Importance of foundation courses:
For every parent anxiousness steps in when his or her child is approaching to higher grades and is soon be appearing for entrance exams for the desire to become an engineer or doctor soon. This is an essential stepping stone in the life of candidates which will built their future later on. This will be a changing turn for their academic career as understanding of concepts to make the student more confident is evident in standards ninth and tenth. Hence, here comes the vital role of foundation courses to make the student much more confident and for his self-assessment to decide what his plus and minus points are. These courses are trained by various coaching institutes across the country.
Subjects taught in the course:
Good preparation and confidence are the key factors for students to succeed and crack exams. These foundation courses also meant to train you for Olympiads. Subjects taught basically include those of science stream including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. The basic understanding of these subjects prepare you for school exams and also competitive exams like NEET- UG, AIIMS, IIT-JEE, etc. for which they will be appearing in their near future. Books for these courses are available online too which cover entire NCERT syllabus for ninth and tenth standard based on CCE pattern. These books constitutes exam information, complete theory based on NCERT and competitive exam syllabus and pattern along with questions for assessment. Various workbooks and reasoning combination books are available to be solved with answers given at the back which can be referred later. Integrated classroom courses for Olympiad with foundation course for Class 9 is available being taught by well qualified and experience faculty of coaching institutes on weekdays and weekends for a limited duration. The basic understanding of science and mathematics is set in these years and needs to be focusses on. Similarly foundation course for Class 10 is also important for board exam preparation and securing good marks to get admission in the stream student want to get into.
Topics being taught in the subjects:
The basics of Algebra, Height, Distances, Trigonometry and other calculative skills plays a major role in concept building and improving problem cracking skills. Topics taught in physics include Motion, Force and Newton’s Laws, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Properties of Solids and Liquids (Matter – Its Nature and Behaviour), Sound, Electric Current, and Magnetic Effects of Current (extension from Effects of Current), Optics (extension from Natural Phenomena),Atoms and Nuclei (extension of Structure of an Atom), etc. Topics taught in Chemistry include Matter and its nature, and States of Matter, Atomic Structure (extension of Structure of an Atom), Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure (extension of Chemical Substances – Nature and Behaviour),Environmental Chemistry (extension of Our Environment), etc. Topics taught in Mathematics include Quadratic equations, Co-ordinate Geometry, Probability, and Trigonometry (especially trigonometrical identities and Heights and Distances). Whereas, topics in biology covered include life sciences of plants and animals which includes reproduction, growth and development and various cycles related to the body parts with detailed study of organs.
Foundation course seekers get ample of time and extra edge over their classmates for preparation for further exams. Since basics are strong, they need no further coaching in class 11 or 12 to crack exams. Level of confidence and proper practice makes them prepared for the coming entrance tests.