Primary to Senior School Transition Morning

Report
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
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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
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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)
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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????

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