Glossary

Curriculum – The courses that the students learn
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Skills Framework – The skills the students learn used to design lessons by the teachers.
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Five Cs- Conscience, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking, Capacity to Learn and Communication
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Our Learning Journey – The creative process of learning which includes using external stimuli to deepen thought and knowledge.
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Value Added – The difference between the predicted grades and what students get in their exams results.
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Elements – Over 50 courses written by teachers, taught over 12 weeks. Non exam base courses that students choose to do to help find their passion for the future.
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Entrance – GCSEs
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Escape – Fitness programmes for Year 11 students.
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Explorations – IGCSE – Global Perspectives and ICT qualifications
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IE Awards – ICT qualifications
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International Baccalaureate Diploma – The curriculum that students can choose to study in Years 12&13
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BETC – The curriculum that students can choose to study in Years 12&13 with a focus on applied learning.
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Island Time – Lessons taught over one day to Year 7 & 8 that help to develop; problem solving, team work, creativity and communication skills.
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Island Futures – The name given to the lessons students choose in Years 9-11, unique to Island School.
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