Middle Years Programme G9-10
Our curriculum is based on the MYP framework which provides flexibility for teachers to develop teaching programmes that are responsive to needs of students who are making sense of a rapidly changing world and to make authentic connections between their learning and local, regional and international contexts.
In Grade 9 and 10 students have eleven core subjects: English, Individuals and Societies, Science, Mathematics, Italian, French or Spanish, Physical Education, Design, Music, Visual Art, and Drama. Additional CSM subject elements include PSED (Personal, Social Education), Coding and Robotics. Each subject is taught by a specialist teacher which allows students to be exposed to a greater expertise and a range of teaching styles.
Assessment and Evaluation
In Grade 9 and 10, learning continues to focus on developing essential skills for academic success. Students are encouraged to become independent, responsible, organised, collaborative, and to take initiative. These skills are taught by homeroom advisors and supported by our specialist teachers and Counsellors. A student’s progress in these important skills are monitored by each subject teacher and reported termly.
Formative assessments allow students to attempt new skills and demonstrate recent learning without their performance affecting their overall grade. Summative assessments such as essays, projects, tests, and exams demonstrate students’ learning and contribute to their overall course grade. The assessment tasks are designed to allow students to demonstrate all the IB categories of achievement: knowledge and understanding, thinking and inquiry, communication and application/making connections.
- Wide range of electives (see below for more details)
- Integrated into schedule: Coding, Robotics, STEAM and Digital Citizenship
- A rich co-curricular programme
- Annual musical/theatre production
- Team-building induction trip in September
- Overnight field trips and experiential outings throughout the year
- Model United Nations annual trip
- Student Wellbeing Counselling services
Please see the High School Curriculum Booklet below for more details regarding the courses offered.