The curriculum is a vital aspect of any learning institution, as the content will determine the learning outcome, and rather than choosing a school with traditional values and curriculum, and when searching for a school, look for one that moves with the times and incorporated technology into the program. The core subjects are math, the sciences and humanities and we will take a look at each in this short article.
- Mathematics – Math is the language of nature in many respects and regardless of career preferences, math is an essential skill that has to be learned. Staring with the basics, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, the students learn about numbers and using real life problems, they learn how to calculate. All BASIS curriculum schools would have a comprehensive math curriculum that covers the important aspects of the topic, and by using math to solve real life problems, the students can apply their learning to practical matters.
- The Sciences – Physics, biology and chemistry are the core concepts that describe the laws of our world and it is therefore necessary to understand these core subjects. This is best done with simple experiments and the right program would be based on encouraging the students to enquire.
- Humanities – History is very important, as it gives the students the right perspective of our evolution and helps them to better understand our place in the light of things. This can be carried out in interesting ways, rather than simply instructing the children, they can create projects about specific eras.
- Language – The English language is essential for every child, as this is the international language, and the sooner children are exposed to English, the better. The students learn how to express themselves by writing, and, of course, reading is always encouraged, with British classics introduced at an early age. If you live in a non-English speaking country, enroll your child in an international program, as this will ensure they pick up the language at a young age.
- The Arts – Not to be forgotten, the arts are very important to develop creativity and imagination, and all students should be encouraged to use art as a form of expression, with painting, drawing, clay modelling, dance and drama, all playing a part.
The above covers the core subjects and should your child demonstrate a high level of interest in any of these subject areas, they should be actively encouraged to explore further.