The SMN Secondary school is an authorized Cambridge International School implementing the Cambridge Lower Secondary (Secondary 1) Programe and Cambridge IGCSE which stands for ‘International General Certificate of Secondary Education’.
The SMN Secondary school develops learners who are:
- confident in working with information and ideas, their own and those of others
- responsible for themselves, responsive and respectful of others
- reflective as learners themselves, developing their ability to learn
- innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
- engaged intellectually and socially, and ready to make difference in the world
Analyze. Interpret. Express.
Throughout these levels, students go deeper into their academic studies and critical thinking skills. They assimilate their intellect with the social world in which they live. They learn. They think. They act. They become. Our Secondary students find positive value in the ideas and opinions of others, as well as their own. These skills enhance our students as independent thinkers with the courage and character to express themselves.
In Secondary School, students begin to take ownership.
As students progress to the SMN Secondary School, they transition into a new phase of education and life. It is here that they begin to be independent and self-aware. They start to analyze themselves - who they are, how do they fit in, and what they what to be.
To meet these changing needs and to prepare students for higher education, we have cultivated a broad and balanced range of subjects and life skills that give students the opportunity to develop in relevant areas. The Secondary School program is specially designed to prepare students for the IB Diploma Program.
Program on Secondary School
The Secondary School is separated into two groupings: Secondary 1 - Grades 7-8 complete the Cambridge Checkpoint program, and Secondary 2 - Grades 9-10 who complete the Cambridge IGCSE program. Students in Grade 8 will sit for the Cambridge Checkpoint exams, while students in Grade 10 will sit for the IGCSE exams.
Secondary 1 students take all required core subjects and electives. Students can choose from a variety of extra-curricular activities after school. All students in Grade 8 will take the three (3) Cambridge Checkpoint exams (English, Math, Science).
Secondary 2 students choose subjects from the five (5) IGCSE groups and electives. Students can choose from a variety of extra-curricular activities after school. All students in Grade 10 will take a minimum of five (5) Cambridge IGCSE exams: English, Math and one Science are mandatory. Students may choose remaining subjects. Students may opt to take at least seven (7) subjects to get the ICE certificate.