Our Academics

The academic programme at Nehru World School places an emphasis on every aspect of student growth and development, while meeting state requirements. Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow us to offer a comfortable and inclusive educational environment, while ensuring each student receives the individualised attention and support they need.

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Celebrating Academic Excellence

NWS promotes academic excellence by finding the best in every student. We want all our students to realise their full academic potential, to have high expectations of themselves,  to work hard, to realise their ambitions and have a growth mindset.


NWS places great value on academic attainment. The results are excellent, positioning the School as one of the very best in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCR, with year on year improvements.

 

Headline Data

Grade 12 CBSE Board Examination Results of NWS Ghaziabad

From the 2019 cohort, 35 students secured the 0.1 certificates from CBSE for scoring the highest marks in various subjects and making it in the top 0.1 percentile.

 
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The Curriculum and Learning

 

Lifelong learning is the cornerstone of all academic planning and activities at NWS. The School provides a comprehensive academic curriculum supported by a process of teaching for learning that encourages students to develop skills of critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity.

 

Early Years

Based on International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), Jolly Phonics and Numicon

Cambridge Primary

Cambridge 1 to 6

International programmes designed to include local context and culture.

Cambridge Checkpoint Assessments at the end of Grade 6.

Primary - CBSE Curriculum

Grades 1 to 6

Enriched by aspects of the Cambridge Curriculum, active learning and teacher developed learning resources.

Cambridge Secondary

Cambridge 7 to 10*

International programmes designed to include local context and culture.

Cambridge Checkpoint Assessments at the end of Grade 8.

International General Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations at the end of Grade 10.

Secondary - CBSE Curriculum

Grades 7 to 10

NWS follows the approved courses, enriched by active learning and teacher developed learning resources.

Grade 10 Board Examinations.

Senior Secondary - CBSE Curriculum

Science Stream

Commerce Stream

Humanities Stream

 

The Curriculum is supported by appropriate planning documents, schemes of work and lesson plans. These plans:

  • take account of the ages, aptitudes and needs of all students.

  • give students experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, personal, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education.

  • enable students to acquire speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills.

  • are formulated chronologically to show appropriate progress from one stage of education to the next.

 

The Curriculum supports the development of learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and enquiring, resilient and adaptable. Learners:

  • become problem solvers, able to interact with subject content in critical and innovative ways.

  • acquire and employ strategies for accessing, processing, applying, synthesising and evaluating content.

  • are actively engaged, able to shift easily between independent study and collaborative enquiry.

  • are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way.

  • become aware of the processes as well as the products of their learning and develop the awareness and strategies to be life-long learners,

  • apply their knowledge and understanding to solve new and unfamiliar problems.

 

Assessments take place in line with Cambridge and CBSE norms, where both formative and summative assessment play an important role.

Students’ holistic learning experience ensures that they are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in a global society.

 

The Academic Curriculum is enhanced by:

  • The integration of technology, whereby teaching and learning is supported by the latest multimedia technology and digital content, mapped to the curriculum. Teachers may use online learning resources and links to either explain a concept or evaluate the understanding of the students.

  • Khan Academy, whereby the Indian Curriculum for Mathematics has been mapped to the resources available for students' usage on Khan Academy, USA. NWS has adapted the lesson aligned practice model, whereby exercises are set by the teachers for the class as regular practice to build procedural fluency and concept development.

  • An enhanced German Language programme, supported by the “Goethe Institut”, Max Müller Bhavan, the education wing of German Embassy, providing a pathway for students to study in Germany.

  • Start-Up-Superstars, an inter-class event to create globally aware, socially responsible, young entrepreneurs, through which students set up and plan businesses which:

    • give students the chance to gain hands-on experience of running a real business.

    • generate real profits to help support their educational activities.

    • are sustainable and will grow and develop every year.

  • Start-Up-Superstars and the curriculum are closely mapped to ensure that the practical experiences enhance conceptual learning.

  • The use of do-it-yourself science kits, designed helping students to become logical thinkers and problem solvers and enhance analytical intelligence through visualisation of challenging scientific concepts.

  • Generation Global, a compelling educational programme that engages school students across the world in learning directly with, from and about each other. By means of video-conferencing and an online community, students from different parts of the world work together to investigate specific global issues; discuss a range of opinions, values and beliefs; and explore the reasons for similar and different views.

 
'Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!'

The reading programme at NWS is being developed to

  • support the holistic development of each student.

  • provide a rich and stimulating reading environment, while enhancing exposure to and developing understanding of English.

  • foster an enthusiasm for and love of reading for life, encouraging children to become attentive listeners, independent and reflective readers.

  • read and listen to a range of texts including fiction, non-fiction, playscripts and poetry.

  • develop reading strategies and skills, accuracy, fluency, understanding, enjoyment and a critical response to texts.

Parents are encouraged to read aloud to their children on a daily basis, listen to them read and support their reading for at least 20 minutes a day as they become proficient readers.

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Competitive Examinations

Increasing numbers of students achieve success in the highly competitive examinations for places in the best further education institutions. An example of this is three students clearing the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) to quality for Stage 2, where 2,000 places are awarded across the whole of India. Another example would be students being regularly selected for the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY).
We also commend the achievements of nine students in 2020 who cleared the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT – JEE) Advanced Examination, giving entry to the most prestigious establishment for the study of technology in India.

 

Scholarships

Acknowledging the efforts put in by students and their families in securing outstanding results in the School's internal and CBSE examinations, NWS awards several merit and need based scholarships every year. Details of the same can be obtained from the School front desk.

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