The secondary school combines the Middle School, Grades 6 – 8, and the High School, Grades 9 – 12. The majority of middle school and high school classes are held in the Gowans Center.
GRADES 6 – 8
Students in Grade 6 – 8 follow the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Curriculum for the key areas of Maths, Science and English. Core subjects at Bingham Academy for our middle schoolers are PSSHE, English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, PE, ICT, and either Music or Drama.
GRADES 9 – 10
Students in Grade 9 – 10 use the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE). Grade 9 and 10 choose subjects in Grade 9 only, as IGCSE courses are completed at the end of the grade 10 year. Core subjects taken at Bingham Academy for Grade 9 and 10 students include PSSHE, English, Math, Coordinated Science, Geography or History, a Foreign Language and an elective subject of PE, ICT, Drama, Music, or Art.
Grades 6 – 9 shall complete Cambridge Assessment International Examination Progression test at the end of the second semester.
GRADES 11 – 12
Students in Grades 11 – 12 use the International AS and A levels.
Bingham Academy offers as wide a range of Grade 11 and 12 subjects as is possible with the availability of staff and space. PSSHE and PE (if offered) are required subjects for both Grade 11 and 12 students. Additionally, all Grade 11 students are required to take 4 AS level subjects or equivalent non CIE courses as available.
All Grade 12 students are also required to take 4 ‘A’ level subjects or a combination of ‘AS,’ ‘A,’ levels and non CIE subjects that would total four courses.
All Grade 12 students must complete a synthesis paper in order to graduate. Preparation for the synthesis paper begins in Grade 11 and is completed in Grade 12.
VERTICAL TUTOR GROUPS (VTGs)
Vertical tutoring combines students from grades six through twelve into small groups for a 20 - minute period every day. During this time, Bingham Academy runs the Peer-2-Peer Discipleship Program (PDP). This program gives students the opportunity for deeper spiritual, academic, and social/emotional growth. Older students are paired with younger students and guided by a facilitator on how to build authentic relationships, encourage one another’s faith and share academic knowledge. VTG groups are designed for students and facilitators to spur one another on to become more like Christ.