The Academic Programmes at La Garenne International School
Enabling each individual student to achieve academic success and develop a passion for life-long learning and discovery are key objectives of La Garenne. The boarding environment ensures the stability and structure necessary for each child to thrive and develop. Parallel to this, the academic life of the school provides each individual student with stimulating and challenging programmes of study. The small class sizes favour a personalised approach to teaching, based on inquiry and investigative learning.
At La Garenne International School, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is integrated with the English National Curriculum for the younger section of your school (Reception – Year 6). The IPC is a creative, rigorous curriculum with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for international mindedness and for personal learning based on the IPC personal goals of cooperation, communication, thoughtfulness, respect, resilience and morality. The younger students are taught by their class teacher for the majority of the lessons, they are taught be specialist teachers in French, art, music and sport.
In the Junior School, consisting of Years 7, 8 and 9, the students follow the English Key Stage 3 programme. This internationally recognised curriculum provides the perfect platform for further study when the students move on to senior school. The Junior students are taught by specialist teachers in all subject areas. While their learning is structured and guided according to individual needs, the students are encouraged to take increasing responsibility of their own learning as they move up the school. The academic programme promotes the consolidation of English skills in all subject areas, so that when the students move on from La Garenne, they are well equipped to tackle challenging external examinations. All the students also study French at levels ranging from beginners to first-language speakers.