Our KS2 Science course supports students’ understanding of the world around them and pique their natural curiosity. Students are introduced to the domains of Biology, Chemistry and Physics through interactive topics such as ‘The Human Body,’ ‘Our Universe,’ and ‘Changing States.’ They begin to develop enquiry skills, watching experiments taking place live in class and planning investigations they can carry out in their own homes. Scientific vocabulary and concepts introduced at this level ensure students have a secure foundation for their future studies.

Our KS2 Maths course is based on a systematic Maths Course, based around the National Curriculum. Building functional maths skills and encouraging dynamic use of the concepts to improve confidence and aptitude in the subject. Students gain a deeper understanding of place value, including decimal numbers and larger integers. There are opportunities to develop fluency of written methods in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They begin to identify patterns and improve the flexibility of their mental arithmetic, applying what they know to problem-solving. Students are also introduced to algebra, as well as more complex aspects of geometry, in preparation for their transition to secondary school.

Students of KS2 French enjoy interactive and engaging lessons, suitable for complete beginners to the language or those with existing knowledge. Activities focus on fluency of spoken French, with lively conversations in each lesson. Students expand their French vocabulary, and develop their understanding of French verbs and grammar, enabling them to begin reading and writing short passages. Students are also introduced to aspects of French culture.

The KS2 English course introduces students to a rich variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, and aims to inspire a love of reading and writing. Students develop the habit of reading both for pleasure and for information, answering questions about what they have read, and developing their vocabulary. Each unit of work includes a grammar focus, helping students to identify and apply key grammatical concepts in their own writing. Students are also encouraged to write creatively, building on ideas from the stories read in class and using their own imaginations. Lessons are enhanced by class discussion, role-play, speaking and listening activities.

Who is the course designed for?

InterHigh’s Communication course is designed for students at KS2 and KS3. The course aims to support the development of students’ verbal and written communication skills, enhancing their learning across all subjects. Students will have the opportunity to communicate for different purposes; expressing their opinions, persuading others, discussing ideas and debating real-world issues.

How is the course planned and assessed?

This course is taught as a series of projects, with a new focus each term. Each project follows a broadly similar structure, with an introduction to the topic, planning, research, thinking and reflection stages. Students receive feedback on their final project based on the development of skills in the following areas:

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Effective and efficient planning
  • Creativity and curiosity
  • Critical and courageous thinking