Our middle school curriculum at Lahore Grammar School is meticulously designed to align with the UK National Curriculum, emphasizing growth, collaboration, and the development of 21st-century skills. Our teaching pedagogy is focused on providing a well-rounded education that prepares students for success in an ever-changing world.
Here’s how we achieve this:
* Alignment with UK National Curriculum: Our curriculum mirrors the high standards set by the UK National Curriculum, ensuring that students receive a globally recognized and rigorous education.
* Emphasis on Growth: We are committed to fostering the academic, social, and personal growth of each student. Through a combination of challenging coursework and personalized support, we help students reach their full potential.
* Collaborative Learning: Collaboration is a cornerstone of our teaching approach. Students learn to work together, share ideas, and solve problems as a team, preparing them for the collaborative nature of the 21st-century workforce.
* 21st-Century Skills: Our curriculum goes beyond traditional subjects to incorporate critical thinking, creativity, communication, and digital literacy. These skills are essential for success in the modern world.
* Innovative Teaching Pedagogy: We employ innovative teaching methods that engage students actively in the learning process. From project-based learning to technology integration, our classrooms are dynamic and interactive environments
At LGS, we are committed to providing a comprehensive education that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and mindset they need to excel in the 21st century. We look forward to embarking on this educational journey with you!
The primary objectives of the English Language curriculum in the Middle Section are:
To provide students with proficiency in both spoken and written English communication skills, enabling them to proficiently use these skills in academic and everyday contexts.
Cultivate a lasting enthusiasm for reading, writing, and oral communication, fostering cognitive, creative, and social growth throughout their lives.
The English Literature curriculum aims to instill a sense of pleasure and eagerness in students when encountering literary works. Students explore a variety of text types, including poetry, prose, and drama. They develop an appreciation for how authors use language to convey significance and articulate concepts and themes that transcend specific societal and temporal contexts, thereby fostering an understanding of literature as a reflection of life itself.
In the Middle Section, the goal of Mathematics is to instill the awareness that this subject is fundamental in various professions and indispensable in daily life. The curriculum fosters deductive and inductive reasoning by guiding students through a structured process of inquiry, encouraging them to make hypotheses about relationships and patterns, and effectively using mathematical language and representations.
The pursuit of science seeks to enhance comprehension of fundamental scientific principles, their characteristics, evolution, and the recognition of how science contributes to society’s betterment. It also cultivates the essential skills and attitudes required for conducting scientific investigations
Students concentrate on cultivating an understanding of the varied physical characteristics of the world and the diverse human cultures across the globe, along with their mutual influence. The curriculum also fosters comprehension of the mechanisms responsible for natural occurrences and encourages students to make choices that promote the sustainability and conservation of the environment.
The curriculum for world history has the goal of recognizing the difficulties that people have encountered across various domains like culture, science, economy, politics, and more. It also strives to elucidate how people have reacted to these challenges. In this curriculum, students delve into important breakthroughs, inventions, and scientific advancements, analyzing their influence on society. Furthermore, they contemplate the decisions made by people in earlier times and assess crucial historical moments to gauge their worldwide significance.
The objective of the Urdu curriculum is to foster a deepening of the language’s value while improving students’ ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Students immerse themselves in literary works and cultivate an understanding of concepts and themes that transcend specific societies and eras
The Islamiyat curriculum aims to foster a deep comprehension of the religion, history, and culture of Islam. Students delve into both contemporary and historical aspects of Islamic topics, constructing coherent and balanced arguments while reflecting on practices and their significance.
The Art and Design curriculum across the Middle Section aims to stimulate, encourage and develop the ability to:
Perceive, understand and express concepts and feelings; Develop creative expression and sharpen senses through keen observation of the environment; Think creatively.
Learners engage with different media and indulge in a variety of artistic techniques, including painting, drawing, designing, pen and ink, pointillism and much more. Through this instruction, they develop an appreciation for Art as a form of expression that knows no borders.
Learner attributes are the various sections of data that inform us about who our learners are. These attributes provide valuable insights about how the learners learn and how the schools can individualize their instruction to better suit the attributes.
The five Cambridge learner attributes are designed to recognise that each student needs to develop certain attitudes and life skills throughout their education, along with some academic skills, in order to be successful at university and in employment.
The Cambridge learner and teacher attributes provide a cross-curricular language and a set of expectations for each of its students and teachers to engage with.
Students of Lahore Grammar School, possess the Cambridge attributes and skillfully employ a broad range of cognitive and socio-emotional skills towards effectively managing their performances. .
Cambridge learner attributes are the qualities that schools with Cambridge curriculum try to impart in the students. With the Cambridge attribute the students become confident, responsible, respectful, responsive, reflective, and innovative.
The 5 attributes of Cambridge learner are important for the students to inculcate in them knowledge, values, skills, and personality traits that will help them face the challenges in life.
The Cambridge teacher attribute represents five desirable habits that teachers must possess. These attributes represent a combination of values, motivation, attitude, empathy, skills, and knowledge.
1. Fosters Emotional Engagement
The learner attributes foster emotional engagement in lessons to help students understand the connection between the concepts that they are learning and the real life.
2. Encourages Holistic Learning
With time we have realized the importance of holistic education among the students. With holistic learning students are able to explore various subjects and concepts at their own pace and in their own way This gives children the freedom to learn creatively and instills curiosity in them.
3. Develops Critical Thinking
Critical thinking is the ability of an individual to identify, analyze and evaluate information, ideas and situations to come up with solutions. The learners are able to approach challenges effectively, imagine new ways of solving problems and answering questions.
4. Decision Making
The Cambridge learners are able to reason and make the best decisions on the basis of positive personal values and with deep understanding of their emotions.
5. Become Well-Rounded Individuals
Learners with the Cambridge attributes are more confident in trying new things. With these attributes children have the necessary skills required to survive and have the integrity to do the right things even without the supervision of teachers and parents.
Cambridge learners are confident in working with new ideas and information. They are confident in taking calculated risks and do not allow anyone to take them for granted. They are very keen to evaluate and explore ideas in a structured and critical way.
Cambridge students recognize themselves as learners. They are concerned with the products and processes of their learning and develop the strategies that can help them to be lifelong learners.
Cambridge students are responsible and take ownership of their learning. They set targets for themselves and hold on to their intellectual integrity. The students are supportive and collaborative. They are respectful of others and understand that their actions have impacts on others as well as on their environment.
Attributes of a Cambridge learner prepares them to make a significant difference in their lives as well as in the society, by encouraging them to be engaged intellectually and socially.
The diversified Cambridge curriculum gives the students the opportunity to indulge into a more collaborative environment thus giving them regular chances to share their knowledge and thoughts in front of their peers.
Cambridge Learner attributes strengthens students’ innovative framework by bringing a play into the curriculum and creating unique connections to the courses.
Our Computer Science Programme is specially designed to be in sync with not only today’s digital demands, but also of the future. It offers a series of exciting, evolving and engaging classes for students from Grade I to VIII. Our students learn Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, and Python including Computer Science projects in V-STEAM enabling them to experience the adventures of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and activities in Maker Spaces.
In our Scratch classes, students will learn to create their own interactive stories, animations, and games using coding blocks. They will develop logical thinking skills and learn to problem-solve as they explore the world of coding.
In our Microsoft Minecraft classes, students will have the opportunity to explore Redstone representing electrical circuits. They will learn how to use Redstone to create simple machines, such as doors and elevators, and more complex machines such as automated farms and traps. Our Minecraft classes will introduce students to basic engineering concepts, such as electrical circuits and logic gates.
In our Roblox classes, students will engage in problem-solving through role-play mode. They will work together in teams to tackle a variety of challenges, such as puzzles, mazes, and obstacles, while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. They will also learn to collaborate with others and communicate effectively to complete their goals.
Microsoft’s STEM program is designed to encourage and inspire students to pursue careers in technology and engineering by providing access to learning resources and opportunities to engage with industry professionals. Through our partnership with Microsoft STEM, students in our program will have access to additional resources, including educational videos, online tutorials, and other learning materials, which will complement our hands-on approach to learning. We believe that this partnership will provide an added value to our students, giving them a broader perspective on the potential applications of computer science in various industries.
Through our partnership with Microsoft 365, students in our program will have access to tools such as Teams, students can use Teams to collaborate on group projects, share files, and communicate with each other in real-time.
At LGS we have established a comprehensive testing policy for Grades I- IV to ensure fair and consistent evaluation of student performance. This policy encompasses all aspects of assessments, including formative and summative assessments, quizzes, projects and research assignments, classwork, homework, and class participation.
Formative assessments are a fundamental component of our educational approach, allowing us to gauge student learning and development in real-time. These ongoing assessments occur throughout the learning process and provide valuable feedback to both educators and students. They are not solely focused on assigning grades but are integral to guiding the learning journey.
Regular quizzes are administered to assess students’ understanding of specific topics covered in class. These quizzes are announced in advance, providing students with ample preparation time.
Periodic projects and research assignments are assigned to encourage students to apply the concepts they have learned in class. These assessments are graded based on the quality of research, presentation, and the depth of understanding demonstrated.
Regular classwork and homework assignments are given to reinforce classroom learning. These assignments are graded and contribute to the overall grade of each student. Assignment submissions have to be timely and late or missed assignments are given a zero.
We evaluate class participation based on students’ engagement in various classroom activities, including discussions, group work, and presentations.
Summative assessments, in contrast, are designed to evaluate the overall performance of students at the conclusion of the academic year. These assessments serve as a culmination of the learning journey and provide a comprehensive evaluation of students’ knowledge and skills.
The key summative assessments include:
Mid-Year Test ( MYT)
Mid-Year Exam (MYE)
End of Year Test ( EYT)
End of Year Exam (EYE)
These assessments not only measure individual student performance but also help us assess the effectiveness of our entire educational process. They play a vital role in determining the level of mastery of concepts taught in class and assist in identifying areas that may require further attention within our curriculum.
Our assessment policy is carefully designed to support and enhance the learning experience, ensuring that each student has the opportunity to thrive academically. We are committed to academic excellence and providing a fair and supportive evaluation system that helps students achieve their full potential.