St. Peter's Internacional School complies with all the guidelines dictated by the Portuguese Ministry of Education, with official programmes for each subject area. However, in the Lower Intermediate Level, our curricular provision enriches our syllabus and consequently the Educational Project of our school. Our curricular provision includes:
In the Lower Intermediate Level, the constant study of the English Language encourages the development of the linguistic skills necessary for the efficient communication of the language. The number of hours given to the subject is enhanced with various activities and tasks. These lessons are taught by a group of teachers who are native speakers from English speaking countries, thus enabling an insight into cultural matters, whilst promoting the progressive autonomy of the student in terms of fluency.
Specific English Literature classes are also taught, as well as sessions dedicated to the development of oral and written skills, providing our students with the necessary competencies for a more efficient communication. Every year, our pupils are tested in the knowledge and aptitude in the language with the University of Cambridge Examinations.
Conscious of the importance this language has in today's society, at St. Peter's Internacional School we introduce the Spanish Language in the Lower Intermediate Level, certain that it will undoubtedly enrich the student's curriculum in the future. In these initial years, we aim to give our pupils the necessary skills to build a basis for preparation for the Spanish exams DELE (Diploma de Español Lengua Extranjera).
Knowing the basic sentence structure of Latin is a valuable tool in the proficient use of the Portuguese language as it helps students to develop their logical and critical thinking. Moreover, Latin enables pupils to improve their reasoning, observation skills and experimentation.
The study of the Latin language and culture also provides students with the opportunity to look into the ancient past, into the origins of our own cultural values and principals, as well as giving pupils a better understanding of the etymology of the Portuguese language, the roots of its structure, therefore further increasing their vocabulary.
As such, by learning Latin, students improve their communication skills and critical thinking as they relate the language and culture to their own.
This area provides our students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and ability to carry out the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).
In this area of study, the work carried out is dedicated to the Portuguese Language and to Mathematics. The classes are divided into two groups in order to enable a closer accompaniment and support of the students. These lessons allow our pupils to work individually with their teachers, providing them with the support necessary to overcome their own personal difficulties.
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