At this age, children are in a stage of intellectual and social development and they begin to connect themselves with the community in a larger sense. To cater to the needs of this age group, an integrated package of teaching, learning and assessment is delivered through the Octave approach. Students are directed towards independent learning and are guided to take on more responsibility.
The main objective of this stage is to help the children make connections between the meaningful experiences in life and the courses of study.
- The emphasis is laid on building up the structured, student-centred and enquiry-based foundation laid at the Primary level.
- The curriculum is research oriented and learning opportunities are provided through worksheets in the classroom, laboratory time, library time, computer time and small group discussion time.
- Personality development is stressed through development of academic knowledge, the ability to question, sensory experiences and a honing of creative expressions.
- Emphasis is made on group work including story time, lecture demonstrations, large group discussions, conceptual explanations and group goal setting.