Senior Wing Curriculum and Pedagogy
The Senior Wing comprises classes IX to XII catering to the age group of 14-18 years. The school follows a 5-day week schedule with school timings from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. KR Mangalam Gurgaon is one of the Best CBSE School In Gurgaon providing modern high-tech facilities with a strong emphasis on students’ academic excellence and extracurricular activities.
The pragmatic approach combined with a variety of activities like Project Based Learning, Excursions, and Student Exchange Programs, aid better understanding and make learning productive. Enrichment activities are planned as per CBSE guidelines throughout the year to add value to the process and develop comprehensive personalities. The faculty acts as a guide and facilitator for all team-based projects and group discussions, making students independent logical thinkers.
In order to promote Competency-Based Education (CBE), the school has adopted various methodologies at Secondary and Senior Secondary to adopt NCERT learning outcome. The assessments are also based on the same approach to test high-order skills of senior students.
The National Education Policy 2020 has affirmed that competency-based learning is integral to develop the creative and critical thinking capacities of students to meet the challenges of the 21st century proactively. It emphasizes on equipping students with problem-solving skills, analytical skills, and conceptual clarity.
Scheme of subjects at Secondary Level (IX & X)
At this age, students become logical thinkers and possess the ability to find effective and scientific solutions to address real-life problems.
The children at this level practice abstract, diverse, and open-ended assignments and situations-based tasks. They are evaluated based on their strengths and conceptual aptitude to foster meaningful learning without stressing about success and failures. The subjects are transacted through smart classes and hands-on learning making understanding of concepts easier and stimulating.
The subjects offered are:
- 4Social Science
- 5Artificial Intelligence
Students are offered a second language option. They may choose any of the following languages:
Scheme of subjects at Senior Secondary Level (XI & XII)
The curriculum at Senior Secondary Level is based on the aptitude and academic performance of the child in class X. The child has an option to choose the subjects as per his interest and abilities.
At this stage, the child gets prepared for life beyond the boundaries of school. Here we focus on delivering in-depth knowledge of concepts, enabling students to face the external board examination and competitive examination confidently.
The students have a wide spectrum of subjects to choose from. The subjects offered are:
- 6Computer Science
- 7Informatics Practices
- 9Business Studies
- 11Legal Studies
- 14Political Science
- 17Physical Education
KRM offers an extensive range of co-curricular activities customized to the interests and aptitude of a child. These include Sports, Yoga, Music, Dance, Robotics, Electronics, Cooking and Baking, Photography, Astronomy, Dramatics, Multimedia, Gardening, Painting and Quizzing.
‘A true leader sets an example to test one’s own vision to forge the path to success.’
KRM believes in instilling leadership in all the Mangalites, and with this endeavour, the school appoints Student Council each year and the members pledge to serve their fellow mates. They contribute and support the school administration in various school activities and clubs.
The school organizes under Leadership camp the supervision of highly trained professional instructors and school teachers. It inculcates 21st-century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and other leadership qualities in students, making them realize their full potential.
Atal Tinkering Lab
‘Curiosity, Creativity, Imagination are the real skills of the future’.
It is an initiative by the Niti Aayog to foster scientific temperament, innovation, and creativity amongst students with a vision to cultivate the young minds as Neoteric Innovators.
ATL Lab conducts different activities ranging from regional and national level competitions, exhibitions, workshops on problem-solving, designing and fabrication of products, lecture series, etc. at periodic intervals. This helps students to tinker, evolve and ideate on the projects. Young children will get a chance to practice with tools and equipment to better understand what, how, and why aspects of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).
‘Fitness is a way of life’
As a FIT India certified School, KRM provides world-class sports facilities and encourages fitness and sports activities among all students. Sportshala is an after-school programme to provide a plethora of sports activities to students. The physical stimulation through sports improves the well-being of the students and embeds leadership qualities, teamwork, self-discipline, and self-esteem.
‘Building the bond over the years with the alumni’
The school enjoys the complete support of alumni who are willing to contribute to the school activities such as conducting workshops, sharing suggestions, and organise career guidance sessions. The diverse experiences of 500+ alumni of KRM add value to the Alma Mater. The school alumni have been placed in reputed colleges in India and abroad, Universities such as IIT, SGT, Delhi University, IP University, OP Jindal, IILM, KIIT, Thapar, Christ, IIM, NLUs, NUS, King’s College, London, Waterloo, British Columbia, CDF Club-Spain, and top Australian Universities.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
With the above thought in mind, KRM’s dedicated Career Development Programme in association with renowned career counselor Mr Jitin Chawla plays a significant role in guiding students to help them unleash their true abilities and potential. The continuous and comprehensive guidance offers a complete solution to the students in selecting subjects in line with their strengths, inclinations, and career aspirations. The program equips children to decide on their desired career goals, prepare their CVs, build profiles, and complete application processes in India and abroad.
This unique farsighted, vision-driven support helps the school to ensure that every Mangalite would uniquely write their success stories.
‘Just like footprints in the sand, each step signifies the journey taken.’
The internships during summer break offer exposure to the real world, enabling students to map their educational goals to their possible future selves. The school aims to integrate innovation with entrepreneurial and high-level problem-solving skills.
Internships and Summer Programmes with Fortis Healthcare, Plant Genome Institute, Vigyan Tram, Brain Research Institute, KRM University, and Cyber Safety Expert Mr Rakshit Tandon, as a Technical writer provides the students with authentic and trusted experiences while building essential skills to leverage the possibilities that lie ahead.
Grades IX & X
The assessments are conducted as per the remodeled assessment structure given by CBSE which is explained below:
Co-Scholastic: The students are assessed in the following domains: Life Skills, Work Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Attitudes and Values, Club Activities, and Health and Physical activities
The students are assigned grades for co-scholastic assessment on a five-point scale (A-E). The minimum qualifying grade in all subjects under the Co-Scholastic Domain is D.
The school follows the system of Periodic Tests as per the Uniform Assessment Guidelines of CBSE. The composition of the Term exam is as follows:
Type of Questions
These can be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Case-Based Questions, Source-Based Integrated Questions, or any other types
Short Answer/ Long Answer Questions
Internal Assessment (throughout the year irrespective of Term I and II) This includes subject enrichment, portfolio, and practical work/speaking listening activities/project.
For Grade XI The academic session is divided into two terms. There will be one set of Unit Tests in the First Term and another set of Unit Tests in the Second Term. Each of the unit tests will carry 30 marks. In addition to this, there will be a First Term and a Final Exam for 70/80 marks each and Practical/Project for 20/30 marks each.
For Grade XII Public Examination is held by CBSE for this class in Feb/March and the results are declared in May. To allow enough practice for the Board Examination, Monday Test and various examinations are held by the school according to the scheme of examination. The students are advised to take these examinations seriously as these examinations will be beneficial for the preparation of the Board Examination.
Unit Tests are conducted in classes XI and XII in each term. The composition of the Term exam is as follows:
Type of Questions
These can be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Case-Based Questions, Source-Based Integrated Questions, or any other types.
Short Answer/ Long Answer Questions
Internal Assessment (throughout the year irrespective of Term I and II)
This includes end-of-topic or unit tests/exploratory activities/practical/projects. A student profile for all assessments undertaken over the year is maintained and evidence is kept in digital format.