Secondary Stage 

Grade 9 to Grade 12

4 Years (Age Group 14-18)

Quality education through perseverance

Introduction to NEP Secondary Stage

The Secondary Stage will comprise of four years of multidisciplinary study, building on the subject-oriented pedagogical and curricular style of the Middle Stage, but with greater depth, greater critical thinking, greater attention to life aspirations, and  greater flexibility and student choice of subjects.

Vision in Achieving

  1. Multidisciplinary approach
  2. Greater flexibility and student choice of subjects
  3. Vocational Skills 
  4. No hard separation among ‘curricular’, ‘extracurricular’, or ‘co-curricular’, among ‘arts’, ‘humanities’, and ‘sciences’, or between ‘vocational’ or ‘academic’ streams

Implementing Secondary Stage

The secondary curriculum is learner-centered with school being a place where students would be acquiring various skills; building self concept, sense of enterprise, aesthetic sensibilities and sportsmanship. Therefore, for the purpose of fostering core competencies in learners, the curriculum in secondary encompasses major learning areas, from scholastic and co scholastic point of view.


Learnings in this Programme

Think laterally, critically

Social development and well-being

Boosts performance at work

Develops problem-solving skills

Fosters collaborative learning

Makes learning more fun

Curriculum Framework

The Curriculum strives to:

1. provide ample scope for physical, intellectual and social development of students.

2. enlist general and specific teaching and assessment objectives.

3. uphold Constitutional values.

4. nurture Life-Skills by prescribing curricular and co-curricular activities.

5. integrate innovations in pedagogy, knowledge and application.

6. promote inclusive education.

7. integrate environmental education in various disciplines.

8. equally emphasize Co-scholastic areas of Art Education and Health and Physical Education.

Approaches to Secondary Stage

  1. The learner centric approach
  2. Experiential Learning
  3. Discipline
  4. Constitutional and universal values
  5. Increased flexibility and choice of subjects to study
  6. Concerted curricular and pedagogical initiatives
  7. Multidisciplinary Approach
  8. Meaningful and joyful learning experiences to go beyond textbooks
  9. No child left out from participation in activities
  10. Create conducive environment for development of competencies