Choithram Intl shifts to Manikbag campus
THE CHOITHRAM International School was formally shifted in its third year from its Nepania road campus to the new campus located at Manikbag Road today. The ?A? level course and International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) diploma course for (11th and 12th) under the CIE (Cambridge International education) would begin from this academic session.india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 14:52 IST
THE CHOITHRAM International School was formally shifted in its third year from its Nepania road campus to the new campus located at Manikbag Road today. The ‘A’ level course and International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) diploma course for (11th and 12th) under the CIE (Cambridge International education) would begin from this academic session.
Addressing a press conference, director Manish Tanna said that the school was the fourth in India to get recognition for this programme. IBO stresses on development of all kinds of intelligence and encourages creativity of a child allowing a singer to be at par with the mathematician and the writer to be equal to the sportsperson. The school ensconces nurturing resilient optimistic, individuals with gumption, and a sanguine attitude so that they are always prepared to face the trials and tribulations of life.
The International Certificate of Education (ICE) conducted by UCLES requires the study of seven subjects including languages, arts, humanities, mathematics, science, technology and physical education. The exams are conducted twice a year in the months of May, June and November and are declared in the months of August and February. It is beneficial to those students wising to apply to foreign universities, as they give an advantage of one year to the students clearing the exams.
IBO offers three programmes for primary years - (PYP) for ages three to 12, middle years (MYP) for ages 11 to 16 and diploma programme for ages 16 to 19.
The International ‘A’ level has been recognised worldwide as a requirement for entry into higher education and is recognised by the Association of Indian Universities and UGC as equivalent to class XI and XII of the Indian boards. This board uses a gradation system for marking and assessment and lays more stress on using practical approach to study.
The students devote more time to secure better grades by dropping subjects irrelevant to their career leading to better chances of admission into specialised colleges of their choosing and jobs of their liking. The students secure admission into any university worldwide without having to undergo any pre-university or bridge course.
In order to meet the stringent requirements fitting international standards to run this programme, the new campus was built behind the Choithram School near the college of nursing so that it could be regularly visited and inspected by teachers and delegates associated with this system of education from different foreign countries. The new building constructed on the principles of power saving and eco-friendliness has skylights, open spaces and designs in the outer walls providing an opening form light and cross ventilation.
Especial emphasis was given to protection of trees and the four inside the main hall and the one standing tall near the open assembly ground where the building was structurally provided a curve serve as examples as to how modern buildings and incorporate trees inside and outside their design without having to chop them off.
A boys and girls hostel, dining hall (cafeteria), computer and other laboratories form a part of the campus, The greatest attraction of the school is its class strength of not more than 25 students, audio/visual aids in classes and specialised teachers.
First Published: Apr 05, 2006 14:52 IST