Genesis Global School offers two established curriculums for students to choose from.
The CBSE curriculum, India’s National curriculum, begins at Genesis from Grade 6 to graduation ( i.e Grade 12).
Genesis offers the Early Years Programme for pre- primary level classes, an elementary programme using the PYP curriculum for Grades 1-5 and Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students from Grades 6 to 8. In Grade 9 and 10 students study an MYP/IGCSE integrated programme offering a choice of the IGCSE final examination or graduation from middle school with the MYP qualification. Grade 11 and 12 students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Students in both curriculums achieve levels above the national and global average respectively.
The driving force behind the IB Primary Years Programme is a deeply held philosophy about the nature of International Education; to meet the diverse needs of students’ physical, social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and cultural needs. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) approaches learning and teaching through inquiry and play. The learning process is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant, while students delve into explorations driven by their innate curiosity whilst making connections to the world around them. Investigative learning is central to the programme and is a critical element in developing how students view their world both locally and globally. and creating lifelong learners. The process develops the student’s ability to consider and reflect upon the point of view of her/his peers, followed by establishing their points of view, to seek and sort knowledge and finally make connections and reflect on their learning, thus completing the entire investigative cycle.
The PYP also focuses on students developing key skills, which are essential in the 21st century. These skills focus on students developing strong communication, research, thinking and social skills. This method is experiential, allowing the students to arrive at an understanding through real-life experiences. Inquiries are carefully planned by teachers across levels to provide a complete and coherent curriculum that is of global significance and that also provides an awareness of the human condition. It creates sensitivity towards the diversity in our world and sustaining the resources of our planet to create a better and more peaceful world. All students from ages 3- 11 years are engaged in the Programme of Inquiry and various subjects are taken through the programme. Each of these trans-disciplinary subjects lead to deepening curiosity and helping students make connections with the real world. These subjects are as follows:
CBSE – Central Board of Secondary Education
The CBSE envisions a robust, vibrant and holistic school education that will engender excellence in every sphere of human endeavour. The Board is committed to provide quality education to promote intellectual, social and cultural vivacity among its learners. It works towards evolving a learning process and environment, which empowers the future citizens to become global leaders in the emerging knowledge society. The Board advocates Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation with an emphasis on holistic development of learners. The Board commits itself to providing a stress-free learning environment that will develop competent, confident and enterprising citizens who will promote harmony and peace by achieving excellence in learning and personal development.
At Genesis our CBSE curriculum is designed to ensure:
IB – Middle Years Programme
The MYP is designed for students aged 11 to 16 years. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The curriculum framework for MYP at GGS is challenging and contextualized. It provides learners opportunities to create real-life connections with the depth of the content and fosters the development of skills needed to apply the content. The curriculum is designed following the MYP framework and the Cambridge Curriculum, involving MYP teachers collaborating with PYP and IGCSE teachers.
GGS was authorized to offer MYP in 2019.
Distinctive Features of the MYP:
MYP – IGCSE INTEGRATED PROGRAMME
The MYP-IGCSE integrated programme is designed exclusively for students aged 14 to 16 years from MYP 4 and MYP 5. The curriculum integrates the framework of MYP with all the requirements of IB programme with the IGCSE teaching curriculum to provide a rigorous, broad and balanced programme that serves to build a continuum towards the Diploma Programme. Students can opt for the IB Continuum to DP after receiving the report of MYP 4 and 5 at the end of the second year or appear for the IGCSE exam or finish grade 10 with the MYP final report with the personal project moderation by IB.
The integrated programme consist of two broad areas:
Personal project (PP)– Personal Project encourages students to reflect upon their learning and the outcomes of their work – key skills that prepare them for success in further study, university, the workplace and the community. The project provides an important opportunity for students to collaborate and pursue learning. Projects are student-centered and age-appropriate and they enable students to engage in practical explorations through a cycle of inquiry, action and reflection. Culmination of the MYP journey in grade 10 is through an extended, self-directed piece of research work. The PP is sent for external moderation leading to an additional IB qualification.
Service as action (SaA)–Service as Action is a structured learning experience that combines community service with explicit learning objectives of investigating, planning, taking action, reflecting and demonstrating. The ‘Service’ program develops and motivates the students to become aware of the needs of the local and global community. It gives students the opportunity to take what they are learning in the classroom and put it into action making a positive difference in the lives of others and the environment.
Physical and health education (PHE)– Physical & health education focuses on both learning about and learning through physical activity. Physical sports and health education courses foster the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes that will contribute to a student’s balanced and healthy lifestyle. The opportunities for active learning promote the holistic nature of well-being.
Final Qualification Options
Students have the choice to opt for Cambridge IGCSE certification with the externally assessed examinations conducted by Cambridge International at the end of Grade 10 or progressing to the Diploma programme after completing Grade 10 of the integrated programme with the MYP final report.