Siddhartha School Project


10th Grade Exam Results by tsewangnorbuvivek
June 14, 2010, 1:29 pm
Filed under: Education in Ladakh, School News

On 11th June, 2010, the 10th grade board exams results of the Jammu and Kashmir state were declared. Thousands of students appeared for the exams. This is the important exam for all the students as it determines their future career. It is like a passport for them to go for higher education. All students eagerly wait to pass their matriculate or 10th grade exams as it is a shift from rote learning to more real learning.

After 10th grade students are free to choose their subjects either in arts, commerce or science and don’t have to necessarily study all the subjects.

It is mandatory, until 10th to study all the subjects and consequently lot of students fail in their exams and all those who pass usually memorise the lessons without really understanding the meaning of the subject.

This year, In Leh district alone 730 students appeared for the 10th exams out of which 233 passed which means 31.92 pass percentage. 707 students were from the government schools and 215 passed, 23 were from the private schools, and 18 passed.

Five students from Siddhartha High School appeared for the exams and two managed to pass and three of them failed, in either one or two subjects and they have to reappear for the failed subjects. Our school result is 40 percent.

About the Exams

The modern examination focuses only on the scholastic evaluation and the overall personality of the student is completely neglected. Right from class one a student is expected to learn three languages, English, Hindi and Bodhi, apart from mathematics, science, history, civics, geography and basic computers.

Unable to bear this pressure many students commit suicide each year especially during the 10th grade exams. Witnessing this high rate of suicide cases amongst high school students, the central government came up with a new idea of student’s evaluation.

CBSE, the central board of secondary education, government of India, have taken pioneering steps in the recent past to impart quality education and reforms its evaluation method. The CBSE now introduced radical reforms in which there is a paradigm shift from marks to grades and from rote learning to real learning. It introduced CCE, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.

The CCE scheme aims at addressing this in a holistic manner. A number of National Committees and Commissions in the past have consistently made recommendations regarding reducing emphasis on external examination and encouraging internal assessment through School-Based Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation.

Through CCE the all aspect of the student is taken into consideration, scholastic as well his overall personality.

The state board continues with the old method and hopefully it will move in the footstep of the central government and adopt this new method of CCE, Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation and lessen the pressure on the students.

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