Since inception, the School was affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. The School has now phased out of State Board Exams and is affiliated to the Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi. The School’s first ICSE batch appeared for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examinations in March 2012.
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examinations represent the annual class X examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), a non-government board.
ICSE Syllabus focuses on strong knowledge of basics. The basic topics are repeated as the student moves to higher classes. Students again study basics as an introduction to the advanced topics. This lays a solid foundation of the subject and helps students to solve the advanced topics without much difficulty.
At N.L. Dalmia High School the purpose of ICSE has been more than just examining the general education of students in CISCE affiliated Schools. For concerns of the students, School implements solutions to the concerns by improving syllabi, frameworks (for curriculum) and systems of assessment.
The ICSE syllabus has a distinct advantage over others. The curriculum prepares the child for higher studies and competitive exams. ICSE’s flexibility allows the student to opt for subjects of his / her interest. The students have an edge over their counterparts in higher studies.
At the primary level, the ICSE gives the choice of text books and methodology to the predilection of the individual Schools.
At the secondary level, the best recommended textbooks and study materials that align with the ICSE objectives are chosen. The implementation of various units are planned with the use of various teaching strategies and aids, thus making learning an overall rich experience.
The marks are complemented by compulsory project work that requires the students to explore the subject and write his or her own understanding of it.
It is very essential that we move with the times and our decision to follow ICSE curriculum is one such step in this direction.