Foundational Stage (Fledging Stage)

Pre Primary to Grade 2

5 Years (Age 3-8)


Introduction to AAA Foundational Stage

We at AAA believe in adhering to a curriculum framework that is consistent with the vision of the National Education Policy. The vision of the National Education Policy 2020 is to change the education system in order to contribute to an equitable and vibrant knowledge society by providing High-quality education to all. Preschool education envisions promoting universal, equitable, joyful, inclusive, and context - specific learning opportunities to ensure the holistic development of all children aged 3-8.

Vision in Achieving

In our vision for the future of early childhood education, AAA students will be enriched and supported with the tools they need to compete globally. We provide a safe environment for children to play while their parents are at work or school, we create a space for children and adults to participate in a variety of activities and reach their full potential, and we provide a place for children to learn life skills.

Implementing Foundational Stage

The Practice Principles are based on the Early Years Learning Framework's pedagogy, which is the best and most comprehensive approach to supporting children's learning, development, and well-being. This programme recognizes that all children develop at different rates and ensures that each child develops to their full potential physically, socially, emotionally, morally, and intellectually. We make certain that important learning areas are covered, as well as that all of the young child's developmental needs are met.

Curriculum Framework

The ECCE curriculum framework contributes to children's long-term development and learning by providing a facilitating, enabling, and stimulating environment in these early stages of lifelong learning. We designed our curriculum and pedagogies in a- playful manner Method based on activity and discovery Children's social skills and cooperation development Optimal development for all children in their early years.

Approaches to AAA Foundational Stage

Through an integrated and play - based approach that focuses on the development of life skills, the curriculum addresses the following interrelated domains: cognitive (thinking), affective (emotions or feelings), and psychomotor (physical or kinesthetic).  Thus, our teaching approaches take a play and activity -based approach, with learning processes based on the children's needs, interests, abilities, and social context. Language is learned in the following order, according to developmental pedagogy:


The emphasis in the early years is on listening and speaking as the primary activities in the classroom, which are facilitated through free play with peers and lay the groundwork for the development of reading, writing, and number work. Keeping the aforementioned perspectives in mind, early childhood curriculum is defined as an organized framework that includes well-planned and developed teaching approaches for the Foundational Stage.

Preparatory Stage (Watering Stage)

Grade 3 to Grade 5

3 Years (Age group 8-11)


Introduction to AAA Preparatory Stage

The Preparatory Stage under the National Education Policy will cover school education from class 3-5 with a focus on experimental learning. It will cover the age group of 8-11 years. The focus would shift to play, discovery and activity-based and interaction classroom learning.


Vision in Achieving the NEP

Creative imagination, with sound ethical moorings and values. It aims at producing engaged, productive, and contributing citizens for building an equitable, inclusive, and plural society as envisaged by our Constitution. A good education institution is one in which every student feels welcomed and cared for, where a safe and stimulating learning environment exists, where a wide range of learning experiences are offered, and where good physical infrastructure and appropriate resources conducive to learning are available to all students. Attaining these qualities must be the goal of every educational institution and that’s what you experience in Ayesha Ali Academy Centre for Excellence. However, at the same time, there must also be seamless integration and coordination across all stages of education.

Implementing of Preparatory Stage

While the NEP 2020 is pushing for experiential learning process in the future, National Centre for Excellence does a lot to promote a hands-on learning approach within and outside their classrooms. Among many others things, these include:

    1. Conducting mock classroom trials and debates.
    2. Creating out-of-class community service opportunities for students.
    3. Using interactive learning apps to create an immersive and engaging environment, wherever they may be.
    4. Role-playing activities that replicate famous real-life events to help students memorize different people.
    5. Encouraging scientific experiments and open-minded questions to determine cause and effect.
    6. Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in teaching and learning.



Learnings in this Programme

Curriculum framework

  1. Recognizing, identifying, and fostering the unique capabilities of each student.
  2. Promote holistic development in both academic and non-academic spheres.
  3. Flexibility to adapted different styles of learners.
  4. Multidisciplinary approach.
  5. Emphasis on conceptual understanding.
  6. Creativity and critical thinking to encourage logical decision-making and innovation.
  7. Ethics and human & Constitutional values.
  8. Promoting multilingualism and the power of language in teaching and learning.
  9. Life skills such as communication, cooperation, teamwork, and resilience.
  10. Focusing on regular formative assessment.
  11. Extensive use of technology in teaching and learning.
  12. Respect for diversity.
  13. Encouraging a rootedness and pride in India.


Approaches to Preparatory Stage

Taking forward interactive pedagogical style of the Foundational Stage-learning opportunities to be built on the play, discovery, and activity-based.

  1. Classroom interactions
  2. Creative and collaborative
  3. Deeper understanding
  4. Experiential learning
  5. Concrete Experience
  6. Reflective Observation
  7. Abstract Conceptualization by reflecting on the experience
  8. Active Experimentation



Middle Stage (Blossoming Stage)
Grade 6 to Grade 8
3 Years (age group 11-14)
Maintaining excellence throughout

According to David A Kolb,  Learning is the process whereby knowledge is  created through the transformation of experience.  The NEP 2020 focuses on   experiential learning, equity and  discoverybased teaching

Learning methods. We at our school  promote this with the help of peer tutoring, fun creative,  collaborative and joyful exploratory activities in classroom  for experiential learning and deeper student learning. We also  focus on skill- enhancement of the   students.

Introduction to AAA Middle Stage

The Middle Stage comprises of three years of education. It builds on the pedagogical and curricular style of the Preparatory Stage. The introduction and discussion of abstract concepts is done in this stage. It helps in preparing students across various streams. Experiential learning is explored in relations with different subjects.

Vision in Achieving the NEP

  1. To develop scientific temper
  2. To take the education journey from capacity to capability
  3. To equip children with 21st century skills
  4. To create a Holistic and Multidisciplinary education


Implementing of Middle Stage

  1. Introduce students to the more abstract concepts in subjects like mathematics, science, social science, arts and humanities.
  2. Introduce Enquiry-based learning.
  3. Introduce Interactive classrooms and flexible assessments.
  4. Encourage bagless days once in a year as enrichment activities.
  5. Provide periodic exposure to the students through activities outside school by visiting places/monuments of historical, cultural importance and by meeting local artists and craftsmen.
  6. Implementing a discussion-based learning process.



Learnings in this Programme

·        A Multidisciplinary Way of Thinking

·        Promoting Holistic Development

·        Promoting Technological Literacy

·        Creativity

·        Critical Thinking

·         Innovation

Curriculum Framework

  1. To create a sense of desire to learn on their own, take risks, to reflect on their own thinking and to trust their own instincts.
  2. To identify student’s strengths and weakness and teach them the skills and strategies that best support their learning style.
  3. To encourage students to be voracious readers, confident speakers and curious listeners. Build skills in public speaking and collaboration.
  4. To acquire problem-solving skills, create a sense of curiosity, developing research skills, hands-on investigation and integrate it with other subjects.
  5. To enhance student’s skill development, creativity, communication, acquire self-esteem, explore various cultures and begin to think critically, logically and empathetically.
  6. To promote multilingualism and the power of language in teaching and learning.
  7. To introduce life skills such as communication, cooperation, teamwork, and resilience.


Approaches to Middle Stage

  1. Integrating teaching to real-world experiences and provide concrete applications to knowledge and skills
  2. Experiential learning
  3. Multidisciplinary approach.
  4. Teach ethics, human & constitutional values
  5. Curricular Integration of essential subjects, skills, and capacities
  6. Develop critical thinking in students, teaching them on how to face problems and come up with possible solutions
  7. Instil moral and intellectual values in students.




Vision in Achieving

  1. Multidisciplinary approach
  2. Greater flexibility and student choice of subjects
  3. Vocational Skills
  4. No hard separation among ‘curricular’, ‘extracurricular’, or ‘co-curricular’, among ‘arts’, ‘humanities’, and ‘sciences’, or between ‘vocational’ or ‘academic’ streams

Implementing Secondary Stage

The secondary curriculum is learner-centered with school being a place where students would be acquiring various skills; building self concept, sense of enterprise, aesthetic sensibilities and sportsmanship. Therefore, for the purpose of fostering core competencies in learners, the curriculum in secondary encompasses major learning areas, from scholastic and co scholastic point of view.



Learnings in this Programme

·        Think laterally, critically

·        Social development and well-being

·        Boosts performance at work

·        Develops problem-solving skills

·        Fosters collaborative learning

·        Makes learning more fun

Curriculum Framework

The Curriculum strives to:

1. Provide ample scope for physical, intellectual and social development of students.

2. Enlist general and specific teaching and assessment objectives.

3. Uphold Constitutional values.

4. Nurture Life-Skills by prescribing curricular and co-curricular activities.

5. Integrate innovations in pedagogy, knowledge and application.

6. Promote inclusive education.

7. Integrate environmental education in various disciplines.

8. Equally emphasize Co-scholastic areas of Art Education and Health and Physical Education.


Approaches to Secondary Stage

  1. The learner centric approach
  2. Experiential Learning
  3. Discipline
  4. Constitutional and universal values
  5. Increased flexibility and choice of subjects to study
  6. Concerted curricular and pedagogical initiatives
  7. Multidisciplinary Approach
  8. Meaningful and joyful learning experiences to go beyond textbooks
  9. No child left out from participation in activities
  10. Create conducive environment for development of competencies