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Updated ICSE English Syllabus for Classes 9 and 10

by AlmondBooks Support on Dec 17, 2022

As a student, it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest syllabus for your exams. If you're in Class 9 or 10 and studying for the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) board exams, you'll want to know what's included in the English syllabus for these classes.

The ICSE board updates its syllabus on a regular basis, so it's always a good idea to check the official website for the most current information. That being said, here is an overview of what you can expect to see in the English syllabus for Classes 9 and 10 with links to download latest syllabus in PDF.

Class 9:

In Class 9, the ICSE English syllabus is divided into two parts: literature and language.

For literature, you'll study a range of texts including poems, short stories, and plays. These texts will come from a variety of time periods and cultural backgrounds, and you'll be expected to analyze them in terms of their themes, characters, and language.

Shakespeare Play included

The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s unabridged play by A.W. Verity – Acts 1 & 2 only)

Poems included

  1. The Heart of the Tree – Henry Cuyler Bunner
  2. The Cold Within–James Patrick Kinney
  3. (The Bangle Sellers – Sarojini Naidu
  4. After Blenheim – Robert Southey
  5. Television – Roald Dahl

Short Stories included

  1. Chief Seattle’s Speech
  2. Old Man at the Bridge – Ernest Miller Hemingway
  3. A Horse and Two Goats – R.K. Narayan
  4. Hearts and Hands – O. Henry
  5. A Face in the Dark – Ruskin Bond

In the language section of the syllabus, you'll focus on developing your skills in reading, writing, and speaking. This will include practice in areas such as grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, and composition.

Class 10:

The Class 10 English syllabus builds on the foundations laid in Class 9, with a greater emphasis on analysis and interpretation.

In literature, you'll study a mix of prose and poetry, with a focus on understanding the underlying themes and ideas in the texts. You'll also learn about different literary techniques and how to analyze them in your own writing.

Shakespeare Play included

The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare’s unabridged play by A.W. Verity – Acts 3, 4 and 5 only)

Poems included

  1. Daffodils – William Wordsworth
  2. I know why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
  3. The Patriot – Robert Browning
  4. Abu Ben Adhem – Leigh Hunt
  5. Nine Gold Medals – David Roth

Short Stories included

  1. An Angel in Disguise – T.S. Arthur
  2. The Little Match Girl – Hans Christian Andersen
  3. The Blue Bead – Norah Burke
  4. My Greatest Olympic Prize – Jesse Owens
  5. All Summer in a Day – Ray Douglas Bradbury

The language section of the syllabus will continue to focus on improving your reading, writing, and speaking skills. This will include more advanced grammar and vocabulary practice, as well as work on comprehension and composition.

Overall, the ICSE English syllabus for Classes 9 and 10 is designed to challenge and engage students, while also helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed in their future studies and careers. By staying up-to-date with the latest syllabus and putting in the necessary effort, you can set yourself up for success on your ICSE exams and beyond.

Almond Books Merchant of Venice and Treasure Trove for Class 9 and Class 10 are designed with an aim to maximize students practice and thereby boosting their conceptual understanding and marks.

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