• Curriculum

    The international Cambridge curriculum sets a global standard for education and is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. At GGNIS, each stage (Pre-Primary - Primary – Lower Secondary – Upper Secondary) as detailed below is equipped with rich learning material to prepare students for various career paths. Our children learn, grow and make connections at their own pace and we ensure that they develop an informed curiosity with an everlasting passion for knowledge.

    Pre-Primary at GGNIS (3-5yrs)

    Laying a strong reasoning and verbal foundation during "the early formative years" is critical for the cognitive development of a child. At GGNIS, we meet these learning demands through a customized curriculum at the Pre-Primary level. Our curriculum enables the child to seamlessly transition to a scholastic environment. The Pre-Primary curriculum is a stepping-stone for Cambridge primary where children are exposed to an application oriented play-way method with numbers and languages (English, Tamil, Hindi). A wide range of hands-on activities is the highlight of this program. Special emphasis is given to phonetics to check on correct pronunciation. Children are able to read simple stories for better comprehension and improve reading, writing and speaking abilities.

    Cambridge Primary at GGNIS (5-11 yrs)

    Cambridge Primary has curriculum frameworks for English, Mathematics and Science designed to engage learners for an active and creative academic journey.

    English: Cambridge Primary English enables learners to effectively communicate and develop critical skills to respond to a range of textual and electronic information. The five primary content areas of this curriculum are 1) Phonics, spelling and vocabulary, 2) Grammar and punctuation, 3) Reading, 4) Writing, 5) Speaking and listening. This curriculum will develop a first language competency in English and provide our students with a solid foundation.

    Mathematics: Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum broadly explores five primary content areas: 1) Numbers (number system, calculations and probability), 2) Geometry (shapes, geometric reasoning, position and movement), 3) Measurements (money, time, area, capacity, perimeter, length, mass), 4) Mathematical data handling and 5) Problem solving skills. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that our students can apply their mathematical knowledge to develop a holistic understanding. Mental strategies are also a key part of this curriculum.

    Science: Cambridge Primary Science curriculum broadly covers four content areas: 1) Scientific enquiry (conceiving ideas and formulating questions, systematic investigative approach, critical analysis, data compilation, reasoning and presentation ability), 2) Biology (plant, human and animal biology), 3) Chemistry (material properties and changes, states of matter) and 4) Physics (forces, energy, electricity, sound, magnetism, earth and beyond). Scientific enquiry objectives underlie biology, chemistry and physics areas of study. Environmental awareness and history of sciences are also part of this exciting curriculum.

    In addition to the core subjects mentioned above, children study environmental and social sciences to better recognize and analyze the surroundings. Awareness starts young, we educate the children on sustainable living. We also train them on basic computer knowledge and skills. Further, they have a choice to study any of the three languages - Tamil, Hindi or German and participate in extra-curricular activities such as music, dance, drama, karate and yoga.

    Cambridge Lower Secondary at GGNIS (11-14 yrs)

    Similar to Cambridge Primary, Cambridge Lower Secondary also has curriculum frameworks for English, Mathematics and Science but slightly more advanced and competitive.

    English: Cambridge Lower Secondary English has been developed in conjugation with Cambridge Assessment English and promotes an enquiry-based approach for reasoning and creative thinking ability and encourages intellectual engagement. The five primary content areas of this curriculum are an advanced version of 1) Phonics, spelling and vocabulary, 2) Grammar and punctuation (reading and writing), 3) Reading (fiction, poetry, non-fiction), 4) Writing (fiction, non-fiction, presentation), 5) Speaking and listening. This curriculum will further improve English competency and strengthen the foundation.

    Mathematics: Cambridge Primary Mathematics curriculum broadly explores five primary content areas: 1) Numbers (complex calculations, integers, powers, roots, fractions, decimals, ratios, % and proportions), 2) Algebra (expressions, equations and formulas, sequence, functions and graphs), 3) Geometry (shapes, geometric reasoning, position and movement), 4) Measurements (Capacity, length, mass, time, area, perimeter, volume), 5) Mathematical data handling (planning, collecting, processing, presenting, interpreting and discussing results) and 6) Problem solving skills underlying all the above. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that our students can apply their mathematical knowledge to develop a holistic understanding. Mental strategies are also a key part of this curriculum.

    Science: Cambridge Primary Science curriculum broadly covers four content areas: 1) Scientific enquiry (conceiving ideas and formulating questions, systematic investigative approach, critical analysis, data compilation, reasoning and presentation ability), 2) Biology (cell biology of plants and animals, organismal and environmental biology, variations and taxonomic classifications), 3) Chemistry (states of matter, material properties and changes and earth) and 4) Physics (forces and motion, energy, electricity, sound, magnetism, earth and beyond). Scientific enquiry objectives underlie biology, chemistry and physics areas of study. Environmental awareness and history of sciences are also part of this exciting curriculum. Lab based experiments compliment theoretical understandings.

    Similar to Cambridge primary, children study environmental and social sciences to understand the world we live-in in more detail. We at GGNIS hope our future generation would contribute towards sustainability. Information and communication technology is also included in the curriculum. They continue to learn Tamil and Hindi or German and participate in extra-curricular activities such as music, dance, drama, karate and yoga.

    Cambridge Upper Secondary at GGNIS (14-16 yrs)

    Cambridge upper secondary curriculum enables learners to understand key complexities and fundamental principles in physical and natural sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology). A similar progression in curriculum is also followed in Mathematics. Students recognize scientific/mathematical methods and its applications in the real and physical world. The presentation, verbal and critical thinking skills developed over the years is enhanced. This is coupled with complex reasoning abilities during experimental planning, hypothesis testing and execution methodologies. The theoretical and practical syllabus for Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology is vast and can be viewed online at (https://www.cambridgeinternational.org). Beyond these core subjects - languages, value education and extracurricular activities comprise an important component of the curriculum.