The ICSE Board in India has come up with alterations in the syllabus that would make students to write fewer papers during the examination. The Council proposes to merge 3 Science papers; Physics, Chemistry and Biology with one single paper as Social Science. Each part of the paper would consist of similar weightage 33.33% as revealed by Gary Arthoon, the Chief Executive of CISCE.
In the similar way, History, Civics and Geography would also become merged into one paper for the benefit of examinees. Therefore, a Science student would have to appear for total 7 papers instead of 10 that they need to face previously.
About the ICSE Curriculum :
According to Priti Batavia, a parent as well as teacher of Jamnabai Narsee School revealed that one of the positive things in ICSE curriculum represents that the 10th standard Science syllabus is much higher than 12th standard. It helps students to study easily. Especially for the engineering students, particular course helps them to manage the entire process with all the optimistic approaches. So, they can easily grab the successful position ensuring a great career building up the glorious future.
ISC question pattern is also set to change keeping a pace with the increased competition to achieve the final destination. There will be a hike in number of multiple choice questions and short questions that would be help students to understand the pattern of other competitive examinations.
Principals of most schools are however against the decision and here arises the difficulty. According to them, it would affect the syllabus and many important things would be eliminated from the course. The Council would place the proposal before the secondary body and the executive body in order to get the affiliation from Board.