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CURRICULUM 14+ years old

1. Communication: Oral, Written and non-verbal

  Storytelling and Creative Writing

  • Connecting students to the art of narrative, teaching them to use stories to convey ideas and emotions effectively.

  • Through storytelling, they learn the power of language and develop a deep understanding of the nuances of language, the rhythm of speech, and human experiences, fostering empathy and community while becoming impactful communicators who appreciate storytelling's role in shaping cultures and connections.

  • Emphasizing creativity and free spirit, students are encouraged to engage in various forms of writing such as poetry, narrative essays, and plays which become mediums through which students explore their inner landscape and express an understanding of their emotions and how they interact with the world.

  

  Literary Exploration

  • Students delve into a wide array of literature, including classic texts, poetry, and contemporary works, fostering a deep appreciation for written language as a form of artistic expression.

  • This exploration is aimed at enhancing critical thinking, interpretive skills, and empathy, encouraging students to find their voice and develop their own informed opinions in order to participate confidently in broader societal dialogues.

  

  Oral Communication

Recognizing the importance of verbal expression, the curriculum includes activities that foster public speaking and presentation skills. Students participate in debates, deliver speeches, and engage in group discussions, thereby improving their ability to articulate thoughts cohesively and confidently in front of an audience.

  

  Dramatic Arts and Public Speaking

Students participate in theatrical productions and speech exercises. These activities are not only about mastering the art of speaking in public but also about understanding the nuances of body language, emotional expression, and the impact of performance on both the speaker and the audience.

 

2. Mathematics

  Foundations and Exploration

  • Arithmetic: Deepening understanding of numbers, including operations, ratios, proportions, and introduction to financial mathematics, aiming to build a practical understanding of arithmetic in daily life.

  • Algebra: Introduction to algebraic thinking, focusing on understanding symbols and their relationships, solving equations, and applying algebra to real-life situations.

  • Geometry: drawings and constructions using compasses and protractors, exploring theorems of Euclidean Geometry, with an emphasis on understanding geometric principles, properties, and classifications of shapes and figures through hands-on exploration activities through artistic and practical projects.

 

  Advanced Topics and Practical Applications

  • Advanced Algebra: Delving deeper into complex equations, inequalities, and functions, including,, polynomial, rational, and exponential functions, aiming to strengthen problem-solving and analytical thinking.

  • Calculus: Introduction to the concepts of limits, derivatives, and integrals, with a focus on practical applications in physics, engineering, and economics, encouraging students to appreciate the power of calculus in modeling and solving real-world problems.

  • Statistics and Probability: Understanding data analysis, statistical measures, probability theories, and their applications in various fields such as science, and social sciences, promoting critical thinking about data and its interpretations.

  • Project-Based Learning: Students undertake interdisciplinary projects that require mathematical modeling and analysis, such as designing sustainable systems, financial planning for community projects, or statistical studies of local ecological data. This approach encourages practical application of mathematical knowledge, teamwork, and creativity.

 

Logic and Algorithmic Thinking

  • This supplementary section of the Mathematics curriculum introduces students to the intertwined concepts of logic and algorithmic thinking. It provides a comprehensive framework for understanding and applying logical reasoning to develop and analyze algorithms—a fundamental skill in problem-solving across various contexts, including digital technologies, scientific research, and everyday decision-making.

  • Foundations of Logic: Students begin by exploring the basics of logic, learning to identify premises and conclusions, and understand logical operators and statements. This groundwork lays the foundation for recognizing patterns, constructing logical arguments, and discerning fallacies, which are crucial in algorithmic thinking.

  • Algorithmic Structures and Logic: Building on their understanding of logic, students are guided to see algorithms as logical sequences of steps designed to solve specific problems. They practice breaking down complex tasks into smaller, logical components, and organizing these components into efficient, step-by-step procedures.

  • Design, Implementation, and Analysis: Through hands-on activities, students will design their own algorithms for tasks that range from simple day-to-day problem-solving to addressing more complex challenges. Bonus: implement these algorithms using basic coding principles, reinforcing their logical constructs and understanding the significance of logical flow in programming.

  • Exploring Logic in Algorithms: The curriculum delves into the role of logic in algorithms that drive technology and decision-making processes.

3. Creative Arts and Music

  Advanced Musical Technique (Piano)

  • Advanced Piano Technique and Repertoire: Attain mastery over advanced piano techniques, refining virtuosic fingerings and pedal control. Explore an extensive repertoire spanning various genres and historical periods, focusing on expressive interpretation and artistic delivery in performance.

  • Composition and Arranging: Engage in advanced exploration of composition techniques, experimenting with arranging music for piano and other instruments. Dive into contemporary compositional styles, honing your skills in crafting original musical works.

  • Performance Practice and Interpretation: Immersion in the rich tapestry of performance practices across different musical epochs. Interpret piano music from diverse stylistic periods, cultivating a personal interpretive approach that reflects artistic sensibilities.

 

  Visual Arts Skill Development

  • Advanced Drawing: Students explore advanced techniques for using lines, shapes, shading, and texture to create both realistic and expressive drawings. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing their observational skills and ability to capture the essence of the subject with accuracy and depth. Through challenging exercises and projects, students will further develop their artistic vision and technical mastery.

  • Exploration of Watercolor: this segment introduces students to the world of watercolor painting. They will learn various techniques and experiment with different materials. Color theory and mixing will be explored to understand how to achieve desired hues and effects. Students will practice wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, gaining a comprehensive understanding of watercolor's versatility.

  • Advanced Watercolor: for more experienced students, This segment offers a deeper exploration of techniques, materials, and concepts. Students will experiment with advanced color theory and mixing to achieve complex effects. They will refine their skills and techniques, exploring the full range of watercolor's expressive possibilities. The focus is on developing a personal style and pushing artistic boundaries.

  • Portfolio Development: Students will create a portfolio of artwork that showcases their skills and artistic development. This portfolio will not only prepare them for potential further studies but also emphasize the importance of artistic expression in their daily lives.

4. Sciences and Experimental Learning

  Observational Foundations and Descriptive Skills

  • Learning begins with direct observation, encouraging students to engage deeply with the natural world. This method fosters a sense of curiosity and wonder, grounding scientific inquiry in real-world experiences.

  • Students are trained to accurately describe and record their observations, essential skills for scientific inquiry. This practice enhances attention to detail and cultivates a disciplined approach to study.

  Scientific Method and Literature

  • The scientific method is systematically introduced as a fundamental process of observing, questioning, hypothesizing, experimenting, and concluding. Students learn to apply this method to their own inquiries, developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and rigorous deduction skills.

  • Critical Analysis and advanced reading and discussion of scientific literature are integral, enabling students to critically engage with and evaluate scientific arguments and their validity.

  Contextual Learning

  • Scientific concepts are studied within broader contexts. This holistic perspective helps students appreciate the relevance of science to human history, contemporary society, and future challenges.

  • This approach encourages students to connect theories with real-world applications, making learning more relevant and engaging.

5. Interdisciplinary Research Projects

  Contextualized Learning

  • Students delve into multifaceted subjects in various topics in the Humanities, analyzing them from diverse academic viewpoints to gain a comprehensive understanding.

  • This approach encourages students to connect theories with real-world applications, making learning more relevant and engaging.

  Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Structured projects that require collaboration allow students to develop essential interpersonal skills.

  • Through teamwork, students learn to leverage each other's strengths, fostering a sense of community and shared achievement.

  Inventive Thinking

  • Students are challenged to think creatively, pushing boundaries to find innovative solutions to complex problems.

  • This emphasis on inventive thinking prepares students to tackle real-world challenges with confidence and ingenuity.

  Problem-Solving Skills

  • Research-based projects hone students' ability to identify, analyze, and solve intricate problems.

  • By confronting complex issues, students develop critical thinking skills that are essential for success in higher education and beyond.

  Research Methodologies

  • Students learn fundamental research methodologies, including data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

  • These skills empower students to conduct thorough and meaningful research, preparing them for academic and professional pursuits.

  Preparation for Higher Education

  • The rigorous nature of these projects prepares students for the academic demands of higher education.

  • By engaging in advanced research, students develop the skills and confidence needed to excel in university-level studies.

  Promotion of Lifelong Learning

  • By instilling a passion for learning that extends beyond the classroom, students are encouraged to pursue knowledge throughout their lives.

  • This approach fosters a love of learning that empowers students to become lifelong learners and critical thinkers.

 

6. Life Skills and Personal Development

  Financial Literacy

  • Understanding basic financial concepts such as budgeting, saving, and investing.

  • Learning about the economic system and personal financial management.

  Emotional Intelligence

  • Developing self-awareness, empathy, resilience, positive mindset and ability to adapt

  • Learning to cope with adversity and navigate with things get difficult.

  • Learning to manage emotions and navigate social interactions effectively.

  Leadership Skills

  • Building leadership qualities such as communication, decision-making, and problem-solving.

  • Building healthy relationships based on mutual respect and understanding.

  • Developing communication skills and conflict resolution strategies

  • Encouraging students to take initiative and lead by example.

  Goal Setting and Time Management

  • Setting short-term and long-term goals to foster motivation and a sense of achievement.

  • Learning to break down goals into manageable tasks and track progress.

  • Identifying priorities and distinguishing between urgent and important tasks, enabling them to allocate their time effectively.

  • Learning to be flexible in their schedules and adapting to unexpected changes, enhancing their resilience and ability to manage unforeseen circumstances

  Ethics and Community Involvement

  • Encouraging students to engage with their communities through volunteer work and civic participation.

  • Fostering a sense of responsibility towards the community and the environment.

  • Exploring ethical dilemmas and developing a strong moral compass and understanding the impact of personal choices on oneself and others.

 

7. Nature, Health and Nutrition

  Nature Exploration

  • Outdoor Learning: We will hold classes outdoors in order to explore and connect with nature regularly.

  • Nature outings, gardening, and observing wildlife foster an appreciation for the natural world.

 

  Health and Nutrition Education

We will hold lectures to teach the learners basic health and nutrition principles as well as new biology and anatomy concepts.

 

8. Sports, Games, and Fitness

  Fitness and Physical Activities

  • Physical Activities: Learners engage in various physical activities, promoting an active lifestyle and understanding the significance of exercise.

 

  Games and Team Building

  • Cooperative Play: Cooperative games and team-building activities encourage collaboration, communication, and problem-solving skills while having fun.

“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

-Albert Einstein
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