Sekolah Rendah Sri UCSI Springhill (The Primary School) follows the Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR). With English as the primary mode of communication, the school enhances the strengths of the local curriculum amidst a vibrant, international environment that emphasises the use of ICT as an integral learning and teaching tool and encourages students’ active participation in the entire learning process. We are committed to educating our children to be active and independent learners in the acquisition of knowledge and skills in an international setting, within a safe and conducive environment.
While academic excellence in public examinations is a vital aspect of the learner’s success, we also conduct ongoing formative assessments that are used to gauge the learner’s progress. Assessment for Learning is an integral part of learning which enables close monitoring of learners’ attainment based on the learning standards. From this, learners become more engaged and independent in their learning. In preparing for learners of the 21st century, we offer a range of subjects at the Primary level.
The subjects offered at the Primary level are:
- Bahasa Melayu
- English Language
- Chinese Language
- Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Design and Technology
- Islamic Education
- Moral Education
- Physical and Health Education
In Sekolah Sri UCSI Springhill, we are committed to providing a wide range of activities that are differentiated and learner-centred, making the learning process in our school fun, meaningful and purposeful.
Malaysian National Curriculum (KSSR)
A Malaysian National Curriculum offered by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with Malay language as the main language of instruction for learning. The new curriculum known as KSSR Revised (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah Semakan) will be replacing the old curriculum (KSSR) starting in 2017. The aim of the new curriculum revised by MOE is to equip learners with the 21st Century skills with high order thinking skills, moulding leaders for tomorrow and the ability to use bilingual in their daily life. All these are to prepare the nation for global competition to succeed in the world today. Learners will follow the curriculum for six years from Primary One to Primary Six.
The aims of the primary level education are to equip learners with a strong foundation of language, science knowledge, mathematics skills and other supporting subjects that are in line with the goals of the National Philosophy of Education which seeks to optimise the intellectual, emotional and spiritual potential of pupils.
The increased proportion of Higher Thinking Order content in the curriculum as well as in the summative assessments has gradually brought about a shift from recalling in learning to critical thinking that will prepare the learners for global competition. While academic excellence in the public examinations is a vital aspect of the learners’ success, we also conduct ongoing formative assessments that are used to gauge learners’ progress of learning. Assessment for Learning is an integral part of learning which enables close monitoring of learners’ attainment based on the learning standards. Learners will hence become more engaged and independent in their learning.
Cambridge Primary Curriculum
Sekolah Sri UCSI Springhill adds depth and substance to our curriculum by enhancing it with selected elements from the United Kingdom education syllabus. At the Primary level, the Cambridge subjects taught are English, Mathematics and Science. At Primary 6, students will sit for the Cambridge Checkpoint exams which are set by the Cambridge Assessment International Examinations (CAIE). The tests are marked in Cambridge and provide us with an external international benchmark for our students’ performance. Each student will receive a statement of achievement from Cambridge.
Assessment for Learning
Continual assessment is an integral part of learning which enables teachers to assess whether learners have acquired the learning standards taught. Formative assessment is conducted as an on-going process, while summative assessment is conducted at the end of a particular unit or term. Formative and summative assessments will be used to gauge learners’ performance.
- Internal examination in school (Mid-Year Examination and End of Year Examination).
- On-going assessment: PBS (School Based Assessment).
- Continual assessment: Mini tests
Project-Based Learning (PBL)
Project-Based Learning is a unique venture project involving uncertainties which are to be managed during execution. This project is capable to cater to the challenges of preparing students to solve the real-world problems rather than an essay or exam-based traditional classroom setting.
In Project-Based Learning, teachers make studying come alive for students. Students work on a project over an extended time – from a week up to a semester – that engages them in solving a real-world problem or answering complex questions. They demonstrate their knowledge and skills by creating a public product or presentation for a real audience.
As a result, students develop in-depth content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. Project-Based Learning unleashes contagious, creative energy among students and teachers.
Project-Based Learning typically is grounded by the following elements:
- Real-world scenarios
- Blended writing genres
- Multiple reading genres
- Authentic assessments
- Authentic audiences
- Real-world expertise brought into the classroom
- Units that assess multiple skills
- Units that require research and comprehension of multiple subjects
- Student choice
- Multiple methods of communication (writing, oral speaking, visual presentations, publishing, etc.)
These skills will help shape our students to become better leaders and thinkers in the future.