A. Tumbuh High School (Year 7-9) applies international curriculums :
- International Middle Year Curriculum (IMYC)
- Cambridge Secondary 1 Curriculum enriches English and Mathematics subjects
B. The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC)
The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) is a curriculum aimed at 11–14-year-old students, designed around the needs of the maturing adolescent brain. The IMYC inspires students during a time when many, overwhelmed by the combination of the transition from primary to secondary education and the changes in their bodies and brains, can become disengaged in their learning.
Subjects coverage of IMYC used in Tumbuh High School (year 7-9): ICT, Mathematics, English, Social Studies (Geography, History), Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
1. IMYC Learning Goals and Areas
The IMYC’s backbone is formed by learning goals that are arranged around three areas of learning: Academic, Personal and International.
- Academic Learning : The IMYC subject learning goals were drafted after studying many different international curricula and identifying what they all agreed a student of this age group should know, be able to do and understand.
- Personal Learning : The IMYC identifies eight key personal dispositions that are key to developing both academic and personal growth. These are:
- International Learning : Clearly articulated learning goals that are universal and focus on how we are both similar and different. ‘We live locally in a global world, local problems begin to be solved when we have an awareness of perspectives different from our own. National problems are almost always International as well.’
2. IMYC Process of Learning
The IMYC Process of Learning was specifically designed to support these needs. Inside every unit the subject tasks are arranged according to the process of learning.
3. Assessment and Evaluation
- Knowledge: evaluation, exams, subject projects
- Skills: the IMYC supports teachers to track your child’s skills progress through the Assessment for Learning programme
- Understanding: reflective journaling and exit points are designed to demonstrate understanding developed