About the Curriculum
The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) is a standardized curriculum offered in more than 24 countries across the world. As of 01-05-2019, it has 21271 schools in India and 228 schools in 25 foreign countries. There are 1138 Kendriya Vidyalayas, 3011 Government/Aided Schools, 16741 Independent Schools, 595 Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalayas and 14 Central Tibetan Schools.
Some salient features of this curriculum are:-
- The syllabus is very structured and controlled as it makes use of standardized Textbooks.
- No child can fail a class till 8th grade
- Most entrance exams conducted in the country for college admission follow this syllabus.
- Favoured by those who constantly relocate within India or even abroad to countries in the Middle East etc. and seek a standardized curriculum
- Favoured by those who want to go into the traditional routes of Engineering/medical.
- It encompasses nine major learning areas, which are: Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, General Studies, and Health and Physical Education.
- These areas are broadly divided into two, i.e.
- Scholastic Areas which are Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Technology, General Studies and Co-scholastic areas which are Health and Physical Education.
Objectives of the Curriculum
- Achieve cognitive, affective and psychomotor excellence;
- Enhance self-awareness and explore innate potential;
- Promote Life Skills, goal setting, and lifelong learning;
- Inculcate values and foster cultural learning and international understanding in an inter dependent society;
- Acquire the ability to utilize technology and information for the betterment of man-kind;
- Strengthen knowledge and attitude related to livelihood skills;
- Develop the ability to appreciate art and to show-case talents;
- Promote physical fitness, health and well-being.
- Promote arts integrated learning.
The Curriculum aims to: