Laying the foundation for every student’s success
Continuing from our strong Primary Years Programme, EtonHouse Secondary Schools at Broadrick and Orchard offer a Middle Years curriculum that fuses a proactive use of information technology and inquiry-based learning with the development of the essential skills required to successfully complete the robust Cambridge approved International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme undertaken in Years 10 and 11.
Tailored examination preparation for the IGCSE Programme
As the world's most popular international qualification for 14- to 16-year-olds, the IGCSE's lead to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. And Broadrick is proud to be one of the international schools to have received IGCSE accreditation.
While many secondary schools do not provide examinations in years 7, 8 and 9, at EtonHouse, we are committed to ensuring that our students receive quality international education. That’s why we put our students on the path to exam success right from the get go with twice yearly exam assessments. 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 are designed to help our students develop confidence as they prepare for the IGCSE examinations.
Your child will be offered IGCSE studies in the following subjects:
- Combined Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
- Design and Technology
- English (Literacy and Language)
- Information and Communications Technology
- Outdoor and Physical Education
- Personal and Social Education
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.
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 rollercoasters work in relation to the laws of motion.
And for students who come to the school from abroad and are initially weak in English, our renowned English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme is designed to get them quickly up to speed so that they can take an active role in the classroom as soon as possible.
In an age when secondary schools have become vast institutions where connections are impersonal, departments segmented and territorial, and students get lost in the midst, EtonHouse puts our students front and centre.
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. And 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.
Give your child the skills, capabilities and confidence they need to embark on their next step in life.
EtonHouse Orchard is having an Open House on 2 & 3 Feb.