Syllabus: Carmel English Medium School follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education(ICSE) syllabus designed to provide an examination in a course of general education, in accordance with the recommendations of the New Education Policy 1986 (India), through the medium of English. National and regional languages are given due importance.
The subjects that are offered by the ICSE Board are divided into three groups.
Group I includes Compulsory Subjects — English, History & Civics, & Geography, and Indian Language,
Group II which includes any two from Mathematics, Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) as separate subjects, Computer Science and Economics,
Group III has any one from Computer Applications and Economic Applications.
All subjects have components of internal assessment, that are carried out by schools, on the basis of assignments/project work, practicals and coursework. There is 20% weightage for internal assessment in group I and II and 50% weightage for group III.
In subjects where there are more than one paper (e.g., Science), the marks obtained in the subject are calculated by taking the average of all the papers in the subject. Candidates appearing for the examination have to study six subjects, with one to three papers in each subject. For subject H C&G the paper 1 consists of History & Civics and paper 2 consists of Geography. Science consists of three papers each for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. This makes for a total of eight to eleven papers, depending on the subjects. SSC results are taken from best five of six subjects (out of which English marks is compulsory)