English, Mathematics and Science are the core courses offered by Cambridge in Lower Secondary. At HAIS, we also offer our students Visual Art, Music and Physical Education to help them become well rounded individuals. In 2019 the Lower Secondary Cambridge curriculum will expand to offer an official curriculum for Art and Design, Digital Literacy, Music and Physical Education.
Hoi An International School delivers a Lower Secondary Years curriculum that both stimulates and challenges our learners. We provide a broad, balanced education which is essential in preparing students for the future. We focus on project based learning as much as possible. This enables us to use an integrated approach to teaching and learning as well as provide opportunities
All subjects are taught by experienced and qualified instructors. At this level, a more mature and analytical approach is expected from the students. Pupils are encouraged to develop their organisational skills and take greater independence in managing their own learning in order to become more responsible and self directed learners.
Through our programmes, we help schools to develop Cambridge students who are:
Confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
Cambridge students are confident, secure in their knowledge, unwilling to take things for granted and ready to take intellectual risks. They are keen to explore and evaluate ideas and arguments in a structured, critical and analytical way. They are able to communicate and defend views and opinions as well as respect those of others.
Responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
Cambridge students take ownership of their learning, set targets and insist on intellectual integrity. They are collaborative and supportive. They understand that their actions have impacts on others and on the environment. They appreciate the importance of culture, context and community.
Reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
Cambridge students understand themselves as learners. They are concerned with the processes as well as the products of their learning and develop the awareness and strategies to be lifelong learners.
Innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
Cambridge students welcome new challenges and meet them resourcefully, creatively and imaginatively. They are capable of applying their knowledge and understanding to solve new and unfamiliar problems. They can adapt flexibly to new situations requiring new ways of thinking.
Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference
Cambridge students are alive with curiosity, embody a spirit of enquiry and want to dig more deeply. They are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently but also with others. They are equipped to participate constructively in society and the economy – locally, nationally and globally.