You are welcome...:).... And thank you for letting me know about Slate- Karmanghat.I am just wondering why you want to change the present school when you are happy with it. Are you shifting your residence near Nampally/ Abids? As Slate-Abids is the main school, it is much talked about. I think, you could continue in the same branch unless you plan to change the Board.
Slate school's curriculum is very good. It follows CBSE curriculum till 5th and later follows Integrated approach.( SSC+ CBSE+ ICSE). In Class X, you will find SSC books ( with additional input from ICSE).
Class X certificate is from SSC board.
It is from Slate's website ---
Primary School(Classes I to IV):CBSE syllabi........
School(Classes V to X):Class V :A blend of SSC, ICSE and CBSE syllabi.....
Classes VI to IX:(for Regular Sections)A blend of SSC, ICSE and CBSE syllabi....
Classes VI to IX:(for APPLE Sections)ICSE and CBSE textbooks for all the subjects
(except for languages)....
Class X:Syllabus prescribed by Stateboard(with additional inputs from ICSE syllabus)....
If the same curriculum is being followed in Karmanghat, you could continue with the same branch.
From 6th onwards, CCE is implemented in State Board and you will get question papers from the Board which is an added advantage. These papers are improving kids' logical, analytical and conceptual skills and discourage learning by rote.
Compared to CBSE or ICSE, State board will be lagging a bit in English which shouldn't be a matter of concern if the school is good. Maths is excellent in State Board. (Children from State Board schools like Rosary Convent, Little Flower, St Paul's etc have very good communication and writing skills ). As Slate is following an integrated approach, I think Standard of English also would be good.
Yes, I do agree with you. ICSE Board is good but quite vast and stressful in the higher grades. It focuses equally on languages and social sciences.If you are keen on changing your kids' school to JGS, it is better to do it early.