Subjects

The English language curriculum at Middleton International School, based on the UK National Curriculum for English Language, falls into the three categories of spoken language, reading and writing. The aim is to give students a strong understanding of the spoken and written word, and to develop in them a love for the written word by encouraging them to read for information and enjoyment.

Our mathematics curriculum aims to provide students with knowledge that will prepare them for a productive life in the 21st Century. A strong understanding of mathematical concepts underpins many aspects of everyday life and supports learning across curricula. Math develops the mind to think logically, abstractly, critically and creatively. We adapt the Singapore National Mathematics Curriculum for use at Middleton. It equips students with the content strands of number and algebra, measurement, geometry, statistics and mathematical processes.

The science curriculum at Middleton International School, based on the UK National Curriculum for Science, allows students to describe processes and characteristics of science in a common language. It enables them to be familiar with, and use, technical terminology accurately and precisely. They may also build on an extended specialist vocabulary. Students are able to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, by collecting, presenting and analysing data.

The curriculum for social studies at Middleton International Schools, based on the UK National Curriculum for History and Geography, is very inclusive and aims to extend student’s knowledge and understanding beyond their local surrounds to include the continents of the World. Students expand their knowledge about places, people, resources and natural and human environments. Through their learned geographical knowledge, students grow their understanding of how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time, while their historical knowledge leads to an understanding of humanity and how the world has evolved.

Art, craft, and design education inspires and challenges students to extend their creativity across the disciplines of language, mathematics and science. It equips students with the confidence, knowledge and skills to experiment and invent. Design and technology is a practical subject where students use creativity and imagination to solve real life problems. Students learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. At Middleton International School the curriculum for the visual arts, based on the UK National Curriculum for Art and Design aims to ensure that all students are provided opportunities to express themselves in a safe learning environment.

At Middleton International School, we want to develop in students a love of music and the performing arts while encouraging an increase in self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As students progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music and the performing arts and a growing sense of self-awareness. The curriculum for music and the performing arts at Middleton International School, based on the UK National Curriculum for music and the performing arts, includes performing and listening to music across periods and genres, as well as singing, composing, and voice projection.

A high-quality computing education supports computational thinking and creativity. Computing does not necessarily stand alone as a subject, but is taught and integrated across the curriculum including mathematics, science, and design and technology. It is another medium for students to express themselves and develop their ideas. Our Information Computing Technology (ICT) programme is based on the UK National Curriculum. We provide opportunities for students to learn the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all students to participate and even excel in competitive sport and other physical activities. It provides opportunities for students to become physically competent and confident in order to support their health and fitness. The opportunity to participate in sports and other activities, builds character and helps students to understand values such as a sense of fair play, turn taking and respect. Our curriculum for physical education is based on the UK National Curriculum and lets students engage with a broad range of physical activities, including swimming, and teaches them teamwork and independent play.

Chinese and English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Learning a language other than their own Mother Tongue allows students to develop an open-mindedness and understanding of a new culture, its heritage, and its cultural diversity. A high-quality language education promotes curiosity and deepens understanding of the world. Students express their ideas and thoughts in the language and understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It provides opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes; learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. The curriculum for Chinese and English as an Additional Language (EAL) at Middleton International School, is based on the principals from the Singapore National Curriculum for Mandarin Language and The UK National Curriculum for English.

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