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AS/A Level

Why Cambridge International AS & A Levels?

Cambridge International AS & A Levels are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. The syllabuses provide opportunities for contextualised learning and the content has been created to suit a wide variety of schools, avoid cultural bias and develop essential lifelong skills, including creative thinking and problem-solving.

Our aim is to balance knowledge, understanding and skills in our qualifications to enable students to become effective learners and to provide a solid foundation for their continuing educational journey. Cambridge International AS & A Levels give learners building blocks for an individualised curriculum that develops their knowledge, understanding and skills.

Cambridge International AS & A Level curricula are flexible. It is possible to offer almost any combination from a wide range of subjects. Cambridge International A Level is typically a two-year course, and Cambridge International AS Level is typically one year. Some subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level.

There are three possible assessment approaches for Cambridge International AS & A Level
AS/A level details
:Cambridge International AS & A Level develops learners’ knowledge understanding and skills in:

 

  • In-depth subject content
  • Independent thinking
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
  • Handling and evaluating different types of information source
  • Thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments
  • Making judgements, recommendations and decisions
  • Presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearlyWorking and communicating in English.

 

CAMBRIDGE EXAMS IN CNIS

 

  • At CNIS AS level exams are scheduled in March.
  • Entries starts in September.
  • Parents are expected to submit the entry form (will be provided in October) along with the exam fees in the form of demand draft to the school office by end of October.
  • Exams might happen in morning or afternoon session.
  • Exams starts from 12th February with it practical and written exams starting from 18th February till 8th march.
  • RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN MID MAY .
Stream Offered for AS/A LEVEL 2019-2021
Science
Group IGroup II
1. English 1. English
2. Mathematics 2. Mathematics/Psychology
3. Physics 3. Physics
4. Chemistry 4. Chemistry
5. IT 5. Biology

Cambridge International AS & A Level
English Language
9093

No. of Papers: 2
Component Codes: 12, 22
Details of the Components:

Paper 12: Reading (Passages)
Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mts
Marks: 50
Weightage: 50%
No. of questions: 2 (2 to be attempted out of 3, 25 marks each)
Split-up of questions: (a) Commenting on Style and Language (15 marks)
(b) Directed Writing (10 marks)
Topics for Directed Writing: Article, Speech, Letter, Interview, Continuing texts, Diary Entry, Travel Writing, Personal Accounts etc.
Word Limit:
Commentary – 800 to 900 words (ideal)
Directed Writing – 120 to 150 words

Paper 22: Writing
Duration: 2 Hrs
Marks: 50
Weightage: 50%
No. of questions: 2 (choosing from 6 questions divided into 2 sections, one from each section; 25 marks each)
Section A: Imaginative Writing (Descriptive/Narrative)
Section B: Writing for an Audience (Article, Speech, Letter, Contrastive Writing, Podcast, Broadcast, Voiceover, Interview, Continuing texts, Diary Entry, Travel Writing etc.)Word Limit – 600 to 900 words

Detailed Syllabus  >>  2021 - 2023 Sylabus English Language AS Level

Cambridge International AS & A Level
Physics
9702

Component Weightage
AS A

Paper 12 Multiple Choice 1 hour 15 minutes.

This paper consists of 40 multiple choice questions, all with four options. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on an answer sheet. [40 marks]]

31% 15.5%

Paper 22 AS Level Structured Questions 1 hour 15 minutes

This paper consists of a variable number of questions of variable mark value. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [60 marks] s]

46% 23%

Paper 33/34 Advanced Practical Skills 2 hours Paper 3

This paper requires candidates to carry out practical work in timed conditions. The paper will consist of two experiments drawn from different areas of physics. The experiments may be based on physics not included in the syllabus content, but candidates will be assessed on their practical skills rather than their knowledge of theory. Candidates will answer both questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [40 marks]

23% 11.5%

Paper 42 A Level Structured Questions 2 hours Paper 4

This paper consists of a variable number of questions of vari able mark value. All questions will be based on the A Level syllabus but may require knowledge of material first encountered in the AS Level syllabus. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [100 marks]

  38.5%

Paper 52 Planning, Analysis and Evaluation 1 hour 15 minutes

This paper consists of two questions of equal mark value based on the practical skills of planning, analysis and evaluation. The context of the questions may be outside the syllabus content, but candidates will be assessed on their practical skills of planning, analysis and evaluation rather than their knowledge of theory. Candidates will answer both questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [30 marks]

  11.5%

2021 - 2023 Sylabus Physics

Cambridge International AS & A Level
Chemistry
9701

Component Weightage
AS A
Paper 1 Multiple Choice 1 hour This paper consists of 40 multiple choice questions, 30 of the direct choice type and 10 of the multiple completion type, all with four options. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on an answer sheet. [40 marks] 31% 15,5%
Paper 2 AS Level Structured Questions 1 hour 15 minutes This paper consists of a variable number of questions of variable mark value. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [60 marks] 46% 23%
Paper 3 Advanced Practical Skills 2 hours This paper requires candidates to carry out practical work in timed conditions. Candidates will be expected to collect, record and analyse data so that they can answer questions related to the activity. The paper will consist of two or three experiments drawn from different areas of chemistry. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [40 marks] 23% 11.5%
Paper 4 A Level Structured Questions 2 hours This paper consists of a variable number of free response style questions of variable mark value. All questions will be based on the A Level syllabus but may require knowledge of material first encountered in the AS Level syllabus. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [100 marks]   38.5%
Paper 5 Planning, Analysis and Evaluation 1 hour 15 minutes This paper consists of a variable number of questions of variable mark value based on the practical skills of planning, analysis and evaluation. The context of the questions may be outside the syllabus content, but candidates will be assessed on their practical skills of planning, analysis and evaluation rather than their knowledge of theory. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [30 marks]   11.5%

Cambridge International AS & A Level
Biology
9700

No of Papers
AS level 3
A Level 2

Syllabus overview

Content
Candidates for Cambridge International AS Level Biology study the following topics:
1 Cell structure
2 Biological molecules
3 Enzymes
4 Cell membranes and transport
5 The mitotic cell cycle
6 Nucleic acids and protein synthesis
7 Transport in plants
8 Transport in mammals
9 Gas exchange and smoking
10 Infectious disease
11 Immunity

Candidates for Cambridge International A Level Biology study the AS topics and the following topics:

12 Energy and respiration
13 Photosynthesis
14 Homeostasis
15 Control and co-ordination
16 Inherited change
17 Selection and evolution
18 Biodiversity, classification and conservation
19 Genetic technology

Component Weightage
AS A
Paper 12 Multiple Choice 1 hour
This paper consists of 40 multiple choice questions, all with four options. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on an answer sheet. [40 marks]
31% 15.5%

Paper 22 AS Level Structured Questions 1 hour 15 minutes

This paper consists of a variable number of questions, of variable mark value. All questions will be based on the AS Level syllabus content. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [60 marks]

46% 23%
Paper 33/34 Advanced Practical Skills 2 hours
This paper requires candidates to carry out practical work in timed conditions. This paper will consist of two or three experiments drawn from different areas of the AS Level syllabus. Candidates will answer all questions. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [40 marks]
23% 11.5%
Paper 42 A Level Structured Questions 2 hours
This paper consists of a variable number of structured questions each with a variable mark value (Section A) and a choice of one free response style question worth 15 marks (Section B). All questions will be based on the A Level syllabus but may require knowledge of material first encountered in the AS Level syllabus. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [100 marks]
  38.5%
Paper 52 Planning, Analysis and Evaluation 1 hour 15 minutes
This paper consists of a variable number of questions of variable mark value based on the practical skills of planning, analysis and evaluation. Candidates will answer on the question paper. [30 marks]
  11.5%

Cambridge International AS & A Level
Mathematics
9709

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/415060-2020-2022-syllabus.pdf

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/498325-learner-guide-2020-.pdf

Cambridge International AS & A Level
Psychology
9990

Component Weightage
AS A

Paper 12 Approaches, issues and debates 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer all questions. Short answer questions and an essay question, based on core studies. Candidates answer each question in the spaces provided on the question paper. 60 marks

50% 25%

Paper 22 Research methods 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer all questions. Section A: Short answer questions, some based on the core studies (22 marks). Section B: Scenario-based questions (24 marks). Section C: A design-based question divided into two parts (14 marks). Candidates answer each question in the spaces provided on the question paper. 60 marks

50% 25%

Paper 32 Specialist options: theory 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer two questions from two specialist options. Each specialist option is out of 30 marks. Question 1: The question is divided into three parts (12 marks). Question 2: Structured essay-based question divided into two parts (18 marks). 60 marks

  25%

Paper 42 Specialist options: application 1 hour 30 minutes

Candidates answer questions from two specialist options. Section A: Candidates answer two questions from a choice of four (30 marks). Each of these questions is based on stimulus material and is divided into four parts. Section B: Candidates answer one design-based question from a choice of four (18 marks). Each question is divided into two parts. Section C: Candidates answer one essay question from a choice of four (12 marks). 60 marks

  25%

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/502977-2021-2023-syllabus.pdf

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/502981-2021-2023-reference-list.pdf

Cambridge International AS and A Level
Information Technology
9626

Component Weightage
AS A

Paper 12 Theory 1 hour 45 minutes

This written paper tests sections 1–10 of the syllabus content. Candidates answer each question in the spaces provided on the question paper. All questions are compulsory. 90 marks

50% 25%

Paper 02 Practical 2 hours 30 minutes

This paper tests sections 8–10 of the syllabus content. Candidates will also need to use their previous knowledge from sections 1–7. All tasks are compulsory. Candidates must use the most appropriate software and the most appropriate methods. 110 marks

50% 25%

Paper 32 Advanced Theory 1 hour 45 minutes

This written paper tests sections 11–19 of the syllabus content. The content of sections 1–10 is assumed knowledge. Candidates answer each question in the spaces provided on the question paper. All questions are compulsory. 90 marks

  25%

Paper 04 Advanced Practical 2 hours 30 minutes

This paper tests sections 16–19 of the syllabus content, and sections 8–9 of the syllabus content within a problem-solving context. Candidates will also need to use their previous knowledge from all sections of the syllabus. All tasks are compulsory. Candidates must use the most appropriate software and the most appropriate methods. 110 marks

  25%

https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/Images/502964-2021-syllabus.pdf


Cambridge Primary

 

The primary curriculum at Christ Nagar International School exposes the students to wide learning area. They are provided the learning through various subjects and activities related to it, starting from Grade I. This is to nurture the children in all dimensions and also to give an opportunity for the children to find out their area of interest from the young age itself.

The curriculum is provided in the areas of:

  • Languages – English, Malayalam, Hindi, French, German [available at various grade level]
  • Mathematics
  • Science

English, Mathematics and Science curriculum are propounded around the Cambridge Primary Curriculum

  • Social and Environmental Education
  • Computer Education
  • Art Education – Visual Art (Drawing/Painting), Performing Art ( Dance & Music)
  •  Physical Education
  • Moral and Ethical Education
  • General Awareness

Two periods in a week are allotted to the primary students as activity periods. They are free to choose any one activity from the thirteen activities/clubs present in the school. This is to nurture hobbies/ explore their talents.

 


Kindergarten overview

Kindergarten (Lower School) is a very popular, exciting and inclusive school dedicated to developing student capability through broad and balanced curriculum. We aspire for each of our students to achieve high standards of attainment, behaviour and values.

CNIS offers a disciplined and caring environment where children have the optimal conditions for learning and developing their skills and interests.

The kindergarten program provides students with an opportunity to learn basic academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics and General knowledge.  In addition, the students develop social skills through creative activities, learning centres, art projects, and music.

Language arts
Instruction in kindergarten is focused on developing foundational skills that prepare students for later learning in the all content areas, including English language arts. A primary focus of language arts instruction in kindergarten is make sense of the alphabet and its role in reading. It is critical that students develop phonological awareness so they can move on to decoding words; yet reading in kindergarten is not merely decoding words. In kindergarten, students learn beginning skills to comprehend and analyse what they are reading. Kindergarten students develop skills in speaking and listening through discussions with peers and adults. In both writing and speaking, students learn the conventions of English.

Mathematics
In kindergarten, students are introduced to the relationship between numbers and quantities and build a foundation for place value as they count, represent and compare whole numbers, initially with sets of objects. Students also describe and model objects in their environment using simple geometric shapes and vocabulary.

General Knowledge
Whether or not they have attended preschool, students bring to kindergarten the spatial, temporal, and causal understandings gained from their families and communities. The primary curriculum builds on this knowledge to develop an ever-expanding sense of place within the world.


Cambridge Lower Secondary

The Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Programme develops Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge. 
IT CAN HELP YOUR CHILD BY:
allowing teachers to assess their learning as they progress
developing their global outlook and equipping them for success in the modern world
preparing them for IGCSEs/International GCSEs.

Children sit Checkpoint tests at the end of Grade 8. The tests are marked by Cambridge International Examinations and provide an external international benchmark for your child’s performance. 

Range of materials for teaching and assessing the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme for English, Mathematics and Science.

Cambridge Lower Secondary English
Cambridge Lower Secondary English Curriculum Framework 2018
1110 Lower Secondary English Curriculum Framework 2018_tcm143-353942
Cambridge Lower Secondary English Teacher Guide
1111 Secondary 1 English Teacher Guide 2017_tcm143-354126
English Stage 7
English_Stage 7_SOW_v1_090816_tcm143-354015
English Stage 8
English_Stage 8_SOW_v1_300816_tcm143-353963
English Stage 9
English_Stage 9_SOW_v1_300816_tcm143-354145
Specimen papers
Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics
Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics Curriculum Framework 2018
1112 Lower Secondary Mathematics Curriculum Framework 2018_tcm143-354118
Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics Teacher Guide
1112 Secondary Mathematics Teacher Guide 2016_tcm143-354121
Mathematics Stage 7
Scheme of work Maths Stage 7_tcm143-354115
Mathematics Stage 8
Scheme of work Maths Stage 8_tcm143-353991
Mathematics Stage 9
Scheme of work Maths Stage 9_tcm143-354183

Check point progression Test papers
Mathematics
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Maths stage 7 paper 1
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Maths stage 7 paper 2
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Maths stage 8 paper 1
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Maths stage 8 paper 2
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Maths stage 9 paper 1
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Maths stage 9 paper 2

Cambridge Lower Secondary Science
Cambridge Lower Secondary Science Curriculum Framework 2018
1113 Lower Secondary Science Curriculum Framework 2018_tcm143-354119
Cambridge Lower Secondary Science Teacher Guide
1113 Secondary Science Teacher Guide 2016_tcm143-353976
Science Stage 7
Scheme of Work Science Stage 7.v1_tcm143-353966
Science Stage 8
Scheme of Work Science Stage 8.v1_tcm143-353967
Science Stage 9
Scheme of Work Science Stage 9.v1_tcm143-353968

Check point progression Test papers
Science
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Science stage 7 paper 1
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Science stage 7 paper 2
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Science stage 8 paper 1
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Science stage 8 paper 2
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Science stage 9 paper 1
Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Test Science stage 9 paper 2


IGCSE

is a two year programme spread across grade 9 and 10, leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge at the end of second year .

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds, although it can be taken by students of other ages. It now attracts over 800 000 entries every year from 4800 schools in 145 different countries every year.  Cambridge IGCSE gives students the flexibility to choose from 70 subjects in any combination. Cambridge IGCSE is tried, tested and trusted – 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the first Cambridge IGCSE exam.

The concept of a ‘Cambridge learner’ helps us communicate attributes we believe are important for learners in the modern world. We recognise that a meaningful curriculum is more than a collection of subjects. Learners need to develop a set of academic skills, life skills and attitudes to be successful. We help schools encourage learners to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged:

The Cambridge IGCSE subjects are grouped into five curriculum areas.
Group I: Languages
                First Language English  0500
                Foreign Language French  0520
Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences
               Geography   0460
Group III: Sciences
                Biology   0610
                Chemistry   0620
                Physics    0625
Group IV: Mathematics
                Mathematics     0580
Group V: Creative and Professional
                Information and Communication Technology   0417

ICE CERTIFICATE

It is a group award given to students for choosing broad and balanced curriculum by recognising the achievements of learners who pass examinations in at least seven subjects.

Learners must take two different languages from Group I, and one subject from each of Groups II, III, IV and V. The seventh subject can be taken from any of the five subject groups.

The ICE group award is reported on a three point scale of grades: Distinction, Merit and Pass.

Distinction Grade A or better in five subjects and grade C ir better in two subjects
Merit Grade C or better in five subjects and grade F or better in two subjects
Pass - Grade G or better in seven subjects

What is the difference between IGCSE Core and IGCSE Extended?


To take account of differing abilities, there is a choice between Core and Extended papers in some IGCSE subjects. This allows teachers to decide on the most appropriate level of papers for their students.

The Core curriculum in each subject is within the ability range of a large majority of students. It provides a full overview of the subject and is targeted at students expected to achieve grades C to G.
The Extended curriculum, made up of the Core curriculum and the Supplement, has been designed for the more academically able and leads naturally into higher education or professional training. It is targeted at those expected to achieve grades A* to E. The Supplement describes the extra topics or depth which must be added to the Core curriculum to produce the Extended curriculum.
Students do not need to enter for the same level of curriculum in all subjects.

Target Grades Grades Available
Core Curriculum C D E F G
Extended Curriculum A* A B C D E

The overlap of three grades (C, D and E) is designed to accommodate students who perform either better or worse than their teachers expect. Students who fail to meet the minimum satisfactory standard for either the Core curriculum (Grade G) or the Extended curriculum (Grade E) will be ungraded.
In some subjects, the exam covers the complete ability range and there is no choice of Core and Extended papers. For these subjects, the full range of grades is available.
It is important to remember that Core covers grades C to G and Extended covers grades A* to E. If a student is securely in the ‘middle’ of the range, only the Extended tier will offer the grades the student may be capable of achieving. Students are not able to achieve above a C for their syllabus grade if they are entered for the Core curriculum.

SYLLABUS DETAILS for CAMBRIDGE IGCSE (FEBRUARY/ MARCH 2019)

English  Subject Code: 0500 (first language)
Total Papers :  2

Component Codes    :  22, 32
Name of the Components/ (Papers):-
Reading Passages (extended) 0500/22
Directed Writing and Composition 0500/32
Time              :  2hrs each
Weightage   :  50% each


Reading Passages - 0500/22 (From two passages)
No: of questions to be answered: 3
Question 1:- (15 marks)
Topics:- 
Letter (formal/informal), Speech, News Report, Report, Magazine Article, News Article, Diary Entry, Journal Entry. (Word limit : 250 - 350)
Question 2:- (two subsections) (5 marks each)
How writer creates effects (Word limit : 150 each)
Question 3:- (25 marks)
Summary Writing (Word limit : 200)


Directed Writing and composition 0500/32 (A passage and 4 composition choices)
No: of questions to be answered: 2
Section A - Passage
Question 1:- 25 marks
Word Limit: - 250 - 350
Topics:- 
Letter (formal/informal), Speech, News Report, Report, Magazine Article, News Article, Diary Entry, Journal Entry, Interview, Dialogue
(Attempt the given topic in argumentative/discursive/persuasive form based on the given passage).
Section B:- Composition (25 marks)
Descriptive two questions ; Narrative two questions. Out of 4 options students have to attempt any one.
Word Limit: - 350 - 450

FRENCH  Subject code: 0520 (French foreign language)
Total Papers :  4

Paper 12:  LISTENING COMPREHENSION
Duration             :     45 minutes/ 6 sections
Weightage           :     25% (marks -45)
Each question will be repeated twice.
Tape should be downloaded and practiced with speakers in the question booklets.
Get the rhythm of the language by constant practice and learn the vocabulary and phrases.

Paper 22: READING COMPREHENSION
Duration             :     1 hour/7 sections
Weightage           :     25% (marks-45)
Past papers should be practiced. New expressions and vocabulary should be noted and learned. Question words and question formation should be revised.

Paper 03: SPEAKING
Duration             :     15 minutes/ 3 sections.
Weightage           :     25% (marks-45)
Role plays should be practised from the past paper booklets.
Given topics and prepared question answers should be by-hearted and presented.

Paper 24: WRITING
Duration             :     1 hour/3 sections
Weightage           :     25% (marks- 50)
Vocabulary should be revised. Short essays and the essays should be practised from the past paper booklets and get them corrected.

General guide lines
Revise the vocabulary, grammar, tenses and special expressions. Read the A1 and A2 textbooks and the reading passages of the past papers. Collect and learn all the new vocabulary and expressions.

MATHEMATICS Subject code: 0580
Total Papers :  4

Paper 22
Maximum marks         :   70
Duration                   :   1 hr. 30 mts.
Weightage                 :   35%

Paper 42
Maximum marks         :   130
Duration                   :   2 hrs. 30 mts.
Weightage                 :   65%
Concentrate more on algebra and graph work
Workout maximum past paper questions.
Read the questions thoroughly before solving them.
Write appropriate steps wherever necessary.
Students can use the calculator for both the papers. They have to answer in the question paper booklet. All questions are compulsory.

Information and Communication Technology Subject code: 0417
Total Papers :  3

Component Code          :   Paper 12/Theory
Paper weightage           :   40%
Total Marks                 :   100
Duration                     :   2 hrs
Covers chapters 1-16 of text.  Students have to be thorough with the theory portions in the text. Students can refer past papers  for practice to know how questions have to be answered. Students may get new variety of questions every year. Questions are mostly application questions.

Component Code:21 /Practical A - Practical paper based on MS Word, MS Access and MS PowerPoint.

Component Code:31 /Practical B - Practical paper based on MS Excel, HTML, CSS

Marks                         : 80  each
Duration                     :   2.5 hrs each
Paper weightage           :   30% each

Pattern is generally based on past papers. Change in pattern is also possible. But students can use past papers as a complete resource for practising their Practical Papers. Regular practice is required to finish the paper on time and to perform the tasks as the questions demand. Printouts of their work will be taken and sent to Cambridge for evaluation.  Extra time would not be provided. Students should listen to the instructions given during practical classes and practical exam. Questions from theory part can also be asked in practical papers.

PHYSICS Subject code:     0625
Total Papers: 3

Paper 22:      Multiple choice, Component code-22,
Marks - 40,
Duration-45 minutes
40 Multiple Choice questions based on the extended subject content.
Weightage of this paper is 30%.

Paper 42:      Theory paper, Component code-42, Marks-80, Duration- 1 hour 15 minutes.
Short-answer and structured questions based on extended subject content. Weightage of this paper is 50%.

Paper 62:      Alternative to practical, Component code-62,
Marks-40,
Duration- 1 hour.
It is a written paper based on practical work. Questions will be based on the experimental skills. Weightage of this paper is 20%.

Assessment objectives as a percentage of each component
Knowledge with understanding for paper 1&2 is 63%.
Handling information and problem solving for paper 1&2 is 37%.
Experimental skills and investigation for Paper 6 is 100%.

Guidelines:
Paper 22:
      This is a multiple choice paper. Attempt all the questions as per the instructions given in the class.
Paper 42:      This is a theory paper.
If a question comes with diagrams it is easy to answer the question but they must read and understand the introductory sentences above the diagram first before trying to answer the question.
If there are three marks available for calculation two of the three marks are for showing their working.

Paper 62:     This is the alternative to practical paper.
When plotting a graph it is important to choose the scales so that the plots occupy more than half of the graph grid. Careless, rushed graph plotting can lose several marks. They should always use a sharp pencil and plot small, neat, accurately placed crosses. Then draw a neat thin best fit line.
They should understand that if y is proportional to x then the graph will be a straight line through the origin.
Final answers should be approximated to two or three significant figures.

CHEMISTRY Subject code: 0620
Total Papers: 3

Paper 22          -     40 multiple choice questions should be answered in 45 minutes. Maximum marks is 40. Each question has four choices. To be answered in OMR sheet.
Assessment Objectives:
AO1                -     Knowledge with understanding- 63%
AO2                -     Handling information and problem solving- 37%
Weightage        -     30 %
OMR sheets will be provided for mock exams to give them practice.

Guidelines        -     Read the questions thoroughly and underline the keywords of the question. Identify the correct choice by deleting three choices. Check with the keywords once again whether the choice is correct as per the given question. Adjust the time for answering each question with an average of 1 minute.

Paper 42     -    Short answer questions and structured questions
Duration of the paper -1 hour 15 minutes
Maximum Marks        - 80

Assessment Objectives:
AO1                -     Knowledge with understanding - 63%
AO2                -     Handling information and problem solving -37%
To be answered in the question paper booklet.
Weightage        -     50 %

For Paper 22 and Paper 42 calculator can be used and a data sheet of periodic table will be provided along with the question paper.

Guidelines        -     Students should be thorough with the concepts. Be familiar with the command words of questions (define, describe, suggest, measure, state etc).Read and understand the question, underline the keywords and answer as per the marks. Read the key words of question once again and confirm that the framing of the answer is correct. Write the answer including the key points and the chemistry words within the space provided.

Paper 62          -     Alternative to practical.
Duration: 1 hour
Maximum marks: 40
To be answered in the question paper booklet.

Assessment objective:
AO3 - Experimental skills and investigations -100%
Students should have the skill to identify commonly used Chemistry lab apparatus, experimental techniques, taking accurate readings from diagrams, analysing data, plotting and analysing graphs, reasoning and suggesting data, identifying Cations and Anions from tests, observations and results and planning investigations.

BIOLOGY Subject code 0610
Total Papers: 3

Paper 22 - Multiple Choice
Duration                           :  45 minutes
Weightage                        :  30%
Maximum marks                 :  40
40 multiple choice questions. Four choices for each question. (Questions based on the extended subject content. (Core and supplement)

Paper 42 - Theory
Duration                           :  1 hour 15 minutes
Weightage                        :  50%
Maximum marks                 :  80
Short answer and structured questions. Questions based on the extended subject content. (Core and supplement)

Paper 62 - Alternative to practical
Duration                           :  1 hour
Weightage                        :  20%
Maximum marks                 :  40
Questions based on the experimental skills and investigations.

General Guidelines (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

1)     All the chapters should be revised thoroughly. Questions are asked from all chapters but certain chapters have more weightage. (Students have been provided guidance on the same)
2)     Write and learn the formulae and equations, draw and label diagrams while preparing for the exam.
3)     It is easy to remember and relate key concepts and processes if students prepare arrow diagrams, flow charts, web diagrams etc. as per the requirement.
4)     Do maximum past papers. After doing each paper only check the answers with the mark scheme. Refer all the suggested answers but give importance to the best answer in the mark scheme.
5)     While doing the past papers, refer the text and clear any concept which is found difficult.
6)     Read, underline the keywords, understand the question and see the mark before answering each question

GEOGRAPHY Subject code 0460
Total Papers: 3

Paper 1 - Geographical Themes
Component code         :  12
Duration                   :  1 hour 45 minutes
Paper weightage         :  45%
Maximum Marks          : 75
Candidates should answer 3 questions. Each question carries 25 marks. Candidates must answer one question from each section.

Paper 2 (Map) - Geographical Skills
Component Code         :  22
Duration                   : 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper weightage         :  27.5%
Maximum Marks          :  60
Candidates answer all questions

Paper 4 - Alternative to Course work
Component Code         : 42
Duration                   : 1 hour 30 minutes
Paper weightage         :  27.5%
Maximum Marks          :  60
Answer all questions

Guidelines
Paper 1
Theory based questions
80% application level questions
Write points according to the marks ex: 4 marks questions - 4 points

Paper 2
Map based questions (30 marks) Theory questions 30 marks
Practise with maps will be given in school

Paper 4
Investigation skill tested in the paper
Study all the graphs in record and page 250 of text book and general theory part.
Questions can be from any topic of text book.

General Guidelines
Best way of revision is to study a particular topic and practise board questions related to that.
Write all answers point wise and underline the keywords.
Do as many board papers as possible
Answer to the question
Write all answers in full sentence.

 

 

 


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