The educational corner stones which our school’s curriculum is based on are:
What is IGCSE?
Global education, an international curriculum that provides life empowering skills.
a) International Curriculum
GOTS academic offering features the international ICGSE curriculum which is further reinforced with our own syllabi that focuses on character building (GOTS SHINE) and life skills.
Name of award:
The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
The University of Cambridge International Examination
Type of qualification:
Based on individual subjects of study, which means that one receives an “IGCSE” qualification for each subject one takes. Description: An English language, learner- centred curriculum offered to students to prepare them for A Level or BTEC Level 3. It is based on the GCE O-Level and is recognised as being equivalent to the GCSE.
Core Areas: Literacy, numeracy and science.
|Description Teaching Methodology||The GOTSs pre-primary programme features a balance of social and financial themes.
Our teaching methodology highlights ‘learning by doing’ and encourages our Kindergartners to take an active role in the learning process.
|GOTS Cambridge International Primary Programme (IGCSE) offers a range of teaching methods and curriculum best suited to prepare the student for a secondary education.
We focus on FUN, activity based learning that is aimed at character building, financial literacy and an appreciation for society and the environment.
|Our Secondary Programme is a heuristic based education to prepare the student for a college/tertiary education
We will focus on activities and creativity driven teaching methods that are aimed at evoking a student’s ability to understand a concept from various angles.
Character strengthening and financial literacy are further reinforced from real-world perspectives.
|Subjects||Thematic Lessons: A combination of Social Studies, English, Maths, Phonics, Science. Introducing the following themes:
Colours and Shapes
Nature Around Us
|English, Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), History, Geography, Languages, Art, Music, SHINE (Life Skills), Financial Smart, FUNKY MUNKY||English, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT, Art, History, Geography, Music, B.M. (compulsory) Mandarin (optional). Additional mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Business Studies (year 10 and 11 only), SHINE (Life Skills), Financial Smart, FUNKY MUNKY|
|Assessment||Summative Tests will show progression of the child’s ability through primary education in preparation for the secondary stage.||Formative and summative Tests will show progression of the child’s ability through the secondary programme in preparation for the IGCSE final examinations|
|Extra-Curricular||Dance, Music, Drama||Dance, Music, Drama|
b) Innovative complementary subjects
Duration: 1 hr 30min per week
GOTS SHINE is a unique and proprietary programme dedicated towards endowing students with the GOTS five life skill pillars of Character First, Communication, Competence, Interpersonal Skills and Multiple Intelligence otherwise known as the GOTS breath.
During the GOTS SHINE period, children learn life skills through play. Each letter in the word SHINE represents a core competency that plays an important part in nurturing a truly global oak tree scholar who will go on to make the Nation and the world a better place.
Social: Communication/ emotional intelligence
Humble: Character/ Mindfulness
Imagination: Creativity/ Passion
Networking: Collaborating with others
Effective: Critical Problem Solving Skills.
Duration: 1 hour per week
Financial Smart a financial literacy programme embedded into the GOTS curriculum. Run in collaboration with the world-renowned Money Tree, it is aimed at developing savvy entrepreneurs by complementing academic achievement with financial literacy.
The programme is designed for children (aged 6-12 years old) and teenagers (aged 13-17 years old) and it teaches children about financial literacy through play. The interactive sessions focuses on a real-life case studies to help children understand the concept of money; with the aim of equipping them with a life skill that will prepare them for the real-world.
Duration: 45 mins daily
Funky Munky, is a unique programme to GOTS which is a creative and an innovative approach to the implementation of extra-curricular activities. Whilst other establishments, fix extra-curricular hours for after academic lessons, our cheekily coined session Funky Munky, is held between the hours of 12.15-1.00pm in the afternoon.
This out-of-the box approach effectively breaks the monotony of study and gives children a time to revitalize themselves through various programmes (other than PE) such as hip-hop dance, Japanese drums, speech and drama, taekwondo and ballet.
This adaptation to the time-table has done wonders in creating energy amongst the children making them eager to come to school every day
PrePrimary to Year 7 Onwards (IGCSE)
Co-curricular and theme based
Learn-through-play and experiential learning
Life skills & empowerment
Focus on Bahasa Malaysia, English and Mandarin
As an international programme, GOTS Syllabus provides teachers with an external benchmark with regards to teaching methods and easily measure learners’ progress over time. It also enables detailed and structured reporting to parents.
Appropriate and relevant internationally, GOTS Syllabus has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top-quality teaching and assessment resources appropriate for teaching and learning in local and international schools.
Global Oak Tree Scholars (Pre-Primary & Primary School)
City of Elmina Campus
Persiaran Elmina, Elmina East, 40160 Shah Alam,
Global Oak Tree Scholars (Secondary School)
GL1, Persiaran Gerbang Utama
Bukit Jelutong, Seksyen U8
40150 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Phone: 011-3906 6866