DPS STS School Dhaka, a full Cambridge curriculum institution, has been conducting online classes with above 85 per cent participation of its students during this pandemic, says a press release.
It started offering online preparatory classes for all its board examination candidates.
The classes have started on May 10, 2020, and will continue throughout the entire summer.
Due to coronavirus pandemic, many boards across the world, including IB and Cambridge, have decided to cancel their current examinations and suggest schools providing predictive grading based on last year's class performance of the students.
Predictive assessment based on students last year’s performance can work as a disadvantage to numerous candidates as these students may perform better in final exams than how they performed in the class examinations. Moreover, there is no guarantee that higher educational institutions around the world will easily accept predictive grades. Hence, Cambridge Examination Board has provided an option for candidates to repeat their final examinations during October-November 2020 session.
However, all online classes have been suspended due to summer holidays. Therefore, DPS STS Dhaka has startedo conducted online classes for the candidates.
Considering both the financial hardships being faced by parents, and students’ preparation requirements, DPS STS School – which has already provided financial support to parents in the form of EMIs for tuition fee payment and freeze in tuition fee hikes – has come forward to provide without-charge summer holidays online preparatory classes for all its board exam candidates.
Madhu Wal, principal, Delhi Public School Dhaka said, “The pandemic has already impacted over 72 percent of the learners who have been enroled in different educational institutions around the world. On top of it, the decision of the Cambridge Examination Board cancelling the exams and making assessments based on previous year’s class exams can create issues for the students. To prevent such issues, we have decided to conduct online classes for the candidates without any charge. We can understand that parents are facing financial hardships as the pandemic has brought the economy at a standstill.”
For the board preparatory online classes, the teachers have developed extensive lesson plans and will focus on the topics where the students need further support. Individual queries of the candidates will also be solved during the online classes. A series of mock tests have been designed to assess the candidates' progression through the preparatory classes. Afterwards, feedback will be provided to the students regarding necessary improvements.