The Class 11 students meet the teacher with questions: Where are we going? What really matters? What is the point of everything? The mysterious inward journey of the soul is mirrored in the curriculum. Just as the Renaissance personalities questioned traditional authority and asked ‘Why?’ so too, do the students. It gives them satisfaction and insight to see that the questions they ask are the questions of the age. It is exciting to know that to challenge the accepted customs is valuable and necessary for the development of civilisation.
The young adult of Class 12 is prepared to initiate new possibilities in life and develop a new starting point. Questions that typically arise include ‘Who?’ – ‘Who is working through that personality?’ ‘Who is really speaking?’ Through these questions young people confront the philosophical questions of destiny, good and evil, and of meaning. Students are concerned with judgement and discretion which are exercised more independently. They look at a topic from many points of view, finding the common elements and central issues. They increasingly begin to look outwards towards the world that awaits them beyond school.