The Middle School students at Lancers have a safe place to enhance their sense of curiosity about the subjects they are learning in class and about the world in general. The Middle Years Programme empowers students to inquire about a wide range of issues and ideas of significance locally, nationally and globally. The result is young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers.
A key component of the middle school is personality development, with teachers regularly engaging with students in order to enhance their emotional intelligence. Discussions around, how to be a better friend or how to deal with negative emotions, is what helps our students become better at stating their emotional needs and understanding the needs of those around them. Our middle school counsellors are also a vital part of creating a safe, inclusive, and supportive school community at Lancers.
Some of the core middle school academic subjects such as English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Physical Education include project-based learning to provide real-world experiences to our students, in order for them to use their critical thinking skills and gain new learning in the process. Elective courses such as Tech, Drama, Music and Art are a way of allowing our students to develop other interests and hobbies.
Middle school opportunities for leadership are provided to aid in developing a sense of responsibility for the school community in general. Our Week Without Walls Programme allows our students to gain experiences beyond what they can learn at school, and offers them a valuable opportunity to build positive relationships with their peers and teachers by engaging in unique challenges and opportunities outside of the classroom.
Taking Responsibility For Our Own Learning
Our student centered approach puts the learner at the heart of the learning process, and is central to our teaching philosophy. It promotes autonomy in the classroom, so that our students are able to take responsibility for their work and play an active role in their own development.
Research proves that student centric classrooms can improve both learning and grades, reason being students thrive more in a learning environment that lets them share their opinions and points of view easily. The more they communicate, the better they grasp concepts and topics of learning and even learn to successfully apply them in their everyday lives.
The IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a two-year programme of study and is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world. It has been designed and administered by Cambridge Assessment International Examination for students of all abilities, and has been specifically created with international students in mind.
The Grade 9 and 10 students at Lancers have the option to follow the Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum as IGCSE courses are renowned for developing vital educational skills. In some subjects, there is even a choice between Core and Extended curriculum papers, allowing teachers and students to decide on the most appropriate level of instruction and testing for the student.