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The program covers the school curriculum of the following subjects for the classes VIII, IX and X : Mathematics Sciences (Physics; Chemistry; Biology) Social Studies English The course will commence in July and will continue till the student appears for his/her final examinations at school for the academic year. Evaluation System The CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation) system introduced by CBSE is designed to evaluate students on: Scholastic Skills: Summative Assessment (60%) and Formative Assessment (40%) Co-Scholastic Skills: Behavioral Also, CBSE has introduced questions on HOTS (higher order thinking skills) in its curriculum, to test the students on their in depth understanding of concepts. The introduction of CCE system by CBSE and questions on HOTS are in the right direction, as it means: Proper and continuous evaluation of skill of the students Less pressure on students Overall development of the students Focus on in depth understanding of the students Consistent and regular performance (in each class) The, CBSE has introduced Problem Solving Assessment (PSA) for 9th class students. It assesses the life skills relating to Qualitative Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning and Language Conventions. The above evaluation system implemented by CBSE focuses on overall development of the students. Excelling in such a system, requires more than rote learning of concepts. It is imperative that a student does well in such a system as it would mean that the student not only succeeds in his examinations but will also be a successful student in true sense. The Changes in the Assessment for IX and X classes CBSE Examinations In classes IX and X: It is mandatory for a student to write both the Summative Assessments SA1 and SA2. A student has to obtain 25% of marks in both SA1and SA2 taken together. So, a student has to get a minimum score of 15 marks out of 60 marks in Summative Assessments. And a student has to obtain a total of 33% of marks in each of five subjects as per the present rules. As there is more importance for Summative Assessments, a student has to concentrate in each of five subjects and each of SA1 and SA2. The teaching methods which followed here (National Academy), help the students to gain good scores in all the exams that they face.