Educational Program at Genesis Middle School – Middle Years

IB Candidate school

Starting with April 2018 Genesis Secondary School became a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate ® (IB) - Middle Years Programme, offering high-quality excellence programmes that follow the Romanian curriculum, combined with the requirements of the IB for students between 11-15/16 years, which provides an advanced academic curriculum and skills for life, based on a vision that embraces and transcends traditional academic disciplines.

This programme gives students a learning framework that encourages creativity, critical thinking and reflection ability, as well as creating connections between the learning process and the real world.
Emphasis is placed on how learning capabilities are addressed, building sound foundations for independent learning, and encouraging the application of knowledge and skills even in unfamiliar contexts.
The MYP Academic Programme is designed to support and stimulate personal and intellectual development of middle-school students. In developing their abilities and applying concepts specific to the the approached subjects and to their ages, they are carefully guided and helped to move on. Examples of activities include interdiscipline projects and participation into cultural events such as the Science Festival or the ARTfel of History Contest held at the secondary-cycle level of study.
 
Genesis Secondary School offers a rich and varied program over the MYP years. Students are encouraged to participate in numerous lunchtime and extracurricular activities, which provide them with the opportunity to experience a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Community Action Service

Students are involved in a range of activities that are supportive of community life.

Personal Project

The key aspects of the MYP programme are designed to encourage individual research through what is called the Personal Project - required to graduate from the programme in the 10th grade. Additionally, the MYP curriculum is specifically designed to create students who remain open to new opportunities, while promoting local and international values ​​through the Community Project, where students are required to contribute to the improvement of their community. Each student is supported in his or her project by a guiding teacher.
 
Another important aspect proposed by the MYP programme is the development of communication skills by encouraging mother tongues and secondary languages. As such, it promotes intercultural understanding and global engagement, providing students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and positive attitude they need to manage complex situations and act responsibly in the future.
 
Genesis Secondary School offers a positive and productive learning atmosphere, ensuring the necessary conditions for students to achieve outstanding resulta, both academic and in arts and sports. Genesis School teaches all of the disciplines provided in the national curriculum developed by the Ministry of National Education, but the approach is a highly contemporary one, where learning does limit itself to the boundaries of the classroom; it becomes enriched with a multitude of opportunities and inspiring sources, such as trips, themed visits and different-context learning. Learning is differentiated and tailored to individual student needs, the emphasis being on maximising the potential of the individual. Some themes may be simplified and reduced, while others get extended, so that curriculum content comes out nuanced, adapted to the individual characteristics of students. Lessons focus on active participation by students, using active-participatory methods such as heuristic dialogue, and, in particular, discovery-based and experimental-inquiry learning, thus enhancing student motivation to learn.
 
One of our key points at Genesis Secondary School is that we pay individual attention to each student, determined by the small number of pupils in a class. Attention and time for each student in the classroom are very important for academic progress, and especially for building a good self-image and self-confidence. The small number of students ensures better classroom management for the teacher, allowing more time for each student, and small-group and individual effort, as well as differentiated work or co-operative learning. Smaller classes help children by providing a more familiar environment, turning into small communities where kids can relate and build lasting friendships.
 
By linking the MYP curriculum with the national one, teachers have the flexibility to develop programmes better suited to the needs of teenagers in an ever-changing world, helping them to better understand the connections between local, national and international learning contexts. The learning act is based on interdiscipline conceptualisation, a method that uses the connections between disciplines and concepts to allow a deeper understanding. Given the evolution of society, educating students for jobs that have not been created yet  is crucial. They will have to be able to solve new and unprecedented problems, so the acquisition of new skills becomes necessary.

MYP Curriculum

By involving students in as many activities as possible in various areas of interest, Genesis Secondary School develops interdiscipline skills, capitalizes on multiple intelligences and develops emotional intelligence, emphasising practical experiences that motivate students to learn and develop their intellectual and emotional qualities.
 
During the afternoon, children are engaged in additional training activities that ensure the progress of each pupil or put to good use and highlight academic performance and excellence.
 
In addition to the Romanian and IB curricula, Genesis provides a rich extracurricular programme aimed at all students, according to their inclinations and passions. Genesis School is consistently working to increase student involvement and raise standards and performance levels through the variety of activities proposed.
 
 
The MYP curriculum includes 8 learningy areas:
1. Language acquisition
At Genesis Secondary School students can choose to learn a second foreign language, French or German, two hours a week. In both German and French classes, children discover new things about the culture and civilization of Germany and France, while learning how to speak the language by means of interactive lessons, text readings, games and listening to recordings of native speakers.
 
Foreign language teachers try to create an atmosphere that stimulates learning, from finding out things about the world to discovering values, as well as finding in themselves interests and inclinations on which to develop their own vision of the world. That is why the topics, course materials, and supporting texts chosen for reading and speaking in foreign languages ​​are meant to challenge kids to think beyond the barriers of classroom time, to discover new things, useful information they can apply to various areas.
 

Contact us

  • Pre-school: 031 425 05 62, gradinita@genesis.ro
  • School: 031 425 05 63, scoala@genesis.ro
  • PR: comunicare@genesis.ro
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