Before offering admission, a test is given to see the language ability in English & Urdu both, as well as Mathematics. The duration of the test is approximately of two hours. A prescribed fee has to be paid before taking the test. This gives administration an opportunity to plan comprehensively in order to overcome the shortcoming of a child, if any.
The academic session is divided in following three terms:
- First Term (April to July)
- Second Term :
- Before Autumn (August to mid October)
- After Autumn (mid October to December)
- Third /Final Term (January to March)
Note : During the last week of each term and before the term exams, the syllabus of the term is revised to facilitate the preparation of exams.
Teaching of these subjects is partially done through small projects which are a part of regular syllabus and evaluation system . This makes the learning process very enjoyable and effective. Marks of these projects are added in the term paper.
For the teaching of Science, frequent visits to Labs are made. The lab demonstrations and audio-visual programs make it quite interesting for students.
Considerable emphasis is given on the religious education and moral development of the students. ISSC ensures the protection of Pakistani culture and its social and moral values. Children are encouraged to learn basic Surahs, six Kalamahs and Namaz . Abolution is taught as a practical work. Basic ethics are taught not as a textbook questions but as a way of day-to-day life practice. For non-Muslim students, subject of “Ethics” is offered in place of Islamic Studies.
Special Class of Easy Urdu is arranged for foreign and Pakistani students who return to the country after a long stay abroad (a nominal fee is applicable) . Students holding foreign passport and not desirous of taking Urdu as a compulsory subject, are given the choice of “Advanced English” in place of Urdu.
- The syllabi have been divided term wise according to the working weeks of each term. Guidelines for each term and relevant exams are sent to the parents at the beginning of the study time.
- During the last week of the study time, the course of the term is thoroughly revised which enables the students to prepare comfortably for the term papers.
- The Final term includes the syllabus of the whole session. This enables the students to prepare themselves for the Board / University exams in the later years.
- During the session, the class tests are regularly given to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching methods. The record is maintained with the teachers to keep an eye on the performance of the students.
- The best four tests of each term are given weightage in the final marks of the term papers.
- Term Exams & Autumn Tests
- Term exams are held at the end of each term. The marks allocated for each paper include the written exam, the oral exam (according to the subject), the average of four best class tests and the project marks (in case of science, social studies and computer).
- The second term, being a bit lengthy, is divided by midterm tests namely “Autumn Tests”, administered in the month of October. These tests help the children to prepare well for their second term exams.
- Midterm tests and term exams are compulsory for every student.
- The passing marks in each subject are 50%.
- Promotion to the next class is based on “Cumulative Result (CR)” which is the average of all the term exams & term tests.
- Distinction / prizes in academics are awarded on the basis of the CR of the year.
- In case a child fails to take term exams or midterm tests due to sickness or any other unavoidable circumstances, special arrangements can be made for the missed papers, only if necessary documents, are provided in time. An extra fee is also charged, in advance, for the arrangement of the paper/s.
- A child appearing in specially arranged papers does not compete for position / distinction with those appearing in the exams arranged on the regular basis.
- Midyear admissions and students coming from foreign countries are facilitated according to their individual needs.