Learning

OVERVIEW

A balanced, enjoyable and rigorous curriculum

From the time our youngest children enter the school in Nursery, to the time when they leave for university, DPS-STS students are encouraged to engage with our rigorous curriculum and participate fully in an enriching co-curricular programme, which we think is every bit as important as their academic work.

We believe that students, whatever their age, learn best when they are happy and are happiest when they are learning, and we know that to enter the best universities around the world young people need to grow as fully-rounded individuals.

We monitor academic progress carefully, supporting students as they learn to take responsibility for their own learning. In this way they gain confidence and acquire the skills, habits and knowledge they will need for their future lives.

Online and on-campus

DPS STS School is fully committed to a 21st century view of teaching and learning, which takes place both online and on campus. We have developed our teaching programme for children of all ages in the knowledge that any modern curriculum must take place online in addition to the learning opportunities that our students have on campus.

Learning from the start: Pre-Primary

Nursery to Foundation Stage 2

We believe that children who take part in a well organised programme of learning from the age of two to five have an enormous advantage not only when starting our flagship Cambridge curriculum, but also later in life.

Our Pre-primary curriculum begins in our Nursery classes at the age of two and is completed after three years. The programme of study is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum from the UK, which sets the standards for learning, development and care for children to the age of five.

The Cambridge International curriculum

Cambridge Foundation grade to Grade 12

Having completed the Pre-primary programme, children are fully prepared for starting their programme of Cambridge International learning, which begins in our Cambridge Foundation Year, aged 5, and is completed in Grade 12 at the age of 19.

The Cambridge International curriculum provides an outstanding opportunity for students to learn through an internationally renowned English-language curriculum. Cambridge International focuses on the individual, engaging children in their own learning and challenging them through inspiring and innovative experiences to develop a lifelong passion for learning that will enable them to grasp all the opportunities that life offers.

Learning is enjoyable as children flourish, becoming confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and resourceful young adults who have completed Cambridge International IGCSE, AS and A Level courses which are recognised by the World’s top universities and employers as a lifelong passport to success.

Of course, these activities should also be enjoyable for their own sake, and we believe it is essential that students are given a wide variety of opportunities to perform, compete and express themselves in an increasingly challenging programme.

Service activities, competitive inter-house and inter-school sports, local and overseas trips, performance and cultural events therefore play an important part in the lives of our Secondary students. The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Model United Nations group and World Scholars Cup teams are just three areas at the tip of a rich co-curricular iceberg that makes such a difference to the lives of our students.