The Junior School academic programme 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 at 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.
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. Our Junior students are taught a wide range of subjects by specialist teachers in all subject areas. As an international school, we design our academic programmes to incorporate global perspectives as much as possible. Our overriding aims are to prepare our students for their future studies and for their lives outside and beyond school, on the path to true global citizenship.
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 curriculum promotes the consolidation and development of English skills in all subject areas, so that when the students move on from La Garenne, they are well equipped to tackle challenging academic programmes leading to external examinations. All the students also study French at levels ranging from beginners to first-language speakers. The students’ study time is structured in such a way as to provide them with individual guidance as required.
Further details on the Junior School academic programmes can be found in the link below.