ISC Class 12 English-II Syllabus 2023-24

CISCE has released the Latest Updated Syllabus of the New Academic Session 2023-24, for class 12.

Class 12th Syllabus has been released by CISCE. It’s very important for both Teachers and Students to understand the changes and strictly follow the topics covered in each subject under each stream for Class 12th.

We have also updated Oswal Gurukul Books as per the Latest Paper Pattern prescribed by CISCE Board for each Subject Curriculum.

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ISC English-II Class 12 Latest Syllabus 2023-24

There will be two papers in English Language:

Paper I: Theory - 3 hours ... 80 marks

Paper II: Project Work: 20 Marks

Literature In English

Paper I: Theory – 80 Marks
Textbook Section Chapters Suggestions
1. The Tempest - William Shakespeare Drama (Acts 3, 4 & 5) NOTE: The ISC (Class XII) Examination paper will be set ONLY on the portion of the syllabus that is prescribed for Class XII.
2. A Collection of ISC Short Stories (Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi). Echoes:
  1. Fritz – Satyajit Ray
  2. Quality – John Galsworthy
  3. The Story of an Hour – Kate Chopin
  4. The Singing Lesson – Katherine Mansfield
  5. B. Wordsworth – V.S. Naipaul
3. A Collection of ISC Poems (Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi) Reverie
  1. The Darkling Thrush – Thomas Hardy
  2. Birches – Robert Frost
  3. The Dolphins – Carol Ann Duffy
  4. John Brown – Bob Dylan

Paper II: Project Work-20 Marks

In addition to the syllabus prescribed above for Class XII, candidates are also required to be assessed in Project Work. Project Work consists of assessment of Writing Skills in Class XII. The objective is to produce original, creative and insightful perspectives on the drama/short stories/poems.

Project Work in Class XII consists of assessment of Writing Skills which are to be assessed internally by the subject teacher and externally by the Visiting Examiner appointed locally and approved by the Council.

Candidates will be required to undertake one written assignment of 1000-1500 words, which should be structured as given below:

A. The written assignment must be given a title in the form of a question which should allow the candidate to explore the drama or the chosen short stories/poems in depth.

B. The written assignment must follow the structure given below:

  • Introduction:
    Explanation of the question that has been framed
    Reason for choosing the text
    Brief Explanation of how the candidate intends to interpret the chosen text and literary materials used in the process
  • Main Body – organised and well-structuredtreatment of the question using
  • Conclusion – comprehensive summary of the points made in the main body.

Evaluation

Marks (out of a total of 20) should be distributed as given below:

S.No Description Marks
1. Internal Evaluation by Teacher* 10 marks
2. Evaluation by Visiting Examiner** 10 marks
Total 20 marks

* Internal Evaluation by the Teacher (10 Marks):

Assessment Criteria Candidates should be able to: Marks
1. Process Identify the topic. Plan a detailed written assignment. Produce a written outline. 3
2. Understanding, Application of Knowledge and Analysis Use a range of literary aspects such as plot, setting, characters, action, style and ideas in order to present an organized and well- structured complete assignment. 4
3. Presentation Prepare the document (overall format: headings, sub- headings, paragraphing) writing within a word limit of 1000-1500 words and provide a separate title page. 3
Total 10

** Criteria for Evaluation by the Visiting Examiner (10 Marks):

Assessment Criteria Candidates should be able to: Marks
1. Presentation Prepare the document (overall format: headings, sub- headings, paragraphing) writing within a word limit of 1000-1500 words and provide a separate title page. 4
2. Understanding, Application of Knowledge and Analysis Use a range of literary aspects such as plot, setting, characters, action, style and ideas in order to present an organized and well- structured complete assignment. 6
3. Presentation Prepare the document (overall format: headings, sub- headings, paragraphing) writing within a word limit of 1000-1500 words and provide a separate title page. 3
Total 10

2022-23 Reduced Syllabus

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