Middle Stage
Grade 6 to Grade 8
3 Years (age group 11-14)
Maintaining excellence throughout.

Introduction to NCFE Middle Stage

The Middle Stage comprises of three years of education. It builds on the pedagogical and curricular style of the Preparatory Stage. The introduction and discussion of abstract concepts is done in this stage. It helps in preparing students across various streams. Experiential learning is explored in relations with different subjects.

Vision in Achieving the NEP

  1. To develop scientific temper
  2. To take the education journey from capacity to capability
  3. To equip children with 21st century skills
  4. To create a Holistic and Multidisciplinary education 

Implementing of Middle Stage

    1. Introduce students to the more abstract concepts in subjects like mathematics, science, social science, arts and humanities.
    2. Introduce Enquiry-based learning.
    3. Introduce Interactive classrooms and flexible assessments.
    4. Encourage bagless days once in a year as enrichment activities.
    5. Provide periodic exposure to the students through activities outside school by visiting places/monuments of historical, cultural importance and by meeting local artists and craftsmen.
    6. Implementing a discussion-based learning process. 


Learnings in this Programme

    A Multidisciplinary Way of Thinking

Promoting Holistic Development

Promoting Technological Literacy


Critical Thinking


Curriculum Framework

  1. To create a sense of desire to learn on their own, take risks, to reflect on their own thinking and to trust their own instincts.
  2. To identify students strengths and weakness and teach them the skills and strategies that best support their learning style.
  3. To encourage students to be voracious readers, confident speakers and curious listeners. Build skills in public speaking and collaboration. 
  4. To acquire problem-solving skills, create a sense of curiosity, developing research skills, hands-on investigation and integrate it with other subjects.
  5. To enhance students skill development, creativity, communication, acquire self-esteem, explore various cultures and begin to think critically, logically and empathetically.
  6. To promote multilingualism and the power of language in teaching and learning.
  7. To introduce life skills such as communication, cooperation, teamwork, and resilience.

Approaches to Middle Stage

  1. Integrating teaching to real-world experiences and provide concrete applications to knowledge and skills
  2. Experiential learning 
  3. Multidisciplinary approach.
  4. Teach ethics, human & constitutional values
  5. Curricular Integration of essential subjects, skills, and capacities
  6. Develop critical thinking in students, teaching them on how to face problems and come up with possible solutions
  7. Instill moral and intellectual values in students.