Our middle school programme is exciting and hands-on. It is based on a challenging, internationally minded and concept-focused curriculum, which helps develop engaged and active learners. It provides a clear structure to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst making subject learning more connected.
All middle school children take part in the bilingual programme. Most subjects are taught in English, however history, geography, music and sports classes are taught in French. French language classes are conducted at the level of the Éducation Nationale.
Children not fluent in French or English are offered supplementary language support.
The UK National Curriculum is used in schools across England as well as in many international schools around the world. Its aim is for all children to gain a good grounding in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy. It also places great emphasis on children’s personal development.
At FISP we have selected a middle school curriculum that provides clear learning goals and helps develop subject knowledge, personal skills, and international mindedness. The curriculum was designed according to the latest neuroscientific research.
The IMYC uses a concept based curriculum design, building units around ‘big ideas’ that help students interlink all their learning. The IMYC also uses a specific process of learning (based on the way the brain learns) consistently across all subjects. This helps students with planning and organising, both regulated by the maturing pre-frontal cortex of children of this age.
The IMYC is our International Middle Years Curriculum for children aged 11 - 14 years old. It is used by over 1000 teachers in 103 schools across 50 countries worldwide including Sweden, Sudan, Latvia, Malta, Laos, Indonesia, and Turkey.
It is a challenging, internationally minded and concept-focused curriculum, which helps develop engaged and active learners. With specific subject and personal learning goals, it provides a clear structure to develop knowledge, skills and understanding whilst making subject learning more connected.
The children are formally assessed at the end of each half term. Assessment is done through the IMYC Assessment for Learning (AfL) Programme, which tracks students’ skills learning through beginning, developing and mastering for every age group.
In order to guarantee the pupil’s readiness and command of the English language, we prepare them for the Cambridge English qualifications and exams.
For more details: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org
Languages are one of our key strengths at Forest International School Paris, and our language programmes are designed to help all students achieve their full potential in their languages of choice.
The syllabus is taught in both English and French, following the learning objectives of the English National Curriculum as well as the "Éducation Nationale” for the French syllabus.
Pupils whose native language is not English are given the support needed so they can fully participate in the school programme.