US (Grades 6 - 10)

  • Introduction

US grade 6 to 10 is a part of secondary education in the United States also known as middle school. Secondary education tends to focus on basic academic learning, vocational skills and socialization skills, introducing children to a broad range of knowledge and skills needed for middle school.

  • How many years is the program?

The United States secondary education for grade 6 to 10 is a 5-year programme.

  • What age groups and years is it for

Grades 6 to 10 are designed for students aged 11 -15 years.

  • Which subjects are offered?

The mandatory subjects which are taught in US secondary schools include:

  • Science- Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Mathematics- Statistics, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus
  • English- Oral languages, Humanities, Literature and composition
  • Social Sciences- History, Geography and Economics.

Most of the states have made health courses mandatory so that the students learn about first-aid, nutrition, sexuality and drug awareness. Art, foreign language and physical education is also made compulsory by some schools in the curriculum.

  • What is the grading system and how are the students assessed? 

Grading system in the US follows two types of assessments – Formative & Summative assessments. What all assessments have in common is that they provide a snapshot of student understanding at a particular time in the learning process.
Formative assessments are used in the middle of a lesson or year to determine how students are progressing. In a Summative assessment, success is measured at the end of a checkpoint set by the teacher.

However, there is also a rank-based grading system wherein students are ranked and grades are assigned according to the rank, placing them in direct competition with one another.

Grade

percentage of students

receiving grade

A

top 20 %

B

next 20 %

C

middle 20 %

D

next 20 %

F

bottom 20 %

  • Key features and highlights of the curriculum 

The secondary schools promote strong parent-community-school ties, with an integrated support network for students so that they become invested in sharing overall responsibility for the student’s improvement. A student-centered learning climate that identifies and responds to difficulties any child may be experiencing

  • How do we help students?  (as in how Uplift helps students)

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Uplift academy offers result focused, online tuition by teachers who have the relevant experience and expertise in International and Indian curriculums. Our Tutors go through a general training program to understand the standards, core values, methodology of online classes and also go through continuous orientation programs to understand individual students and student requirements.

With these coaching classes online for US, teachers not only explain the concept but also provide mock tests, schedule oral quizzes and provide guidance in solving mock papers. During online tutoring, your child will have the instructor’s undivided attention and will be able to ask and get immediate answers to all their queries.

With their extensive expertise and training, our teachers provide unique and personalized resources, assistance with extra tasks as well. We recognize that all learners do not learn the same way or have the same strengths, so we use pedagogy which is customised to the child’s strengths and learning style.

  • Useful links to other websites and blogs

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_education_in_the_United_States#Teacher_certification

https://usahello.org/education/children/grade-levels/#gref

 

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