At EtonHouse Orchard, we provide Year 7 to 11 (Secondary One to Five) Programme for students aged 11 to 16.
Key Stage 3
We recognise Years 7 to 9 to be of tremendous importance for students and a huge step up in terms of the technical work required. As transition years, we build upon the inquiry-based PYP approach in incorporating Project Based Learning into our curriculum design.
Students approach a variety of academically rigorous topics and subjects with a view to building towards IGCSE readiness as well as embracing curiosity and global outlooks.
Our IGCSE programme offers a foundation year in Year 9 followed by the IGCSE course delivered in Year 10 and 11. This provides students a greater breadth of the subjects taught and a foundation year in Year 9 where they will access Key Stage 3 while also building the skill sets needed to be successful in IGCSE. With classes kept small, students get personalised academic and pastoral support to develop their individual competencies and interest while building the pathway to academic success in IGCSE and IB Diploma.
IGCSE stands for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is a two year programme leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. Any student who takes an IGCSE subject will be gaining a qualification that is recognised globally.
The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English.
It helps schools to build a curriculum around their specific needs. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Encouraging learners to engage with a variety of subjects, and make connections between them, is fundamental to our approach.
For schools, Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, supported with excellent resources and training.
For learners, Cambridge IGCSE helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.
There are over 70 subjects available at Cambridge IGCSE, including 30 languages, and schools can offer them in any combination. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
- Subject content
- Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations
- Intellectual enquiry
- Flexibility and responsiveness to change
- Working and communicating in English
- Influencing outcomes
- Cultural awareness
Schools worldwide have been involved in the development of Cambridge IGCSE. The syllabuses are international in outlook, but retain a local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body and avoid cultural bias.