Key Academic Areas
Levels Of Study
Levels or Stages of Education in Modern National School-
Education in our schools follows a uniform structure of school education which is known as the 10+2 system.
- Pre Primary Stage – Pre primary education in Modern National School is provided to children between the age 3 to 6 years beginning from – Pre-Nursery, Nursery, KG, Prep.
- Pre Primary Stage – Primary education in our school is offered usually to students aged between 5 to 12 years. The duration of study in this stage is 5 years. Common subjects include English, Hindi, Mathematics, Environmental Science and General Knowledge.
- The Middle Stage – Middle stage of education covering 3 years of academic study is formed by 6th to 8th class consisting of students aged between 11 to 13 years. Common subjects include Hindi, English, Science, Mathematics and Social Science. We also offer Minor subjects such as General Knowledge, Information Technology and Sanskrit.
- The Secondary Stage – Secondary Stage of education covering 2 years of academic study starts with classes 9th and 10th. consisting of students aged between 14 to 16 years. All the main and minor subjects are taught to the students.
- Senior Secondary Stage- Senior Secondary Education is of only 2 years. Senior Secondary Schools in our school include classes 11th and 12th. consisting of students aged between 16 to 18 years. At this level of education students have the freedom to choose their preferred stream and subjects. They can pursue Arts, Commerce, Science (medical & non medical)..
Syllabus & Curriculum
MNPS, Ghaziabad is an English medium, co-educational Senior Secondary School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Using English as the medium of instruction, the entire establishment works only with the sole objective of providing wholesome education to a student.
The school advocates the system of an integrated curriculum in which a unit/topic is taught across different disciplines using a specific set of methods. This helps our children to make connections across the curriculum. Activities, project work, presentations, educational trips, guest lectures are an indispensable part of our curriculum so that the concept formation is strong and lasting. The framework also keeps in mind the ‘weeks’ of the school which are celebrated every month like environment, literary, cultural, science, cosmic, a week, etc. The syllabus for the subjects is as prescribed by C.B.S.E.
Here the teacher becomes the group coordinator initiating work, nurturing students without the phobia of examinations and homework. The development of oral and written expression is emphasized. Home assignments are not a carry-over of classwork but oriented towards honing individual talents.
Classes Nur to Prep
Classes I & II
Classes III to V
Subject – English, Maths, Hindi, Science, Social Studies, Computer, General Knowledge, and Art.
Classes VI to VIII
Subject -English, Maths, Hindi, Science, Social Studies, Computer, General Knowledge, Sanskrit and Art.
Classes IX & X
Subject -English, Maths, Hindi, Science, Social Studies, Information Technology & Physical Education.
Streams and Subjects
Class XI & XII Subject Streams-
Compulsory Subjects (3 Nos.) : English, Physics & Chemistry
Optional Subject1: (Subject No. 4) :Biology/ Mathematics
Optional Subject 2: (Subject No. 5): Information Technology / Physical Education
Compulsory Subjects (4 Nos.) : English, Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics
Optional Subject1: (Subject No. 4) :Mathematics / Information Technology
Optional Subject 1: (Subject No. 4) : Physical Education
Optional Subject 2: (Subject No. 5) : History
Examination And Assessment
- The academic year is divided into two terms. The pupil’s progress is assessed throughout the year through periodic Test (Pen Paper tests), Oral, Subject Enrichment & Art Integrated Activities etc and at the end of each term through Half Yearly Examination & Annual Examination. Students are graded on a nine-point scale and a minimum grade D is necessary to be declared ‘Pass’ in each subject.
- Pupils are required to appear for all the examinations as scheduled. In case of absence due to illness, a doctor’s certificate supported by medical prescriptions will be required. Absence for any other reason will not be condoned. If a student misses the final examination due to illness, he / she must appear for a Re-test to be conducted on a later date.
- A student who uses unfair means will be given a zero in the subject and will not be re- examined.
- Two Terminal Examinations are held in September and February end. The final report and promotion will be based on the student’s performance in both Terminal Examinations. The performance will be weighed as follows :
First Term Assessment 50%
Second Term Assessment 50%
- Promotion from Classes XI to XII will only be given if the student passes both theory and practical examinations separately. Students failing in one subject will have to give a re- test. Students failing in more than one subject will not be promoted irrespective of the fact that they may have a pass aggregate. Pass Mark – 33%
CLASSES I – V
Internal Assessments through out each term.
CLASSES PRE NURSERY- PREP
Internal Assessments, Periodic Test and Term End Assessments.
CLASSES VI - VIII
Internal Assessments, Periodic Test and Term End Assessments, Class Tests, Class Work and Assignments.
CLASS IX & XII
Class Tests, Class Work and Assignments Internal Assessments, Periodic Test and Term EndAssessments, Class Tests, Class Work and Assignments.
CLASS X & XII
The Assessment for Class XII is done on the pattern prescribed by the CBSE. The students will appear for the Final Examination conducted by the CBSE in the month of March.
The scholastic session is divided into two terms. Each term ends with a Written Assessment. Marks obtained are recorded in the Report Card. Parents are expected to personally collect then Result Card of their wards on the Result Declaration Day..
Periodic Test I: May
Periodic Test II: July
Term Duration: April to September
Mid Term Written Assessment (Half Yearly Examination): September
Periodic Test III: November
Periodic Test IV: January
Term Duration : October to March
Final Written Assessment (Annual Examination): February/March
1. Notebook submission would be a part of internal assessment. This would address the critical aspect of regularity, punctuality, neatness and notebook upkeep.
2. Subject Enrichment Activities aimed at enrichment of the understanding and skill
development of specific subjects will be recorded internally.
3. Integrated activities aim to focus on more than one skill or subject matter through one exercise or activity. This type of integration shows students that subject matter and skills are not compartmentalized but can be applied in many different situations and contexts.
The medium of instruction and communication is English throughout the school. Fluency in English is considered as a vital requirement for all. Fluent English gives access to modern knowledge not yet readily available in Indian languages particularly in areas of science and technology.
Yet Hindi being an important language holds a very important place in curriculum
A third language Sanskrit is taught upto middle level.
Teachers are a very important part of a student’s life. They determine how well a student can perform and succeed in any of their future endeavors. It is extremely important that schools have good teachers, but it even more imperative they have a good teaching methodology.
At Modern National Public School, our teaching methodology is focused on the holistic development of the student, irrespective of the field he or she chooses to go into, thereby giving ample opportunity for them to be equipped with what is necessary for them to excel in their chosen academic and professional fields.
While there is more focus on exam based learning in most other schools, the teaching methodology here is based on a practical approach which ensures the student remains inquisitive and inventive without getting discouraged. Rather than simply getting the student to mug-up all the knowledge, this approach allows for the development of a more interrogative personality.
One of the methods used to make the curriculum interesting for the students is through engagement, in which they are made to engage with the real world. Everything they learn in the classroom can be connected to the outside world, and by doing so, the students gain a practical perspective and zeal to use the knowledge gained to solve real world problems. When teachers show the students how their teachings connect to the real world, it becomes more interesting to the students to associate with what is being said rather than being arbitrary and abstract.
Another tool in the teaching methodology is to stimulate creativity in the students. Visual exercises or knowledge games can capture the interest of the student and make them more excited to learn and participate in class. Whether it is science, history or mathematics, aspects of creativity are always inculcated in the teaching to keep the students engaged and willing to learn.
Rather than rely solely on textbooks, the teaching methodology also incorporates audio and visual aids. With the help of models, pictorial representations and videos, students will be able to retain more information than would be possible from simple rote learning from textbooks and putting them in the exam paper. These tools help keep alive the concentration of the student and ensure they retain the information that is being provided to them for a longer duration.
Another method used is the brainstorming technique, where the students are presented with a real-world situation and asked to come up with creative ideas for the same. By doing so, students can get their creative juices flowing while not worrying whether they are right or wrong. This methodology ensures children can put their minds on problems and think of creative solutions, making them better equipped to deal with roadblocks in their chosen profession.
Field trips are another way in which students can taught some valuable lessons. Taking them away from the classroom helps keep their minds fresh, and will learn faster and remember longer. It does not necessarily have to be a trip to a long distance destination – even a walk outside the classroom is a fresh approach, giving the students a freshness away from the classrooms where they are in for most days of the year.
When it comes to teaching subjects such as history or literature, storyboarding and role play are the best methods to get the students to remember important events and stories. It also generates a curiosity to learn more about the characters, while also helping them understand how the subjects being taught would be relevant in the outside world. Students would also enjoy participating in such a teaching session.
Pedagogy and Teaching Practices
The pedagogical approach is learner-centered. An array of teaching strategies is employed that foster curiosity and actively engage children throughout the learning process. The interactive teaching methods not only aid in understanding concepts better but also provide rich learning experiences to the child and allow each child to explore his talent and develop his potential.
In designing the age-appropriate activities as part of the Teaching-learning process, a careful balance is achieved between individual and group sessions, thus enabling the child to develop self-dependence and the skills of collaboration and communication.
With a class size of not more than 30 students, greater participation and interaction of students is facilitated, allowing students and teachers to work together. The relevance of the students’ academic and social growth is thus enhanced, enabling them to make confident strides to maximize their achievement.
Modern National Public School, Ghaziabad believes in the complete development of the children. Keeping this in mind the school has catered for an array of sports and games, besides other facilities.
Faculty and staff
When determining acceptable qualifications of its faculty, the school gives primary consideration to the educational qualifications and also attaches great importance to competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including related work experiences in the field, professional degrees, and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes.
Faculty at our school are recruited after a rigorous selection process which is followed by in- house training, orientation, remuneration package, designed to attract the best talent, and to provide suitable career-enhancement, job enrichment, and an increased sense of achievement and belongingness. The management encourages the faculty to upgrade their specialization and pursue any research work to develop their talents further.
Use of Technology Smart Classrooms
We emphasize creativity, letting children explore, developing thinking and analytical skill, and most importantly expressing and understanding their inner self. We not only prepare students for academic success but also enable them to face the challenges of living as a whole School is fully equipped to take on the responsibility of inclusive education both in terms of infrastructure as well as staff competence, and the school achieves all this by maintaining a very healthy student- teacher ratio of 1:30
Technology and education have been used together with the right reason and vision. Technology has been woven into the curriculum in the form of Smart Classes on a total solution basis. Students are introduced to digital technology right from the beginning of their careers. The modules are designed to suit the needs of the students and the content is mapped to the curriculum. The teachers, who are well-versed with the system, ensure that technology is integrated well into the lessons to help in teaching concepts thoroughly. It is also employed for recapitulation, oral tests, and remedial teaching.
Faculty & Students Workshops, Training and Development Programs
We at Modern National Public School regularly arrange and provide various training and development programs for our faculty so that their skills are upgraded to better impart knowledge to the students.
We at Modern National Public School regularly organize various Training and Workshops for our students as well as our teachers to develop and enhance their skills. Due to Covid Pandemic, we had to resort to conducting the Training and Workshops through Webinar.
- A Virtual Yoga Session for Students by a renowned Yoga Guru, Mr. Himmat Singh – (21 June 2021) – To celebrate International Yoga Day, a Virtual Yoga Session was conducted for students by a renowned Yoga Guru, Mr. Himmat Singh. He explained the importance of yoga in today’s scenario followed by some warm up exercises to begin with. He then demonstrated various types of asanas and pranayamas, which the staff members enthusiastically performed. Along with answering the queries of the teachers, he also encouraged everyone to practice yoga regularly to remain fit and healthy.
1.CBSE Webinar on Handicrafts – A Webinar was organized by CBSE in collaboration with Handicrafts and Carpet Sector Skill Council (HCSSC) on “Handicrafts” to be introduced as a Vocational Subject in middle school. The webinar showcased the artistic work of various artisans. A brief demonstration was given on Paper Mache craft and also on making Fashion Jewelry.
The main purpose of introducing Handicrafts as a subject is to create awareness among students to value and recognise the importance of local craft resources, and value these craftsmen and their skill. It will help to develop aesthetic sensibility relevant to Indian Culture among the students and will also help to create interest in Indian crafts and realize their relevance in contemporary life.
The teachers who attended the webinar found it very interesting and relevant.
2.Webinar on ‘Effective Utilization of Time’ – (November 2021) – A webinar was conducted by Pratham Institute on the topic ‘Effective Utilization of Time‘ for Class IX students. The virtual session was hosted by Mr. Ritesh Jain, who emphasized the importance of following a daily schedule.
He spoke about various activities that could be taken up to use the time effectively such as – looking for online courses, job shadowing, participating in virtual competitions, search for internships for school students, etc. Various options were suggested to the students during a brainstorming session explore. This was followed by a Q/A round. The session was thoroughly enjoyed by the students and they took away many ideas to not only constructively pass their time but also use it to further their career.
Programs at Senior Secondary level
The school management has a wide vision toward multiple options for senior students. The school affiliated with the CBSE for a total of 25 subjects in the academic and vocational stream at the senior secondary level. There is an emphasis on the education the students beyond the confines of the classroom and moves the concept of a child-centered educational approach to a much more radical program of education A number of activities are organized inside and outside the school like Literary Events, Cultural Programmes, Mock Parliament/ Court Sessions, Symposiums, Field Trips, etc. so that the students get exposure to different practical situations and know how to handle them. All these activities are carefully crafted to include values and skills essential to the students’ development in a holistic manner. Thus they emerge as more confident and mature human beings, conscious of their responsibilities towards themselves and society.
The School has also established a guided career counseling programme for the high school students. They are given guidance on study-abroad education and on preparation for admission in leading colleges and professional institutes in the country and abroad.
Student Enrichment Programs
- Life Skill Activities
- Subject Enrichment Activities
- Art Integrated Activities
- Self Defense Training
- Scout & Guide Camp
- Adventure Camp
- Educational Trips
Staff Enrichment Programs
- Workshops organized by CBSE
- In House Trainings
- Tours and Trips
Parents Enrichment Programs-
- Parents Teacher’s Meeting
- Parents Orientation
- Mother’s Day Celebration