Lower Secondary

Our Cambridge Lower Secondary program offers schools a flexible curriculum that can be developed to suit the needs of our students.

Core subject of mathematics, science and english of offered. These courses are also supplements with Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education and Environmental Awareness.

HAIS takes an integrated, inquiry based approach to teaching and learning the Cambridge Curriculum. We have create three integrated units that span the year which cover all of the learning outcomes specified by Cambridge. However, by integrating English, Visual Arts, Math and Science together, students are educated in a real world environment. This year we created units about Textiles Through Time, The History of Food and Myths and Legends.

Through these units students has gained new knowledge and understanding and learned to transfer and apply it to new situations. They visited traditional villages to learn the art of textile making, they toured a modern factory and printmaking shop. They started their own business, The Good Morning Food Cart which provided them opportunities to create business plans, present an advertising pitch, learn to cook, problem solve and make decisions.

English

Cambridge Lower Secondary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.

Mathematics

The curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by problem solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also an important part of the number content. The curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships, so that learners apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.

Science

This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.

Next year the Lower Secondary Curriculum will be expanded to include:

  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Digital Literacy
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