The school's focus is to develop individual talents of the students and teach them to relate the experiences of the classroom to the realities of the world outsidethrough comprehensive and balanced curriculum, coupled with challenging academic exercises..The curriculum is planned in such a way that there is a balance between the search for understanding, the acquisition of essential knowledge & skills, the development of positive attitude and the opportunities for positive action.
During the early years of development, schedules and programmes are planned so as to create learners out of young children. Effective instructional materials provide equipments that help to develop their motor and mental skills. Lessons are made interesting, meaningful and enjoyable and finally develop in the child a love for learning. Challenges that will suitably stimulate his/her abilities are thrown open to him/her to grow physically and develop mentally.
The curriculum emphasizes on school readiness programmes and promotes healthy habits among children. Areas of study in these classes are languages (English and Hindi), Mathematics, Environmental Studies and Computer literacy. We encourage children to be more participative. The content is drawn from immediate environment and strategies are adopted to enhance their skills of observation, collection, classification, experimentation, estimation, prediction and drawing inferences. Evaluation, at this stage, is both formal and informal. It takes place in a stress-free and learner friendly environment on continuous basis ensuring comprehensiveness and transparency.
In these classes, emphasis is on skills of learning.In languages, emphasis is on listening, speaking, reading, writing and thinking in balanced manner i.e. to develop communication skills with grammatical accuracy and appropriateness of style. The approach is of integration of Science and Technology, bringing Mathematics closer to life and thematic teaching of Social Sciences. Students are imparted enough computer expertise to deal with the technology aided learning environment of today. Music, Art Education, Health and Physical education are treated as co-scholastic areas to develop aesthetics and finer qualities of the student.
Besides developing basic concepts in each area, the C.B.S.E. curriculum of these classes is so planned that the learner acquires skills to apply theoretical knowledge in their day-to-day life and prepares him to be a lifelong learner. Projects and activities are an integral part of this curriculum.. Teaching is done through lectures, projects, presentations, group discussions, workshops and seminars. Testing and Examinations are regular and rigorous and are in accordance with CBSE pattern.
In today's world of globalization, education is marked by competitiveness and challenges. Hence the CBSE curriculum designed for these classes is comparable to International standards. Since the interests and aptitudes of students largely stabilize by this time; they are provided with the opportunities to study the subjects of their choice, keeping in view their inclinations and preferences. Enough emphasis is given to work experience, physical and health education and general studies of social issues of national and international interest.Students become the trained workforce and are ready to face challenges of 21st century.
In the year 2014-15, GPS got affiliated with CBSE for international curriculum [CBSE International – CBSE-i]. It has a modern technique of interactive and activity based learning. CBSE-iformulates an internationally benchmarked global curriculum which caters individual learning styles in terms of pedagogy and assessment. It aims to promote critical and creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, collaborative skills etc. This education system is more learnerfriendly and hasstress free approach
Evaluation is a systematic process of collecting, analyzing and interpreting evidences of student's progress and achievement both in Scholastic and co-scholastic areas of learning. As evaluation has to facilitate all round development of students, the data collected will be analyzed in three different ways – firstly by assessing the students' progress with reference to their own selves (self ref) secondly with reference to the criteria set by their teacher (criteria ref.) and lastly, with reference to the progress made by their peer groups (norms ref). The school believes in Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) of CBSE.
It is a progressive curriculum with the basic foundation of giving opportunity to children for self learning, making each minute valuable to help them reach their maximum individual potential. This program recognizes each child as a unique and capable individual; it fosters creativity, encourages curiosity and love for learning. It allows for optimum growth and development in the following areas: Physical – both finer and gross motor skills, Self-Help/Hygiene, Social/Emotional, Language and Cognitive. These areas are addressed in a positive learning environment which promotes feelings of self-worth and success.
Primary education is the first step a child takes towards formal learning. The curriculum provides the development of basic concepts and skills in various subject areas. The subjects at school include English, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Gujarati.
The Primary curriculum here reinforces previous learning experience and provides a planned sequential course of study including English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Gujarati, Hindi, Computers, Art, Physical Education, Music – vocal and instrumental, and Dance. In addition to the curriculum, special projects, field trips and lessons are planned to encourage children to explore different areas of interest that compliment the curriculum which builds on basic skills and prepares the children to be more responsible for the next stage of learning.
Moving into the Secondary section entails more organized study time for the students. The educational program shifts in its emphasis towards preparation of students for the GSEB examination. A variety of teaching methods are used in our classrooms to address different needs of the students. The students work alone, with partners and in small and large groups. They are given opportunities to understand in a broader dimension to apply their knowledge to solve problems. The academic curriculum is balanced by participating in Art, Music, Sports and other co-curricular activities.
GPS offers Commerce and Science Streams at the Higher Secondary level. Learning is imparted through observation, experimentation, group discussions and project work. We also train students to integrate knowledge with technology and to take on the fresh challenges of an increasingly global world order. Special emphasis is laid on working with students who need improvement in particular subjects to clear the board examinations. The students are prepared emotionally to handle the stress and anxiety of examination pressure. Various Seminars & Workshop on Career guidance is organized to decide on future course of action.