Considering the slew of reforms in exam patterns for the State board students in Plus One and Plus Two, the Director of Government Examinations has laid emphasis on co-curricular activities in internal assessment.
In the last academic year, Class 11 students had 10 marks for internal assessment for each subject.
The internal assessment marks were based on their attendance, projects, assignments and internal tests.
This academic year, Class 11 and 12 students will have 10 marks allotted for each subject. Two marks will be allotted for co-curricular activities for students in both classes.
Students can select from 33 co-curricular activities including clubs for mathematics, science, books, novels, history, dance, music and drama as well as being part of the NSS, Green Corps and First Aid Club.
Since the time they have reopened, schools have been working on getting the children involved in activities of their choice.
“Students in our school have shown active interest in sports and we have also encouraged them to pursue their interests in music, dance and drama by forming clubs in the school. This, we hope, gives them more motivation towards pursuing varied interests beyond the classroom,” said G. Shanmugavel, Headmaster, Government Higher Secondary School, MGR Nagar, Chennai.
Officials in each educational district have been instructed to brief the heads of schools as well as teachers in detail about the evaluation patterns.
Schools also have been told to make students aware of the evaluation pattern in place and how they will be graded for internal assessment.
“For the vocational stream, while theory papers have 10 marks allotted for internal assessment, the practical paper will have 25 marks.
“The break-up too is the same, with marks allotted for attendance, internal tests, projects and assignments and co-curricular activities,” said S.N. Janardhanan, general secretary of the Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary School Vocational Teachers Federation.
We have encouraged students to pursue their interests in music, dance and drama
G. Shanmugavel.government school headmaster
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