Extended science courses
Science education offers keys to understanding the world in which we live. It rests on two complementary approaches: acquiring a structured knowledge base, and developing analytical powers.
Our approach to science
Developing observation skills and attention to detail, valuing critical thinking and discipline, encouraging initiative and teamwork, and stimulating research through the process of enquiry all contribute to students finding fulfilment in the 21st century. Scientific education stems from a global approach that is showcased through interdisciplinary projects that naturally connect formal sciences (mathematics, IT and computational thinking), physical sciences (physics and chemistry), and life sciences. Starting in Primary School, in Year 5, IT and computational thinking have an important place in the curriculum, which will continue to be developed throughout a student’s school career, until Year 13.
Science in Primary School
Children in primary school are invited to develop their logical thinking and acquire knowledge and skills through life sciences, physics and chemistry, or engineering skills by relying on experimentation and trial and error. Observation, handling, and experimentation also help students consolidate their reading, writing and counting skills and their reading which includes writing a brief summary or preparing oral presentations of their work. Year 5 and 6 students have access to our secondary school labs, with support from middle school teachers and research partners (scientific research sessions in secondary school).
Science in Secondary School
In middle school, the range of scientific studies gets broader. With more hours of teaching compared to official programs, science is taught through topic-based lessons (math and digital skills, life sciences, physics-chemistry), and through project-based sessions (with engineering sciences for relevant projects). In this case sciences are coupled with other topics, such as English or history for example. More specifically, secondary school math is bolstered by reinforced digital learning.