Secondary School

In our secondary classes we continue to empower every student through our core values of curiosity, compassion and conviction.

The course focuses on developing subject competencies and interdisciplinary learning, helping students prepare for assessments, board and competitive examinations, and other intra and inter school competitions at the same time. Personalised guidance is offered to help a student develop their Individual educational plan (IEP) equitably and effectively in collaboration with parents. Students are encouraged to be reflective and resilient. The IEPs ensure students are original, set their own standards, and strive to achieve their academic goals.

Our students study at their own pace, monitor their progress through continuous and regular assessments, and develop individual self paced courses with teachers. We focus on teamwork and collaborative learning practices through the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Sessions, which also helps them develop a positive attitude, social skills.

Self-assessment and peer review enables them to discuss, gain a deeper understanding of the subject knowledge, and determine their learning needs. Our partnership with parents, subject specialists from different fields of operations provide healthy support for the students, help them develop life skills, identify their passion and future career path and give them confidence that they can face new challenges as they grow into considerate and responsible adults.

Areas of Knowledge

At this level students are expected to have a strong conceptual understanding of the core subjects as per the guidelines offered by the CBSE, to enable them to appear for the exit examination on completion of their Grade 10 course.

Through our two years (9th and 10th) course, we enable students to explore their own understanding about the key areas of knowledge and ideological viewpoint to help them form awareness of their perspectives about knowledge acquisition. Their teachers facilitate them to ask the fundamental questions of how they know, what they know and help them explore knowledge across subject domains.

With vast information sources in the digital age, students are guided to develop the ability to separate facts from fiction, and understand how to apply critical thinking to connect their classroom learning to real life situations and enhance emotional skills.

Languages

At this level students are expected to have a strong conceptual understanding of the core subjects as per the guidelines offered by the CBSE, to enable them to appear for the exit examination on completion of their Grade 10 course.

Through our two years (9th and 10th) course, we enable students to explore their own understanding about the key areas of knowledge and ideological viewpoint to help them form awareness of their perspectives about knowledge acquisition. Their teachers facilitate them to ask the fundamental questions of how they know, what they know and help them explore knowledge across subject domains.

With vast information sources in the digital age, students are guided to develop the ability to separate facts from fiction, and understand how to apply critical thinking to connect their classroom learning to real life situations and enhance emotional skills.

English

Students are motivated to develop a personal appreciation of language and literature, enabling them with critical thinking skills in their interaction with the world around them. They develop an understanding of how language challenges and sustains the way they think.

Apart from communication and critical thinking skills, collaboration and creative thinking are two of the most sought after 21st-century skills. Project-Based Learning or PBLs in English not only initiate the process to inculcate these 21st-century skills but also help the students to go for subject integration with all other subjects.

Projects on BIODiversity, Black Lives Matter Movement, Teenage Stress Management, Budding Entrepreneur (Start-up), Creative Advertisement are some of the projects which transform a language class into a discussion room where everyone can share and communicate their ideas. It enhances their communication and vocabulary skills and skills for Group Discussions (GD) and subject deliberations.

Keeping in mind our ongoing work on education innovation, various edtech tools have been introduced in our English classes which keep the students engaged throughout the year. Google Jamboard, Padlet, Google Docs and Slides are used not only to impart knowledge but also as platforms to understand student’s subject competency. These tools also help our students to be active listeners and confident communicators.

Hindi

Teaching Hindi as a second language option to students is made interesting and engaging. Students are encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas around everyday situations through Art integration both performing and visual which enhances their comprehension skills, language competencies, public speaking and ability to participate in everyday communication.

The following purposes are achieved through different activities.
1. Developing focus and clarity of thought
2. Developing vocabulary
3. Ability to communicate in the language

Kannada

ಭಾರತವು ವಿವಿಧತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಏಕತೆಯನ್ನು ಹೊಂದಿರುವ ಹಾಗು ಬಹುಭಾಷೆಗಳನ್ನುಳ್ಳ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ. ಭಾಷೆಯು ಕೇವಲ ಸಂವಹನ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮವಾಗಿರದೆ, ಸಮಾಜದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲರ ನಡುವೆ ಉತ್ತಮ ಬಾಂಧವ್ಯವನ್ನು ಬೆಸೆಯುವಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಷೆಯು ಪ್ರಧಾನ ಪಾತ್ರವನ್ನುವಹಿಸುತ್ತದೆ. ಭಾಷಾ ಬೋಧನೆಯು ಒಂದು ಕಲೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡವನ್ನು ದ್ವಿತೀಯ ಮತ್ತು ತೃತೀಯ ಭಾಷೆಯನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬೋಧಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ.

೨೧ನೇ ಶತಮಾನದ (ಕಮ್ಯುನಿಕೇಷನ್,ಕೊಲಾಬರೇಷನ್, ಕ್ರಿಯೇಟಿವಿಟಿ, ಕ್ರಿಟಿಕಲ್ ತಿಂಕಿಂಗ್ ) ಕೌಶಲಗಳೊಂದಿಗೆ, ಭಾಷಾಕೌಶಲಗಳಾದ ಆಲಿಸುವಿಕೆ, ಾತುಗಾರಿಕೆ,ಓದುಗಾರಿಕೆ,ಬರವಣಿಗೆ ಕೌಶಲಗಳನ್ನು ಕಥೆ, ಹಾಡುಗಾರಿಕೆ, ಾಟಕಾಭಿನಯ,ಚರ್ಚಾಪದ್ಧತಿ, ಗುಂಪು ಚರ್ಚೆ, ಆಶುಭಾಷಣ, ಮುಂತಾದ ವಿವಿಧ ಸೃಜನಶೀಲ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳ ಮೂಲಕ ಆನಂದದಾಯಕ ಕಲಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗಿಯಾಗುವಂತ ಪೂರಕ ವಾತಾವರಣವನ್ನು ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಲಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ.

Mathematics

Mathematics is offered at two levels Standard and Basic and students are encouraged to develop mathematical knowledge as a key life skill for more advanced studies. Students enrolled with standard mathematics are eligible to pursue subjects that require higher levels of Mathematical understating like different branches of Science and Humanities.

At Capstone High, we allow students to develop their conceptual understanding, discover things for themselves and direct their learning to relate to real life issues and understand the place of mathematics in the modern world.

Science

Combined Science offered at secondary level gives learners the opportunity to study Biology, Chemistry and Physics as integrated subjects. A deep understanding of scientific concepts related to their environment encourages students to come up with innovative ideas. STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) learning and identifying real life problems through Design Thinking Process is what helps students ideate and come up with effective situational solutions. Project based learning encourages students to be adaptive and promote the essential 21st-century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity and positive attitude.

Students are encouraged to develop an inquiring mind, research and form their own opinions and to strengthen their knowledge about scientific concepts and recent innovations and discoveries.

 

Social Science

Social studies, which is offered as a 4 subject combination ( History, Civics, Geography and Economics), is taught in a manner that helps students to develop an understanding of the world around them, appreciate diversity, respect different perspectives and make informed and value-based decisions.

Students are enabled to think critically, express their thoughts and views confidently, propose creative solutions to the problems in their environment and work in collaboration with their peers through project based learnings (PBLs). They are encouraged to read and analyse case studies on social issues from across the world, think of out of the box solutions to everyday problems and understand their relevance in real life. The students are always encouraged to hone their communication skills and confidence by presenting their learning through Show and Tell’s or live online Webinars.