MONTESSORI TO MATIC & ‘O’ LEVEL “44th YEAR OF ACADEMIC EXECELLENCE”

Lower secondary level is the most comprehensive and unique school qualification; thus preparing students for their matriculation examination. Grade 6, 7 and 8 focus on strong academic foundation at such important years through developing an aptitude towards inquiry and concept base learning at each school level.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics constitutes a vital area of the curriculum and a basic knowledge of math and an understanding of the concepts involved, is essential for everyday life. In the early years of school particularly, an emphasis is placed on practical work using a wide variety of Montessori Math apparatus, while older children do still need to learn multiplication tables and work in the four rules of number as well as learning about and exploring measurement, shape, geometry and graph work. A variety of resource books along with course books are studied in depth by providing ample practice and experiences including opportunities for investigation work and problem solving. The central goals of mathematics program are to introduce the students to the power of mathematics abstraction and provide opportunities for them to develop their skills in solving real world problems through the creation and use of mathematical models. In all cases, however, mathematical abstractions will follow concrete experiences.

Algebra and Geometry

Algebra and geometry are included in mathematics curriculum.

  • Number theory
  • The distributive property
  • Techniques of solving equations
  • Solution of word problems
  • Graphing techniques
  • Introduction to linear functions
  • The quadratic functions
  • Exponential functions
  • Rational functions
  • Square root functions
  • SCIENCE

    We aim to provide a wide variety of experience for exploration, observation and problem solving work, which often develops from the children’s own natural curiosity. Their skills and concepts of science are developed through experiences of observing and recording of a variety of living and non-living material. Students of Senior School are exposed to Laboratory work under the guidance of Science teachers and are encouraged to investigate and record their observations. Group work is encouraged to enable the students to become confident and independent in their own research and conclusions Students display their innovative models in front of the school children and also present their logical views. Independent work is highly appreciated and encouraged so as to make our students curious and innovative.

    • Physical science
    • Earth science
    • Life science

    English

    English has a high priority on our timetable with more time given to it than any other subject and standards in all areas of English are high. We work hard to ensure all children develop excellent literacy skills as they are the key to children succeeding in so many other areas of the curriculum. Students read assigned literature selections throughout the year, which are discussed in literature discussion group twice per week. Practice with written response in the form of short answer, reflection and formal essay, is an important component of our literature curriculum.

    Writing

    There is heavy emphasis placed on writing in the LFPS curriculum. The 10 elements of writing introduced in writing class are then practiced and reinforced in appropriate academic disciplines throughout the year. The 10 elements of writing central to our curriculum are:

    • Writing complete sentences and topic sentences
    • Cohesive paragraph construction
    • Personal essays
    • Five paragraph essays
    • Business writing ( resume, cover letter, thank you note )
    • Note taking
    • Outlining
    • Report writing
    • Lab report/observations
    • Poetry

    Vocabulary

    We believe authentic learning for all learning styles. Therefore, whenever possible, our vocabulary curriculum comes from discussion, as well as from independent and academic reading. Additionally, we supplement these sources with an ongoing independent study of vocabulary. Students self-assess, set work goals, and work independently throughout the week to master new vocabulary.

    SOCIAL STUDIES – PROJECT WORK

    Traditional subjects such as History and Geography are taught through Project Work. This work is studied in depth over an extended period of time. There are no clear boundaries between one area of knowledge and another, and we try to use topics to make learning relevant. We aim for a balance of subject areas in those topics, which can be very exciting and highly motivating for children.

    ART & CRAFT

    All children use art as a means of exploring and coming to terms with their world. It acts as a vehicle for expressing ideas and solving problems, encourages aesthetic development and poses intellectual demands on children. Children are encouraged to explore a variety of materials and craft skills and the value placed on children’s artwork may be seen in the care with which it is displayed around the school.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION & GAMES

    The sport curriculum units include stretching, running, basic movements and games. Students participate in skill building games focusing on developing team building, learning individual strengths and areas for development, self-discipline, coordination, balance, endurance, sportsmanship, overall fitness and skill building for specific sports.

    Students are introduced to a variety of games and exercise, throwing and catching, relay races, obstacle courses and drills. They also learn the fundamentals of football, basketball, volley ball, badminton, table tennis, snooker, chess, carom board and scrabble.

    Physical Skills Development

    • Coordination of fine motor and gross movements
    • Balance and exactness of movement
    • Sensory awareness
    • Increase fitness level
    • Self-discipline
    • Sportsmanship
    • Skill building for specific sports
    • Physically strong

    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

    The ultimate aim of the Institution is to produce true Muslims and good Pakistanis. Though Islamiat is taught as a compulsory subject in all classes, the services of a qualified Qari have been obtained to give Quranic lessons and teach Qiraat. The morning assembly opens with the recitation of Holy Quran followed by English/Urdu translation. Topics pertaining to Islamic values with reference to character/personality development are addressed and discussed with children frequently.

    HIGHER SECONDARY

    Matriculation (usually shortened to "matric") is a term that refers to the final examinations of 9th and 10th grades, taken up by students aged 15 to 16 years.

    It results in the issuance of Secondary School Certificate (SSC). After the SSC students may proceed for 11th year of education at College. After successful completion of the 11th and the 12th years in college they get the Intermediate certification (HSSC – Higher Secondary School Certificate), and become eligible to enter universities in Pakistan or abroad.

    S.S.C examination is based on Science group having 4 compulsory and 1 are optional:

    S.S.C-I: English, Studies, Sindhi, Chemistry, Computer/Biology

    S.S.C-II: English, Urdu, Islamiat, Physics, Maths

    Practical Examination: Some of the papers offered by Board of Secondary Education (B.S.E) have 2 parts: Theory and Practical; separately given to get a Matric Passed certificate.

    Subjects involved in the practicals conducted include: Chemistry, Biology, Computer and Physics.

    CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

    Curriculum followed at Matric System is according to the Board of Secondary Education.

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION & GAMES

    The sport curriculum units include stretching, running, basic movements and games. Students participate in skill building games focusing on developing team building, learning individual strengths and areas for development, self-discipline, coordination, balance, endurance, sportsmanship, overall fitness and skill building for specific sports.

    Students are introduced to a variety of games and exercise, throwing and catching, relay races, obstacle courses and drills. They also learn the fundamentals of football, basketball, volley ball, badminton, table tennis, snooker, chess, carom board and scrabble. Physical Skills Development

    • Coordination of fine motor and gross movements
    • Balance and exactness of movement
    • Sensory awareness
    • Increase fitness level
    • Self-discipline
    • Sportsmanship
    • Skill building for specific sports
    • Physically strong