Year 7 – an exciting new phase in education at EPG15, September 2019
Our motto at EPG is Educate. Pioneer. Grow. With this in mind, September 2019 is an exciting time for growth at EPG as we introduce the first Year 7 in PS Salmiya. Students who have attended EPG primary school may now continue their education with EPG, going up from Year 6 into Year 7, and building on their learning within the English National Curriculum.
In the primary phase, the students have been through Key Stages 1 and 2 of the English National Curriculum. In the secondary phase, Year 7 is the first year of Key Stage 3, which encompasses Years 7, 8 and 9 and is designed for students aged 11 to 14 years. The Year 7 curriculum at PS Salmiya includes the English National Curriculum subjects together with Kuwait Ministry of Education subjects - Arabic, Islamic Studies and Kuwait Social Studies.
Students entering Year 7 will find a few changes from their time in Year 6. They will have a Homeroom Teacher (in England we call this teacher the Form Tutor), who meets the students every morning, takes attendance, gets to know them really well and is the first point of contact for students each day. Their uniform is slightly different from primary too.
Students will find that expectations for their level of performance move up too! They will have specialist teachers for their subjects rather than the class teacher. They will move around to different rooms for subject lessons and they will have Science lessons in the new Science laboratory.
Our Year 7 students have already learnt in primary to have high standards in presenting their work, using a ruler and maintaining their work in a very neat way. In Year 7, the teachers will expect them to do this without having to be reminded. Students are expected to write in blue or black pen, using a pencil only when necessary.
We are always proud of our students at EPG for their high standard of behaviour for learning and this will continue in Year 7. They will have more home learning (but not too much!) to help extend and consolidate their learning. Attendance and punctuality are always important and we do expect our students to be on time, in uniform, well-organised and eager to learn.
Above all, as a team, the school, teachers and parents will help our Year 7 students to fulfil our vision and be the best they can be.