This phase serves as a foundation for higher education and helps in shaping the academic and professional aspirations of students. It is a period of transition from the broad, general education of the earlier classes to a more focused study in the senior secondary years.
Core Subjects: The curriculum typically includes core subjects such as Mathematics, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Social Studies (History, Geography, Political Science, and Economics), and Languages (including English and regional languages).
Additional Subjects: Depending on the school and the educational board, students may also study Computer Science, Physical Education, and Art.
Several boards govern the secondary education system in India, including:
Each board has its own specific syllabus, though they all adhere to guidelines set by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).