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HD Ningbo School

Secondary Curriculum

Bilingual Humanistic Understanding

Immersive English Curriculum

In the Middle School, students follow the Cambridge Secondary 1 curriculum for First and Second Language learners and progress to studying more advanced English as a First or Second Language in the Senior School. The First Language course enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively, and to develop the skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. The curriculum is designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding. 

English as a Second Language exposes students to realistic listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks, as well as projects similar to those students might encounter in the context of a first-language school. In all lessons, literature, featuring authentic prose, is used to inspire students and enable them to practice their English language skills. 

The department makes use of a diverse range of resources, including audio, video and the use of computer applications to assist with grammar and vocabulary learning. Students in the English department can get involved in a range of extracurricular activities,  including Table Top RPG and have even come first place in National speaking contests.  

Traditional Chinese Culture Course

The Chinese teaching model is not only uses national textbooks, but also combines in-class and extra-curricular learning resources, so that the text in the class becomes the main axis, and then looks at the wider world.