Online courses

Lower secondary

14-16 years old

The syllabus will be based largely on the requirements for GCSE and IGCSE. In all subjects, the topics will be drawn from the core syllabus, but it is expected that our teachers will push beyond the core requirements. They will introduce students to more advanced material where appropriate, and they will endeavor to link this material to other subject disciplines and to real-life situations. There will be a focus on exam practice and exam strategies.

In addition to this, students will engage in interdisciplinary projects and we will nurture their capacity for higher-level thinking skills in line with the IB MYP syllabus and as preparation for the step up to IB and A-Level style learning.

Though the focus will be on core subjects – English, Maths and the Sciences – other options will also be available subject to demand.

English

Literature

The core texts will be the ‘Songs of Ourselves’ collection of poetry and ‘Death of A Salesman’ by Arthur Miller. They will develop their ability to identify and respond to specific features of literature – including in unseen texts. They will work on planning and paragraphing, integrating quotations, using technical vocabulary, and drawing comparative links between texts.

Language

Students will work to improve their writing skills by studying a variety of text types and replicating aspects such as tone, layout and structure.In addition they will study media representations of the current pandemic and learn to analyse and evaluate these texts in terms of context, purpose and audience.

Your teacher will be Roddy. Originally from Scotland, Roddy studied English Literature at St Andrews and has been a high school Engish teacher for 12 years. He began in Edinburgh, then spent five years at a French / English bilingual IB school in Switzerland before moving to Monaco. He is an IB specialist, an examiner for English Literature and the Extended Essay, and he has experience of teaching IGCSE and the MYP.

He is passionate about literature, writing, and developing young people’s capacity to think analytically and critically and to express themselves with accuracy and eloquence.

When?

May 6 – July 2

Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.30-11.30 am CET.

Read more

  • 04/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 07/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 11/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 14/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 18/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 21/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 25/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 28/05/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 01/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 04/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 08/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 11/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 15/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 18/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 22/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 25/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 29/06/2020 14:30 – 15:30
  • 02/07/2020 14:30 – 15:30

Shift in feel of communication from end point / results to student-centric, skills focused, inclusive, collaborative and exploratory.

Each lesson is 1 hour long, twice per week. In total, your child will receive 18 hours of direct academic instruction.

Price: €1,099

Book the course

Mathematics

The two main focal points of the course will be:

  • Problem-solving, including the explanation of one’s solution;
  • Algebra, with special attention given to algebraic proofs;
  • Practice of algebra, with an emphasis on understanding what is happening, as well as checking solutions.
  • Games and puzzles, aimed to strengthen the above.

Your teacher will be Eszter. Originally from Hungary, Eszter has moved to the UK to study Mathematics at Christ’s College, Cambridge. She then trained as a teacher and taught Mathematics in multiple schools in England.

Ester’s favourite parts of mathematics are logic, combinatorics, and problem-solving. She has been helping in setting and marking mathematical competitions in the UK and her goal is to make those type of amazing problems accessible to a wider range of students.

Read more

The current changes in the iGCSE mean that students aiming for best results need to be able to smoothly combine these two, however, many schools fall into the trap of teaching individual topics as opposed to ways of tackling problems.

The small group environment is ideal of solving problems for which the students have all the required knowledge, but unusual phrasing or small subtleties make them hard. Having only a few students gives them the possibility to share their ideas, or help others improve theirs.

Shift in feel of communication from end point / results to student-centric, skills focused, inclusive, collaborative and exploratory.

When?

May 4 – July 3

Mondays and Thursdays 14.10 – 15.10 pm CET.

Read more

  • 05/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 08/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 12/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 15/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 19/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 22/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 26/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 29/05/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 02/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 05/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 09/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 12/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 16/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 19/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 23/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 26/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 30/06/2020 17:00 – 18:00
  • 03/07/2020 17:00 – 18:00

Shift in feel of communication from end point / results to student-centric, skills focused, inclusive, collaborative and exploratory.

Each lesson is 1 hour long, twice per week. In total, your child will receive 18 hours of direct academic instruction.

Price: €1,099

Book the course