ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

 

The widely-known International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) is used for the first three years to introduce a wide range of subject areas and skills. The IMYC is the ideal approach to enable students to reach their full social, academic, cultural and sporting potential.

 

The IMYC prepares the students to achieve future success in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and, the IGCSE provides a solid foundation for any higher level courses.

 

WISS is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.

 

 

IMYC

 

A learning process specifically designed for the 11- 14 years' brain

The International Middle Years Curriculum, based on conceptual themes, helps students to develop an enquiring mind, the personal attributes that will support them throughout their late teenage and adult years, and a sense of their own nationality and culture, at the same time developing a profound respect for the nationalities and cultures of others. Through the IMYC approach to learning, students develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to confidently face the world of the future.

The IMYC process of learning creates opportunities to connect learning and develop a personal perspective, to work with peers, take risks in a safe environment and to help students to become confident, independent and engaged learners. It also provides them with the necessary academic rigour and transferable skills to prepare them well for the IGCSE and IBDP.

 

For more information please visit http://www.greatlearning.com/imyc/

 

Subjects offered:

 

1. English / English literature

2. French / French Literature

3. Maths

4. Integrated Science

5. Business Studies

6. Social Studies

7. Computer studies

8. P.E

9. Music

10. Home Economics

11. Design and Technology

12.  Art and Design

 

 

IGCSE

 

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education Program is focused on ensuring that students are successful in passing their first external exam, the IGCSE, at the end of the two year programme. This is an internationally recognised qualification.

 

Students sit for the IGCSE examination at the end of Middle School programme (Form 5). This two year course of study is organised by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Syndicate, and is taken in November each year. The IGCSE is equivalent to the formerly GCE ‘O’ level in the UK and the School Certificate in Mauritius.

 

Subjects offered:

 

GROUP 1: LANGUAGES

First language English

Second language English

First language French

Foreign language French                                                                        GROUP 2: HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Economics

Global Perspectives                          World Literature

 

GROUP 3: SCIENCES

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

 

GROUP 4: MATHEMATICS

International Mathematics              Additional Mathematics

 

GROUP 5: CREATIVE TECHNICAL & VOCATIONAL

Business Studies                              Design & Technology                        Art & Design

Physical Education

Computer Science

 

French Literature (for Mauritius only)

More information can be found on http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/

 

IGCSE leaflet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByjMVVr16_dCRmc3SkRQbEh1UGx4TVdtRVRjd3JGN1d5RmRJ/view?usp=sharing

 

 

IBDP

 

WISS is a candidate school* for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education - that we believe is important for our students.

 

 

 *Only schools authorized by the IB Organisation can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted.

 

 

 www.ibo.org

 

 

 

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