Secondary 

 

Our secondary programs provide children with the opportunity to experience, learn and socialize in a relaxed and multicultural environment. At Prime School you may find children creating a robot or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, helping each other study or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

Secondary Curriculum

Key Stage 3: Year 7 to 9 (Age 11 to 14) Key Stage 3 follows the English Cambridge Curriculum and all students will be expected to study the following subjects: Art, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages (Portuguese, French, Spanish, Chinese), Music, Physical Education and Science. At the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) students make their options to study for IGCSE. 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 work collaboratively with families to establish individual academic goals and learning plans.

Secondary 1: Y7-Y9

Prime school's Secondary 1, offers a flexible curriculum with integrated assessment. Typically for 10-14 year olds, Secondary 1 develops a learners' skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science for the first three years of secondary education and provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Secondary 2 and qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE.

Secondary 2: Y10-Y11

Cambridge Secondary 2 is typically for learners aged 14-16 years. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1, and supports schools using learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. Cambridge IGCSE which is globally recognised.

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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.


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.

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.

 

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.


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.


Thinkers 

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

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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.

Extracurricular Activities






Futebol





Music





Robotics





Modern Languages





Sports





Arts & Drama





Chess





     ICT  

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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 teaching 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 you have already achieved at IGCSE level means that you are now well prepared for the challenges which lie ahead.  

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