ICSE Stream at Daffodils English School

1. For the successful functioning of the school, the Management is aware that the perceptions and beliefs of the teachers about the school are important factors that affect the teaching/learning systems established in the school. An Orientation Course before the start of the school’s academic year is provided wherein the teachers are made familiar with the resources and facilities that are available in the school which they can access and use.

2. The Council for the Indian Certificate School Examinations is committed to serving the children through high quality educational endeavours, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society.

  • The junior classes of the School have well designed curriculum with a harmonious blend of academics, sports and co-curricular activities. Some of the salient features are:
  • Qualified, well trained and caring staff: student teacher ratio at 25:1.
  • Learner friendly environment with value based & child centered curriculum.
  • A rich Co-curricular Activities package like Cultural Fests, Literary Fests, Art related contests, Quizzes based on different genres.
  • Friday morning assembly programme presented by Junior Wing students to showcase their innate abilities.
  • Activity Clubs during school hours, provide an opportunity for the students to pursue a hobby of their choice. The Clubs are Western Dance, Karate, Taekwondo, Chess and Guitar.
  • Use of smart board based & state of art digital infrastructure for teaching & assessment.
  • Grading evaluation system to minimize the academic pressure.
  • Integrated Life Skills sensitization programme, yoga& art/craft curriculum to provide value based education.
  • Worksheets to reinforce the concepts discussed.
  • Class libraries & e-books.
  • Field trips, class picnics with themes chosen from the academic curriculum.
  • Online sharing of portions with details of activities & teaching methodologies
  • Music, dance, cubs/bulbuls and well designed physical education programmes integrated in to the time table.
  • I-pad in education a tool to assist teachers to customize pedagogy & reduce load of bags.
  • Internal\external professional development programmes for teachers.

3. In keeping with the norms of the ICSE Board, the school offers the following subjects along with the languages in senior classes. They are as follows.

I and II III and IV V VI-VIII IX and X
English - Language
- Literature
English - Language
- Literature
English - Language
- Literature
English - Language
- Literature
Compulsory Subjects
English - Language
- Literature
II Language - Kannada
Hindi
II Language - Kannada
Hindi
II Language - Kannada
Hindi
Sanskrit
II Language - Kannada VII-French
Hindi
Sanskrit
II Language - Kannada
Hindi
E.V.S Social Studies III Language-Hindi
Kannada
III Language-Hindi
Kannada
History Civics Geography-I
History Civics Geography-II
Mathematics Mathematics Social StudiesSocial Studies-History
Civics
Geography
Group-II
Mathematics
Computer StudiesGeneral ScienceMathematicsMathematicsGeneral Science-Physics
Chemistry
Biology
ArtComputer StudiesGeneral ScienceGeneral Science-Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Group-III
Elective
General KnowledgeArtComputer studiesComputer studiesComputer Application
General KnowledgeArtArt/SUPWEconomics Application
General KnowledgeGeneral KnowledgeAlong With The Above S.U.P.W

4.The academic year is divided into two terms i.e. June to October-Term I and November to March –Term II . Each term includes two unit tests and one term exam with a series of class tests conducted regularly. Project planning is being taught at the beginning of the year and students will work on one major project per subject per term/year appropriate to their level. They are assessed by the respective subject teachers. Grade X has an additional paper- Socially Useful and Productive Work (SUPW) and they are assessed both internally and externally. Periodic spot assessments are made to monitor the individual progress of the child. A unique evaluation structure has been put in place to offer feedback on each student's strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas.

5. Experiential learning is emphasised through making models of kaleidoscopes, poster making on movement in plants, scrap booking on the role of chemistry in our lives, creating HTML documents, making PowerPoint presentations on a renowned author or preparing a picture glossary in subjects like History/civics and geography. Science and Social Science Projects include vermicomposting, terrace farming, setting up of a weather station (Stevenson's Screen) Field Trips are an integral part of the learning process

6. The curriculum is theme based and across subjects. At the Middle School level there is a lot of emphasis on hands-on learning using applicable waste materials and other teaching aids.

7. Communicative skills are developed through Conversation Practice, Role play, Journaling, Presentations etc.

8. Comprehension is enhanced by means of a specialized reading program that has been put in place.

9. We organise professional talks by industry personnel & parents to enhance the student's understanding on various topics. This helps students get a first-hand view of the subject and understand the intricacies behind it.

10. Our curriculum framework is flexible and activity-based, which aids in strengthening the students' essential understanding over the years.

11. Inculcation of Life Skills is being done innovatively using 'School Cinema', a learning module on life skills, values and attitudes, developed through research and taught using short films and thought provoking workbooks

12. General Knowledge skills are honed via Spell Bee, Quiz sessions and Just a Minute along with the assistance of Gaptopedia, a monthly magazine for students.

13. A few of our unique programmes implemented at the senior level include:

  • The Literary Challengers' Club
  • Remedial Teaching Classes
  • Mentor System
  • Smart Boards, Use of I-pads and Technology aided education