Excel Global School




Welcome to EGS. Excel Global School is a co-educational international school affiliated to Cambridge University and provides international educational standards and cutting edge of technological facilities to the rural communities of Tamilnadu. It enrolled its first batch of students in July 2009. EGS strives to bring out each student’s hidden potential by fostering their individual talents and exposing them to a diverse ranging curriculum. The classroom attitude is a liberal and diplomatic one that encourages students to think critically and independently, embrace new ideas and learn from their mistakes. The core principle of education here at EGS is to teach students to use their minds beyond the subjects they are taught. Excel Global School is the optimum environment for 21st-century education in India, where every aspect of the learning process is supported by modern technology and expert faculty. Our curriculum is based on the ‘Cambridge Assessment International Education’. Majority of our school staff have overseas experience in various international schools and institutions. We believe that classes should be open and interactive. Keeping classroom strength limited enables us to give individualized care to all. Our ideology is ‘educating students in a relaxed attentive environment with activity-based learning and positive reinforcement’. We also have regular visiting faculty from other countries. This enables our students to have interaction and exposure to strange and unfamiliar culture and lifestyles. Most of our volunteers are from the US and UK. We also get volunteers from other countries like France, Korea and Finland.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

  • ADMISSION TO EXCEL GLOBAL SCHOOL IS OPEN TO STUDENTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES.
  • Admissions are open for Nursery, Lower Kindergarten, Upper Kindergarten, Grade 1 to 9 and Grade 11 (AS LEVEL)
Admission will continue until availability of seats

To commence the admission procedure, make an appointment to visit the school. Admission queries and Application forms can be obtained from the school office any weekday between 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.

Criteria for Admission
  • Availability of seats in appropriate classes and programs
  • Meeting all admission procedures and qualifications
  • Parents should produce the evidence of the previous School report/passing certificate issued by the previous school / educational board at the time of interview.
  • Admission will be granted to the eligible candidates as per the availability of the seats in the required grade. Preference will be given to siblings of the existing students provided there is a vacancy.
Admission test

From class 1 onwards, shortlisted candidates have to qualify for the written admission test I Mathematics and English. Successful candidates will be called for an observation session followed by the interview of parents with our Board and management. For admissions to ‘A’ levels, a ‘cut-off’ mark is decided every year depending on the general performance of Class 10/ IGCSE students and the availability of seats. This is followed by the usual entrance test and interview. Age appropriate criteria:

Please note the following age criteria for admissions to Excel Global School

Nursery Nursery
LKG 4 years as on 15th August
UKG 5 years as on 15th August
Grade I 6 years as on 15th August
Grade II 7 years as on 15th August
Grade III 8 years as on 15th August
Grade IV 9 years as on 15th August
Grade V 10 years as on 15th August
Grade VI 11 years as on 15th August
Grade VII 12 years as on 15th August
Grade VIII 13 years as on 15th August
Grade IX 14 years as on 15th August
Grade X 15 years as on 15th August
AS levels 16 years as on 15th August

It should be noted that CIS does not allow admission to students at AS level above 20 years IGCSE, AS & A level subjects offered at Excel Global School:

Group 1 Languages

  • English as a Second language (IGCSE)
  • English (AS &A Level)
  • Tamil

Group 2 Humanities & Social Science

  • Economics

Group 3 Sciences

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Group 4 Mathematics

  • Mathematics

Group 5 Technical and Vocational

  • Accounting
  • Business studies
  • Information & Communication Technology

EXAMINATIONS

Examination:

  • Assessment in school
  • Board Exams

Assessment in school:

  • Formative assessment
  • Summative assessment

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

It is a tool used by the teacher to continuously monitor student progress in a non-threatening, supportive environment. It involves regular descriptive feedback, a chance for the students to reflect on their performance, take advice and improve upon it. The students will also be assessed on the basis of day to day performance and regular classroom observations. The assessments would comprise of worksheets, assignments, recitation, reading, group discussions, debate, dictation, project works, quizzes, extempore, multiple-choice questions (MCQs), interactions, six-level answer questions (6LQs), field projects and investigatory works etc.

SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

It is carried out at the end of It is carried at the end of learning. It measures or sums up how much a student has learned from the course. It is usually a graded test, i.e. it is marked according to a scale or set of grades

KINDERGARTEN

Continuous Comprehensive Cumulative Evaluation will be done throughout the year through three-term assessment in the month of September, December and April. The objective is to facilitate holistic learning in the school along with a stress-free environment. The focus will be on identifying the skills, talents and to empower his/ her with positive inputs.

Classes I – IX

Continuous Comprehensive Cumulative Evaluation will be done throughout the year which will form the basis of Formative Assessments. The academic year will be divided into two semesters and a Summative assessment will be done at the end of each Semester. While Formative Assessment consists of interim assessments and term Assessments, Interim Assessments are used to evaluate where students are in their learning progress and determine whether they are on track to performing well on future assessments. Two interims are conducted in the month of July and February. In the interim, out of 100 marks, 5% will be taken from the continuous Assessment record, 10% from unit rating assessment report and 85% from the concerned examination. The term assessment will be conducted in the months of July and September. In the term assessment 5% will be taken from the Continuous Assessment record, 10% from unit rating assessment report, 10 from investigation work and 75% from the concerned examination. This will be followed by final assessments conducted in the month of April. Promotion to the next class will be based on the combined performance of the student in all formative and Summative Assessment (SA)

GRADING FOR SCHOLASTIC

GRADE RANGE OF MARKS GRADE POINT
A 90-100 5
B 70-89 4
C 50-69 3
D 40-49 2
E BELOW 39 1

GRADING FOR CO-SCHOLASTIC

Grade Grade Point
A1 5
A2 4
B1 3
B2 2

Board exams

Cambridge Assessment International Education (or simply Cambridge, formerly known as CIE- (University of) Cambridge International Examinations) is a provider of international qualifications, offering examinations and qualifications to 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries.
The board of Education is a division of Cambridge Assessment, the trading name of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), founded in 1858 as a not-for-profit non-teaching department t of the University of Cambridge Students in Cambridge Schools can appear for March series/ May-June series/ Oct-Nov series examination every year. School is responsible for the administration and conduct of assessments.

EXCEL - A MONUMENT OF EXCELLENCE

The Excel Central School was started in 1999 with a strength of only three students. It grew luxuriantly like a banyan tree in course of time. Today it has a strength of nearly 3000 students. It was founded by a visionary called Dr C. Sreekumar. Excel recognizes the inherent divinity of every child. Children who have inherited the wisdom of their forefathers possess powers beyond one’s comprehension. The talents which are dormant in children are rekindled and drawn out in full measure by virtue of the innovative methodologies practised in Excel. Here every student is given an unfettered space and hope. Lessons are learned by way of projects. Through these graded projects (both individual and group), every one of them is given the opportunity and the facility to work towards achieving knowledge beyond the textbook. The multiple -intelligent Labs (linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmic, inter and intra-personal, visual-spatial. Logical-mathematical and naturalistic) provide children hands-on experience and broaden their horizons. They learn the marvels of the space by watching the sky through the Excel Space Observatory installed here. Through a series of dynamic and ingenious practices, they are shaped and are tuned to face the challenges of life. Thus, they are provided with creative situations to work on and to flower into trailblazers of tomorrow. In fact, the energy, vitality and the innovative verve of our children are simply stupefying. We have found that the children have a strong penchant for something unique, marvellous and uncommon. Excel students are éclat for their spectacular communicative skills and interpersonal relationship. In the Board Examinations, all of them come off with flying colours. In the inter-school competitions, their performance is outstanding. The teaching faculty of the school know how to handle the ‘couch potatoes and the you-tubers’ of today, for they are technologically brilliant and endowed with updated knowledge. They know as Tagore says, “A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn”. The school is situated at Thiruvattar, in Kanniyakumari District, in a sprawling lush green campus. Without a doubt, Excel Central school is top-notch in every respect and a real blessing to the students who aim high and aspire to shine in life.