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Indian education witnesses a quantum change in school education pattern for the "10 + 2" structure. 10+2 structure will be replaced with the “5+3+3+4” education model.
There are four important stages in School Education under the National Education Policy:
1. Foundational Stage
Foundational Stage is further subdivided into two parts:
Children, age 3 years to 8 will undergo 3 years of preschool or Anganwadi, followed by classes 1 and 2 in primary school. The foundational Stage is completely focused on activity-based learning.
2. Preparatory Stage
Kids from the age group 8-11 years will join from class 3 to 5, These kids will get exposure to subjects like reading, writing, speaking, art, science, mathematics, and physical education.
3. Middle Stage
Students in Classes 6 to 8, be comprised of children between ages 11-14. It will introduce students to the more abstract concepts in subjects of mathematics, sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities.
4. Secondary Stage
Students from secondary education stage in Classes 9 to 12, covering the ages of 14-18 years.
Secondary stage education again subdivided into two parts:
classes 9 and 10 covering the first phase while classes 11 and 12 covering the second phase.
These 4 years of study are intended to inculcate a multidisciplinary study, coupled with depth and critical thinking. Multiple options for subjects will be provided.
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