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The Academic Programmes at La Garenne International School

 

Enabling each individual student to achieve academic success and develop a passion for lifelong learning and discovery are key objectives of La Garenne. The boarding environment ensures the stability and structure necessary for each child to thrive and develop. Parallel to this, the academic life of the school provides each individual student with stimulating and challenging programmes of study. The small class sizes favour a personalised approach to teaching, based on inquiry and investigative learning.

 

While their learning is structured and guided according to individual needs, the students are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for their own learning as they move up the school. All the students also study French at levels ranging from beginners to first-language speakers.

 

The MYP curriculum framework consists of eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for the 11-16 age group. In the final two years (MYP 4 and MYP 5), flexibility within the choice of subjects allows students to follow their personal learning goals and future educational plans.

 

myp model

 

The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. At La Garenne, most subjects are allocated significantly more teaching time. 

The subject groups are listed below. Further information on the subject groups can be found via the links provided.

 

Language and literature

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/language-and-literature/

Language acquisition

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/language-acquisition/

Individuals and societies

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/individuals-and-societies/

Sciences

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/science/

Mathematics

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/mathematics/

Arts

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/arts/

Physical and health education

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/physical-and-health-education/

Design

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum/design/

 

Each MYP year group also undertakes a collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit that involves at least two subject groups. They also produce a long-term project, for which the students have personal responsibility in their choice of topic and how they are going to complete and present their work

Teaching and learning in the MYP programme aims to provide context to student learning, making it relevant and useful. Global contexts underpin teaching and learning. These are:

 

  • Identities and relationships
  • Personal and cultural expression
  • Orientations in space and time
  • Scientific and technical innovation
  • Fairness and development
  • Globalization and sustainabile

 


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