insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 118

EDUCATION

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
DOVER COLLEGE
DOVER COLLEGE IS A CO-EDUCATIONAL DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN AGED 3-18 . ITS THRIVING JUNIOR SCHOOL OFFERS ACCESS TO A CURRICULUM THAT CATERS FOR ALL AND CELEBRATES EVERY PUPIL ’ S STRENGTHS AND ACHIEVEMENTS , DEVELOPING SKILLS SO THAT THE CHILDREN BECOME INDEPENDENT AND CONFIDENT RISK-TAKING LEARNERS – ENCOURAGING THEM CONSTANTLY TO THINK DIFFERENTLY .
At Dover College , the focus is not only on what to learn but how to learn , as the acquisition and development of skills are integral in all aspects of learning in a child ’ s future . Dover College children learn to research and extend their knowledge , engaging in individual projects , group work and presentations . Classroom teaching – in classes of no more than 15 pupils – is supplemented by educational visits , hands-on learning sessions and visiting speakers .
At Dover College , no one child sits in class wondering , “ Why am I learning this ?” or “ I won ’ t need this when I ’ m older !” Great importance is placed on the value of all subjects and children quickly understand that there is a practical use for everything they learn in school .
Core skills are constantly and consistently developed . The school follows the National Curriculum for English and Mathematics , so as to ensure the vital building blocks are in place for future life skills , challenges and examinations .
Languages begin in Year One with French and Spanish , and run all the way through to Year Six . Children as young as three enjoy music lessons twice weekly . In preparation for Senior School , Years Five and Six make use of the Senior School facilities and expertise in additional subjects such as : Art , Design and Technology and Science .
For more information about Dover College Junior School , to book a visit or to request a prospectus and registration forms , please call Admissions by telephone : 01304 244535 , or email jsadmissions @ dovercollege . org . uk .
THINK DIFFERENTLY , THINK DOVER COLLEGE .
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