GIS offers the Cambridge Early Years Program for children between the ages of 2.5 years to 7. The Cambridge Early Years is in line with international best practice and research, and in collaboration with pioneers of early education worldwide.
The programme builds on these key principles:
Learning should complement the social and cultural factors (like experiences of home and community) that shape a child’s learning and development.
Children should be involved in their own learning through well-planned experiences that help them develop competence, agency, emotional attachment and self-worth.
Learning should encourage an appropriate balance of physical, cognitive, language and communications, and social and emotional development.
Learning should be age appropriate, play-based and child centred. It should include both child- and adult-led activities.
Early years education should help children transition successfully to primary school, moving from informal, play-based learning to teaching that is more formal.
These key principles are central to Cambridge Early Years approach, and we use them in all Cambridge Early Years settings to get the most out of the program. Glenrich International School complements the Cambridge Early Years Program with enriched offerings in Music, Swimming, Physical Education, Library and Montessori work.
The Cambridge Primary Years Program is designed for children from 7 – 12 years of age. This is offered at Glenrich International School from Grade 1 to 5.
Grade 1 children spend most of their time with teachers assigned to their grades as Homeroom teachers and who get to know the children very well, while in Grades 2 – 5 the children are taught by subject specialists.
Clear learning objectives ensure that children acquire a wealth of knowledge and skills in a broad range of essential subjects, while developing confidence, independence and a genuine love of learning. Regular assessments are designed to monitor progress closely and inform planning so children are working at an appropriate and challenging level. Our teachers provide the necessary support and guidance in a well-resourced, learning environment.
Learning continuity and seamless transition is ensured with the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme followed in Grades 6 to 8. As in the Cambridge Primary Program, clear learning objectives ensure that children continue to acquire a wealth of knowledge and skills in a broad range of essential subjects, while developing confidence, independence and a genuine love of learning.
Regular assessments continue to monitor progress closely as the program becomes increasingly demanding so children are working at an appropriate and challenging level. Specialist teachers provide the necessary support and guidance in a well-resourced learning environment. Bangla and Bangladesh Studies are offered as parallel subjects in the Loser Secondary Program.
GIS will offer Cambridge Check Point Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science in subsequent years for students of Grade 8. These rigorous external exams help our students bench mark their scholastic skills at a global level as these are set and marked by Cambridge International in the UK.