With the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) introducing changes in the question paper pattern of science exam from 2018, ISC science students will have to study the entire syllabus for a particular paper of science.
Nabarun De, General Secretary, Association of Heads of ICSE Schools in West Bengal, said, “To our knowledge, the CISCE will make changes in the science papers from 2018 so that a student will have to study the entire syllabus and not be selective”.
“This will help them in making better preparations for engineering and medical entrance tests where they have to study extensively and not selectively. This is important for their future,” De said.
When contacted Gerry Arathoon, chief executive and secretary of CISCE said, “We had always sought to ensure comprehensive learning by the students. We always want the students to study the entire syllabus”.
In another statement CISCE chief executive and secretary Gerry Arathoon yesterday said "it has been clearly stated in my letter to all Heads of Schools on July 4… that the Council is currently discussing the modalities of implementation of the process of assessment, which is the future initiative of the Council based on the curriculum".
All the detailed information will be shared with the schools well before the implementation of the proposed assessment.