Realm of abstract thinking - educate the mind.
during this stage, children are ready to work with their thoughts and beliefs and these years are spent developing their thinking skills using cognitive reasoning. They are now ready to think critically and evaluate the world around them.
Bangalore Steiner School’s High school was born in 2021-22. Upon extensive research to choose the right examination board, the school decided to register with Cambridge IGCSE as it permits maximum flexibility in terms of curriculum delivery which allows us to keep alive our alignment with Waldorf education.
Bangalore Steiner High school currently caters to Grade 9 & 10.
CONSCIOUSNESS OF HIGH SCHOOLERS:
In Grade 9, we welcome 14/15 year olds whose inner life is now ready for rigorous intellectual education. Ninth grade explores polarities and contrasts, mirroring the physical and emotional changes that occur at this stage of adolescence, laying the foundation for nuanced and abstract thinking.
Rudolf Steiner says, this is the time when we must provide adolescent high schoolers with an environment that:
Generates within them, an interest in the world outside themselves.
Encourages them to examine the 'why', 'what' and 'how' of everything possible.
Enables them to question, discuss and debate.
Bangalore Steiner School’s high school is registered with Cambridge Assessment International Education and follows the IGCSE syllabus for Grades 9 and 10.
Cambridge International and its certificates are recognised by the approving body for India - Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as detailed on their site https://aiu.ac.in/evaluation.php.
It is recognized by CBSE, CISCE and state education boards in India as a qualification for entry to Class XI or for other higher secondary education courses. It is also a recognized Class X qualification, as one of the prerequisites for admission to undergraduate courses in India
In the coming years, the school has plans to take the high school upto grade-12 with suitable and appropriate subjects in "A Levels"
Excursions (field study trips)
Excursions of 2-3 weeks duration are a big part of Grades 9 and 10. The excursions are held in earnest and act in accordance with an objective to reinforce experiential learning by way of making real world connections to the classroom work that is done. Destination, cost, mode of travel, etc, is chosen keeping the above objective in mind.
Continuing with aspects of Waldorf education
Subjects - aligned with Cambridge IGCSE
Combined Sciences - (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with Alternative to Practicals
Arts and Design (Optional)
Global perspectives (Optional)