Future School is recognised by Edexcel (International British Education and Examination Board) as an exam center through which students can sit for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), GCE (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level) and IAL (International Advanced Level) exams.
Where suited, we also offer the possibility of Practical Training with Auroville Units, making use of the diverse possibilities offered by Auroville at large. Through our mentoring program we assist the students in making good individual choices that help them to explore and discover, progress and grow.
Future School offers a high school equivalent education through a wide range of subjects to our students:
- Languages: (English Language, English Literature, French, German, Italian, Hindi)
- Pure Sciences: (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
- Social Sciences: (History, Geography, Economics, Global Citizenship, Psychology)
- Sports Science
- Extra-curricular Subjects: (Photography, Arts & design, Latin, Film making)
For the past ten years, Future School has been participating in a Community Service program that allows the new students joining school to participate in a unique opportunity and experience. For three weeks before the new school year begins, each student works in three different Services, Units or ongoing projects. We find this important as it aids in preparing each child for the future. Students learn to adopt a sense of commitment and responsibility. They get to experience working with and around different people. This activity has been an integral part of the school program and has been well received by the students and the community.
These have been an ongoing feature of our school for many years and are open to all students and teachers. This gives us a chance to invite interesting people to present a variety of topics, as well as gives a platform for student presentations and debates.
Teaching and learning methods
The school incorporates many different teaching/learning methods and environments: projects, tutorials, independent research, traditional lectures, online classrooms; small and large groups, one-on-one approach, peer teaching, work experience and self-study. In this way we hope to meet the needs of each individual.
We feel that the combination of required areas of study and choice of subjects gives students the chance to both get in touch with new areas of knowledge as well as explore their own interests and needs.
Reflective assessments are shared during the course of mentor meetings and other conferences. We also use school seminars to engage the students and teachers in reflective assessment.
Skill based assessments include the following:
Internal tests, assignments and journals of activities and progress
Project work with presentations, internal and/or public
Written progress reports
External examinations (UK IGCSEs and A-levels) if requested by the students.
Attendance will be monitored. If a student misses 20 % of classes, they will receive an incomplete for that subject. If a student receives two incomplete, they will not be scheduled for the following school term. If a student receives 3 or more incomplete this will be grounds for expulsion. Seminar counts as a subject and its attendance will be taken into account.
We offer a mentoring program to assist the students in making good individual choices that help them to explore and discover, progress and grow.
Students may choose a teacher of their choice to be their mentor for a school year.
Parents can get in contact with their student's mentor to get information about their progress.