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Co-curricular activities will help improve exam grades

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has delivered on its promise to promote co-curricular performance.

delhi Updated: Apr 09, 2010 00:42 IST
Ritika Chopra

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has delivered on its promise to promote co-curricular performance.

Henceforth, in Classes IX and X, grades of students will be increased in one or two academic subjects if they do well in extra curriculur areas.

Under CBSE’s new concept of Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE), a child is assessed through the year in both academics and extra-curricular activities. He/she can score a maximum of 42 grade points in the latter.

The new grading policy says if a child scores between 34 and 42 points in extra curricular activities, he is eligible to have his grade scaled up to the next level in two academic subjects. A score between 19 and 33 points would translate into a grade improvement by one level in one academic subject.

“This will provide a certain amount of dignity to extra-curri-cular achievements of students,” said Ameeta Wattal, principal, Springdales School, Pusa Road.

The up-scaling of academic grades will start with the subject in which the child has done the worst. Co-scholastic areas include physical education, parti-cipation in clubs promoting cult-ural activities, and even attitu-de towards peers and teachers.

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