Primary to Senior School Transition Morning IGCSE Coordinator: Steven Gaynor 26th February 2014 Progression at SSIS Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) Age Grade 18/19+ University End of Grade 12 External IB DP Examinations 17/18 12 16/17 11 End of Grade 10 15/16 10 14/15 9 13/14 8 12/13 7 IB DP External IGCSE Examinations IGCSE Pre IGCSE Programme IGCSE = International General Certificate of Secondary Education IBDP = International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Mission Statement and SSIS Learner Profile Our Philosophy SSIS believes in the holistic development of a resourceful, conﬁdent and independent learner within a caring and nurturing environment to become a global citizen. Our Vision The realisation of a lifelong learner with strength of character and love of humanity. Our Mission We are committed to develop in our students a passion for life and a love for learning through a holistic and well-balanced education. SSIS Learner Profile SSIS is an IB world school and although we do not offer the Middle Years Programme as of 2013 we have maintained the goals of the IB Learner Profile in the Primary and Secondary school as we develop internationally minded life long learners who are: Inquirers, Risk Takers, Knowledgeable, Principled, Critical Thinkers, Caring, Communicators, Open Minded, Well balanced, Reflective Grade 7 Form Classes Form Classes are formed in consultation involving the Junior School Grade 6 teachers, the Assistant Principal and IGCSE Coordinator. They will be formed according to the following criteria: • Gender balance • Nationality and ethnicity • Potential behavioural clashes • New enrolments First point of contact for students and parents are the Form Teachers • Responsible for student welfare • Friendly face first thing in the morning • Maintains an overview of student behaviour, progress and target-setting • Responsible for student administration (sharing information collecting reply slips etc.) • Will remain with the Form Class where possible Grade 7 & 8 Curriculum (Pre-IGCSE) English (6) Chinese (5) Science (5) Mathematics (6) History (3) Geography (3) Visual Arts (2) Drama (2) Music (2) ICT (3) PE (2) Life Skills (1) (number of lessons a week) • Aligned with IGCSE curriculum • Adapted, in part, from Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint frameworks to fit the SSIS context • All subjects taught as form classes except Chinese Grade 7 & 8 Curriculum (Pre-IGCSE) Three equal length terms. Grade A* A B C D E F G Percentage 90-100 80-89 70-79 60-69 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29 One-to-One Laptop Programme SSIS Technology Mission: SSIS students and teachers will use technology effectively to enhance learning and teaching in all curriculum areas, supporting collaborative and co-operative learning and developing higher order thinking skills so that all students realize their educational and social potential For more information please refer to the One to One section of our website. http://www.ssis.asia/minhangcampus/student-info/laptop-programme and contact our One to One facilitatorGwynne Jones [email protected] Ilearn: Online Learning Platform http://ilearn.ssis.asia/ • All Senior school courses are supported by our ilearn e-learning site • Site to find year outlines, learning objectives, worksheets and homework • Collaborative resource- forums, wiki’s and live chat • Assessment and feedbacksubmission and grading • Students will access this site daily • Parents have guest access to all courses Afterschool Programme (ASP) What to Expect • • • • Enthusiastic leaders and well prepared planning for each program Academic programs to support student learning Non-academic programs for new interests and activities All-inclusive sports participation as part of CISSA sport organization Types of Activities Model United Nations, Student Council,, IGCSE Revision Classes, Homework Club,, Robotics, Stock Market Game, Latin dance, Floor Hockey, Table Tennis, Golf, Volleyball and more! More information available at the ASP Ilearn page. Senior School Information Morning School and Parent Communication • Weekly newsletter from the Principal • Senior School newsletter • Encouraged to use school website for general information • Form teacher is first point of contact • Every subject teacher uses ilearn as an online learning platform and resource. Guest access is open to everyone • Subject teachers will email you if they have concerns • Also email subject teachers if you have queries or would like an up to date report on your childs progress. Guidance & Counseling • • • • Grade 7 Tiffany Goulet [email protected] x 3291 IGCSE Programme at SSIS - Art & Design - Business Studies - Computer Studies - Drama - ICT - Music -PE - International Maths - Accelerated International Maths & Additional Maths 2 IGCSEs 7 -10 IGCSEs SSIS Chinese First HolisticLanguage OR Core ChineseMandarin Foreign Life Skills Language Other self Core PE taught options ASP English First Language OR English Second Language -Coordinated Science -2 IGCSEs -Separate Sciences -3 IGCSESBiology, Chemistry and Physics - English First Language & Literature 2 IGCSEs - English Second Language & Literature 2 IGCSEs - English Second Language and - First Language Chinese - Chinese Second Language - Chinese Foreign Language - Economics - Geography - Global Perspectives - History - Literature* (studied in combined English Language Course) International Baccaulette Diploma Programme (IBDP) • • • • • • Academically rigorous pre university curriculum for 16-19 years olds Prepares students for success at university and life beyond The programme aims to educate the whole person, helping students to become independent, caring and critical thinkers. Students study six subjects selected from the subject groups shown to the right 3-4 at Higher level, 2-3 at Standard level Student must also complete an Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Community and Service requirements SSIS offers both the IB Diploma Programme and the IB Certificate course to students. For more information and a list of Universities our graduates have been accepted to please refer to http://www.ibo.org/diploma/ and our website http://www.ssis.asia/minhangcampus/curriculum/senior-school/university-matriculation Thank you for your time this morning Questions????