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Curriculum

Malherbe International Secondary School is a bilingual middle school that prides itself on an innovative approach to education extending beyond the typical classroom experience. 

 

Malherbe International Secondary School class

 Our program emphasizes the much-needed whole child approach. It instills confidence and independence in adolescents before they are completely immersed in the demands of young adulthood and high school.

 

Located just next to the main MIS Primary building, MIS Secondary welcomes students between the ages of 11 and 15. We offer a truly bilingual education to our students, within a small class setting allowing each child to excel. All core academics follow the English National Curriculum and the French National Curriculum, preparing our students for success in an International, British, or French high school. 

 

Students in their final year of middle school will be preparing for the IGCSE examinations, as well as the Brevet National des Collèges for families who choose this option.. 

 

With a target number of 12 students per class, the small class sizes at MISS allow each student to benefit from an individualized program. Students successfully attain and master all of the required middle level skills while working at their own pace. The teacher’s role is of a facilitator guiding each individual student, rather than teaching to the class as a whole. The MISS team encourages students to understand their personal capabilities and to push themselves beyond their comfort zone while exploring and mastering the curriculum. 

 

Classes take place from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm. 

Here is a break-down of the subjects taught:

 

English Language & Humanities 
French Language & Humanities
Mathematics
Mathematics in French
Science
Arts & Technology
Spanish
Physical Education
Citizenship & Project Based Learning

5 hours/week
5 hours/week

4 hours/week

1.5 hours/week

4 hours/week
2 hours/week
2 hours/week
2 hours/week

2.5 hours/week

Art class at MISS

 

 

Science at middle school Malherbe

Mathematics at MISS

While most subjects are taught either in English following the English national curriculum, or in French following the French national curriculum, we have made the choice to offer our students a double exposure to Mathematics as the teaching approaches differ quite a lot in France and the UK. This allows our students to use technical terms appropriately in both languages, while also being able to apply the different presentation expectations depending on the language of instruction. 

 

History and Geography

History and Geography are taught both in English and in French by the specialist English and French language teachers. This allows History and Geography to be taught as an integrated subject rather than in isolation from Literature and Language skills. Having History taught both in English and in French also provides an opportunity for students to be exposed to different points of views about historical events​.

 

Science

At MISS, we place a high value on encouraging the students' inquisitiveness. Science is taught through a mix of theoretical knowledge and regular hands-on experiments to encourage the students to develop a thorough scientific approach an understanding. We follow the English national curriculum for the three scientific areas of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. 

 

Other subjects

Movement and Physical Exercise is promoted in our school. The students were lucky to have Golf lessons at the nearby sports and convention center "Les Pyramides" in the first term. The weekly sessions included a 20mn bicycle ride both ways along the Seine river to reach the Golf center.  Students also receive instruction in Visual arts and Technology. 

 

 

 
Dernière modification : 27/02/2020