Senior Secondary Curriculum

Curriculum Areas at Senior Secondary Level for the purpose of fostering core competences in learners, the curriculum encompasses seven major learning areas, which are: Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Sciences, Commerce, Health and Physical Education, Visual arts, Performing arts and contemporary subjects introduced in the last decade such as Entrepreneurship, Biotechnology, Fashion Studies, Creative Writing and Translation Studies, Mass Media Studies and Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India. It refers to the content of learning, not the titles of subjects. Beyond the required core and elective courses, optional courses relevant to specific curriculum areas may also be made available in consideration of changing individual, societal and global requirements and demands. Major Contents of each Curriculum Learning Area in Senior Secondary Classes

1. Languages include Hindi, English, another 31 languages (detailed in Curriculum Volume II) and focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, along with developing effective communicating proficiencies.
2. Humanities (Geography, History, Economics, Home Science, Sociology, Fine Arts, Political Science, Fashion Studies, Creative Writing and translation Studies and related subjects) include the learning of history and culture, geographical environment, global institutions, human nature and social compatibility, constitutional values and norms, politics, economy, interpersonal and societal interactions, civic responsibilities, and the incorporation of the above-mentioned learning into one's life.
3. Performing and Visual Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Heritage Crafts, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Sculpture and related subjects) includes music, instruction in these arts, aiming to help learners cultivate an interest and appreciation for arts and encourage them to enthusiastically participate in related activities, thus promoting abilities such as imagination, creativity, value arts, and the cultural heritage.
4. Science and Technology (Subjects related to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Information Practices and Web and Multimedia Studies) include gaining knowledge about matter and energy, nature, the environment, technology, breakthroughs in science. It will focus on knowledge and skills to develop scientific attitude, use and application of such knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life and further use this learning to analyse, evaluate, synthesise, create, invent and discover.
5. Mathematics includes acquiring the concepts related to number sense, operation sense, computation, measurement, geometry, probability and statistics, the skill to calculate and organize, and the ability to apply this knowledge and acquired skills in their daily life. It also includes understanding of the XIII principles of reasoning and problem solving.
6. Commerce (Business Studies, Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Economics and related subjects) includes gaining understanding about core business disciplines like the exchange of items of value or products between persons or companies and any such exchange of money for a product, service, or information is considered a deal of commerce.
7. Health and Physical Education focuses on the learning for holistic development like mental and physical. Understanding the importance of physical fitness, health, well-being and the factors that contribute to them. Focus of this curriculum is on helping learners develop a positive attitude and commitment to lifelong healthy active living and the capacity to live satisfying, productive lives with the help of proper health management, sports, fitness and lifestyle choices. These seven learning areas are to be integrated with each other in terms of knowledge, skills (life and livelihood), comprehension, values and attitudes. Learners should be encouraged to cognize and appreciate the interconnectedness of all knowledge and the enduring connection between knowledge and values. Their education should help them to connect the content of their learning areas and subjects with their own lives and the world around them. The holistic nature of human learning and knowledge should be brought forth throughout.

1. Learners use language to comprehend, acquire and communicate ideas and information and to interact with others.
2. Learners identify, integrate and apply numerical and spatial concepts and techniques. They have clarity of concepts and are able to connect them to the real world.
3. Learners understand and appreciate the physical, biological and technological world and acquire the knowledge, and develop attitude, skills and values to make rational decisions in relation to it.
4. Learners understand their cultural, geographical and historical milieus and gain in depth knowledge, attitude, skills and values necessary to bring about transformation for a better India.
5. Learners rationalize and reason about pre-defined arrangements, norms and relationships in order to comprehend, decode, validate and develop relevant patterns.
6. Learners think laterally, critically, identify opportunity, challenge their potential and are open to challenges. They are aware of consequences and take ownership of their deeds.
7. Learners interact harmoniously with people and cultures from across the globe and are tolerant and empathetic towards others.
8. Learners involve themselves in cultural pursuits as well as appreciate, respect and acknowledge the artistic, cultural and intellectual work of others.
9. Learners value and engage in practices that promote personal, physical as well as mental and cognitive development, and wellbeing.
10. Learners appreciate and value everyone's right to feel respected and safe, and, in this regard, also understand their constitutional rights as well as duties, and behave responsibly.

● Pedagogical goals of the school for the session
● Subject focused pedagogical objectives
● Mapping of units with pedagogical objectives
● Resources/activities to achieve the unit wise pedagogical objectives
● Pedagogical outcomes
● Assessment directives
● Feedback rubrics This Plan will also contain specified descriptions on how to infuse the seven core areas (including Life Skills Education, Values Education, Gender Sensitivity, Environmental Education, Information Technology Education, Human Rights Education, Health and Wellness Education) into the teaching of each subject. It is a good idea to involve parents in formulating this plan. The plan is an effective tool to let parents connect and support the pedagogical practices of the school. Lesson/ Unit Plans Lesson plans for the topics will be prepared by the teachers within their faculty. This will be supported by School Curriculum Plan (Syllabus). Some important components of this plan can be:
● Specific learning outcomes
● Unit/topic learning contexts
● Pedagogical strategies
● Flow of lesson/unit (including activities/ experiments/hands-on-learning) XV
● Formative assessment tasks
● Remedial teaching plan
● Interdisciplinary Linkages
● Infusion of Core (Life-skills, Values, etc.)
● Resources (including ICT) the component of remedial teaching is to be drafted keeping in view differentiated instructional requirements of the individual learners. As the learning difficulties are observed the remedial teaching must be taken up. This should be planned with a mutual understanding with the parents and they should be informed about how the remedial instruction is being provided.
Keeping in mind the gross values of CBSE curriculum. We at APS provide all three streams i.e. Science, Commerce and Humanities. In our Science, Commerce and Humanities Stream, we have the following Subjects.

Science Commerce Humanities
Physics Accountancy History
Chemistry Business Studies Geography
Biology Economics Political Science
Mathematics Economics

English is compulsory for all the three streams.

School offers a list of subjects as an optional subject as well-
1. MATHS (For both Commerce / Humanities students)
2. COMPUTER SCIENCE (Exclusively for Science Students)
3. INFORMATICS PRACTICES (for both Commerce and Humanities)
4. PSYCHOLOGY (For All three Streams)
5. FINE ARTS (For All three Streams)
6. HOME SCIENCE (For All three Streams)
7. PHYSICAL EDUCATION (For All three Streams)
8. Class XI Promotion Policy: As per CBSE rules.