Children experience various physical, mental, emotional, and social changes during this age. They may encounter elevated expectations, peer pressure, lack of confidence, and stress from challenging schoolwork. However, they also possess more advanced cognitive abilities and communication skills.
At 5 Steps Academy, our teachers serve as both tutors and mentors, tailoring their approach to each student’s unique character and personality. We provide a well-rounded education in a supportive and cheerful environment, enabling each child to reach their full potential.
Our Secondary School Program is designed for students aged 11-17, offering mandatory subjects such as English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Literature in English, Modern History, World History, Art History, Geography, and Health. Optional subjects include Foreign Languages and Computer Science. We assess students’ progress continually, including testing for knowledge and skills, observations, portfolios of work, and analysis of projects, while also considering attitude, learning skills, social relationships, and effort equally important.
Furthermore, we assess Mathematics skills daily and English language skills (including vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and reading comprehension) every two months, independently by the school Academic Board. Our teachers and parents collaborate closely to monitor each student’s academic and social progress.
Examinations are conducted individually, and students who pass their Grade 10 exams receive a Certificate of Completion and can sit for at least five IGCSE exams. Students must choose at least two Science subjects and one Humanities subject, or at least one Science subject and two Humanities subjects, and may select additional subjects from the IGCSE Subject List.
In Grades 11 and 12, students who choose the Cambridge Pathway prepare for A-levels, while those who select the Pathway US sit for SAT and AP exams. For further information on our academic programs, please visit our website.