Middle School – Cambridge Lower Secondary
GDGWS is also considered as one of the best Cambridge schools in Gurgaon and it follows the Secondary 1 curriculum from the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) at the middle school level for grades 6 to 8. Being one of the top Cambridge schools in Gurgaon, GDGWS provides a natural progression from Primary and prepares the students to move into the IGCSE programme seamlessly. The curriculum at GD Goenka is progressive and flexible and helps the students become independent learners. It encourages initiative and helps students build character, confidence, and cross-cultural sensitivity. To balance the core curriculum and reinforce skills, middle school students at GD Goenka, one of the top Cambridge International Schools in Gurgaon / NCR, take a range of student enrichment activities, which includes arts, music, dance, web designing, etc. GDGWS also employs the latest in technological advancements in order to enhance the overall teaching and learning experience at the school. Included in these advancements is the school’s virtual reality lab that has been put in place to strengthen a student’s learning cycle.
English, Math and Science are offered as per the curriculum framework given to the top Cambridge schools in Gurgaon by the CIE. Humanities, Arts, and Languages are integrated into the programme to make it a well-balanced curriculum for all students. The Cambridge Checkpoint exam is taken at the end of Grade 8.
Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint Programme Head
Provides thought leadership and promotes creativity and innovative thinking among faculty committed to the CLS curriculum. The Head of Middle School is a member of the pedagogical leadership team. She is involved in the development process to build capacity for curriculum review and change beyond the confines of the Programme, reaching out to the school as a whole. This is particularly important in transitioning our middle school to the IGCSE and our IGCSE students to the IB Diploma Programme.
Leading the implementation of pedagogical strategies that are compatible with the principles and practices of the GDGWS and CLS, the key feature of the Office of the CLS head is to continuously interact and communicate with the teaching staff in relation to curriculum content, documentation, assessment, reporting and teaching methodologies.
The CLS head works closely with other Programme heads and Chair of Departments to ensure that excellent teaching and learning occurs in the classroom. She is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the school’s Middle Years Programme (based on Cambridge Lower Secondary-Pre IGCSE), ensuring all programming requirements are met in accordance with published timelines.
GDGWS is authorized to offer the following programmes
INSPIRING ACADEMIC ENGAGEMENT:
We offer young and aspiring students’ academic engagement with international standards. The enriching IB and Cambridge curricula stimulate academic freedom and practical study. Thoughtfully scheduled classes and close mentorship by the faculty nurtures an academically vibrant community at GDGWS.
GDGWS strives to promote value-based growth by offering a diverse and multi-cultural learning platform that stimulates open-minded thinking and boosts mutual understanding amongst its multi-lingual student body.
The well-qualified faculty at GDGWS come with extensive experience in their respective fields. They mentor students, encouraging them to become active, compassionate, lifelong learners. Studying techniques, unique to an international curriculum, ensure students engage with the faculty and their peers while sharing their opinions in classroom discussions.
The IB and Cambridge curricula, offering courses in all streams (arts, science and commerce), allow student migration to schools situated in another countries. They entitle students to gain admission to graduate courses in the world’s most prestigious colleges and other institutions of higher learning.
Each academic year is divided into two semesters as follows:
The GDGWS curriculum encourages students to become confident and independent thinkers who can apply their knowledge and skills to the rapidly-changing scenario in the 21st Century. In addition to more traditional aspects, teaching at all levels includes cross-curricular links, project work, group work, presentations and discussions.