The curriculum in the Secondary School Key Stage 3 and 4 builds on the skills and experience gained at Primary level. The transition to Secondary School is a great challenge, giving students much more independence and responsibility for personal organisation. Students in Key Stage 3 are taught tutor groups. Lessons in Key Stage 4 are divided into compulsory and optional subjects. Students are taught according to their options and meet as tutor groups for compulsory subjects. This is a step-by-step preparation for the Sixth Form.
At the end of Secondary School, in Year 10, students take their IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams, which are comparable with the German “Mittleren Schulabschluss”. IGCSE qualifications are recognised worldwide.
Lessons take place in English. If required, new students can receive extra English tutition at an additional charge. Our teachers are always available to give extra help in individual subjects should this be needed.
International School Villa Amalienhof also offers a variety of extracurricular activities during which teachers and students work together and students learn and work together and are encouraged to take responsibility.
|08:30 – 08:35||Arrival|
|08:35 – 08:40||Registration|
|08:40 – 09:00||Assembly / Form time|
|09:00 – 09:45||Period 1|
|09:45 – 10:30||Period 2|
|10:30 – 11:15||Period 3|
|11:15 – 11:45||Break|
|11:45 – 12:30||Period 4|
|12:30 – 13:15||Period 5|
|13:15 – 14:15||Lunch|
|14:15 – 15:00||Period 6|
|15:00 – 15:45||Period 7|
|15:45 – 16:00||Registration / Break|
|16:00 – 16:30||Supervised activities (Homework, guided studies etc)
|16.30||End of School|
|16:30 – 17:30||ECAs|
|Work related learning / IT*|
* only apply to the bilingual Year 7 class
The bold printed subjects are compulsory.
|French/ Geography/ History|
|work related learning|
Homework is part of the learning process in the Secondary School. It not only helps consolidate and deepen the subjects taught and encourages pupils to learn to apply the correct work technique, how to use different sources of information and give them a sense of timing.
Each class has their own homework timetable.
Regular assessment of students’ work is considered crucial to the education process. A series of short tests are given throughout the year and most assignments and practical work are marked and graded. Regular assessments allow students to reflect on their own learning method, enable teachers to support students as needed and to raise their awareness for their own responsibility for their studies. Reports are issued each term.
Year 11 have their mock I/GCSEs in December and public examinations take place throughout the year.
All graded work, together with the examination result, determines the final grade for the year. Promotion to the next class is based on the performance for the year.
They offer a truly exciting programme of events open to our senior students and we therefore actively support all ISVA students who are interested in participating in the European Youth Parliament programme. For more information, please visit www.schwarzkopf-stiftung.de.