Learning Environment

Students experience a broad range of approaches to learning
during their junior secondary years through the
IB Middle Years Progrmme framework

 

  • working on their own, in pairs, in small groups, as a whole class, as a whole year group and with students in different year groups

  • engaging in inquiry through projects, presentations, experimentation, problem-solving, self-evaluation and role-play

  • learning through individual subjects as well as across subject disciplines

  • being exposed to inter-cultural perspectives, values and experiences through the six MYP global contexts:

    • Identities and relationships
    • Orientation in space and time
    • Personal ans cultural expression
    • Scientific and technical innovation
    • Globalization and sustainability
    • Fairness and development

 

  

 

Students are supported in this style of learning by:

  • a favourable teacher / student ratio and small class sizes

  • an Invitational Education approach, providing a caring, trusting and respectful environment to foster student potential and confidence

  • a well-qualified, culturally diverse teaching team

  • a criterion-based MYP assessment framework designed to challenge students with opportunities to demonstrate what they have learnt and how they have progressed against objective criteria and learning goals

  • a programme of experiential learning including camps, co-curricular and community service programmes, all aiming to foster rounded personal growth 

  • a holistic language strategy to build confidence and capability as communicators through all subjects, daily reading and the study of Chinese and English literature

  • access to appropriate learning technologies

  • a House system where house tutors support the students' academic, social and emotional learning and monitor their progress & achievement

  • access to individual or small group guidance and counselling