In Secondary Stage, MNS English curriculum is based on Cambridge University Press “English in Mind”. It is a bright, inspirational course, especially designed to motivate teenagers through updated texts and topics that develop an awareness of the value of the English language as an international means of communication. The Student’s Book combines a rich grammar and vocabulary input with extensive skills work through reading, listening, writing and speaking tasks. The popular ‘Literature in mind’ feature presents updated extracts from modern and classic fiction and poetry.
Being aware of the importance of studying literature, MNS students study, analyze and evaluate two masterpieces of literature in grade 10, and two in grade 11. By reading and studying these great works of art, MNS students develop and enhance their critical thinking skills and are able to acknowledge the other’s point of view open-mindedly.
Developing critical thinking skills is the main focus of the English Language curriculum at MNS. Students are regularly required to read between the lines, deduce meaning, and analyze texts. This is achieved through advanced strategic reading skills such as summarizing, predicting, questioning, and visualizing.
The general goals of mathematics education are to develop:
- The ability to think in critically and creatively, visualize concepts, reason mathematically, and use mathematics to solve daily problems and other disciplines.
- Use mathematical language to express their views logically in communication with others.
The high school syllabus is built on the idea that all students are given the chance to study in a safe environment. The core topics include the areas of Algebra, Analytic Geometry in Secondary one and Algebra, Calculus, Mechanics and Trigonometry in Secondary two.
Our strategy is to encourage learning from the highs and lows of others, and from the teaching experience of its creator. Our method uses a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile and written techniques to help children learn math.
Students are taught the timing of using the mental techniques of math. This allows them to use their focus to solve the tasks at hand rather than use the traditional paper and pencil.
Language is an essential part of the program. The meaning of root words in mathematical contexts are taught to the students in addition to enhancing their capability of explaining their thoughts and reasoning verbally.
Meaningful pictures, charts , and tables are used to explain ideas and concepts. Many of the problems in the workbooks are (picture – based)