Middle School

Middle School at Beacon Academy follows a concept-based and inquiry-based curriculum fosters holistic learning in children aged 11-14 years old. Rooted in Cambridge Assessment International Education for Lower Secondary, our approach combines skills and content to provide a well-rounded educational experience.


A comprehensive learning system that fosters deep engagement. This system incorporates research and record-keeping, structured assessments, reflective activities, and project-based tasks. This variety allows students to explore their understanding in written, oral, and multimedia formats.

Collaboration is a cornerstone of our program. Through homeroom sessions and interdisciplinary tasks, students have ample opportunities to work together, honing their social and emotional skills while celebrating connections across different subjects. These collaborative activities are complemented by real-life exploration, where students can meet specialists, ask questions, and think critically during field trips and expert visits.

To further empower student growth, we offer a range of personalized learning opportunities. Individual Research Projects (IRPs), clubs, and Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) encourage independence and organization. Throughout the year, students receive continuous feedback through various Assessment for Learning (AfL) strategies embedded within each lesson. Additionally, major assessments held twice a year allow students to showcase their progress in critical thinking, communication, reading, and writing skills

Learning Areas

Cambridge Lower Secondary
Additional Language
The Arts
Additional Program

Assessment for Learning

Beacon Academy believes that assessment and evaluation should promote quality learning. Teachers maintain high expectations of students and use multiple assessment approaches that respond to the diversity of learners.

Formative assessments allow the learners to negotiate different learning opportunities with teachers. It is also a method that teachers use to continually assess students through observations, checklists, planning and drafting and a continual feedback process.

Summative assessment is a more formalised assessment process. This involves teachers identifying learning goals and developing assessment items based on defined criteria for the end of the learning cycle.

Summative assessments include, but are not limited to; media projects, research assignments, written tasks, presentations, low-stake testing and formal examination.

Individual Research Project

In Middle School, learners undertake one individual Research Project every year as part of the academic requirement. The IRP is an essential piece of work that is the product of the student’s own imagination, creativity and innovation. Each project must reflect a personal understanding of a chosen subject area and can take many forms. The IRP is completed under the supervision of a teacher in the school and involves planning research, analysis and reflection.

Connecting Learning, Developing Minds

A transforming learning experience which aims to put theory into practice; enabling students to apply their knowledge and develop critical thinking skills. Through hands-on learning experiences, students actively engage with the content, fostering a deep understanding of the subjects they study. Our dedicated teachers guide and mentor students, creating a supportive environment that encourages curiosity, resilience, and independence.

With Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and The Virtues ProjectTM at the heart of the Homeroom sessions, students develop self-awareness, empathy, and strong interpersonal skills. Middle School at Beacon Academy prioritizes the holistic development of our students, nurturing their academic growth, character, and ability to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Our Parents in Their Own Words

Beacon Academy provides holistic and beyond text-book learning to equip my children for real-world problems

Student's Parent Year 7


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