Presentation on theme: "Primary to Senior School Transition Morning"— Presentation transcript:
1 Primary to Senior School Transition Morning IGCSE Coordinator: Steven Gaynor26th February 2014
2 Progression at SSIS 13/14 8 Pre IGCSE Programme 12/13 7 Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS)AgeGrade 18/19+UniversityEnd of Grade 12External IB DP Examinations 17/1812 IB DP16/1711End of Grade 10External IGCSE Examinations15/1610IGCSE14/15913/148Pre IGCSE Programme12/137IGCSE = International General Certificate of Secondary EducationIBDP = International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
3 Mission Statement and SSIS Learner Profile Our PhilosophySSIS believes in the holistic development of a resourceful, conﬁdent and independent learner within a caring and nurturing environment to become a global citizen.Our VisionThe realisation of a lifelong learner with strength of character and love of humanity.Our MissionWe 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 ProfileSSIS 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, ReflectiveP6 Transition Issues
4 Grade 7 Form ClassesForm 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 balanceNationality and ethnicityPotential behavioural clashesNew enrolmentsFirst point of contact for students and parents are the Form TeachersResponsible for student welfareFriendly face first thing in the morningMaintains an overview of student behaviour, progress and target-settingResponsible 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 curriculumAdapted, in part, from Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint frameworks to fit the SSIS contextAll subjects taught as form classes except Chinese
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 potentialFor 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 http://ilearn.ssis.asia/ All Senior school courses are supported by our ilearn e-learning siteSite to find year outlines, learning objectives, worksheets and homeworkCollaborative resource- forums, wiki’s and live chatAssessment and feedback- submission and gradingStudents will access this site dailyParents have guest access to all courses
9 Afterschool Programme (ASP) What to ExpectEnthusiastic leaders and well prepared planning for each programAcademic programs to support student learningNon-academic programs for new interests and activitiesAll-inclusive sports participation as part of CISSA sport organizationTypes of ActivitiesModel 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 MorningSchool and Parent CommunicationWeekly newsletter from the PrincipalSenior School newsletterEncouraged to use school website for general informationForm teacher is first point of contactEvery subject teacher uses ilearn as an online learning platform and resource. Guest access is open to everyoneSubject teachers will you if they have concernsAlso subject teachers if you have queries or would like an up to date report on your childs progress.
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 LanguageSSIS Holistic CoreLife SkillsCore PEASPEnglish First LanguageOREnglish Second LanguageOther self taught optionsChinese First LanguageChinese- 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 Physics7 -10 IGCSEs
13 International Baccaulette Diploma Programme (IBDP) Academically rigorous pre university curriculum for years oldsPrepares students for success at university and life beyondThe 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 right3-4 at Higher level, 2-3 at Standard levelStudent must also complete an Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and Community and Service requirementsSSIS 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 Questions????