The Middle School curriculum (Grades 6-8) provides for a thorough study of the various disciplines, whilst maintaining the holistic approach of the International Baccalaureate educational philosophy and Learner Profile.
It encourages students to realize that answers to many questions often require broad critical thinking and insights drawn from various areas of knowledge; it develops social, communication and interpersonal skills that facilitate collaboration and teamwork; it fosters creativity, personal responsibility, sensitivity towards the environment we live in and open-mindedness to towards all the differences we share in nationality, culture, religion, appearance etc. .
The assessment of the students’ progress(subject specific and ‘approaches to learning’) is carried out against a set of criteria linked to the objectives of each course and informs the teaching and learning process during the year. Homework is given regularly to consolidate learning and students have the opportunity to demonstrate their attainment in end-of-year exams.
In Middle School, students can study English and French as a native or first language, including literature; French or English as an additional language for non-native speakers; mathematics; integrated science; history; geography; physical and health education; visual arts; music and ICT. Other language courses are available at extra cost if there is sufficient demand.
For more detail, please consult our ISL Secondary Curriculum Guide.