## What are Elements courses?

Designed by teachers around their particular passions and fields of expertise, Elements courses aim to ignite in students a similar passion and an intrinsic motivation to learn. The wide range of courses, taught in longer time slots, will allow students to learn more deeply, often in a collaborative and transdisciplinary way and to go well beyond the dictates and confines of an examination syllabus.

The skills acquired by students on these courses will help bridge the gap between IGCSE, the IB Diploma and the world beyond Island School.

The skills acquired by students on these courses will help bridge the gap between IGCSE, the IB Diploma and the world beyond Island School.

Elements courses are available to students in years 9, 10 and 11. Students will choose from a wide variety of these courses and build up a programme of elements over the three years. If they already know what their passionate interests are they will choose options that allow them to dig much deeper into them. If, as is probably most often the case, they are still unsure of their passions, they will sample from across the range to them to discover their passions.

## What courses are on offer?

In Year 9 students will have one block of Elements a week. Most of the courses run for half a year, and so they can pick two courses in the year. In Year 10 and 11 students will have two elements blocks, leading to 4 courses. In the Individuals and Societies faculty we offer the following Elements courses: