The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is a national level board of education in India for public and private schools, controlled and managed by Union Government of India.
What is a CBSE Curriculum
The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) is a standardised curriculum offered in more than 24 countries across the world.As of 2016, the board had a total of 17,300 affiliated schools. Out of these 17,093 are located in India and 207 are located in different countries of the world. In 2016, a total 1,040,515 candidates were registered for class XII examination, which is a 1.1% increased rate of registrants compared to 2015.
Here are some salient features of this curriculum:
The syllabus is very structured and controlled. It makes use of standardised Textbooks.
No child can fail a class till 8th grade
Most entrance exams conducted in the country for college admission follow this syllabus.
Board exams are OPTIONAL in 10th grade and MANDATORY in 12th Grade
Favoured by those who constantly relocate within India or even abroad to countries in the Middle East etc and seek a standardized curriculum
Favoured by those who want to go into the traditional routes of Engineering/medical
Curriculum Focus at Secondary Level: This focuses on 7 major learning areas (Actual subjects offered will vary from school to school )
Humanities- Geography, History, Economics, Home Science, Sociology, Fine Arts, Political Science, Fashion Studies, Creative Writing and translation Studies and related subjects
Science and Technology – Subjects related to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Information Practices and Web and Multimedia Studies
Health and Physical Education
Visual and Performing arts – Dance, Drama, Music, Drawing, Painting, Crafts and Sculpture
Commerce – Business Studies, Accountancy, Entrepreneurship, Economics and related subjects
CBSE Schools In South Africa
Below is the of Cbse Schools in South Africa