The years of class 9 and 10, believe it or not, are almost as important for students as classes 11 and 12 are. The foundational years, as we are terming them, are crucial from all points of view that one can think of. They establish the base for a student, to continue his/her studies in whatever discipline he/she wants, follow any stream that he/she wants.
To this date, many students are unclear about how to approach these years, and with what importance. We discuss here the real deal, how it is, and how much do the class 9 and 10 results matter.
Talking about class 9…
If you are looking to go for a science stream after class 10, it would be advised to start building your concepts right from class 9 itself. Since you will have to appear for some of the most competitive entrance exams after class 12 board exam, it would make sense to start early. The early bird takes the worm, after all.
Another important point is that most of the things taught in class 9 have to be studied for the entrance exams in a more detailed fashion. Therefore, it is best advises to pay attention right from the beginning, and gain an edge over the competition by making your basic concepts strong.
Some important topics taught in class 9 include surface areas and volumes, coordinate geometry, and probability in mathematics, laws of motion, work and energy in physics, and atoms and molecules, and the structure of the atom in chemistry. If you are interested in the biological side of things, do pay attention to concepts such as cells, tissues, and diseases.
The curriculum and exam pattern of class 9 is designed to give students a look and feel of the class 10th board exams, which is another point as to why class 9 is so crucial in a student’s life.
Coming on to class 10
The nature of class 10 is such that both students and teachers never seem to underestimate the importance of this year. With the students appearing for the board exams for the first time, and class 11 on the horizon with a major life decision to be made, tensions are high. We outline why and how class 10 is so crucial for the life of a student.
Putting it broadly, class 10 is one of the most relevant standards for modern education in the Indian system. The board exams give the students an experience of a nation-wide, external exam for the first time. They also act as indicators of performance for students, judging their marks not only among the school but among lakhs of other class 10 students in the country.
Class 10 teaches students the initial stages of handling the stress and anxiety that comes with it and also instils a feeling of discipline and hard work in the student. Whatever stream the student may choose in class 11, the previous year will always hold a special place in his/her life.
So, we all know that class 10 is very crucial for students, but we hope that after reading this piece, you will give class 9 a good share of the importance, as well. One of the best ways to make a strong foundation is to start working on your concepts by choosing the best study material. Thanks to the online courses by Aakash iTutor, now you can get recorded video lectures from Aakash faculty and can strengthen your concepts at the convenience of your home. Engaging video lectures help you quickly understand the topic and retain the information for longer.