When your children reach Grade 9 and Grade 11, they'll be faced with some important decisions about their future. It's not always easy working out which path to take in your education, especially when you're 13 or 15 years old, but whatever their aptitudes, we'll help them make the right choice.
At Gems Akademia, we support and advise all our students as they decide which direction their educational journey will take.
Pre – Primary School – Nursery to K.G. II
The Gems Akademia International School, with a homely atmosphere and a low child-teacher ratio, offers an exciting early learning experience for children aged between 2+ to 5 years. We strive to provide a safe and happy environment in which children are encouraged to develop social, emotional, cognitive and motor skills through play.
Even while maintaining students' natural curiosity and confidence in them as learners, we develop behaviors that will enable them to become active and focused learners in a classroom setting. The curriculum is Play-based and Child-centered; recognizing students' multiple intelligences. A day at Kindergarten involves much free play, both indoors and outdoors, and structured time. Indoor free play is based around a series of activities: Dramatic Play, Blocks / Building, Sensory, Art and Discovery/ Science. Outdoor play is available on the playground. Structured learning takes place at Circle and Music Times as well as during Art and Craft activities. All these activities integrate the Theme of the Week. The themes are developed based on the interests of the children and emphasis is laid on fun and enrichment. Children's progress is monitored closely by our committed staff through a planned developmental continuum for each area.
The following formal areas of learning are addressed in a structured manner:
Phonetics, Reading and Language Arts
Mathematics - Numeracy
The five senses
Development of inquiry and thinking skills
Music, Movement & Drama
Drawing & sculpture
Primary School - Grades 1 to 5
The Primary School at Gems Akademia, Kolkata covers a period of five years wherein the scope and depth of learning increases gradually, while opportunities for play and creative expression continue to complement learning. The emphasis in the first two years (Grades 1 and 2) is on language with the introduction of a second language, on mathematics in practical terms and on the environment, encouraging observation and discovery. Children also use the computer as a tool for learning and communication.
In the Upper Primary (Grades 3 to 5) children begin to use their acquired skills in language and mathematics to take the initiative in learning, and teaching is designed to this purpose. Care is taken by teachers to ensure individual attention and the purpose of assessment is to reflect the quality of the students’ understanding. There is a broadening of the curriculum in Grades 4 and 5 as well as an increase in cognitive challenge.
Middle School - Grades 6 to 8
During the three years of Middle School education, the student's intellectual, aesthetic, physical and cultural growth and development are intensified and extended to a foundation course designed to suit children from an international background.
The Curriculum aims to produce confident and competent learners, who are able to communicate effectively. Our teachers encourage group interactions such as developing learning communities, stimulating student/faculty discussions, and encouraging electronic exchanges. Opportunities are also sought beyond the classroom to broaden the experience and learning of each child through visits and field trips.
Subjects at the Middle Level
|1st Lang : English||Physical Education|
|2nd Lang: Hindi/Bengali||Music|
|3rd Lang: Hindi/Bengali/French/Spanish||Dance|
|Social Studies||Club Activity|
|Computer Studies||SUPW & Comunity Work|
Grades 9 to 10
During this critical phase in their lives, we help students stay focused on their goals as they advance and further their knowledge, skills and abilities. It enables students to fulfill their potential and develop social skills to become confident, responsible citizens who set their goals high in order to meet the challenges of a changing world.At the end of this stage, a strong and comprehensive educational foundation equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of subjects enabling students to continue their onward education in different subject combinations and curriculum.
Subjects at the Secondary Level
SUBJECTS ON OFFER FOR ICSE Curriculum (9 & 10)
|Group I (Compulsory)|
|English (Language, Literature)|
|Second Language (Hindi/Bengali/Mizo)|
|History , Civics and Geography|
Group II ((Select 1 or any two subjects))
|Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) + Mathematics|
Group III ( Any one of the subjects )
SUPW is Compulsory
At the end of this stage, a strong and comprehensive educational foundation equips students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of subjects enabling students to continue their onward education in different subject combinations and curriculum.
REQUIRED MINIMUM PERCENTAGE IN THE LAST EXAMINATION OF THE SCHOOL FOR GRANTING PERMISSION TO SCIENCE. Science: 60% (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) Mathematics: 60%
SUBJECTS ON OFFER FOR ISC Curriculum (11 & 12)
|GROUP A (Compulsory)||GROUP B (Compulsory)||GROUP C (Any One)||GROUP D (Optional)|
|English||Physics||Biology||Second Language (Hindi/Bengali/Mizo)|
|GROUP A (Compulsory)||GROUP B (Compulsory)||GROUP C (Any one)|
|English||Accountancy||Second Language (Hindi/Bengali/Mizo)|
|GROUP A (Compulsory)||GROUP B (Any Five)|
|English||Second Language (Hindi/Bengali/Mizo)|
SUPW is compulsory
In addition to English (Compulsory), five elective subjects have to be chosen in both the streams.
Provisional admission to Grade XI will be considered for confirmation after the declaration of Board Results.
ADMISSION CRITERIA: REQUIRED MINIMUM PERCENTAGE IN THE LAST EXAMINATION OF THE SCHOOL FOR ISSUE OF FORMS
Science: Aggregate 60%
Commerce: Aggregate 50%
Note: For admission to UG (General Stream) courses, Second Language should be one of the electives as per university norms.
SUBJECTS ON OFFER FOR Cambridge Curriculum IGCSE (9 & 10)
|Mathematics - Core - Extended|
|Optional Subjects (any two can be selected)|
|Second Language (Bengali, Hindi, Spanish, French)|
|Art & Design|
|Information & Communication Technology|
* Subject availability and selection is subject to the approval from the Principal.
SUBJECTS ON OFFER FOR Cambridge Curriculum A LEVEL (11 & 12)
|Mathematics - Mechanics - Statistics|
|Art & Design|
|Advance Information & Communication Technology|