“No other age level is of more importance to the future of individuals, and, literally, to that of society, than adolescents; because these are the years when youngsters crystallize their beliefs about themselves and firm up their self concepts, their philosophies of life and their values – the things that are the ultimate determinants of their behaviors. “ -“Understanding and Appreciating the Wonder Years”, John H. Lounsbury
You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count. Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)
Grade 9 Music 9 (Semester) Music 9 provides an awareness of musical styles manifested through the study of music according to four broad periods of music literature: The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Baroque and The Classical era. The study of music literature includes musical scores to combine visual perception with auditory, and enables students […]
Grade 9 Health and Physical Education Health and Physical Education 9 aims to introduce recreational activities that students may continue to be involved in beyond their school years. Skill acquisition, fitness components required, tactics, refereeing, sporting values and attitudes are all stressed. The areas offered include 1) movement 2) court games 3) field games. Students […]
G9 World History Students will be introduced to World History as preparation for the IB History course. This course is taught thematically, so that topics are linked to give students a sense of continuity and development in historical trends. They will analyze by comparing and contrasting events that happened around the world at different times. […]
Grade 9 Biology Biology is a year-long course. It will focus on biological concepts giving students a background upon which they can base their course selection for grade 11 and 12 IB Biology. Emphasis is placed on skill development, especially use of scientific method, proper data collection techniques, record keeping, analysis and presentation of data, […]
Math is the only IB subject in which there are three different strands: Mathematical Studies (SL), Mathematical Methods (SL) and Mathematics Higher Level (HL). Students most likely to select Math Studies are those whose main interests lie outside the field of mathematics, and for many Mathematical Studies students this will be their last formal mathematics course.
G 9 & 10 Filipino and G 10 KoreanGrade 9 & 10 Filipino and Grade Grade 10 Korean This level of course is intended for native or near native speakers of the target language. It covers grammar and composition as well as speaking, listening and reading a variety of literature. Genres covered include novels, poetry, […]
While there is a common syllabus at SL and HL, the study of literature is an additional component of the HL course only. The differences between levels are determined by the assessment objectives, the depth and breadth of syllabus coverage, the assessment details, the assessment criteria, literature coverage and suggested teaching hours, with HL being more demanding than SL.
It is generally difficult to gain admittance to the Upper School if a student is an English language learner. If an exception is made, it is usually for level 4 and rarely level 3. The following transition program will assure students of a gradual integration into the mainstream curriculum. A Support Class is offered to […]