In Science, students learn about the animate and inanimate world around them. They will investigate the world and extend their knowledge, improve their skills and develop their understanding of the world through the specific disciplines of Biology (Life Science), Chemistry and Physics (Physical Sciences), together with the Science of the Earth and Solar System.
The Science of Living Things will focus on the diversity of life, patterns, processes and relationships of living organisms. Life is self-contained, self-sustaining, self-replicating and evolving. It operates according to the laws of the physical world, as well as genetic programming.
The Physical Sciences will emphasize that most earth systems depend at some level on physical and chemical processes and this can be described and explained by well-established physical laws and models.
Students are encouraged to look for the connections between the subject areas in Science as well as other subject areas and become aware of some of the big concepts underpinning scientific knowledge, skills and understanding. The tasks will continually remind students of the conceptual idea called the ‘big idea’ of the unit and encourage them also to find connections with other subjects of study and make personal meaning of what they learn.
The primary teaching strategy used in the tasks is for students to learn fundamental scientific knowledge, skills and understanding through scientific enquiry. At the same time, we aim to develop a close observation of reality, the skill of paying close attention to interesting phenomena, and habitually to ask the question ‘why’. We also aim to develop student understanding of, and appreciation for, scientific exploration and measurement and all its complexities.
- The connections between what they learn and their everyday life
- Basic mathematical skills
- Mathematical language
- Applying what they learn to practical situations
- Reflecting on their own mathematical activities and checking the accuracy of their results
- Recognising and using relationships, rules, patterns and structures
- Describing the strategies of investigation and reasoning in their own words
The knowledge, skills and understanding which students gain through their study of Mathematics can be regarded in terms of:
- Using Mathematics
- Numbers and algebra
- Measurement and geometry
The units of work for the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) describe what and how students in different age groups are expected to learn in their mathematical development.
Students learn about:
- How to communicate in a culturally appropriate way in an additional language
- The cultural contexts of the additional language
- The connections to other knowledge and disciplines
- The comparisons and contrasts between their mother tongue and the additional language which offer various ways to view the world
- Meaningful ways to participate in multilingual communities in situations outside the classroom
The knowledge, skills and understanding which students learn through their study of an additional language can be acquired through:
- Communicating, sharing ideas and finding commonalities with another person verbally or in writing
- Comprehending information that is received by reading, watching or listening -Expressing information verbally, in writing or through demonstration
- Using language to develop a deeper understanding of the multiple perspectives of the culture
ICT & Computing
Our course enables students to acquire ICT skills and and also prepares them for challenges of the rapidly changing technologies. By working on real life projects They will develop the skills that employers demand and be fully prepared to embark on a rewarding career.
“Those who know nothing of foreign languages, know nothing of their own” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Music & Performance
At 7 Hills, we believe in our students excelling at music, art, and drama so much that we feel it should be mandatory for all our students to take up a musical instrument of their choice.
“Musical training can have a dramatic impact on your brain’s structure, enhancing your memory, spatial reasoning and language skills.”
Physical and Health Education
The 7 Hills way is to start each day with an hour of sports. With the Lugogo Indoor Stadium (MTN Arena) only a stone’s throw away from the school, students will have the privilege to start their days with a game of basketball, tennis, hockey, lacrosse, dance or Yoga classes, badminton, football, fitness training or aquatics instruction, which will encourage them to understand the importance of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and help them gain knowledge, critical thinking and reflection skills, and a sense of responsibility, as well as improve on their interpersonal and self-motivational skills, sportsmanship and body mechanics hence intercultural awareness, effective communication and good health.
Language Arts, Literacy & Drama