The primary aim of on-campus courses construction in SMS is to achieve ‘demand-based selection’. On-campus courses are divided into two separate sections: SMS Foundational Academic Courses and SMS Diplomatic Courses.
SMS Foundational Academic Courses consist of regular courses that are prerequisites for taking part in College Entrance Examination. Diplomatic courses comprise six curriculum groups: cognitive ability, self-development, cultural and aesthetic cognition, sportsmanship and health, social practices and public services, research programmes and creative capability.
Besides, seventeen additional Advance Placement Courses are offered, covering a range of languages, mathematics, social science, natural science and history, which are of equivalent standard comparing with the first-year university courses. International advanced academic curriculum, innovative curriculum, social practice, subject research curriculum and so on are also offered as featured courses.
Classification Table of SMS AP Courses
Students are allowed to select different methods of course mastery, for students who are willing and capable to obtain acquire knowledge than it’s provided in regular courses, they are welcome to enrol in advance courses, while students who prefer independent study style are allowed to drop the course and take a self-study course. Student who selects either methods can apply for credits depends on their study results.
Apart from traditional credit system that counts on class hours, corresponding academic ability which are acquired from off-campus, online, internationally and other study experiences can be used to applied for credit replacement according to relevant regulations.
Initiative course selection
After a one-semester adaptive phase of high school life, students are free to select every course for themselves starting from the remaining half of their senior one school year. Through providing selective I courses, selective II courses, separating compulsory credit and compulsory study module, and the permission of substituting basic courses credits with credits earned from advance courses, SMS offers students more options in selective courses and realize the goal of personalized study and in-depth learning.
The course resources as below,
I, alumni, parents, students: attendance teacher for SMS diplomatic courses and a certification system specialized for SMS tutor;
II, international and online resources: international advanced academic activities in different areas, international young pioneer round table conference, international courses, Finland-China cooperative courses;
III, society and enterprises: there are eleven innovative demo centres built by enterprises, and 4 innovative lab built with universities in SMS. Moreover, open thematic courses, subject research and Lixing courses are included as well.
innovative demo centres built by enterprises and SMS
Huawei innovative demo centre
BYD innovative demo centre
Huada Genomics innovative demo centre
Tencent innovative demo centre
Guangqi innovative demo centre
Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences innovative demo centre
China construction bank financial innovative demo centre
China General Nuclear Power Group clean energy innovative demo centre
DJI-innovations innovative demo centre
IFLYTEK CO., LTD. innovative demo centre
Sea sky land CO., LTD. innovative demo centre
4 innovative labs built by universities and SMS
University of Science and Technology of China: SMS sound recognition innovative lab
The Chinese University of Hong Kong(shenzhen): SMS intelligent robot innovative lab
Shenzhen University: SMS remote sensing measurement innovative lab
University of Alberta(Canada) Professor Liu: SMS mathematics innovative lab