Children speak the language of Flowers and understand the Whispers of the Wind.
They’re in tune with the subtle songs of the forest, they can listen to the trees, interpret the chatter of the rivers, and intuit the meaning of each sparkle of the sun. They don’t have to be told to look for the magic in life. They can see it, feel it, and taste it’s sweetness everywhere. Our job isn’t to correct that, but to nurture it, to preserve it, and perhaps even to re-learn it – Christian Rogers.
Grade 7 – Grade 12
The Senior Phase of Arden Academy’s curriculum is based on the Cambridge International Curriculum, which upon successful completion allows students to continue their Tertiary education abroad, should they wish to do so.
The Cambridge Curriculum is basically a ‘Dual Stream’ curricula. The first stream, relative to grade 10 – 11 is abbreviated as (IGCSE), “The International General Certificate of Secondary Education”. The second stream, relative to Grades 11 – 12 is abbreviated as (AS), “The Advanced Subsidiary Level”.
The reason for Arden Academy incorporating the Cambridge curriculum and approach to education, is due to the fact that it highlights the latest views within the subjects it offers, as well as allowing for development in the “spiral approach”. This approach allows for the student to build progressively on previously gained information. This further compliments the Cambridge philosophy,which places much emphasis on attaining an in depth knowledge and understanding of each subject.
This method leads and enables the student to develop a higher degree of cognitive thinking, problem solving ability, critical analysis and evaluation, as well as related and independent research and solid collaboration that supports systematic argument presentation.
These academic and interpersonal skills, which the Cambridge curriculum continuously develops, allows the student to be prepared and succeed in later or further Tertiary education level requirements.