Enrichment PROGRAMME

SPORTS COURSES 


The courses are mainly divided into on-campus teaching and off-campus cooperative teaching.

SUBJECTS AND TEACHERS 


On-campus subjects are taught by full-time PE teachers and coaches, including Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Aerobics, Weiqi, Chinese Chess, Chess, Fencing, and Fitness Training. Off-campus teaching mainly covers Shooting, Tennis, Bowling, etc., which are taught by excellent full-time coaches in Huangpu District and outstanding Chinese and expatriate coaches.

SUBJECT SELECTION


Before the beginning of each semester, the PE department will inform the tutors and the students of the subjects to be offered in this semester, and the PE department is mainly responsible for subject selection. Students shall have face-to-face communications and interviews with coaches at the specified places within the specified time, and then be informed whether they are admitted or not. The teachers will help the students choose subjects of this semester according to their actual conditions, such as their knowledge, physical conditions, matching, and on-site assessment. 


The teaching modes are briefly introduced as follows:


TEACHING MODES AND TEACHERS

INTERDISCIPLINARY BILINGUAL TEACHING


We adopt the mode of combining partial bilingual teaching and interdisciplinary teaching. On the basis of fully tapping the resources of our teachers, especially those of the expatriate teachers, we try to realise the “diversification” of the middle school PE courses. 

STUDENT CLUBS 


The teaching is initiated by a student who is good at sports. The club members and teaching forms are determined through spontaneous publicity, recruitment, interviews, etc.. After that, the class time of every week will be fixed. The club president is mainly responsible for the teaching, and the teachers assist and guide the teaching. Our sports clubs include “Elite Tennis Club”, “Green Football Club”, and “Faith Basketball Club”. 

COOPERATIVE TEACHING WITH EXTERNAL RESOURCES


Due to the limited conditions of the current temporary campus, we actively explore external sports resources, and take many innovative measures in cooperative teaching, which can be roughly divided into three forms: “Site Cooperative Teaching”, “Teacher Cooperative Teaching”, and “Subject Cooperative Teaching”. 

1. SITE COOPERATIVE TEACHING


We collaborate with the Children’s Sports School of Huangpu District in the delivery of the Shooting course, including air pistol and air rifle. So far, many students have registered as athletes in Huangpu District and will later participate in shooting competitions at the district- and city-level. 

2. TEACHER COOPERATIVE TEACHING 


We collaborate with SECA Academy for the delivery of the fencing course, which is divided into two levels: entry level and advanced level with two professional coaches for each level. Many students, through practices twice a week, have gradually improved their athletic abilities. Our fencing team has made outstanding achievements and been ranked among top three many times in national and municipal contests.

In terms of Chess, our cooperation with the District Chess Management Centre is also fruitful, attracting many students to join, and through the guidance of coaches, students have achieved excellent results in several major competitions.

3. SPORTS TRAINING COURSE 


We set up sports teams and carry out corresponding training courses according to the actual situation every semester. This course is mainly targeted at the members of the school’s sports teams. Currently, we have three sports teams - basketball team, football team, and rhythmic gymnastics team, which have relatively high requirements for students, requiring them to have certain sports experience and time. The training of sports teams is generally conducted after school.

COMPREHENSIVE ACTIVITIES 


Shanghai Concord not only pursues academic excellence, but also strives to inspire the students' potentials to enable them to develop more holistically and healthily. 

SATURDAY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES 


Saturday enrichment programmes consist of three parts-second language, self-confidence building and STEAM courses. Specifically, the second language category includes French, Spanish and German, whose teachers are native speakers with a rich teaching experience. The self-confidence building sector includes Latin Dance, Standard Dance, Physical & Model Course, English Drama and English Debating. STEAM courses are made up of JAVA in Depth, AI via Phython, Digital Fashion Design and 3D Printing, AI Racer, The Future City, AOPS-UKMT, Fashion Design, Automata, Masterpiece in Museum and Animation.


LUNCHTIME ACTIVITIES  



The extensive lunchtime activities courses are well designed by our teachers, of which each middle or high school student can choose one to participate in. The courses are classified into four categories – knowledge & expansion, science & technology, entertainment, and handicraft, including card game, English news Listening, Botany Club, Japanese and Culture, Paper Modeling, and Cricket. In addition, our expatriate Physics teachers provide a STEM course for interested students, and in the future, we will provide the students having outstanding performance with the opportunities to participate in related contests in the UK. 


AFTER-SCHOOL TALENT ACTIVITIES


In addition to choir rehearsals, we have Chamber Music course offered by the Shanghai International Youth Orchestra, and English Musical Theatre course offered by Sunrise Art Group. These weekly courses are designed to further enrich students’ after-school life.