At Beacon Academy, we provide a warm and caring environment, which encourages learning through inquiry, academic rigour and international mindedness.
Our Junior School teachers use the Cambridge Curriculum to develop units of work that allow students to be actively engaged in constructing their skills, knowledge and understandings through differentiated learning engagements.
The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an internationally minded, inquiry-based, cross-curricular program. This allows Beacon Academy student to make purposeful links and connections throughout their learning and to see how their subject learning is related to the world they live in. Each IPC unit incorporates a range of subjects including Science, History, Geography, ICT, Art and PE and provides many opportunities to link literacy and numeracy.
Beacon Academy provides many opportunities inside and outside the classroom for students to engage in activities that develop their skills as communicators, critical thinkers, creative and collaborative internationally minded citizens.
ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING
Beacon Academy takes a holistic view of assessment. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding using a variety of assessments methods.
Formative assessment provides oppotunities for teachers to observe learners, give feedback and further develop assessments items. These assessment opportunities meet each learner’s individual strengths and learning styles. These include observational checklists, presentations, planning and drafting and feedback using [re-determined criteria.
Summative assessment uses methods of assessment at the end of a learning cycle. These assessments are in the forms of media projects, research assignments, low-stake testing and formal examinations.
Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests are available in English, Mathematics and Science. The results, which are given in detailed feedback reports, help learners understand more about their strengths and weaknesses in these subjects.
Beacon Academy thes uses this information effectively to help learners achieve better results in the future and make the most of their educational opportunities. The tests are marked by Cambridge International Examinations in the United Kingdom.
Great Learning. Great Teaching. Great Fun
Combining the best of both curriculums!
Cambridge Primary is a curriculum framework aimed at developing English, Mathematics and Science skills, knowledge and understanding in our learners. Through a comprehensive set of learning objectives aligned to the UK National Curriculum, Cambridge Primary provides a natural progression through the five years of Junior Education at the Academy.
FOUNDATION FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION
The Academy uses Cambridge Primary to identify a learner’s strengths and weaknesses, and to support learning and development. The curriculum provides learners with excellent preparation for the seamless transition into Middle School and beyond.
Cambridge Primary has been designed to be culturally sensitive by ensuring content is appropriate for local and international schools.
As an international programme, Cambridge Primary provides the Academy with an external benchmark to inform its teaching and easily measure learners progress over time.