Middle School

Safe stepping stones.

Step by step, children are being guided to become more independent learners.

Students in Middle School have the advantage of being taught by specialist subject teachers in their home classroom or in our specialist facilities such as the Art studio and the Science and ICT labs.

“Da Vinci’s unique Middle School structure ensures my daughter will be well prepared to face the challenges of IGCSEs and A Levels.”
Mrs Marzouki

This approach provides the students with a smooth transition from the Lower School structure to the more complex Upper School system, by significantly improving their individual learning and organisational skills.

Each grade has a form tutor who has a pastoral role and also maintains a careful overview of each student’s progress and well-being.

Much attention is paid to ensuring that all children are well prepared for Upper School and that they receive the education that is best suited to their level of ability.

 

CURRICULUM

Children in Middle School follow The National Curriculum for England for Mathematics, English  and Languages. The remaining subjects (Art and Design, Drama, Geography, History, Information Communication Technology, Music, Physical Education and Science) follow The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). This is a challenging, engaging, internationally-minded, concept-focused curriculum designed specifically for the unique learning needs of 11-14 year olds.

SUBJECTS

English

Mathematics

Science

Dutch

French

Geography

History

Computing

Art and Design

Drama

Music

Physical Education

ACTIVITIES

Cultural trips to Belgium’s major cities and other destinations extend our students’ field of discovery and offer the valuable insight that Belgium is a part of a wider Europe. Physical challenges are offered through our annual Sports Day and optional Ski Trip. Students also enjoy residential field trips which offer an exciting mix of educational and recreational activities.

ASSESSMENT

Both informal and formal assessments are carried out regularly throughout the school year with exams taken at the end of each semester. Parents are always kept up to date about their child’s progress through test cards, end of semester reports and parent-teacher meetings.