Secondary

Prime School offers a flexible curriculum with continuous assessment for 11- to 16-year-olds

Overview

Our Secondary programmes provide children with the opportunity to experience, learn and socialize in a relaxed and multicultural environment. At Prime School you will find students creating a robot or making a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, helping each other study or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside them, facilitating, guiding and showing them that learning does not need to take on the tone and texture of a boring school day, but rather a fun-filled one.

SECONDARY CURRICULUM

Key Stage 3: Year 7 to 9 (Ages 11 to 14)

Key Stage 3 follows the English Cambridge Curriculum and all students are expected to study the following subjects: Art, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Portuguese as a First language for native speakers, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Physical Education, Technology & Computing, Global Perspectives and Science. At the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) students select their IGCSE options. At this point, students reduce the number of subjects they wish to study. 

HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR EVERY CHILD

Our Secondary school teachers believe in the potential of each and every student. They differentiate instruction by using learning, assessment, and communication tools to discover each student's strengths and weaknesses, and work collaboratively with families to establish individual academic goals and learning plans.


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Secondary I | Y7 - Y8

Prime school's Secondary I offers a flexible curriculum with continuous assessment. Typically for 11 to 13-year-olds, Secondary I develops a learner's skills and understanding during the first three years of Secondary education through:

  • English as a First language

  • Portuguese as a First language (for native speakers)

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • History/ Geography/Economic literacy 

  • Foreign Languages ( french, spanish, portuguese, german or chinese-mandarin) 

  • Arts

  • Physical Education

  • Technology & Computing 

  • Global Perspectives

  • Music

Pre-IGCSE | Y9

Cambridge Secondary I - Pre-IGCSE is typically for learners aged 13 to 14. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary I, and supports schools using student-centered and inquiry-based approaches to learning.

Obligatory academic subjects :

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Portuguese (for native speakers only)

  • Coordinated Sciences:

    • Biology, chemistry, and physics

    • History

    • Business

  • Portuguese (as a foreign language)

  • English (as a second language)

  • Music

  • Gym

  • IT and Technologies

     Students can also enroll in the IGCSE career or sports programs to better prepare the learner to a competitive market.

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Secondary II | Y10 - Y11

Cambridge Secondary II is typically for learners aged 14 to 16. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary I, and supports schools using student-centered and inquiry-based approaches to learning. The Cambridge IGCSE diploma is globally recognized. A student is awarded 1 IGCSE certificate for each subject that he/she attempts and sits an exam for.

Obligatory academic subjects :

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Portuguese (for native speakers only)

  • Coordinated Sciences:

    • Biology, chemistry, and physics

    • History

    • Business

+ 1 Foreign Language:

  • Chinese or Spanish

  • French or German

  • Portuguese (as a foreign language)

  • English (as a second language)

+ Non-exam Subjects (though obligatory)

  • Music

  • Gym

  • IT and Technologies

We Strive to Be...

INQUIRERS

They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the necessary skills to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

KNOWLEDGEABLE

They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In doing so, they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of subjects.

THINKERS

Thinkers - They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to recognize and approach complex problems, and make reasoned, ethical decisions

COMMUNICATORS

They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

CARING

They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to community service, and act to make a positive difference on the lives of others and on the environment.

OPEN-MINDED

They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values and traditions of other individuals and communities. They are accustomed to seeking and evaluating a range of points of view, and are willing to grow from the experience.

RISK TAKERS

They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and are free spirited to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.

Extra Curricular Activities

At Prime School, we understand how important the early years are to both you and your child. This is a time of remarkable growth, when children experience rapid development, learn new skills, and progress steadily towards physical, intellectual, and social-emotional milestones. That is why we invest in extracurricular activities, such as:

Robotics

Music

Chess

ICT

Sports

Arts & Drama

Futebol

Modern Languages

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Cambridge Curriculum

The Secondary School Curriculum follows the Cambridge Curriculum. Our classes are taught by an international team of qualified, experienced native English and International teachers, who teach individual subjects. Class sizes are typically small with a significant focus on individual student attention. The teachers have much more one-to-one time with their students as the course progresses, helping them better identify areas to focus on in preparation for their AS and A Level exams. The success they have already achieved at IGCSE level means that they are now well prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

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A unique, internationally tailored academic offer in Portugal

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