The innovative curriculums of SMS are all student-oriented. They meet various demands of students with different needs and characteristics. There are three curriculums now in SMS, and they are: Standard Curriculum, Honors Curriculum and Experimental Curriculum. They put focus on the Gaokao in China, college admission overseas and selective gifted program on science respectively. The detailed introduction to each curriculum is as follows:
Guided by Shenzhen Middle School goals, Standard Curriculum aims to help students reach outstanding scores in Gaokao as well as focusing on its students’ physical and mental health, manners and cultivating their senses of patriotism through elaborated courses and refined management.
Slogan: achieve SMS standard and pursuit excellence
Curriculum Color: Green
Curriculum Mission: Nice Environment, Profound Practice , Great Endeavor, and Good Manner.
Standard Curriculum covers all the compulsory and elective courses which are required in Gaokao (the National College Entrance Exam in China). In addition, Shenzhen Middle School provides unique elective courses for students in this curriculum as listed below:
A full-development vision is generated to promote the academic competiveness and leadership of every student in standard curriculum of SMS, while cultivating a well-educated gentleman or lady with decent manners who shows fully respect to others and environment.
Also, we look forward to cultivating innovative talents with a good knowledge of Chinese tradition, with rich international perspectives and equipped with outstanding cross-cultural communication skills.
The biggest features of the Experimental Curriculum are: Rich sources of international curriculums, scientific curriculum design, well-developed assessment systems, and honest management of students’ grades. This system is also featured with liberal and democratic management as well as a variety of activity opportunities.
Target Students: Gaokao( Chinese National College Entrance Exam) concentrated and International concentrated (specifically, the Advanced Placement Program) students.
Trait Advantages: featured courses and small class teaching and learning.
Core Concepts: Independence, Reflection, Cooperation, Innovation.
The experimental curriculum has various course options and multiple international co-projects. We cooperate with many prestigious corporations and institutions on academic activities. The curriculum structure is as below:
Honors Curriculum focuses on subject contests and gifted courses on science and technology innovation, based on the highly characteristic school curriculum, it cultivates high-level science and engineering talents for the future.
Slogan: Science, Liberty, Thinking, Practice
Core: Honors courses, Deep learning, Practice and Innovation
Special Activities: Advanced Academic Activities, Academic Clubs, Arts and Science Lectures, Innovative Science and Technology Festival
Based on the “School Curriculum” system and the prospect of Honors Curriculum, Honors Curriculum reforms the Basic Academic Courses and the SMS Diploma Courses with gifted features and characteristics to meet the demands of the gifted students. This curriculum has two courses: fundamental course and honor course.
Fundamental Courses is mainly composed of compulsory courses, which contain Chinese, Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Politics, History, Geography, Art, Sports, Technology, Career Planning, Comprehensive Practice Course and other national compulsory courses and other school-based compulsory and elective courses.
Honors Courses include national compulsory courses (Honor), Academic Contest courses, Advanced College courses (AC), Autonomous Enrolment courses (mathematics, physics), and advanced academic activity course.
Advanced Academic Activity,Among them, “Advanced Academic Activity Course” includes
①Courses in the Olympic competition of Linguistics, Astronomy, Philosophy, Geography, Brain, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Earth Sciences;
②Courses in Yau Science Award;
③National contest courses in inventions, innovations, or technologies;
④Contest courses in humanities or social sciences;
⑤Courses in advanced international invitational contest or tournament.
Through the practice of cultivating thinking ability of gifted students on science subjects, Honors Curriculum explores the most effective way for gifted students and enable them to strive for "the best of themselves"