Stress free examinations at Walnut school

Stress free examinations at Walnut school

Examinations are an inevitable part of life and they are necessary too. The original idea behind examinations is not bad at all – it checks progress and gives us data to take a decision about the next action – are we ready to progress to the next level or do we need some more effort at the current one. However, the way examinations have been planned and conducted over the years around the world and particularly in our country have resulted in a lot of negative feelings associated with this concept.

Learning and testing are two different things and require different mindsets. If we wish to test to fairly evaluate, the candidate needs to be prepared properly for the evaluation. We are familiar with this approach for the all important board exams when we prepare with prelims and what not.

There is a lot of anxiety and stress associated with this examination because the kids (and parents) are suddenly thrown into it with very little awareness and support. That leads to the hunt for additional classes, tutors and what not.

For Walnut students (and parents) this is simply not done. So, how do we do this at Walnut School?

Some evaluations keep happening during their regular routine. These are quick with immediate feedback. There are plenty of practice tests for these. And every six weeks is a summative assessment. There are multiple rounds of practice for this as well

The extensive practice rounds have many benefits

And after all this is the final round of tests

And after all this is the final round of tests

Walnut School understands the need for examinations – particularly sensible examinations.

All this works out really well as the kids get older. In Std. 10 we have 5 formal prelim rounds and several more informal ones. In the covid disrupted year of 2021-22, when the CBSE suddenly announced a different format of examinations and a different schedule – Walnut students did 7 rounds of prelims!

This is one of the many advantages of Walnut School.

What better way to show that our students are indeed tough outside and smart inside!

Read more about how we conduct our prelims for the 10th grade!


How do the Baby Walnuts do it?

How do the Baby Walnuts do it?

In the Walnut School KG section, our exam philosophy is centered around creating a stress-free and enjoyable learning environment.

Examinations are seamlessly integrated into regular school hours, ensuring that students are unaware they are being tested. Beginning from Nursery itself, our practice test format allows children to solve two practice tests prior to attempting the Unit test, helping them become familiar with the exam pattern without feeling any exam pressure.

By seamlessly integrating exams into their daily activities, we ensure that KG students develop a positive attitude towards assessments and foster a love for learning from an early age.

Easy access to learning material and regular revisions make examinations a breeze!