Secondary Progression

Progression to Secondary School

Middleton hopes to offer a secondary programme in the near future. However, Middleton students can also choose to transition into our secondary level programme at EtonHouse International School, Orchard once they complete their primary years with us.

Our Secondary Programme at EtonHouse Orchard

EtonHouse Secondary School offers a strong Middle Years curriculum that fuses a proactive use of information technology and inquiry-based learning. Here, students develop the essential skills required to successfully complete the Cambridge approved International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme undertaken in Years 10 and 11.

Reinforced learning with our interdisciplinary approach

We are committed to a fluid interdisciplinary approach to education. Our boutique secondary school environment ensures that learning objectives in one subject flow into others, consolidating learning and allowing students to make personally meaningful connections through experiential tasks. For example, map skills in Geography might feed into compass directions, coordinates and scale in Mathematics, which could feed into orienteering in Outdoor Education. Through activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, first aid and self-defense, our students will also gain crucial life skills, which will come in useful when they embark on their community service trips in Year 7 and 8.

Tailored examination preparation for the IGCSE Programme

The IGCSE’s lead to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. It is one of the world’s most popular international qualification for 14- to 16-year-olds.

We put our students on the path to exam success with twice yearly exam assessments starting from Year 7. In addition, we hold Study Skills sessions to optimise exam results by guiding students on examination techniques and enhancing their understanding of what examiners look for. These examination practices and study lessons help our students develop confidence as they prepare for the IGCSE examinations.

Students are offered IGCSE studies in the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Design and Technology
  • English (Literacy and Language)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Mandarin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Outdoor and Physical Education
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Spanish

A student-centric, personal approach to learning

Our students help to shape the curriculum. Working within a structured, carefully planned framework, an important part of our approach is to allow our students to select project work that interests them around a chosen course theme. This creates highly engaged learners and we’ve seen some interesting and groundbreaking project work come from this. For example, working within the theme of War, one student took an unusual perspective and researched how some animals have unexpectedly thrived under war conditions.

It’s important for us too that our students are able to connect their theoretical learning to practical applications. So it’s not unusual for them to find one of their science lessons taking place at Resorts World Sentosa exploring how roller coasters work in relation to the laws of motion.

Students from non-English speaking backgrounds will benefit from our English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, designed to get them quickly up to speed so that they can take an active role in the classroom as soon as possible.

Size matters

Our boutique size means a much lower teacher to student ratio than average, and that means your child will get the attention needed to excel. By providing one laptop per student, we ensure that every child is fully equipped with the learning tools they need to maximise their potential.

The result? Engaged, all-rounded learners and confident articulate world citizens.

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