ICSE

Certification & Affiliation

Our School is proposed for affiliation to the CISCE (Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations) to prepare students for the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education).

About ICSE

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations was established in 1958 by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate with the assistance of the Inter-State Board for Anglo-Indian Education. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act No. XXI of 1860.

THE COUNCIL'S MISSION

The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations is committed to serving the nation's children, through high quality educational endeavors, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence. Examination: ICSE (CLASS X) The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education has been designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986, through the medium of English. Private candidates are not permitted to appear for this examination.
[For more details visit: www.cisce.org]

ICSE Curriculum

The curriculum is planned as per the guidelines of the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE).The focus is on bringing out the best by fostering life-skills and making the child a competent human being. The curriculum prescribed by the Council is of a high standard and there is great emphasis on English, not only as a language for communication but also on its literature. The curriculum ensures a general education where all candidates are required to take seven subjects and are also graded in ‘Socially Useful Productive Work’(SUPW);

ICSE AT WIS

Witty International School has made its mark in the CAIE (Cambridge Assessment International Examination) Programme training students for the IGCSE Examinations for over a decade now.  WIS is also committed to provide high standard teaching and learning environment in its ICSE Section as well. Our objective is to promote the essence of the ICSE curriculum in a comprehensive learning environment along with a wide range of co-curricular activities.  At WIS, the ICSE syllabus is delivered to lead the students in a progressive and phased manner, enabling them to be well-prepared and future-ready. Application of knowledge and the development of analytical skills form an integral part of the programme that aims to develop students as responsible citizens who make positive contributions to the society. The teaching methodology enhances the life skills (functional literacy, numeracy, community skills and self-development) of children. WIS enables children to expand their understanding of the world from academic and cultural perspectives through School trips and excursions. They participate in Dance, Drama, Fine Arts, Western and Indian Music, Yoga, and other activities. The students organize and participate in Inter-house cultural and sports events, thus developing leadership skills and team spirit.

Primary Section (ICSE)

The Primary School curriculum at WIS offers an exciting and creative learning environment, with an inter-disciplinary appreciation of Languages, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, as individual and integrated subjects. Hindi is taught as a Second Language, while Functional Marathi is offered as well, building a strong foundation in Indian languages.  The Primary curriculum is built on concepts and skills learnt in the Pre- School. It ensures progression and continuity across various stages of learning in school, and incorporates consistent evaluation and review of children's performance through the CCE (Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation) pattern. Physical Education develops sports skills and creates health awareness. Exposure to team and individual sports encourages a sense of vital life skills like team spirit, individual effort and accomplishment. 
Witty International School ensures that the students engage in field trips, excursions, activities, projects and presentations that provide experiential learning opportunities. Dance, Fine Arts, Music, Yoga, Speech and Drama promote well-rounded development. Students are encouraged to participate in inter-house cultural and sports events. Prayer, Assemblies, Concerts and dramatization shapes their intellect for higher level learning.  WIS believes in ‘Learning by Doing’ which forms the basis of all learning. The curriculum of the Primary School is four tiered - comprehensive conversation, challenged inquiry, artistic construction and creative expression. 

Secondary Section (ICSE)

The curriculum in the secondary section ensures progression and continuity across various stages of learning in the school and incorporates continuous evaluation and review of children's performance.
The focus shifts to self-reliance and initiative with purposeful, goal-directed facilitation by the teacher. Opportunities are therefore created for questioning, enquiry, debate, reflection and deep-diving into the concepts.In the Middle School the curriculum design and selection of text books offers both creative and educative experiences to the pupils.  Class VIII serves as a preparatory year for the ICSE Programme in Classes IX and X. Students appear for the ICSE Examination at Grade X. Field trips and excursions aid in developing social skills and in raising awareness about the world. Projects, presentations and group activities are more formal and research-based. Inter-house cultural and sports competitions encourage healthy competition and team spirit. Students begin to contribute to class assemblies, concerts and drama productions, and take up roles of responsibility.  Apart from academics, students are also expected to partake in Socially Useful Productive Work as well as community service, through NGOs. Kindly refer to the official council website mentioned below for further details regarding rules, regulations, subject choice, syllabi, etc.: www.cisce.org

Assessments

In our journey towards excellence, WIS emphasizes on the all-round development of each child. Every student is trained to become independent in thought and expression with the right values. WIS follows the Continuous and Comprehensive (CCE) Examination system which consists of Formative and Summative Assessment

Formative Assessment (FA) consists of projects/activities/assignments in First Term and the Second Term. Each student is given proper guidance to score maximum marks in Formative.

Summative Assessment consists of written exam in First Term and the Second Term. Grade IX and X have 20 marks Internal assessment and 80 marks Term Examination. There are two terms in one academic year. 

School Timings

Grade I to V - 01.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m.

Grade VI to VIII - 07.00 a.m. to 12.50 p.m.

Academic Year : June to April 

School Uniform

Students will have the following school uniform which can be procured from the school utility store.

Primary Section:

a. Boys - Sky blue shirt, Grey Pants.
b. Girls - Sky blue shirt, Grey culottes.

Secondary Section:

a. Boys - Sky blue shirt, Grey Pants, Tie & Grey Blazer.
b. Girls - Sky blue shirt, Grey culottes, Tie & Grey Blazer.

The sports uniform will include Blue T-shirt, Black Track pant, shoes and socks. Black Socks and pure white running shoes with white sole will be permitted.

a. Primary section will use pure white shoes with white sole and Velcro closure.
b. Secondary section will use pure white shoes with white sole and lace up closure.

Schedule of Interaction

Principal 
During Office Hours (By prior appointment only) 

Section Head (ICSE)
Weekdays: 01.00 pm to 2.00 pm
Saturdays: 11.00 am to 01.00 pm 

SUBJECTS OFFERED AT WIS (ICSE):

Grade I & II

Grade III & IV

Grade V

Grade-VI,VII & VIII

English English English English
Hindi Hindi Hindi/French Hindi/French
Marathi (Functional) Marathi (Functional) Marathi Marathi
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
EVS Science Science Science(PCB)
Computer Studies Social Studies Social Studies History & Civics
Physical Education Computer Studies Computer Studies Geography
Art Physical Education Physical Education Computer Studies
General Knowledge Art Art Physical Education
Value Education General Knowledge SUPW Art
  Value Education General Knowledge SUPW
    Value Education General Knowledge
      Value Education

GRADE – IX & X

Group I
(Compulsory)
Group II
(Any one combination of subjects)
Group III
(Any one of the 
following subjects)
English (Language & Literature) Second Language – Hindi/French History and Civics
Geography
Mathematics
Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
Computer Applications
Art
Technical Drawing (*) Physical Education (*)
Mathematics
Commercial Studies (*)
Commercial Studies
Economics (*)
As part of the ICSE programme, students are also required to undertake ‘Socially Useful Productive Work’ (SUPW). (*)These options are subject to a requisite number of students opting the subject.

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