Contrary to general perception, of Academics in a Residential School is lost in the rich socio-cultural life, The Assam Valley School has not allowed Academic to take a back seat.
Academics is the foremost concern of this growing school, as the Board results (both ICSE and ISC) have been soaring up the graph, year after year. Furthermore our University placements have successfully raised the eyebrows of the very nation.
This does not mean that AVS is a mark producing industry only. The all-round development of the growing child is our major concern. Academic is followed closely by cultural and sporting activities.
We believe that true education is the architecture of the soul awakening a sense of undying curiosity and the desire to achieve. Our primary concern is to prepare and equip young adults for citizenship of the 21st century.
The Junior School that comprises Classes 4 and 5 of The Assam Valley School follows the syllabus of the Inter State Board for Anglo-Indian Education.
The subjects that are taught are:
English, Math, General Science, 2nd Languages (Hindi, Bengali, Assamese), Environmental Education, Computer Science, History, Geography.
Along with academic pursuits a child's communicative skills are honed through elocution, singing, extempore speaking and drama. A child's aesthetic sense is nurtured through Co-curricular activities such as Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Cane and Bamboo Craft and, Weaving. The students also have a choice between Indian and Western Music both in the instrumental and vocal disciplines, and classical dances such as Bharatnatyam & Sattriya.
CISCE at the Assam Valley school:
The CISCE is a board for school education in India. It conducts two examinations: one for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and for the Indian School Certificate.
Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Candidates appearing for the examination have to study seven subjects, with anywhere from 1 to 3 papers in each subject.
offered at AVS are:
Group I : All subjects in this group are compulsory.
English - 1 Literature paper + 1 Language paper.
History, Civics and Geography - 1 combined History and Civics paper + 1 Geography paper.
A Second language (Hindi/Bengali/Assamese) - 1 combined Literature and Language paper
Mathematics - 1 paper
Science - 1 Physics paper + 1 Chemistry paper + 1 Biology paper (with lab classes in all three)
Group III: Any one of the following:
Computer Applications - 1 paper (with work on a computer)
Economic Applications - 1 paper
Commercial Applications - 1 paper
Art - 2 papers out of a total of 4 (with sculpting etc. to be taught in school)
Performing Arts - 1 paper (with practical work in school)
Physical Education - 1 paper (with practical work)
AVS generally offers all the subjects listed by the Council though this may depend on the number of student who may actually opt for the subject: the lower limit being ten students. A candidate's choice may be further limited by certain combinations of subjects offered.
Indian School Certificate (ISC) candidates appearing for examination have to study five subjects with English as compulsory and four elective subjects.
English - Language + Literature