policy adopted by the school. The assessment in each term includes weightage of marks for Terminal Examinations, Unit Tests, Project Work, Class work/ Home work/ Maintenance of Notebooks and various co-scholastic aspects of learning.

Promotion to the next class depends upon the whole year’s performance.

CPS Promotion Policy

The final assessment of a pupil will be based on his total achievement out of a maximum of 300 marks in each subject would be distributed as under:-

The final assessment of a pupil will be based on his total achievement out of a maximum of 300 marks in each subject would be distributed as under:-
Class work and homework assignment (@ 5 per session) 15 Marks
Project/Practical (@ 5 per session)  15 Marks
Unit Test (20x3)  60 Marks
First Terminal Examination  40 Marks
First Terminal Examination  80 Marks
Annual Exams  100 Marks
Total 300 Marks

Grades will be awarded to students in non-scholastic like GK, Drawing, EVS, Games, Computers, Music etc. on the basis of their performance in the particular activity throughout the session.

A student will have to secure overall 40% to be promoted. Thus each student shall need to obtain not less than 33 marks out of 100 in final assessment. of the teachers, marks obtained at the Half Yearly/Session ending Examination only will be considered.

  • Columbus Public School,
    Bali Vihar, Model Colony, Rudrapur
    Uttarakhand- 263153, INDIA
    Phone: 05944 - 244076
    Fax: 05944-246840
    Cell: 9927927999
    Email id: cps.rudrapur@gmail.com
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