Pedagogical structure 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 Salient Features-NCFFS-2022  

Curriculum and pedagogical approaches should be in line with the developmental stage

of the child to be more responsive to the needs of learners at divergent stages of their

development and will, therefore, be guided by a 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 design with four Stages:

  1. Foundational Stage: Flexible, multilevel, play-based learning

2) Preparatory Stage: Discovery and activity-based learning along with some formal

interactive classroom learning in order to lay a solid groundwork in reading, writing,

speaking, physical education, art, languages, science, and mathematics

3) Middle Stage: Pedagogical and curricular style of the Preparatory Stage with the

introduction of subjects for learning and discussion of more abstract concepts

4) Secondary Stage: Four years of multidisciplinary study with subject depth, focus on

analytical thinking, attention to life aspirations and flexibility and choice of subjects

for students

Resources:- National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage-2022