Course options

Helping our students find the right path

We provide a comprehensive curriculum which combines a rich academic programme with co-curricular activities such as music, physical education, drama, theatre, library studies, visual arts and technology sessions to equip your child with skills to lead the world in every field.

Primary School Years (Grades I - V)

The Primary curriculum continues with the skills-based thematic approach to ensure a smooth transition. The students experience the joy of learning, gain a deep understanding of important concepts, decisions, and outcomes. They are guided by motivated, well-trained and nurturing teachers.

Ongoing formative assessment, individualised according to the needs of each student, takes place in the classroom and is based on observation and feedback. Students form part of the assessment process, learning to self and peer assess and monitor their own progress.

At the end of term there is a comprehensive review which includes feedback on attitude to learning, behaviour, contribution to class, homework and strategies for improvement. The consolidated report shows an overall grade for each of the learning domains. Parents receive frequent feedback, with continuous evaluation files and portfolios regularly sent home.

Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation as proposed by CBSE

As part of the CBSE CCE (continuous comprehensive evaluation) policy, Formative Assessment is used to monitor student progress in a non-threatening, supportive environment. Regular descriptive feedback gives students the opportunity to reflect on their performance, take advice and improve upon it. Students are an essential part of the assessment process and help to design criteria and assess their own work as well as that of their peers. If used effectively, CCE can improve student performance, raise self-esteem and reduce teaching workloads.

Formative assessment

Formative Assessment (FA) can take place via pen and paper tests, assignments, journals, quizzes, projects, etc. Assignments are designed according to the scope of specific units.

Summative Assessment

Summative Assessment (SA) relates to assessments carried out at the end of a course of instruction to measure how much a student has learned.

FA and SA reduce anxiety and stress which often builds up if the students are assessed only once through 'one-shot' assessments at the end of year. Timely diagnosis of learning gaps and remedial intervention are beneficial to learning.

Interested in enrolling your child at GEMS Public School, Guntur? Perhaps you'd like to learn more about our philosophy or discuss our outstanding pass rates? We're always ready to help with your questions; get in touch with our team today.