Curriculum Design Principles

Our curriculum is designed and underpinned by learning theories and scientific research to help our students build a strong knowledge base across varied disciplines, develop the relevant sets of academic, learning and leadership skills, and nurture wholesome attitudes of the heart and mind to succeed and excel in study, work, and life.

5 GREAT Curriculum Design Principles:

Guide deep thinking in context with values and attitudes

  • First identify the anchoring values and attitudes for the learning task
  • Develop critical thinking skills by structured and systematic approaches
  • Provide opportunities to foster imagination and creativity

Relevant to students’ holistic learning needs

  • Experiential and meaningful learning activities with clear learning purpose
  • Authentic and current learning content and materials
  • Forward-looking attitude and future-ready

Express supportive actions to generate productive outcomes

  • Make explicit requirement for process-based learning
  • Personalization through collaboration and peer learning
  • Reflection with systematic methods and tools

Assessment that moves learning forward

  • Provide summative results and progress reports with a formative emphasis
  • Sandwich one constructive feedback with two sides of positives
  • Manage learning expectation and scaffold for learning

Take inward learning outward and upward

  • Inspire current and future community, professional and global practices
  • Discover purpose and meaning in a state of continuous change
  • Leadership and service for a lifetime