Odisha's No. 1 CBSE School for Sr. Secondary Studies
This is the universe of knowledge where we inculcate the sense of respect, honour, wisdom and dignity among students.
At ODM, Senior Secondary education is based on CBSE Curriculum. The major objective is to make students fundamentally clear about the concepts so that it will be helpful for them either in the competitive or in the future streams of academics. The teachers in the senior secondary department are widely experienced in providing CBSE teaching. The minimum teaching experience of any of our teachers is seven years. The average teaching experience of all our teachers is 12.5 years.
The children can choose from a wide variety of subjects. In our Science stream, English, Physics, and Chemistry are the three compulsory subjects. Apart from that, the children can choose any two subjects out of Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science and Physical Education as 4th and 5th Optional. Please note a combination of Biology and Comp. Sc is not allowed because of certain constraints.
Similarly, students study English, Economics, Business Studies, and Accountancy as the four main subjects in commerce. They can choose either Entrepreneurship or Physical Education as their 5th Optional. Along with these, all the Science and Commerce students are also provided with an option to choose the sixth option. Odissi and Painting are two subjects that are provided to the children. These subjects are provided to children to ensure a higher aggregate for them in the CBSE Boards.
ODM has integrated classroom teaching with regular home assignments to develop self-discipline among students. In addition to this, there are regular graded worksheets that the students are required to complete and upload on the Learning Management System portal on ODMConnect. Finally, there is a planned approach for virtual as well as in-person doubt clearing followed by final examinations.
Daily Curriculum Plan
At the beginning of each academic year, a Daily Curriculum Plan is published for all subjects across classes. This helps bring about uniformity in the quality of sessions conducted by different teachers. These Plans are also shared with parents to keep them apprised of the academic proceedings.
Role of Class Mentors & POC
Class teachers are responsible for monitoring the progress of individual students. They engage in verbal communication with the parents fortnightly to keep track of the growth and development of the child beyond academics and maintain a record of the same. They are required to undertake hygiene activities such as marking daily attendance, and ensuring students are well groomed and in proper uniform. Class teachers also maintain a record of parents’ active contact numbers in case of any emergencies. They act as a bridge between parents and children by communicating the progress and needs of the child to the parents. If a student is absent for more than two days, the class teachers must reach out to the parents via email.
Home Assignments, Question Booklets
Home Assignments form a regular part of the curriculum wherein students are required to do a written assignment or read a chapter as part of the prerequisite of the following class. This helps inculcate self-discipline among students. For classes IX and X, ODM has designed Question Booklets in order to familiarise students with the pattern of the CBSE Board Examination, thereby enabling them to practice and prepare for the same accordingly.
LMS & Supportive Materials
The Learning Management System on ODMConnect allows teachers to upload presentations that are used for classroom proceedings which can be accessed by students. The students can upload their worksheets on the portal, which are then graded by teachers online.
Classroom – Activity-Based Learning
Across subjects, to the extent possible, teachers undertake an activity-based approach to enhance student learning. Research suggests that experiential learning increases the retention power of students. Students are informed beforehand in case they are required to carry any materials for the same. The concerned teacher explains the task followed by the activity which is then performed either by the students in groups or individually or by the teacher to demonstrate to the class, depending upon the scope and suitability of the task. Followed by the demonstration, the teacher gives a debrief to students and helps them understand the concept behind the same.
ODMConnect allows students to raise their queries which are then addressed by teachers virtually or face to face. In case of virtual solutions, teachers may share voice notes, images or written responses to resolve the queries. During examination preparation leave, special doubt clearing sessions are arranged online for all subjects to address the last-minute queries of students. This session is conducted in small groups to ensure individual attention.
Special Academic Initiatives
At ODM, we recognize that not every student is the same and has the same potential. Keeping their individuality and varied learning needs in mind, we conduct separate sessions for high achievers as well as remedial sessions for students who require some extra support. While the former aims to prepare students for Olympiads and other competitive exams, the latter focuses on strengthening the foundation of the students in order to aid their current and future academic learning.
Ensuring Quality in Academics
At ODM, we have a guidebook called “Teacher’s Notes,” wherein for every class, every subject and every session, there is a pre-documented note on what the flow of each session should be, what are the topics to be covered and what are the learning outcomes. This helps ensure uniformity and quality of teaching across various instructors.
CLASS XI - XII
|LIST OF COMPULSORY AND OPTIONAL SUBJECTS|
|Sl. no.||Class||Compulsory Subjects||Optional Subjects||Co-curricular activities|
|Sl. No.||Examinations Conducted In An Academic Session||Stream||Name of Exam||Total marks||Weightage|
|2||Class-XII & XI||Sc. & Comm.||Periodic Assesment-01||100||Promotion Criteria into Class-XII (25% Weightage for deserving students) for Class-XI|
|3||Class-XII & XI||Science
|Promotion Criteria into Class-XII (50% Weightage for deserving students) for Class-XI|
|To be ready for CBSE Board Exam|
|5||Class-XI||Sc. & Comm.||Periodic Assesment-02||100||Promotion Criteria into Class-XII (25% Weightage for deserving students) for Class-XI|
|For promotion depending on the decision of the examination committee|
- For PST, 50% of full mark in the respective theory paper in the final examination as specified by School/Board.
- For Half Yearly, Annual & Preboard, PCBH-360 & Other Combination 370 for science
- Internal assess two number from III to X: One is with PA-1 and another with PA-II.
- 20% weightage from internal assessments (10% with PA-I and 10% with PA-II)
- IA includes pen paper test, subject enrichment activities and portfolio and multiple assessment.
- Though the weightage of different examinations mentioned here, the decision of academic committee is final for setting up criteria to promote students into higher class before publication of result of Annual examination.
What Drives Us
Hear from our students and parents as they speak about how ODM has shaped their lives.
Aakashini Behera (Student, Class III)
"ODM is a great school to attend. You learn things at this school. It is fun but it’s very strict here. I believe this school provides the best education in the state of Odisha. I sincerely recommend this school to all ."
Aditya Prasad Tripathy (Student, Class III)
"ODM expects nothing less than the best from each and every student. Teachers are here to teach but at this school they inspire. They are compassionate and caring towards the students. Tutoring and after-school programs are offered to all students."
Ashutosh Mishra (Student, Class IX)
"At ODM, the teachers always believe in you and they make sure you try your hardest on everything you do. This school also has a lot of fun activities and fun field trips. We go on fun and educational field trips "
Astik Kumar Sarangi (Student, Class III)
"ODM is a great school. The teachers are very qualified and I know they want us to succeed. I can’t stay away from this school. I tried another school for one day (one day!) and I came home and told my mother, “I’m not going back. Take me back to ODM."
Ayush Nayak (Student, Class III)
"We do fun activities and we’re all really close. Padhi Sir is the ever-hilarious Language teacher but he is also very serious when it comes to our work. Somnath Sir, my math teacher, is really good at what he does. Whenever I think something is hard, he makes it so easy. "
Ipsita Mishra (Student, Class II)
"ODM is a great school to learn and to become a better student and person. The curriculum here is very precise and challenging. We have science fairs year-round and go on numerous educational and fun field trips. If you listen and follow directions there is no reason why you should not succeed with flying colors."
Manshaa Panda (Student, Class XI)
"I really recommend this school to everyone, since that contributed to making me one of the most beautiful experience in my life. All staff members are friendly, professional and always available to help you for everything. Classes are small and teachers are very qualified, kind and fun. "
Naina Priyadarsini Nayak (Student, Class IX)
"ODM has a very unique school system that meets every parent’s needs. The after-school activities are something to look forward to and have each individual working hard. The after-school programs are very fun and provide students something to do rather than just doing homework all the time. "
Nandini Das (Student, Class II)
"I have been a student at ODM for three school years and from what I have experienced, I can tell you it is a great school. The teachers are very reasonable and fair. The staff is excellent and the rules help keep the school safe and in order. "
Saniya Khan (Student, Class IX)
"Loved it. ODM Teachers are very friendly and helping. It’s like a big family. The lessons are very good and the atmosphere between students, too. If i had to choose again, I would choose them."
Nirtika Satpathy (Student, Class IX)
"I have been studying at ODM for about 8 months. I previously studied in other school and ODM has been extremely different when compared to this first one and even what my friends tell me about their school. They have a great teacher’s team, moreover, the whole staff team care of their students. "
Sai Subhankar Biswal (Student, Class II)
"ODM Public School is a great school! The teachers here are super about encouraging students to do their very best. Viswo Vinita Mam, is my English teacher, is fun and I really like her class. She loves to joke around, but does not play about getting work done. "
Sanat Kumar Nath (Student, Class XI)
"I learned really much in this time. I really liked my teachers and learned and understand everything because they also explained everything to me, whenever I had a question. "
Sarthak Kumar Sahoo (Student, Class XI)
"I can certainly say that It’s one of the most important tiles of the mosaic called “Academics”. I’ve spent 7 years here and I could see my improvement from the beginning and the cause of this is that they have well-organised qualified teaching staff always willing to help you. The school offers many activities in the afternoon in order to always provide you the opportunity to excel in other activities. "