Curriculum

Blended curriculum : Indian, British & IB

GEMS Modern Academy, Kochi follows a unique blended curriculum incorporating all the essential elements of the ICSE Primary Programme, the Cambridge International Primary Programme, and the Primary Years Programme leading to examination options in ICSE, IGCSE in Grade 10 and ICSE, ‘A’ levels and the IB Diploma in Grade 12.

Our curriculum, delivered through thematic and project-based learning, is designed to encourage independent critical thought and foster inquiry, exploration, creativity and experimentation.

An integrated approach to teaching and learning provides meaningful experiences and establishes cross-curricular links. In order to enhance the acquisition of skills in languages, science, mathematics, social studies, art, music, physical education and health education. This is structured across three areas:

  • Cognitive
  • Affective
  • Psychomotor

Apart from the above, our curriculum also includes:

  • ACE (Activities for Curriculum Enrichment) clubs and activities through our day boarding school
  • Reflective learning practices for students to assess and understand their strengths and work on other areas to support self-learning and personal development
  • Skill development in preparation for life after school
  • Individual educational needs and aspirations
  • Opportunities to connect globally with the GEMS network of schools to facilitate collaborative learning
  • Engagement of students in addressing real-world problems and leading change in issues important to humanity

Key features of a GEMS Modern Academy:

  • Effective student-teacher ratio and individual attention
  • Stimulating learning environments
  • ACE programme
  • Theatre in education
  • Continuous professional development
  • Integration of ICT in the curriculum
  • Sound pastoral care
  • Parental Engagement programme