Genesis Highschool Curriculum

Educational Program at Genesis High School | IB World school

Genesis School is an authorized IB World school for the Diploma Programme (DP). These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Genesis School believes is important for our students.

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme, or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org

Genesis High School offers students excellence programs, following the Romanian curriculum, combined with the requirements of the International Baccalaureate ® (IB) – Middle Years Program, for 11 – 15/16 year old students, which offers an advanced curricular structure from the academic point of view and skills for life, through a vision that embraces and transcends traditional academic subjects.

This program gives students a learning framework that encourages creativity, critical thinking and the ability to reflect, as well as the ability to make connections between the learning process and the real world.

The focus is on how learning skills are approached, providing the basis for independent learning and encouraging the application of knowledge and skills, even in unfamiliar contexts.

Sciences Academic Programme

(Mathematics – IT. Computer programming intensive study)

  • Computer programming intensive programme includes the study of two extra hours besides the compulsory number of classes provided in the common educational framework;
  • Design classes;
  • The Enrichment programme meant to enrich students’ knowledge through: The Java Programming Club, The Science Club delivered in STEM, The Robotics Club – Raspberry Pi, an entrepreneurship course;
  • The intensive study of English in order to prepare students for the
  • Cambridge examinations;
  • Additional reinforcement classes for the subjects which are included in the Baccalaureate examinations and guided study classes for the other subjects;
  • Partnerships with institutions and specialists in the IT, engineering and artificial intelligence fields;
  • Participation in national and international competitions;
  • Career counseling.

Why choose Computer Sciences?

  • you will have in-depth training in computer science;
  • you will learn IT methods and concepts which are applicable in various fields;
  • you will learn to use mathematical concepts and methods when dealing with everyday situations or when solving practical problems;
  • you will be able to value qualities such as methodic and creative thinking, aesthetic and critical sense;
  • you will prepare for attractive jobs in the field of computer science;
  • a growing number of industries are beginning to rely on computer science and expect the employees to be as highly trained as possible;

Humanities Academic Programme

(Social studies – bilingual English study)

  • Bilingual study of English includes the study of three extra hours besides the compulsory number of classes provided in the common educational framework;
  • Bilingual study of English also means that one of the subjects belonging to the Social Studies department is taught in English;
  • Design classes;
  • The Enrichment programme meant to enrich students’ knowledge through: The Multimedia Club (theatre – film – music), an entrepreneurship course, debate and creative writing clubs and The Model United Nation Club;
  • Additional reinforcement classes for the subjects which are included in the Baccalaureate examinations and guided study classes for the other subjects;
  • Partnerships with specialists in the fields of communications, political studies, journalism, psychology, entrepreneurship.
  • Participation in national and international competitions;
  • Career counseling.

Why choose Social Studies?

  • you will learn skills that develop critical thinking and argumentation and you will understand history as a predictor of change;
  • you will understand the links between humanities and the exact sciences;
  • you will prepare yourself for international professional opportunities, through advanced communication skills and by understanding the different cultural norms;
  • you will have in-depth training in the field of the English language.

Middle Years Programme at Genesis College

The MYP academic program is designed to support and stimulate the personal and intellectual development of secondary and high school students. They are guided in the development and application of skills and concepts specific to the subject and age. Examples of activities include interdisciplinary projects, participation in cultural events, such as the Science Festival or the Artfel contest of history, also held at the secondary level.

This programme gives students a learning framework that encourages creativity, critical thinking and reflection ability, as well as creating connections between the learning process and the real world.

Emphasis is placed on how learning capabilities are addressed, building sound foundations for independent learning, and encouraging the application of knowledge and skills even in unfamiliar contexts.

Genesis High School offers a rich and varied program during the MYP years. Students are encouraged to participate in many activities, which give them the opportunity to experience a wide range of extracurricular activities.

Another important aspect that the MYP program proposes is the development of communication skills, by encouraging native and secondary languages. The program promotes intercultural understanding and global involvement, thus giving students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and positive attitude they need to manage complex situations and take responsible actions in the future.

Genesis High School offers an atmosphere of positive and productive learning, ensuring all the necessary conditions for students to achieve outstanding academic, artistic and sporting results. At Genesis High School, all subjects from the national curriculum developed by the Ministry of National Education are studied, but the approach is a modern one, in which learning is not limited to the classroom space, but is enriched by a multitude of opportunities and sources of inspiration, such as trips, thematic visits and various workshops. The learning is differentiated and adapted to the needs of the students, focusing on the maximum use of the individual potential. Some topics may be simplified and narrowed, others may be expanded so that the content of the curriculum is presented in an appropriate way to the individual characteristics of the students. The lessons focus on the active participation of the student, using active-participatory methods, such as heuristic dialogue and, in particular, learning through discovery and learning based on the experimental investigation, thus increasing the motivation of students for learning.

One of the key points of Genesis High School is the individual attention, which is determined by the small number of students in a class. The attention and time given to each student in the classroom are important for individual progress, but especially for a good self-image and self-confidence. A small number of students facilitates better classroom management for the teacher, more time for each student, working in small groups and individually, as well as differentiated work or learning through cooperation. Small classes provide the child with a familiar environment, transforming them into small communities in which children can interact and where they are able to make lasting friendships.

Combining the MYP curriculum with the national one gives teachers the flexibility to develop programs that are tailored to the needs of adolescents in a changing world, for a better understanding of the connections between local, national, but also international learning contexts. Learning is based on transdisciplinarity, a method that uses the connections between school subjects for a deeper understanding.

Given the evolution of society, educating students for jobs that have not yet been created is essential. They will need to have the ability to solve new, never encountered problems, so the acquisition of new skills becomes necessary.

Service as Action

Service as action is an important part of the MYP Programme. It starts in the classroom and extends beyond it, requiring students to take an active part in the communities in which they live. Students are encouraged to become responsible citizens and to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world around them, by getting involved in a wide range of activities that are supportive of community life.

Personal Project

The key aspects of the MYP programme are designed to encourage individual research through what is called the Personal Project – required to graduate from the programme in the 10th grade. Additionally, the MYP curriculum is specifically designed to create students who remain open to new opportunities, while promoting local and international values, where students are required to contribute to the improvement of their community. Each student is supported in his or her project by a guiding teacher.

MYP Curriculum

By involving students in as many activities as possible in various areas of interest, Genesis College develops interdisciplinary skills, capitalizes on multiple intelligences and develops emotional intelligence, emphasising practical experiences that motivate students to learn and develop their intellectual and emotional qualities.

During the afternoon, students are engaged in additional training activities that ensure the progress of each of them and improve academic performance and excellence.

In addition to the Romanian and IB curricula, Genesis High School offers a rich extracurricular program aimed at all students, according to their talents and passions. The Genesis team works consistently to increase student involvement and raise standards and performance through the variety of activities proposed.

DP Curriculum

The IB Diploma Program (DP) is an educational program offered to young people between the ages of 16 and 19, which prepares them to attend a university abroad andalso grants their success in life.

This program lasts for two years, respectively the eleventh and twelfth grades. At the end of the two years of DP study, the students will take written exams in the studied subjects and will receive an internationally recognized diploma.

The DP program prepares students to become able to adapt to a changing society, supporting them:

  • To develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically;
  • To make connections between the traditional subjects, through the unique course of Theory of Knowledge;
  • To develop skills and a positive attitude towards learning;
  • To enrich their knowledge by studying 6 different curricular areas;
  • To deepen an area of ​​academic interest, through the Extended Essay;
  • To develop personally through the CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) program.