Middle School

Middle School (Grades 6-10)

The Middle School Programme offers a wide range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and they consist of a variety of tests, e.g. oral and listening tests.

Cambridge Syllabus

The curriculum for Grades 6-10 is drawn up under the Cambridge Syllabus.

From Grades 6 to 8, students follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary. Thereafter, in Grades 9 and 10, students follow the Cambridge Upper Secondary — specifically, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) stream. Students take their IGCSE exam at the end of Grade 10, an important milestone in their education.

Visual and Performing Arts

The Arts are the one form of non-verbal communication with a universal appeal. They extend far beyond any text book, they involve all the intelligences, they appeal to, and bring out the potential in students. In Candor the Arts, Music and Movement, Music, Dance Drama, Visual Art are taught as an integral part of the curricular programme as Candor believes that the arts add the emotional and creative dimension to learning. Being assessed courses ensures that their importance is never minimized. Any student who has been identified as specially inclined to any of the Arts will be monitored and recommended for specialized training.

Physical Education

The Sports and Physical Education programme of the school ensures that all sports as well as track and field events are taught and learnt in relation to physiology, anatomy and nutrition in an enjoyable and interesting way. Students are trained in the latest rules and technicalities of every game and have the opportunities to referee and manage games and sporting events in-house. So that the potential of the student can be taped who would want to go into sports as a career.

Community Service

Age appropriate community service is part and parcel of the school programme in order to create student awareness about local and global needs. At Candor, community service is integral to the development and sensitizing of students’ social consciences and their responsibility to the community.
Candor school being a “green school” is intentionally involved in environmental issues. The school has an Organic Farm where students and staff grow vegetables which are used by the school and also shared with the community around it. School has a regular tree planting programme. For an effective social work experience all students are taught the host state language. (Working knowledge of the local language).

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Candor caters to the needs of students whose first language is not English. There is a full-fledged English as a Second Language (ESL) programme to help students to quickly merge into the mainstream.

Second Languages

Candor offers Hindi, Kannada, Spanish and French as second languages from Primary to High School. Second Languages are a great way for children to become aware of other cultures and to appreciate diversity.

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

School’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) progamme caters to needs of the students who have mild or moderate learning difficulties. The school also provides academic support to weak students.