English approach: “We learn not for school, but for life”. Have you ever wondered: what should be the ideal lesson? “It is focused, involving the previous materials” – says 15-year-old student at the British School Repton School (Derby). When the student went to Repton after the CIS school, it was a great shock for him how tangible and practical training can be: “To solve the problem of physics, we collect real models. Gadgets were used too, but only in order to improve or create something new instead of copying and spend time on the Internet. ”
Many parents say that today’s children are fluent in English. However, the future is related to the critical thinking, an extension of ideas and analysis of large amounts of information. It is important to be as early as possible in an interactive learning environment, where you can engage in dialogue and hold discussions.
One of the first sayings, which the child learns during a lesson in Latin, English school, is saying of Seneca: “Non scholae, sed vitae discimus” – «We learn not for school, but for life.” Already in middle school children begin to think about their future profession. Ability to choose subjects at GCSE completely solves the issue with their preferences. Biology, chemistry, physics, art history, philosophy, foreign languages, computer technology – each of the selected objects thoroughly studied.
The student has chosen, for example, the math is in the same group to motivate children and those who prefer Spanish, falls into the group of the level of language. All this creates a competitive environment and ensure a smooth transition from school to university level.
There is a striking practical orientation of British schools, but even more amazing the depth of the object being studied. St. Leonard’s School (St Andrews) that is located in Scotland a few years ago has completely passed to the IB (International Baccalaureate). IB allows children to study three subjects at standard level and three items on the in-depth level. According to the director of a selection committee St. Leonard’s School “the IB program participants are not used to” snap tops “and settle for” common knowledge.”
They penetrate into the very essence of the subject, read the primary sources and find parallels between the disciplines, following the example of Okessays.com.” This approach gives the opportunity for children to a thorough study the material – that would be required at the university.
About the Author: Linda Feruty is a student. She is from Scotland.