MIDDLE SCHOOL is the term of four years of schooling between Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, when the pupils are aged between 7 and 11 years.
The English department at AWS enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.
In mathematics, the curriculum framework explores six content areas: number, algebra, geometry, measure, handling data and problem-solving. The first five content areas are all underpinned by problem-solving, which provides a structure for the application of mathematical skills. Mental strategies are also an important part of the number content. We believe that students must develop and learn the principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject
Science classes and Science curriculum focus on four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work, and recording and analysing data. The scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.
We seek to have learners that exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems and make reasoned ethical decisions. We offer a broad range of extracurricular activities, and these help our learners to explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines