Overview  
At ABWA the students are provided with the option of continuing their international education after Grade 10. To facilitate this, we offer the IB Diploma Program and the Cambridge A level program. Both the curriculum's encourage students to be internationally-minded, to think critically and challenge assumptions within today's complex and well connected world. The school conducts an orientation for the external and internal parents of Grade 10 and during this session the specifics of the programs are shared to enable and equip the students to make an informed choice.
"Growth is an integral part of any teaching-learning process."
"Growth is an integral part of any teaching-learning process."
about the program  
As Aditya Birla World Academy moves forward, it endeavours to offer to its students invigorating and challenging programmes. These will promote academic excellence as well as independent learning and constructive thinking skills - abilities which will equip our children to face life’s challenges with fortitude and strength. The introduction of the A Levels at ABWA from the academic year 2013 is one such step in this direction.
What sets us apart  
Cambridge International AS and A Levels have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life. They help develop in-depth subject knowledge and understanding which are so important to universities and employers.
Through this programme, we aim to develop learners who are:
Confident in working with information and ideas, their own and those of others
Responsible for themselves, responsive and respectful of others
Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
Engaged intellectually and socially, and ready to make a difference in the fast- changing modern world
subjects offered  
Do select four subjects. Do not select more than one subject from any one group.
GROUPS subjects
01 English Language
02 Physics | Accounting | Psychology | Information Technology | Geography *
03 Art & Design | Chemistry | Business Studies
04 Biology | Economics | Computer Science | History *
05 Mathematics
section head’s message  
Mrs. Franak Bandekar
Secondary School & A Level Head

"The direction in which education starts a man, will determine his future life".
- Plato
We at school believe that the foremost responsibility of any educational institution is to assist its students to seek a direction in life. At every step therefore, it has been our constant endeavor to provide our children with all possible platforms which would enhance their growth as individuals and more importantly as good human beings. The A Level Programme aims at providing pupils with life-long learning skills, enabling them to view their competencies as well as their aspirations objectively. The syllabuses help learners develop a deep understanding of subjects, as well as independent learning and constructive thinking skills. The importance of analytical and evaluation skills is highly valued. The goal is to develop learners who are confident, responsible innovative, engaged and reflective; these being the five Cambridge Learner Attributes. The A Level Programme at Aditya Birla World Academy is unique in more ways than one. While academics forms the core of this rigorous, challenging and stimulating programme, we have infused significant components into the programme to make education more relevant and meaningful. In addition to studying academic subjects, students at the A Level will be part of the Internship Programme which is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to apply what they have learned in class to a work-place setting. The Student Social Responsibilty Programme is intended to sensitize our children and make them aware of their social obligations through community service. The Career Exploration Programme is designed to build skills in order to equip our learners for new and future challenges. The Sports and the Extra- Curricular Activities provided at school makes education experiential and holistic. International exposure through various competitions, visits and student-exchange programmes are directed towards broadening horizons. On this note, with a fervent prayer in my heart, I quote from Jonathan Livingstone Seagull believing that all my students at the A Level "Can lift themselves out of ignorance, can fly as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. They can be free! They can learn to fly" - Franak Bandekar
internship program  
This program is running successfully for the past 9 years, where we began with grade 9 internships for Business Studies students only. This year we have 28 students from A Levels under various internship areas. As a part of the ABWA A Levels program all students' must- before graduating- complete an internship that consists of at least 150 hours of supervised work. Though ABWA takes responsibility of placements at various organizations, the selection of a particular organisation will be on the merit of documentation and interview process.
objectives
Enhancing professional skills
Facilitating the exploration of potential career options
Broadening the scope of professional contacts
Providing an opportunity to perform meaningful work in the community.
In the past 5 years, students have interned at various organizations, including finance companies, event management firms, chemical research, NGOs, hospitals and many more.
The Internship Process
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Students are trained in the documentation process, like making SOP.
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Students are trained in the detailed case study.
03
Students are trained to come up with theoretical knowledge of the subject.
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Panel interview of the students by a team from the Aditya Birla Group.
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Students go for the 3 weeks internship from 1st July to 20th July every year.
Preparation before internship begins
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Pupils carry out a detailed initial study of the company (including drawing up a business plan) and carry out a SWOT analysis by November
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They would then write out a formal application to the company applying for the post of an intern (This could be one of the writing skills modules of the CEP program)
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An interview panel would be set up in school, comprising of the subject teacher, the internship coordinator, the A Level coordinator and if possible a member of the ABG group (January)
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Students would write an SOP explaining his reasons for doing the internship
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The company at its end would provide details of the mentor, duration of the internship, outline of the nature of work to be conducted and expectations from the intern (February)
Expected Outcomes
Pupils would complete a Work Report at the end of the 3 week internship period. This Work Report is a piece of reflecting writing throwing light upon aspects such as:
What have I done on the job?
What have I learnt on the job?
What more could I have learnt?

Ethics in Business: reflection on the work culture

The above work report would be submitted to the mentor with a technical presentation. This technical presentation must include data collected. The data collected must also be analyzed.

The mentor will discuss the same with the intern to ascertain the quality of the work / effort put in by the intern during his/her period of internship Based on the above the mentor would give the intern a written feedback with a special comment.

The above would be documented and compiled into the student’s portfolio.