MIS currently offers Secondary School education for Years 7 – 11. This forms Key Stages 3 & 4 under the English system, for students aged from 11 to 16.
The educational approach in England creates a significant change for students at the secondary level. Not only do they usually enrol in a different school but they are also then taught by different subject teachers rather than the single class or ‘homeroom’ teacher typical of primary schools.
As our approach is broadly adapted from the English national curriculum, it is not surprising that we mirror many of these changes although our students have the advantage of staying on the same campus and continuing the relationships and support networks they have formed in the primary school.
We are very focused on providing continuity and consistency of approach throughout the school and this applies equally to the transition from primary to secondary school. Our upper primary staff work closely with their secondary school colleagues to arrive at a shared understanding of where the students are at, both academically and personally, as they enter the secondary school and to provide challenging targets and appropriate support for each one.
The secondary school has a longer school day than primary and students are expected to work more independently and take more responsibility for their learning. Some of the subjects require the completion of assignments that involve independent research and data collection. However, we are equally concerned with encouraging the spiritual, moral, cultural, and physical development of our pupils and we actively encourage participation in a range of sports and arts activities as well as timetabling citizenship and religious education lessons.
As the students progress through the secondary level the focus gradually starts turning more towards the requirements of the statutory examinations that are held at the end of Year 11. Our current cohorts are working towards taking IGCSE exams. Typically, each secondary subject is taught by a qualified teacher who specializes in their given subject.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is based mainly on the National Curriculum of England although, to compliment the Cambridge IGCSE exams taken at the end of Key Stage 4, Cambridge International curriculum resources and schemes of work are generally used. The Key Stage 3 curriculum consists of the following subjects:
Thai Language and Culture
Information and Communication Technology
Design & Technology
Art and Design
The programme of study for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for citizenship aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
The programme of study for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
The Chinese language programme builds on the foundations of language learning laid at key stage 2.
Emphasis is now placed on developing the breadth and depth of pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary. It enables pupils to understand and communicate personal and factual information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing, with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy. It also provides suitable preparation for further study.
The aims of the Thai language and culture curriculum for non-Thais are to enable students to:
The aims of the Thai language and culture curriculum for Thais are to enable students to:
The study of drama forms part of the spoken English section of the wider programme of study for English.
The scheme of work includes improvising, rehearsing and performing play scripts and poetry in order to generate language and discuss language use and meaning. Students are also taught to use role, intonation, tone, volume, mood, silence, stillness and action to add impact.
At Key Stage 4 (Year 10) students choose the subjects they are going to study for the IGCSE exams. There are two pathways that they can chose which offer a combination of subjects that lean either towards the sciences or the humanities.
For more information about the IGCSE curriculum at Key Stage 4 please refer to the following IGCSE section of the website.
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