Middle School

Middle School Introduction

The BWYA middle school, is an excellent place for students to start their secondary school learning experience, as they develop into principled, open-minded thinkers and responsible individuals, who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in life. To this end, the school offers a wide range of learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

Learning in the classroom, focuses on students making enquiries into local and global issues to develop a solid understanding of key concepts, and higher-order thinking skills. As such, instructions and assessments are delivered with students making investigations through research, group work, projects and field trips, evaluating different ideas and perspectives, and presenting their own understanding and solutions. 

Outside of the classroom, our learners are exposed to an even greater variety of learning opportunities. The Clubs Programme helps students cultivate an interest or a hobby, like the technological challenges of the robotics club, or developing a real passion for arts in the a cappella club, or engaging in dealing with global issues with the Model United Nation Club.

Similarly, the Athletics Programme engages our students in competitive sports, developing team spirit and character amongst our players. The Classroom Without Walls Programme see our learners going to different destinations both domestic and international to explore the world for experiential learning. In addition, our learners all actively engage themselves in SA and CAS activities and projects; these SA and CAS actions help our learners develop into caring and responsible people.

Middle School Introduction

The BWYA middle school, is an excellent place for students to start their secondary school learning experience, as they develop into principled, open-minded thinkers and responsible individuals, who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in life. To this end, the school offers a wide range of learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

Learning in the classroom, focuses on students making enquiries into local and global issues to develop a solid understanding of key concepts, and higher-order thinking skills. As such, instructions and assessments are delivered with students making investigations through research, group work, projects and field trips, evaluating different ideas and perspectives, and presenting their own understanding and solutions. 

Outside of the classroom, our learners are exposed to an even greater variety of learning opportunities. The Clubs Programme helps students cultivate an interest or a hobby, like the technological challenges of the robotics club, or developing a real passion for arts in the a cappella club, or engaging in dealing with global issues with the Model United Nation Club.

Similarly, the Athletics Programme engages our students in competitive sports, developing team spirit and character amongst our players. The Classroom Without Walls Programme see our learners going to different destinations both domestic and international to explore the world for experiential learning. In addition, our learners all actively engage themselves in SA and CAS activities and projects; these SA and CAS actions help our learners develop into caring and responsible people.

IB Middle Years Programme

MYP

BWYA provides the established IB MYP curriculum for its Middle and High school students across grades 6 to 10.
From Grade 6 to 10
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IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning
For Grades 9 and 10
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Cambridge IGCSE

IB Middle Years Programme

BWYA provides the established IB MYP curriculum for its Middle and High school students across grades 6 to 10.

Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge IGCSE prepare school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning

Chinese Culture Studies Programme

Another learning experience, which greatly contributes to our student development particularly with regard to language and culture awareness, is the Chinese Culture Studies Programme. In addition to learning one’s mother tongue throughout the MYP and DP Programmes, the Grades 6-8 students also have the chance to take courses such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese History, Chinese Moral Studies and the Intangible Culture Heritage course. These classes aim to cultivate not only a real appreciation of the culture and history of the hosting country, but more importantly, they serve as a way for students to compare different cultural perspectives so as to develop a much deeper cross-cultural understanding in their studies.

Chinese Culture Studies Programme

Another learning experience, which greatly contributes to our student development particularly with regard to language and culture awareness, is the Chinese Culture Studies Programme. In addition to learning one’s mother tongue throughout the MYP and DP Programmes, the Grades 6-8 students also have the chance to take courses such as Chinese calligraphy, Chinese History, Chinese Moral Studies and the Intangible Culture Heritage course. These classes aim to cultivate not only a real appreciation of the culture and history of the hosting country, but more importantly, they serve as a way for students to compare different cultural perspectives so as to develop a much deeper cross-cultural understanding in their studies.

Secondary School Blog

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners | George Gao: Robotics, Engineering and More

BWYA’s Scholarship Winners George Gao: Robotics, Engineering and More After our recent scholarship award ceremony, we had time to catch up with some of the award winners. In this new series, we will be focusing on the Special Talent Scholarship winners, learning more about what our students have been doing in, as well as outside the classroom.   This week, we had a conversation with DP2 Student, a capella singer, basketball player, and aspiring roboticist, George Gao.   Hi there George, thanks for spending some time with us today! First could you let us know what you received the Special Talent Scholarship for?  I received the Robotics Special Talent

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Sports Day in the Autumn Sun

Sports Day in the Autumn Sun As the glorious autumn sunshine shone down on the competition arena, our courageous and hard-working students took to the stage to show off their athletic prowess. The BWYA Secondary School sports days have now come and gone for another year, lighting up our campus with sporting flair and finesse.   With eight activity stations for our colourful house-teams, every round was a team event. This year for the Middle School, the green team won the overall points competition, with the red team taking home the sportsmanship Spirit Award. In the High School competition the yellow team showed their style, taking both the overall competition trophy along with the Spirit Award. A huge congratulations to all our winners! 

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Recognising Excellence at BWYA

At BWYA we encourage students to strive for excellence in both academics and personal growth. As such, along with our diverse curriculum we also have a rigorous and generous scholarship programme. There are two kinds of scholarships at the secondary school – the Excellence Scholarship for Grades 9-12, and new this year, the Special Talent Scholarship for Grades 6-11.   Unlike other scholarship systems, at BWYA we seek to reward all students with excellent results. The number of recipients is not limited to only the top students, instead all students meeting the requirements are rewarded. This year, one in five of the High School students are receiving scholarships.  Robert Wang, Secondary School Principal and head of the Scholarship Committee shared with us,

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