Oaktree International School: Kolkata, India

Kolkata, India

Oaktree International School: Kolkata, India

Price Range ₤ 0-20,000 per annum

Introduction

Oaktree International School in Kolkata is a well known co-educational boarding school in India. One of best IB schools. Students are taught in classes of no more than twenty in Grades 6-12. In practice, in some classes such as Science, Design and Technology, ICT and Music, the class sizes are smaller. Students are expected to participate actively in class, to ask questions, to make presentations, to carry out independent research and also to work collaboratively in teams. Our teachers help their students to develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in this dynamic teaching environment.

There are occasions, of course, when students are taught in the formal and time honoured way. The range of strategies that teachers use within a timescale of several lessons ensures that learning is both challenging and enjoyable. In Science, for example, experimentation is the routine accompaniment to theory and in History, students understand that analysis and evaluation of sources and the acceptance of many perspectives can lead to better interpretation.

We understand that students are all individuals and have diverse needs. We support those who may need occasional assistance in ways appropriate to their needs and to stretch those who may pull ahead of their peers.

Thus, our planning ensures that all students are equipped to meet their potential. Extra study sessions and personal tutorial time have been built into the School timetable each week.

Assessment is ongoing and varied. Examinations and tests are paramount and are supported by students’ portfolios, written oral tasks, multiple choice tests as well as teacher observations. At all levels, students need to demonstrate critical enquiry, research skills, and an ability to place their knowledge into practical contexts, analysis and commentary.

Grading sessions take place every six weeks and grades are awarded for both achievement and effort.

Formal examinations take place twice a year. A progress report is sent to parents every six weeks and a more comprehensive report is sent out at the end of every term. These reports detail academic attainment, personal development, participation in activities and behaviour in residence.

The School is equipped with a web-based portal for both students and parents as well as with complete wi-fi connectivity. This is an Intranet that encourages and assists remote learning and School administration. Assignments, curriculum plans, web links, assessments and tasks are all available online.

The School week provides every student with a balanced educational programme including 30 hours of classroom tuition per week, daily meetings in small tutor groups as well as an afternoon programme of service, creative and sporting activities and supervised private study time. A weekly assembly for the whole School brings everyone together as a large family to share experiences and to reflect on the aims of the School.

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The Oaktree campus is housed on open green areas and walkways with generous tree cover, as well as ample space for students to relax, play and study. Normally, students spend the formal teaching day working to a timetable structured around the main disciplines - Mathematics, Languages, Humanities, Sciences and the Arts. These lessons take place in the classrooms, the laboratories or in a specialised space for subjects like Music and Drama. Additionally, students  undertake fieldwork from time to time outside the School.

In a typical week, the School holds at least one major assembly for the whole student body. This is led by the Head of School and usually reflects on current issues of concern to the students, whether these be world events or trends or occurrences much closer to home or indeed within the School itself. Students are encouraged to use these occasions to make their own presentations and to lead others in performance, debate or general communication. Furthermore there are smaller meetings during the week for tutor groups and Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) groups for example.

Oaktree has a student representative council that works with the administration to help manage student affairs. This provides the students with a model of how to participate fully and sensibly in democratic institutions and to bring their own ideas for improvement in a reasoned and courteous way.

The School organises cultural events which reflect the diversity of the student and faculty body. Typically, for an entire week, a particular region is themed across the School, and reflected in display, cultural events, performances and meals. In addition the School plans to run a regular Global Awareness Programme involving key outside speakers from business, politics, arts, media and the NGO sector who will be invited to speak to the students and to engage in debate and questions.

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Website: www.oaktree.ac.in

Academic life

What we offer? From 11 years
A unique feature of Oaktree International School is the integration of the MYP with the IGCSE for students of M1 who would pursue five years with Oaktree. MYP consists of eight subject groups integrated through five areas of interaction that provide a framework for learning within and across the subjects. Students are required to study their mother tongue, a second language, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology. In the final year of the programme, students also engage in a personal project, which allows them to demonstrate the understandings and skills they have developed throughout the programme. In addition the students would also be preparing for the Cambridge Checkpoint at M3 and IGCSE programme at M5.
12-13 years old students
M2 students follow the eight subject groups offered by the School. In addition, they prepare for the Cambridge Checkpoint tests in English, Mathematics and Science. CIE Awards a certificate at the end of the examination (M3) for the results achieved by the student. Students are required to study their Mother Tongue, a Second Language, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical Education and Technology.
13-14 years old
M3 students will be doing the eight subject groups offered by the School. In addition they will write the Cambridge Checkpoint tests in English, Mathematics and Science. CIE awards a certicate at the end of the examination for the results achieved by the student. Students are required to study their Mother Tongue, a Second Language, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Arts, Physical Education and Technology.
14-15 years old

Oaktree International School offers a two-year programme for Cambridge International General Certificate for Secondary Education in M4 and M5. The IGCSE programme is based on a two-year syllabus specified by the CIE culminating at the end of the second year (M5) in an examination. The IGCSE programme has a wide curriculum base monitored by the CIE, specifically tailored to meet international needs, with the assessment system designed for students of all abilities. In some subjects, there is a choice between core and extended curricula; this makes the IGCSE suitable for a wide range of abilities. As per the Association of Indian Universities, a minimum of five passes with grades A, B or C is equivalent to 10 years' Secondary School Certificate of any Indian Board examination.

 At Oaktree we also encourage and expect our students to develop other essential life skills and values beyond the academic rigours of the prescribed syllabus. 

15-16 years old

Oaktree International School offers the two-year programme for Cambridge International General Certificate for Secondary Education in M4 and M5. The IGCSE programme is based on a two-year syllabus specified by the CIE, culminating (M5) in a public examination. The IGCSE programme has a wide curriculum base monitored by the CIE, specifically tailored to international needs, with the assessment system designed for students of all abilities.

At Oaktree, we also encourage and expect our students to develop other essential life skills and values beyond the academic rigours of the prescribed syllabus.

16-17 years
IBDP 1 and IBDP 2 students will study the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IBDP is a pre-university programme, which is welcomed by the majority of the world’s best universities, and considered as equivalent  to Advanced Levels in the UK and some HL subjects are accepted as Advance Placement in the USA.

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