Secondary level (Classes IX and X)

True education is a continuous process of character building. APS Dhaula Kuan strives to develop intensive critical and analytical thinking in students. School focuses on developing effective communication skills amongst our students. Pedagogical practices and methadologies followed at aps dk make learning fun and provide learners with experiences that promote lifelong learning. We at Aps dhaula kuan focus on holistic experiential learning. Our students come from different ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds. Our teachers weave the entire curricular activities to promote intercultural learning and foster understanding and accepting each other’s differences and deficiencies. We at secondary level strictly follow CBSE curriculum with an aim to achieve necessary cognitive psychomotor excellence, allow our students to explore their inner potential so that they are able to select appropriate scheme of studies at senior secondary level that will allow them to later choose the carriers best suited to their potential. While emphasizing on academic excellence we at APS also focus on imparting life skills and goal setting. Academic programs are designed in such a manner that they inculcate right values and attitudes in children. Teachers facilitate that students develop healthy habits and physical fitness. They are also motivated to learn one or more visual and performing art forms and showcase their talent. Teachers lay great emphasis to generate environmental consciousness and gender sensitivity in students.

State of art labs, well equipped library, lush green sports fields, enthusiastic learners, highly motivated experienced staff make the learning fun.

Two levels of examination are being held in the subject of Mathematics in the board examination from 2020 onwards.

This year onwards we are introducing information technology as compulsory skill subjects in class 9 if a student fails in any one of three compulsory subjects that is Math’s , science and social science and passes in the skill subject then that subject will be replaced by skill subject and the result of class 10 board examination be computed accordingly.

It is expected in class 9 that a student should have studied and passed three languages in class 8 but if the student has been promoted without clearing third language he/she has to pass in the same in class 9 but the syllabus of class 8 will be asked.


1. School Curriculum Committee comprising of HOD, all Subject Coordinator.

2. Variety of practices by Teachers.

a . Learner Centric, encouraging collaborative learning and development of multiple skills through the generous use of resources via diverse approaches.

b . Teachers follow inclusive principles.

c Specific Lesson Plans for the topics are prepared by the teachers.

d. Multidisciplinary approach.

e. Integrating Arts in all subjects.


Subjects Names of the subjects Group  
Compulsory Subject 1    Language I (Hindi Course A or Hindi Course B or English Language & Literature)  Group-L  
Subject 2      Language  II  (Any  one  from  the  Group  of Languages  (Group-L)  other  than  Language chosen at Subject 1  Group-L   
Subject 3         Mathematics(Student has the option of selecting Standard or Basic  Mathematics  at  AISSE  (X  Board Examination) Syllabus shall remain the same.Refer Mathematics syllabus for details. Group- A1         
Subject 4   Science
Subject 5  Social Science 
Optional   Subject 6   Skill subject* from the group of Skill subjects   Group-S  
Co-Scholastic Areas      Subject   7 and 8 Assessment and certification at school level    Art Education Health & Physical Education               

Skill Subject Information Technology is compulsory for all for class IX from 2020-21.

Curriculam areas


Two languages

1. English language and literature

2. Hindi course B

Compulsory subjects

3. Mathematics

4. Science

5. Social science

Co scholastic

6. Health and Physical Education

7. Art Education

  • Visual :
    • Painting
    • Clay Modelling
  • Performing :
    • Band
    • Tabla
    • Vocal
    • Indian , Western
    • Dance


A. For Class IX:

1. Annual Examination (class IX) for 80 marks (20 MidTerm + 60 Annual Exam)
2. Internal Assessment (20 Marks) . It has 4 components :  

      • Periodic Assessment – 5 Marks
        Periodic Tests (05 marks): 3 in each subject in anacademic year and the average of best 2 would to be taken for final submission of marks.
        Multiple Assessment (05 marks):Flexibility to use multiple and diverse techniques to assess learners viz. observation, oral tests, individual or group work, class discussion, field-work, concept maps, graphic organizers, visual representation etc.
      • Portfolio – 5 Marks A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student’s work. This portfolio can be seen both as a process and as a product.
      • Subject Enrichment Activities – 5 Marks
        Languages provide ample space and the autonomy to subject teachers to develop relevant listeningand speaking skills. The specified activities in practical work in Science and Mathematics.
        Social Science
        - relevant projects & Map Works.

3. Co-Scholastic Areas

  • Art Education-
    Options such as Visual Arts(drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.) and Performing Arts (dance, music, drama and Folk Art forms etc.).
  • Health and Physical Education (Sports/ Self-Defence /Yoga/ NCC etc.)
  • Internal Assessment In Health and Physical Education (with Work Experience subsumed in it)
Strand Grades



 B)Team Games


 C)Individual Games/ Activity


 D)Adventure Sports


 Class IX-X: Grade (A-E) on 5-point scale

 (A, B, C, D, E)



 2.Health and Fitness


 3. SEWA




 Grades of SEWA is considered against

 Work Experience

 Class IX-X: Grade (A-E) on 5-point scale

 (A, B, C, D, E)

 4. Health and Activity Card



B.For Class X:

1. Board Examination for (Class X) for 80 marks.
2. Internal Assessment (20 Marks) .
It has 4 components :

  • Periodic Test 3 to be conducted , best two average to be converted out of 5.
  • Multiple assessment- Diverse techniques to be used such as quizzes, group discussions i.e. other than pen paper.
  • Portfolio.
  • Subject Enrichment Activities.

Co-Scholastic also to be assessed as per guide lines of CBSE.