Secondary School

We recognize that children at this age experience many physical, mental, emotional, and social changes.

Characteristics of students in this age group include:

– Facing high expectations and lack of confidence.
– Easily influenced by peer groups.
– Feeling stress from challenging school work.

On the bright side, children in this age group have more ability for complex thought and are also better able to express feelings verbally.
Our teachers not only act as their tutors but also their mentors and counsellors. 5 Steps Academy adopts different teaching methods to cater to students’ character and personality. We provide a balanced education program within a happy and comfortable environment so that each child can learn and grow to their greatest potential.

Courses

The High School Programme in 5 Steps Academy is designed for students aged 11-16. The Elementary Courses provided the “How” and in our High School Programme the “Why”.

High School Programme provided by 5 Steps Academy includes:

1. English
2. Mathematics
3. Chinese
4. Biology
5. Chemistry
6. Physics
7. Economics
8. World Literature
9. History
10. Geography
11. Russian

How are students assessed?

Each student’s achievements are continually assessed. Teachers use a variety of assessment techniques including testing for knowledge and skills, observations, portfolios of student’s work and analysis of projects. Attitude, learning skills, social relationships, and effort are considered equally important when looking at the overall development of the child.
In 5 Steps Academy, teachers and parents work together closely through face to face conversation and text messages to discuss each student’s social and academic progress.

Examinations are conducted at the end of the year with detailed reports on the child’s development.

Students who passed their Grade 10 End of Year Examinations will Graduate with a Certificate of Completion and can sit for the exams provided by the examination board of their choice, e.g. IGCSE, SAT etc.