The Lower Secondary School program at Laurus offers the Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum that provides learners with a broad and balanced education. It continues Laurus’ STEM and PBL emphases to the end of Grade 8. From Grade 9 students will enter the Upper Secondary program that offers elective specializations.
The Lower Secondary School program at Laurus offers the Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum that provides a broad and balanced education for learners. It continues Laurus’ STEM and PBL emphases to the end of Grade 8. From Grade 9 students will enter the Upper Secondary program that offers elective specializations towards Post Secondary studies.
English focuses on reading, written, and spoken communication skills for different purposes and audiences in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They learn how to communicate effectively and to a range of information, media, and texts in order to become confident communicators, avid readers, and engaged as writers using the written word clearly and creatively for a variety of audiences and purposes.
Learners develop a holistic understanding of principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships and become competent and fluent in computation.‘Thinking and working mathematically’, a unique feature of our curriculum, encourages learners to talk with others, challenge ideas and to provide evidence that validates conjectures and solutions. They seek to make sense of ideas and build connections between different facts, procedures and concepts. We have divided this subject into Advanced Numeracy, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Statistics, and Probability.
Students will think scientifically and develop practical skills vital for explaining the world around us. Science provides them with the knowledge and skills they require to excel at in later stages of their secondary education and to make informed choices. This curriculum covers Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space, Thinking and Working Scientifically, Science in Context.
E & T
Engineering and Technology (E & T) is an inspiring and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, learners design and make products that solve real and relevant problems. They draw on mathematics, science, engineering, computing, and art. The curriculum for engineering and technology aims to ensure that learners develop creative skills together with technical and practical expertise to participate successfully in our increasingly technological world.
In Information & Communication Technologies, students develop coding skills in text-based programming languages, such as Python. They learn to extract information from instructions, break problems into smaller parts, recognize patterns within sequences, present sequences of instructions verbally and visually, think logically to identify and solve errors in increasingly complex scenarios. They learn how skills such as programming and logical thinking help in local and global industries.
Students look at a variety of global issues and contexts: Disease & Health, Migration, Belief Systems, Conflict & Peace, Demographic Change, Sustainability, Poverty & Inequality, Employment, Biodiversity & Ecosystems, Law & Criminality, Education & All, Culture & Identity, Fuel & Energy, Food & Agriculture, Globalisation, Trade & Aid, Transport & Infrastructure, Human Rights, Language & Communication, the Digital World.
Students learn to move and move to learn. They develop skills through age-appropriate physical activities, games, team sports, gymnastics and dance. They increase confidence & control and improve their understanding of sports concepts, teamwork, individual responsibility, rules, tactics, & strategies. They participate in respectful and responsible ways, engaging appropriately and safely, and learn to understand healthy and active lifestyles.
Art & Design
Art & Design gives learners a platform to express themselves, sparking imagination, creativity and greater innovative capacity. Students become reflective, critical, and decisive thinkers. They learn how to articulate personal responses to their experiences, and develop creative skills that help with many aspects of their future development. They learn to see themselves as artists and become increasingly reflective and independent, develop the skills needed to express creative ideas and to communicate with greater impact.
Learners explore music as performers, composers and informed listeners. They make, understand, and appreciate music from different cultures, times, and places, helping them develop leadership and collaborative skills and self-confidence. They develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to contribute and collaborate in purposeful and expressive ways through singing and playing instruments. Students develop creative skills that will help with many aspects of their future learning and development.
Continuing from the Primary School curriculum, Laurus offers the Japanese Kokugo program to students from native Japanese language families in order to help them keep pace with their Japanese peers. At the same time, Japanese as a Second Language is offered to those students who are not first language Japanese speakers.