Class IX to XII - Senior Secondary Years Program
The senior secondary school students have to prepare for the major examination of their life, the CBSE Board Examination of Class X and XII. At this level the school strives to provide a scholarly yet stress free environment to enable the students to achieve their goals and standards. The teachers at this stage provide the students various opportunities to excel at their academics. To make learning more challenging and meaningful, scholarly pursuits in the senior classes are supported by tutorial guidance, laboratory work, field excursions, participation in co-curricular and sports activities. The search for individual and group excellence is facilitated through participation in in-house and inter-school activities organized in the school auditorium and playgrounds. Internet facilities in the IT Labs enable students to access and network with other students. The school offer specialized courses of study in class XI and XII to prepare the students for the careers that they wish to pursue later in life.
At Vatika , students are evaluated on the basis of their willingness to learn and the efforts they make to reach their goals. Based on a comprehensive evaluation system, evaluation in the school is a combined effort on the part of the teachers, the parents and the students to better understand the learning experiences for each student. Processes of learning and the relationships that students create while learning are accorded high significance. Students are usually not compared with each other. Alternatively, they are gently guided to understand the inherent strengths, virtues and potential that they possess within themselves. The objective is to recognise the progress that each child makes in their own learning curve. Teachers use daily class observations, students’ creative pursuits, informal assessments, group and individual goal settings as indicators of progress and development. To the extent possible, teachers and parents together share their observations with the students and seek collective goal setting as the strategy for future development of each student. Like the myriad influences of the school, evaluation at Vatika is also a source of inspiration and learning, and not a time for judgement and fear.
From the middle classes onwards, students are gradually but firmly oriented to take the board examination system. Practice, research, articulation and accuracy assume high importance for the senior students. Opportunities are provided for students to orient themselves to national and international level competitive examinations. Students are guided and encouraged to explore their own levels of mastery and potential for growth in a variety of competitive settings.