The minimum age for Grade 1 may be raised in Delhi schools

Students at the Delhi School may have to take three classes instead of the current two before moving to Class 1. This comes as the Directorate of Education (DoE) has stated that it will implement the reorganization outlined in the National Education Policy 2020 beginning with the foundation stage, which covers ages 3 to 8, starting in the academic year 2024-2025.

Views from the National Education Policy

The Department of Education has asked various stakeholders, including teachers, parents, students, school management committees, educational institutions, school associations, professionals, subject experts, scholars, and the public, to provide suggestions to make the procedure “inclusive and participatory.”

The following was stated in a Monday official DoE statement: The goal of National Education Policy 2020 is to change the education system. NEP 2020 recommends changing the structure of school education from 10+2 to 5+3+3+4, which covers ages 3 to 18, and places emphasis on developmental perspectives, suggesting curricular and pedagogical shifts at various stages like foundational, preparatory, middle, and secondary.

The foundational level consists of three years of preschool/Balvatika/Anganwadi education for children aged three to six and two years of class 1 and 2 instructions for children aged six to eight.

Students aged 8 and 11 attend classes from 3 to 5, while students aged 11 and 14 attend classes from 9 to 12, respectively, at the middle and secondary levels.

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