THE PROGRAMME IN SPANISH
The acquisition of the mother tongue, accurate reading comprehension, development of coherent and concise composition skills are objectives of our Spanish language programme in Junior School.
Classrooms are truly learning environments combining the traditional with the most recent best pedagogical practices to patiently construct the bases upon which successful future learning can bloom.
Later on, attention focuses on development of accurate reading comprehension and of coherent and concise composition skills.
THE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH
The international curriculum offered by Cambridge College Lima, taught through the medium of English, is a programme of study designed by the University of Cambridge of England not only for pupils with first language English but also for pupils whose mother tongue is not English but who have the possibility of developing a high degree of skill in the language.
THE WHOLE PROGRAMME IS DIVIDED IN FOUR PARTS:
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SECONDARY 2 >
From First Grade, the English, Maths and Science programmes are taught through the medium of English, according to the Cambridge Primary curriculum.
The University of Cambridge not only outlines the programme of study for each grade but also provides diagnostic evaluations that the teachers apply on completing every stage.
In Middle School, towards the end of Sixth Grade, every student is evaluated externally in the three subjects, an evaluation termed Primary Checkpoint, in order to determine progress.
From Phase 2 of Junior School, Geography and History, though not part of the Cambridge Primary programme, are also taught through the medium of English which not only provides students a foothold in these subjects but also helps in the acquisition of the language.
PUPIL SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
At times, some students need a little extra help with some of the core subjects and it is important that the help comes before the difficulty develops into a larger problem.
The school offers specialise help in four areas in the Junior School. For the younger students support with the basic skills of attention/concentration, fine motor skills, etc. is offered.
Later on, support in language development and mathematics areas is offered through our three programmes - "Development of linguistic abilities", "Help with English" and "Help with Maths".
Sometimes, the special help is provided within the mainstream classroom. At other times a small group of students is formed to receive the support from a specialised teacher.
We take a cognitive research based approach to testing with our Cycle Test Programme. This is a weekly test (of all core academic subjects on a rotational basis) under examination conditions for all students in Grade 4 of Junior School to VF of Senior School.
The function of these tests is to provide a snapshot of what a pupil has achieved. They are also used as diagnostic tools to let teachers know what has been learned by the pupils and to flag further areas needing consolidation.