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 curricula 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 all parents of students 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, we endeavour to offer our 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
Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
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 / GEOGRAPHY*
03 ART & DESIGN / CHEMISTRY / BUSINESS1
04 BIOLOGY / ECONOMICS / COMPUTER SCIENCE / HISTORY / IT
05 MATHEMATICS
A Level results Feb/March 2018  
A Level Result analysis  
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 programme has been successful since it was first initiated 9 years ago when Grade 9 Business Studies students began their internships. This year we have 28 A Level Students in various internship programmes.

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 for placements at various organisations, the selection of a particular organisation will be on the merit of Documentation and an 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 had internships at diverse organisations, including finance companies, event management firms, chemical research, NGOs, hospitals and many more.
The Internship Process
01
Understanding the documentation process, for example, creating an SOP.
02
Learning through detailed case studies.
03
Understanding and analyzing the theoretical knowledge.
04
Panel interview of students by a team from the Aditya Birla Group.
05
3-week Internship from 1st July to 20th July.
Preparation before internship begins
01
01
Students work on a detailed initial study of the company (to include a business plan) and a SWOT analysis by November
02
02
Write a formal application to the company for the post of an intern (This could be one of the writing skills modules of the CEP program)
03
03
Interview by a panel in school, comprising the subject teacher, the internship coordinator, the A Level coordinator and (if possible) a member of the ABG group (January)
04
04
Write an SOP with reasons for choice of internship
05
05
The company provides details of the mentor, duration of the internship, outline of the work to be conducted and expectations from the intern. (February)
Expected Outcomes

Students complete a Work report at the end of the 3 week internship period. This is a reflective report indicating the work experience, strengths and weaknesses of the internship and suggestions for further learning.

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 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 performance of the intern. The mentor will then present a written feedback with a special comment.

This will be documented and added to the student’s portfolio.

SSR - An Integral Component of the A Level Programme

The social fabric of Aditya Birla World Academy is woven using the thread of community service. Student Social Responsibility (SSR) is welded into the A Level Programmme to help students imbibe universal values of compassion and empathy. The essence of the SSR Program at school is best described in the words of Kahlil Gibran. He said, “You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

Students on a weekly basis volunteer at NGOs like Seva Sadan, Muktangan and Toy Bank. Our students engage in activities like teaching, reading stories, painting and playing games with children at the NGOs. The Village Partnership Programme at school is also an integral part of SSR.

We, at ABWA, believe that SSR is a platform created to provide our students with insightful opportunities so as to enable them to grow into sensitive adults with a strong sense of responsibility towards the community.