The CBSE has introduced a new nine-point scale system based on CCE. The students have to get the required grades in four or five subjects to get promoted to the next level. Its result will not carry pass or fail tag, students who don’t have qualifying grades will get four options to improve their grades in a period of two years from the date of the exam. Students will get grades ranging from A to E.
The following steps would help the learners and parents, who are the primary stakeholders of school education, in the following manner: –
- It will reduce stress and anxiety which often builds up during and after the examination which could have an adverse impact on young students especially in the age group of 13-15 years.
- It will reduce the dropout rate as there will be less fear and anxiety related to performance.
- In the past there was practice to often finish the entire syllabus much before time and follow it up with Pre-Board(s) and study leave. Now there will be greater focus on learning rather than teaching for the test.
- The emphasis on conceptual clarification through experiential learning in the classroom will increase since there will be more time available for transaction of curriculum.
- It will help the learners to develop holistically in terms of personality by also focusing on the scholastic aspects which will be assessed as part of the C.C.E. scheme.
- It is expected to prepare the students for life by making students physically fit, mentally alert and emotionally balanced.
- The students will have more time on their hands to develop their interests, hobbies and personalities.
- It will enable the students, parents and teachers to make an informed choice about subjects in Class XI.
- It will motivate learning in a friendly environment rather than in a fearful situation.
- It will equip students with Life Skills especially Creative and Critical thinking skills, social skills and coping skills which will keep them in a good stead when they enter into a highly competitive environment later on