Session on National and International Boards in India

On 14th September 2019, RMCC conducted an informative session on National and International Boards in India for the parents. The purpose of the workshop was to address the queries, confusion, and misconception of the parents who are facing the dilemma of choosing the right Board for their child%u2019s education. With that objective in mind RMCC took the initiative to come up with the informative seminar to assist parents with the detail information about different boards, their curriculum, and pedagogy and examination pattern.

The session opened with an interactive discussion amongst the parents and the speaker wherein the parents shared their key concerns and queries. These queries were addressed during the course of the session. Parents were informed about the different levels of education in India and how the transition in each phase brought about the change in the curriculum.

Information was shared on the National Boards which are Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) and International Boards Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and International Baccalaureate (IBO). For each board details of subjects covered at each phase of education, teaching methodologies adopted in the classroom, criteria for assessment and grading system was shared. Details of Grade IX and X board examination in each board were provided. Unique strength and positives of each curriculum was informed to the parents. The key skills which are focussed and developed in the child through various curriculums were informed to the parents.

Parameters which are important and should be considered whilst choosing a board for the child were explained the parents.

The second half of the session was focussed on the implementation of the curriculum (ICSE and CIE) in the school setting taking RSET schools as an example. The speaker threw light on how each curriculum in inculcated in classroom setting and students are engaged in the learning process.

The session concluded with a question and answer round, where most of the parents filled in a query form and each question were then personally addressed by both the speakers in the forum itself.

The workshop was an informative and an interactive one; the parents got their queries answered and doubts cleared. RMCC received very good feedback from the participants and valuable suggestion for more similar sessions.