The Lexicon International School, Pune:
The Lexicon International School is located in Pune in the state of Maharashtra in Western India. Spread over lush green environment, on the Pune - Ahmednagar highway in the serene locations of Wagholi, it offers state of the art buildings, well ventilated and big classrooms combined with wide open spaces, lush green gardens and playfields.
The Lexicon International School brings out the all round development of the student by promoting, personality development, academics uses Information Technology as one way of enhancing its mission to teach the skills, knowledge and behaviours students will need as responsible citizens in the global connected community.The school offers Nursery - 12 education with Pre-primary, Primary, Middle, Secondary and Post-secondary programmes.
The pre-primary programme seeks to develop the child’s sense of self-worth as an active learner and member of the school community. Each child learns to assume responsibility, master skills, and solve problems. Fundamental is a positive self-image for all children — feeling confident about themselves and their ideas as well as their abilities. Each child is encouraged to take risks and to view mistakes as natural learning experiences.
In the pre-primary grades, emphasis is placed equally on children's intellectual, physical and social development. Children learn through a combination of games, songs and creative projects. They play with blocks; measure sand, water or ingredients for cooking; they are taught to observe changes in the environment, examine and sort objects. Story-telling and role-playing, drawing and tracing, creating patterns and developing skills of measurement: all contribute to the laying of sure foundations in literacy and numeracy.
The Primary School Programme at The Lexicon International School comprises of grades 1 to 5.
In these grades, the school follows a curriculum by drawing on teaching programmes of the Lower Secondary Programme / Checkpoint and International General Certificate of Secondary Education offered by University of Cambridge International Examinations [CIE].
Teaching and learning at The Lexicon International School is designed to be an enjoyable experience for children, thus making them want to come to school even when they don't have to. By increasing student interest, by making learning fun but meaningful, we lay the foundation for developing a lifelong interest in learning. Thus, children are developed and oriented with a readiness to successfully enter the middle school and beyond.
In these grades 1 to 5, Hindi is offered as the second language. Students will begin learning French [IGCSE] as a third language from grade 5.
In grades 1 - 5, the focus is on encouraging inquiry, exploration and on inculcating growing confidence in key learning skills - reading, writing, listening, speaking, information technology capability, problem-solving, management skills, observation and measurement. Children are encouraged to speak and perform at assemblies, concerts, drama productions, and so gain confidence in their ability to communicate to a wider audience. Children are also encouraged to take part in various competitions and other celebrations organised by the school regularly. They are also encouraged to take part in field trips and community service.
Lower Secondary Programme & Checkpoint
Grades 6 & 7 comprise of the Middle school at The Lexicon International School and follow the Lower Secondary Programme/Checkpoint
The Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme was launched in Spring 2007 and gives schools all over the world the framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in students. The Programme provides a bridge in learning between the Primary Programme and Cambridge IGCSE Courses. The Cambridge Lower Secondary Progression Tests are available for the first two years of secondary education and are designed to allow teachers to follow the progress of their students over time and analyse performance within their classes and against an external benchmark. Students study LSP in grades 6 & 7 which culminates with Checkpoint exams.
Cambridge Checkpoint Tests
Cambridge Checkpoint tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science. They are designed for students at stage 9 of the Lower Secondary Programme. The tests cover all major areas of learning required in the first years of an international secondary education. Each area is broken down into sub-topics. These sub-topics provide the framework for feedback on each and every student. Student work is marked in Cambridge by a CIE examiner and a report is provided for all students.
1. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme - an evolving, globally relevant educational opportunity:
The IGCSE Programme, administered by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), is firmly established and recognized world-wide. Students in over 150 countries pursue the CIE qualifications. The IGCSE has always emphasized adding value within a national context whilst also contributing to internationalism. The development focus is to safeguard distinctive cultural identity through specific language and literature syllabi, for example, or to include study of regional geography or history, whilst also encouraging an international outlook. Thus, the importance of an appropriate mix of global and local contexts is well recognized as an essential dimension of IGCSE.
2. The IGCSE Curriculum and its Assessment - beyond knowledge recall, emphasizes a strong skill development orientation:
The IGCSE Curriculum emphasizes the development of habits of critical enquiry and individual research and encourages a problem-solving approach - applying what one has learnt. The assessment process goes beyond just knowledge recall and emphasizes other skills like a student's ability to use and apply knowledge appropriately, to handle information and use it to solve problems, and to acquire experimental and investigative skills. This encouragement to go beyond rote learning or memorization is the key in all IGCSE syllabi. This approach recognizes that 'recall' becomes a relatively less useful skill for individuals in today's world of rapid change. Instead, the development of skills of application, analysis, evaluation and creation become important in encouraging students who are able to take their learning beyond the confines of the classroom and examination hall. The IGCSE approach is rooted in active learning and its assessment models have been designed to reflect this orientation. They include not only terminal examinations but also the assessment of fieldwork skills or practical investigations in the lab, oral and listening skills in foreign and second languages, and project or coursework completed during the course of study. Throughout, the key criterion is 'fitness for purpose' and skills are assessed in the most appropriate way possible.
IGCSE assessments are also designed to be accessible to candidates of widely differing abilities. For most subjects, the IGCSE reflects the approach of using tiered or differentiated papers but within the simpler structure of a core and extended curriculum. The design of the IGCSE curriculum and assessment recognizes the individual needs of students and provides encouragement of the highest possible achievement.
3. The IGCSE Programme - key features:
- Provides an ideal foundation for higher-level courses such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, 'A'- Levels and the North American APT (Advanced Placement Test);
- Has worldwide recognition and is equivalent to the Certificate of Secondary Education from Indian education boards, General Certificate of Secondary Education, and 'O'- Levels;
- Offers syllabi which reflect local economies and cultures within a global context, hence ensuring that students gain a wide perspective while recognizing and valuing their own environment;
- Develops key learning, problem-solving and investigative skills by encouraging an active, critical and questioning approach to study;
- Ensures a broad-based education, while encouraging a degree of choice.
The Post Secondary School Programme:Grades 11&12- Science & Commerce streams
The Lexicon International School offers 'A' Levels [grade 11 & 12] of the University of Cambridge, UK.
UCIE - University of Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge International Examinations is part of the University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate UCLES which is itself a department of University of Cambridge . UCLES has developed and promoted qualifications around the world for almost 150 years. CIE was formally established in 1998 to provide high-quality, leading-edge qualifications that meet the ongoing demands of employers and educators across the world.
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