Our Approach to Learning

No matter their cultural background and capabilities, students at AIS have access to a contemporary and comprehensive curriculum. By combining a rigorous curriculum, high expectations and an inquiry-based approach to teaching, students are encouraged and supported both to build their knowledge and, just as importantly, develop their critical thinking skills. Through using real-world experiences, our approach helps children demonstrate their understanding, thus ensuring learning is deeper and more sustained.

The AIS inquiry based approach (which includes the development of critical thinking) uses both direct instruction and facilitated learning. This ensures that learning is focused on children developing skills and acquiring knowledge that will assist them in becoming successful life-long learners. At all stages, students are encouraged to participate in the development of learning experiences and are challenged to hypothesise, reflect, question and test in order to construct their own understandings and thus gain further knowledge.

From the core programme and specialist subjects to the performing and visual arts, to sport, to the wide range of extra-curricular activities, especially in leadership, all lead by an expert, well-qualified and highly trained staff, our approach helps create happy, engaged learners in all aspects of their school life.