Sophia Blackmore Academy
The programme is named after our school Founder, Sophia Blackmore. It is a distinctive programme that nurtures the high ability girls in a Christian environment in order that they may MASTER, GROW and SERVE in every phase in her life.
The Sophia Blackmore Academy (SBA) enriched curriculum is based on Renzulli’s School-wide Enrichment Triad Model which seeks to expose pupils to content beyond the mainstream curricula, equipping them with a range of creative and critical thinking skills so that they can apply these skills in authentic contexts.
In its compacted and enriched curricula, pedagogies and strategies are also purposefully selected to nurture every student to become a confident person who is a self-directed learner, an active contributor and a concerned citizen.
The vision of the programme is to empower, enrich and excite young minds. The programme seeks to enrich girls in the SBA classes as well as pupils who show strengths in individual subjects.
To develop scholarliness as a habit of mind BEYOND the achievements of scholarship
To develop the attitude of reaching BEYOND the classroom and across a borderless world
To develop a strong sense of compassion and resolve that looks BEYOND self
Students discover and explore a variety of topics which would not ordinarily be covered in the regular curriculum through printed materials, electronic media (performances and film screenings), field trips, guest speakers.
Students are equipped with the necessary skills to carry out investigations and develop a range of thinking and feeling processes. Some examples of these skills are problem-solving skills, communication and presentation skills; and research skills.
Students are given opportunities to apply their interests to a self-selected problem (real-world issues), developing authentic products and developing learning skills (for e.g. in the areas of planning, organization, resource utilization, time management, decision making and self-evaluation). These experiences help to develop task commitment and self-confidence in the students.