Middle Years

IB - Middle Years Programme (Current Grade 7 Batch)

Middle Years Programme: Middle Years at Fountainhead comprise of Grade 7 to 10. Currently, the school offers Middle Years Programme (MYP) of International Baccalaureate (IB) in grade 7 and  CIE- IGCSE programme for grade 8 to 10. CIE- IGCSE programme will gradually be phased out and the school will offer Middle Years Programmes (IB-MYP) in Middle Years. Right now, the school is a Candidate school and is eligible to implement Middle Years Programme (MYP) of International Baccalaureate (IB). The MYP has been designed as a coherent and comprehensive curriculum framework that provides academic challenges and develops the life skills of students from the ages of 11 to 16.

Subjects offered at 7 & 8

Subject Groups Subjects offered
Language & Literature English Language & Literature
Language Acquisition Hindi
Individuals & Societies Integrated Humanities (Including History, Geography, Economics & Business Studies)
Sciences Integrated Sciences (Including  Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
Mathematics Mathematics
Design Digital Design (The study of digital design equips students to create computer- generated digital products/solutions to solve a problem and meet a perceived need.
Product Design (The study of Product design equips students to manipulate a variety of materials to create tangible products/solutions to solve a problem and meet a need.
Arts (Visual Art & Performing Art)
Physical and Health Education Physical and Health Education
Interdisciplinary Learning At least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit at each year of the MYP in order to integrate knowledge and skills from two or more subject groups in an interdisciplinary manner.
Service Students must meet the service requirement of each MYP year.

 

Subjects to be offered at 9 & 10

Subject Groups Subjects offered
Compulsory subjects
Language & Literature English Language & Literature
Language Acquisition Hindi
Individual & Societies Integrated Humanities (Including History, Geography, Economics & Business Studies)
Sciences Integrated Sciences (Including  Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
Mathematics Standard Mathematics
Extended Mathematics
Additional Subject (Students need to choose one subject group from three)
Design Digital Design
Product Design
Arts Visual Arts / Performing Arts
Physical and Health Education Physical and Health Education
Core subjects (Compulsory)
Interdisciplinary Learning At least one collaboratively planned interdisciplinary unit at each year of the MYP in order to integrate knowledge and skills from two or more subject groups in an interdisciplinary manner.
Community Project Students must complete the MYP community project by end of year 4 (grade 9).
Personal Project MYP year 5 (Grade 10), students must successfully complete the externally moderated personal project to be eligible for IB MYP course results and the IB MYP certificate.

For more details regarding IB MYP subjects, click on the link below to access the subject briefs

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0By9V6LqFVFnnUzlVWGJKQUIzc0E

CIE IGCSE program (Current Grade 8-10 Batches)

Fountainhead has been authorized to run the CIE IGCSE program since 2011. Our first batch of Grade 10 appeared in the IGCSE examinations in May -June of 2014.

Middle Years Programme (Grade 7-10) At Fountainhead, we offer CIEcheck point and CIE- IGCSEprogramme for the middle years. The curriculum encourages vital educational skills,problem solving andteam work and is designed to ensure that the students have a smooth transition from middle school to senior years.Curriculum for Grade 7 & 8 for Mathematics and Science follows the CIE Checkpoint textbooks so that our students are ready for the IGCSE. For Languages (English and Hindi) and Social Studies, the school has picked up a range ofhigh quality text to give the students the best possible exposure and preparation for the IGCSE.

Checkpoint Examinations:Cambridge Checkpoint is a diagnostic test. It provides feedback on a student’s strengths and weaknesses in key curriculum areas. Cambridge Checkpoint test provide schools with an external international benchmark for student performance. Cambridge Checkpoint results provide an indication of how students will perform at Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O level.At Fountainhead, we take the Cambridge Checkpoint tests in English and it is conducted every year in April.IGCSE Programme:The International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) provides a broad based curriculum for students of age group 14-16 years old. It is a comprehensive two year programme for Grade 9 & 10. Students appear for the IGCSE examinations conducted by CIE at the end of Grade-10.Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centered and enquiry-based approach to learning. IGCSE is one of the most sought-after and recognized qualifications in the world. It develops and encourages vital educational skills, including oral skills, investigative skills, problem solving, team work, recall of knowledge and initiative.Cambridge qualifications are recognized worldwide and are also equivalent to the Indian boards- Central Board of Secondary Education and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education. It provides an excellent foundation for their next step in education, including progression to higher level courses such as A and AS Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.There are five subject groups in IGCSE with several subjects to choose from in each group. A minimum of 5 subjects are needed for IGCSE.  The International Certificate of Education (ICE) is prestigious and better recognized than the standard IGCSEThe seven subjects for ICE, must be as follows:

  • Two subjects from the language group
  • One from each of the other four groups

Subjects offered at Fountainhead School are:

Subjects in IGCSE Classes IX and X

(all the IGCSE subject are available at CIE website here)

Group 1

(Languages)

Group 2

(Humanities & Social Sciences)

Group 3

(Sciences)

Group 4

(Mathematics)

Group 5

(Creative, Technical & Vocational)[Minimum 1 subject from Group 5]

First Language- English (EFL) – 0500 (compulsory)

Global Perspectives - 0457

OR

India Studies – 0447

Coordinated Sciences [Physics, Chemistry and Biology]- 0654 (compulsory)

International Mathematics – 0607 (compulsory)

Physical Education – 0413

Hindi as a Second Language – 0549

OR

French Foreign Language(0520)

English Literature – 0486 (optional)

Additional Mathematics- 0606 (Optional)

Computer Science-0478

OR

Information Certification Technology (ICT) – 0417

Economics (optional) – 0455

Art and Design – 0400

Enterprise – 0454

Most students in classes IX and X will be doing a minimum of 8 credits (7 subjects) and a maximum of 9 or 10 credits (8-9 subjects) depending on their area of interest. This ensures that students are eligible for ICE and in addition are being prepared for the requirements of the IB Diploma Program.

For additional information and the syllabus, log on to www.cie.org.uk and see the FAQs