How to choose a curriculum in a private school?
The choice of curriculum in a private school is the basis for the further professional orientation of the child, which means his future. The task of responsible parents is to help choose the direction in which the child’s talents will be fully realized. But it is necessary to take into account not only the natural inclinations, but also the interests of the younger person.
There are situations when, since childhood, a child firmly understands what profession he will prefer. In this case, the choice of the curriculum is not difficult - it is enough to study the departments of a private school and the disciplines taught and make a choice in favor of those programs whose knowledge will help to enter the university for the specialty of interest.
But very often a child of 11–13 years old is not at all confused, he is confused: he is talented, smart, quickly grabs new information and demonstrates deep knowledge in many scientific fields, but does not dare to choose one of them.Nevertheless, preparation for entering a vocational educational institution is the most important component of a quality education, so the choice can be made together. How?
Psychologist – Proforientologist
In many countries there is an effective practice of school counseling: a psychologist or a specially trained employee communicates with the student, offers individual tests, talks about his interests and desires regarding future professional activities. Alas, the realities of ordinary school education in our country in most cases do not imply the presence of a full-time professional counselor. However, a psychologist or a social educator is in almost every institution — perhaps a conversation with such a specialist will help orient oneself.
Career guidance includes the definition of personality traits, abilities, and peculiarities of the nervous system - it’s great if you have the opportunity to consult an experienced psychologist. The result of the consultation will be a detailed conclusion with recommendations on the choice of a future profession - and hence the direction of the preparatory curriculum.
Self-selection based on three factors
Psychologists identify three basic factors that are taken into account when choosing a profession:
Pay attention to what the child wants, like to do. Perhaps this is not a specific science - for example, mathematics or literature, a teenager may be interested in different activities. However, the general direction of interests can still be singled out.
Evaluate the mental and creative abilities of the child, pay attention to school marks - what subjects are given to him playfully? At which contests and competitions he won prizes? Talents, inclinations, abilities are the most important component of success both in training and in further professional activity. It is worth noting that the “I” should also include more prosaic, “organizational” moments: the financial situation of the family as an opportunity to choose a particular curriculum, and then - the faculty of the university.
If financial opportunities leave much to be desired, you should not despair: the Letovo school curricula are able to satisfy any talents of the younger generation, regardless of the solvency of the parents.You can apply for admission and in case of a positive decision apply to the Letovo School Scholarship Fund. If approved, the cost of training will be partially or fully covered by the fund.
This is a question of the relevance of the profession in the modern labor market, the demand for the knowledge that the child wants to receive. When choosing the curriculum of a good private school, this question practically does not arise "edge", since the areas of study are focused on the specializations of the strongest Russian and foreign universities.
The educational model of the Letovo educational school implies special attention to the child and his personal preferences: each student is given the opportunity to choose an individual course of study and to master subjects in different sequences and at different levels. Skills serve as the first circle of the educational model - the teaching staff of the school helps students to form critical thinking, creativity, ability to work independently and in a team.
The second round is the in-depth study of major subjects and electives, depending on the chosen program.Interests - the third circle and an integral part of the curriculum. Rest, free time, sports, clubs and sections, a laboratory for scientific experiments - this and much more also contributes to the harmonious development.