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Primary Weekly Highlights: Planning by Backward Design Primary Weekly Highlights: Planning by Backward Design

Here at JB, we use a curriculum planning approach called understanding by design or backward design. This was a concept developed by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. A ‘traditional’ approach to lesson design involves content being identified, along with a sequence of lessons and finally an assessment. In a backward design approach, what students should know and be able to do is..

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The Difference Between Teaching at a Tier 1 versus a Lower Tier School The Difference Between Teaching at a Tier 1 versus a Lower Tier School

While there is no official definition for what qualifies as a Tier 1 school, the international community has agreed that certain qualities can earn a school this classification. 

These qualities include:

  • An internationally recognised curriculum
  • Ease of transfer between schools
  • High quality teachers and staff
  • Impressive academic results and post-secondary destinations

While..

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Learner Profile of Students in a Tier 1 International School Learner Profile of Students in a Tier 1 International School

At Alice Smith, we not only focus on providing our students with a world-class education that will help them progress to any university around the world, we also value our responsibility in shaping them into being well-rounded learners.

Helping students develop into resilient and self-assured individuals, not only allows them to learn better, it also paves the way to a..

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What Makes Alice Smith a Tier 1 School in Malaysia What Makes Alice Smith a Tier 1 School in Malaysia

At Alice Smith, we pride ourselves on being regarded as a Tier 1 international school, and we ensure every decision we make is to the benefit of our students and their families. 

In our school, your children will learn essential knowledge, discover new talents through extra-curricular activities and develop the necessary characteristics to become well-rounded adults.

Below,..

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What International School Tiers Mean for my Child What International School Tiers Mean for my Child

A goal of any parent is to provide their children with all the opportunities that will help them reach their full potential. 

Everything about a Tier 1 school should be designed to put student success first, taking away any worries or concerns a parent may have in regards to their children's futures. 

At Alice Smith, we take great pride in what we do by setting your children..

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