"Independence, in the case of the adolescents, has to be acquired on a different plane, for theirs is the economic independence in the field of society. Here, too, the principle of "Help me to do it alone!" ought to be applied."
Maria Montessori (From Childhood to Adolescence, p. 67)
Our College environment follows an international curriculum from Middle School when students are between the ages of 12 and 14 years. Age groups are very important in this curriculum, as it relies on the maturity level of students when it comes to working independently and taking responsibility for their studying habits.
The Middle school scaffolds learning to develop skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspectives and ICT. This phase lays the foundation for the High School.
The High School builds on the Middle School foundation and prepares the learners for their first international assessments.
Starting in September 2020, O’Summit International College will be teaching a two-year programme for Advance Level and is achieved by age 18 or 19.
We offer an individualised curriculum, and learners can choose to specialise in a subject area or study a range of subjects. Six Advanced Level subjects over two years are recommended for learners who want to pursue studies locally or internationally.
One of the biggest challenges for learners is to stand out from the crowd when applying to universities and employers. We at O’Summit help students in this regard by teaching them the life skills needed to be successful. Learners have the opportunity to develop skills by researching a topic of their choice by completing a 5000-word research project. They can choose a subject to complement one of their Advanced level subjects, or a topic that they are passionate about.