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1 Primary to Senior School Transition Morning
IGCSE Coordinator: Steven Gaynor 26th February 2014

2 Progression at SSIS 13/14 8 Pre IGCSE Programme 12/13 7
Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) Age Grade  18/19+ University End of Grade 12 External IB DP Examinations  17/18 12  IB DP 16/17 11    End of Grade 10 External IGCSE Examinations 15/16 10 IGCSE 14/15 9 13/14 8 Pre IGCSE Programme 12/13 7 IGCSE = International General Certificate of Secondary Education IBDP = International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

3 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 P6 Transition Issues

4 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

5 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

6 Three equal length terms.
Grade 7 & 8 Curriculum (Pre-IGCSE) Grade Percentage A* 90-100 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D 50-59 E 40-49 F 30-39 G 20-29 Three equal length terms.

7 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. and contact our One to One facilitator- Gwynne Jones

8 Ilearn: Online Learning Platform
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 feedback- submission and grading Students will access this site daily Parents have guest access to all courses

9 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.

10 School and Parent Communication
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 you if they have concerns Also subject teachers if you have queries or would like an up to date report on your childs progress.

11 Guidance & Counseling Grade 7 Tiffany Goulet x 3291

12 IGCSE Programme at SSIS
- Art & Design - Business Studies - Computer Studies - Drama - ICT - Music -PE - 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 SSIS Holistic Core Life Skills Core PE ASP English First Language OR English Second Language Other self taught options Chinese First Language Chinese- Mandarin Foreign Language - International Maths - Accelerated International Maths & Additional Maths IGCSEs - Economics - Geography - Global Perspectives - History - Literature* (studied in combined English Language Course) -Coordinated Science -2 IGCSEs -Separate Sciences -3 IGCSES- Biology, Chemistry and Physics 7 -10 IGCSEs

13 International Baccaulette Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Academically rigorous pre university curriculum for 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 and our website

14 Thank you for your time this morning

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