Methodology

At St. George’s English School, we aim to ensure that each student learns and progresses at the pace that best suits them. Our students are encouraged to participate actively in the learning process, to develop critical and analytical thinking skills, to understand the value of hard work and self-discipline, to work effectively both individually and as part of a team, to resect themselves and others, and to work towards becoming creative and independent learners. Our mission is to inspire St. George’s students to develop a passion for learning that they will carry with them throughout their lives.

Motivation and Challenge

Students learn more quickly and with more enthusiasm when they are inspired and engaged by the work that they are being asked to do, and when the work provides an appropriate degree of challenge. Our students learn using techniques that are motivating, interactive and experiential. In the laboratories they learn how to work in a structured, scientific and analytical way, and around the school they are encouraged to respect their surroundings and to become environmentally aware. Cultural, artistic and sporting trips provide a wide range of learning opportunities and the chance to acquire a greater knowledge and understanding of the wider world.

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Personalised teaching strategies

At St. George’s English School, our teachers aim to bring out the best in each of their pupils and to achieve this end they employ a wide range of teaching techniques. Students learn research and presentation skills by participating in project work, receive direct and one-to-one instruction and tutorials, are asked to conduct investigations, think critically and analytically, solve problems and work cooperatively in groups, all supported by dedicated teaching staff, excellent facilities and appropriate technology.

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Cooperative Learning

Part of daily life at St. George’s involves working cooperatively; activities carried out in small groups and teams help our pupils to develop strong social and communication skills as well as helping them to learn how to solve problems, achieve common goals and learn about the various roles and responsibilities necessary for teams to work effectively.

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Critical Thinking

We want our students to “learn how to learn” so that as they move on from school, they can become intellectually independent. We introduce critical thinking and problem-solving skills from early on in their school life and throughout their academic journey, students learn to research, analyse, evaluate and create. They develop their own ideas and opinions and actively engage in the learning process both inside and outside the classroom.

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Evaluation and constructive feedback

At St. George’s English School, student assessment is a constantly evolving process. We believe that effective evaluation is fundamental to effective teaching. Our teachers use a wide variety of tools to assess pupil progress, including correcting written work, classroom observation, testing, tutorials and one to one academic guidance. Based upon this feedback, teachers are able to help students to identify their strengths and weaknesses and to develop appropriate pathways to ensure that they are continually moving forwards along the route towards fulfilling their academic potential.

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