2020-21 Schedule Update: Math and Language Course Information for High School

In the coming weeks, current Maths and Language teachers will be talking with students about placements for next year. Placements in these MYP courses are based on teacher recommendations. If you have questions about Math or Language please contact your child counsellor or their Math and Language teacher directly.

Language Placements

“MYP language acquisition is a compulsory component of the MYP in every year of the programme. It is a requirement that schools provide sustained language learning in at least two languages for each year of the MYP.” IBO

Once a UNIS Hanoi student has commenced a Language pathway (second language acquisition Language B or an additional Language A .e.g. Korean) the student should remain in that pathway throughout the MYP. Each student’s current teacher will make a recommendation for placement for the following year based on evidence of their language proficiency.

Mathematics Recommendations 

Recommendations are holistic and based on evidence of learning that a student has demonstrated in assessments and in class, as well as in approaches to learning. There are two courses of Mathematics taught in the High School:

“Standard mathematics, which aims to give all students a sound knowledge of basic mathematical principles while allowing them to develop the skills needed to meet the objectives of MYP mathematics

Extended mathematics, in which the standard mathematics framework supplemented by additional topics and skills, providing greater breadth and depth” (IBO, Mathematics).

Please be sure to read the article by Neil Fairbaine, HS Mathematics Curriculum Leader and watch the screencast about Maths in the HS.

If you have questions about scheduling for 2020-21 please contact your child’s counsellor.

Glenda Baker
HS Deputy Principal

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