The academic programme in Middle School at Royal Wells School is based on the Cambridge Curriculum (Secondary Checkpoint and IGCSE Programme), but it is not bound by its constraints. Instead, we apply the most appropriate elements and enhance the curriculum where necessary to provide an innovative, challenging and creative programme that is crucial in laying the foundations of core knowledge, skills and understanding required to embark on the High School A Level programme. Lessons and materials are adapted to our international and local context.
Students study English, Mathematics, Science, World Geography, World History, Drama, Music, Art, Graphic Design, Information Technology Business Studies and Travel and Tourism. Where appropriate, instruction is inquiry based and geared towards problem solving. Each subject is taught by a specialist in that subject.
The opportunities for independent learning increase throughout Middle School. Students are encouraged to assess their own work and to learn to formulate their own next learning steps. Students are encouraged to think critically and take risks in the classroom in order to develop problem-solving skills, for we believe that making mistakes is a vital part of the learning process. Project work is an essential component both individually and in groups. There is also a range of opportunities for students to pursue their areas of interest in greater depth both in school and through relevant enrichment experiences beyond the classroom. All students in Middle school participate in our Confident Speakers Programme, and will speak ‘publicly’ at least once per year: this could be an assembly, a presentation to school visitors, or at a Parents’ Forum Learning is supported by up-to-date technology. Every Student is provided with Internet access is available throughout the school. Lessons incorporate technology where appropriate, and rely on more traditional media where technology does not provide a clear benefit.
Highly experienced and specialist teachers with high expectations ensure Royal Wells School students are engaged, inquisitive, and eager to progress.