FAQs Humanities

FAQs Humanities – Bethany ISC

April 23, 2020 no comments Bethany High Categories Bethany General


1. What do you study in ISC Economics?

In grade 11, students study:

  • What Economics is about- its scope of the study, types of economies, problems faced by various economies and solutions to them
  • A detailed study on the various aspects of the Indian Economy – the Indian Agriculture sector, Liberalization, Privatization, Globalization, Human Capital Formation, Sustainable Development, Economic Growth, and Development.
  • Statistics – topics dealt here are the various methods of data collection, organization, and its presentation, measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode) measure of dispersion, correlation, index numbers, and mathematical tools.

In grade, 12:
The subjects are divided into microeconomics (various concepts studied using graphs), and macroeconomics (Public finance, National income, Money, Banking, and so on.)

2. Is it challenging to do Economics without a good math base?

Students who do well in math will find ISC Economics easy to comprehend and score well. Even if a child is weak in math, he/she can do well provided he/she is ready to study regularly and willing to work hard. It is essential to get a good hold on a thorough understanding of the various concepts in the syllabus. 

3. How is the testing for the subject in Bethany/ Board?

In grade 11, students have two rounds of unit tests carrying 50 marks each, a term exam for 100 marks, and an annual exam conducted by the board. The allocation of marks is 80 marks theory and 20 marks for project work. Two projects, each carrying 10 marks, should be done by the students under the guidance of the subject teacher. In grade 12, students have two rounds of weekly tests, each carrying 25 marks, a term exam, a preparatory exam, and a model exam each for 100 marks and finally the board exam conducted by the board. Two projects [20 marks 10 +10] should be done by each student to be evaluated by the subject teacher and an external evaluator who would also conduct a viva for the same.

4. What are the career opportunities in the field of Economics?

Public Policy and Government Agencies, Civil Services, Academic and Research, Business and Entrepreneurship, Finance and Banking, Accounting and Insurance, International Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, Think Tanks, Institutions (e.g., Educational Institutions, Hospitals, etc.) degree Programs in Economics Bachelor of Arts in Economics Bachelor of Science in Economics Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics Bachelor of Arts in Applied Economics Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics Master of Arts in Financial Economics Master of Arts in Econometrics Master of Arts in Business Economics Master of Arts in Applied Economics Master of Science in Economics MBA 

FAQ- Psychology

Introduction to the subject of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific discipline of the mind, brain, and behaviour.

In ISC Psychology the course will help a student to develop an understanding of human behaviour, the nature of individuals and of the members of social groups and this turn will guide them in comprehending the psychological terms and practices relating to the chapters on emotions, learning, attention, and perceptions, memory, methods in psychology, thinking, creativity, problem-solving.

Students will also be given to study abnormal psychology topics, psychological disorders, and the applications of psychology and fields along with theories and approaches.

Why should one study Psychology?

  • Psychology is studied because some students may be interested in contributing to new knowledge to the discipline, such as answering questions about how the brain works.
  • Psychology is studied because some students have the drive to provide services to individuals or groups based upon psychological science such as being a clinical psychologist, counselling psychologists, school counsellors or a consultant to improve organizational and workplace life.

 What is the examination pattern for Psychology?

  • Along with the theory of the subject, pupils will have a practical orientation for a better understanding and exposure in the field of psychology for the 11th standard.
  • The question paper pattern consists of 70 marks for theory and 30 marks for practical examination.

  Career Options in Psychology: (THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS) 

  • Clinical psychologists
  • Cognitive psychologists
  • Community psychologists
  • Counselling psychologists- IN SCHOOLS, COUNSELLOR 
  • Developmental psychologists
  • Educational psychologists
  • Engineering psychologists
  • Environmental psychologists
  • Evolutionary psychologists
  • Experimental psychologists
  • Forensic psychologists 
  • Health psychologists
  • Industrial/organizational psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Quantitative measurement psychologists
  • Rehabilitation psychologists
  • School psychologists
  • Social psychologists
  • Sports psychologists and so on…

FAQ Sociology [ISC]

  • This course helps to develop in candidates an understanding of various forces that constitutes social life and social problem.
  • To provide candidates with the means whereby they can come to a better understanding of other cultures as well as of their own 

1. Is sociology a subject you can score high grades in?

Yes. The ISC Board expects good lengthy answers in detail, which should be relevant and well explained.

2. How can I apply Sociological principles in my real-life experiences?

To a certain extent, we could apply it, and this can also vary from an individual point of view, and thus is very individualized. 

3. Is this subject like History and Geography?

This subject deals with people in different societies, the problems people face in society, customs, and rituals they follow. It has nothing to do with History and Geography. 

4. What is the marking pattern for sociology?

 This is purely a theory subject.

  • The question paper pattern consists of 70 marks for theory (three hours)
  • 30 marks for the project (2 projects)

 5. What are the career prospects if we pursue Sociology in the future?   

Career Options for Sociology Majors
  • Human Resources (H.R.) Representative.
  • Legal Expert – Lawyer
  • Anthropologists,
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Planner
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations (P.R.)
  • Social Services(MSW), Social worker
  • Teaching
  • Indian Administrative Services (IAS) ETC…


1.   What do students learn in Home Science?

a. Nutrition:  Leading to careers in catering, dietician, a nutritionist in( NGOs, hospitals, or special catering outlets for health and fitness.) Health and fitness in journalism etc. In the food technology industry for science students, as chefs, bakers. Food science etc

b. Textiles:  CAREERS can be a resource manager in the fashion industry, fashion designer, stylist, printing, options in further studies in design technology, designer of accessories, etc.

c. Home managementsuited for the hotel industry, hospitality, tourism, aviation, etc.

 d. Human developmentCAREERS

 To work with children, special needs people, geriatrics.

  As Psychologists for science students, psychoanalyst, apart from NGOs. 

2. What are the skills taught in Home Science?

  • Techniques and methods of cooking
  • Management of Agriculture Produce (Storage and Preservation)
  • Meal Planning for the family
  • Resource Management
  • Table setting/ packing food /picnic hamper.
  • Flower arrangement/ hall/ floor decoration

 3. What is the exam pattern?

  • The question paper pattern consists of 70 marks for theory
  • 30 marks for practical examination. which includes project work and cookery 



 Q1.What are the best ways to Exhibit Art skills?

 There are several ways and platforms to exhibit skills. Getting recognition for the talent and getting appreciation from others boost up talent and keeping a regular art journal. 

Q2.How to improve art skills?

One can improve their skills by drawing from life, photographs, draw from drawings, and keeping a sketchbook.

Q3.The benefits of taking Art?

   Art promotes creativity, confidence, patience, and determination. It also promotes problem-solving skills. Art enhances the sense of creativity and independence and helps an individual to reach its potential. 

Q4.Career options.

  • Fine Artist: A candidate can work as a painter, sculptor, printmaker in a commercial art studio, design house, publishing house, advertising agency, or company. OR Fine artists can also choose to work independently and sell their work through galleries. 
  • Art Director for a gaming company, ad agencies.
  • Animator 
  • Concept artist.
  • Illustrator for magazines, books, films.
  • Art conservation.
  • Art teacher.
  • Graphic designer. 
  • Matt painter and many more


 1. Why do we include P.E. in the school curriculum?

P.E. is an essential learning experience. It is an essential part of whole-person development and “educates students through physical activities”. P.E. helps students pursue an active and healthy lifestyle, develops generic skills, and nurtures positive values and attitudes. It educates students to be responsible citizens and contributing members of society. AND

It’s an easy subject for scoring and not to burden the students.

2. What are the differences between P.E. and sport?

P.E. helps students develop related skills, knowledge, and attitudes for leading and enjoying an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as confidence and competence through facing challenges in a wide range of activities. The six strands in the P.E. curriculum are Motor and Sports Skills, Health and Fitness, Sport-related Values and Attitudes, Knowledge and Practice of Safety, Knowledge of Movement, 

 Sport refers to an institutionalized game. Through sports participation, students can understand and develop many core values such as national identity, perseverance, commitment, responsibility, respect to others, love and care, integrity, collaboration, solidarity, fair play, etc. Sport is an important medium for the implementation of P.E.

a) Is P.E. difficult?

A. P.E. is a scoring subject, which is easy to understand and learn.

b) How is the marking system in P.E.?

A. Theory paper will be for 70 marks, and practical work will be for 30 marks.

Q3. Will the students have to come early or stay back after school for any physical training for the subject?

A. All practices will be done during P.E. class hours. 

P.E. practical’s is for 30 marks, and we have an external examiner for the board exam

 Q4. Is practical’s difficult in P.E. for the students?

A. Practical’s is not difficult for the students as training will be given to improve progressively, but being medically fit is essential.


  • Sports Manager
  • Sports Officials
  • Sports events coordinators
  • Sports Journalist
  • Commentators


1. What comes for study in Elective English?

ELECTIVE ENGLISH is an optional subject for CLASS XI &CLASS XII

The Prescribed Books for Class XI are: (Any three of the following):

  •   Lord of the Flies: William Golding (Novel)
  •   Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard: Kiran Desai (Novel)
  •   Silence! The Court is in Session: Vijay Tendulkar (Play)
  •   Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Tennessee Williams (Play)
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Verse (An anthology of sixteen poets. Edited by Chris Woodhead) (OUP) (only six poets to be studied.)

 The Prescribed Textbooks for CLASS XII (Any three of the following):

  •  To Kill a Mocking Bird: Harper Lee (Novel)
  •  The Hungry Tide: Amitav Ghosh (Novel)
  •  A Doll’s House: Henrik Ibsen (Play)
  •  Death of a Salesman: Arthur Miller (Play)
  •  Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Verse (An anthology of sixteen poets. Edited by Chris Woodhead) (OUP) (only six poets to be studied)

2. What is expected of a student who chooses Elective English as an optional subject?

  • This is a broader course than compulsory English paper.
  • Students will need to make an in-depth study and have knowledge of the life of the playwright, poets, and novelists.
  • They should opine on the important themes, motifs, and nuances of the texts.
  • Students should also be able to recognize all the literary devices that are used in the text.

3. What is the exam pattern for Elective English?


There will be one paper of three hours duration of 100 marks with questions set from the prescribed textbooks. Students will be required to answer five questions on any three of the prescribed textbooks.


There will be one paper of three hours duration of 100 marks with questions set from the prescribed textbooks. Students will be required to answer five questions on any three of the prescribed textbooks.

2. What are the Career options for students who major in English?

Career options for students who take up English as their major subject 

  • Social Media Manager 
  • Technical Writer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Grant Writer – A Grant Writer must be an excellent researcher who not only finds the funding organization but also must be an astute writer who knows how to appeal to the funding organization boards properly.
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Editor and Content Manager






Total English As Per Year 2022 Syllabus

Morning Star


The Tempest –Shakespeare’s unabridged play by A W Verity-Complete Play

Echoes- A collection of ISC Short Stories

Reverie-A collection of ISC Poems

Morning Star

Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi

Evergreen Publications (India) Ltd, New Delhi


Frank ISC Economics

Volume 1

By D K Sethi and U Andrew



Introduction to Psychology

By Robert Baron



XI Sociology

By Manjir Ghosh



Cat on the hot tin roof by Tenesse Williams-Drama

Lord of the flies by Willaim Golding-Novel

Nineteenth and twentieth century verse by Chris Woodhead-Poetry



ISC class 11 and 12 by Premlata Mullick