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Private School Admissions Pathway

Oct 3, 2020

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Curriculum pace

The different types of curriculum pace at private schools

Curriculum pace refers to the speed at which students learn material, move between concepts, and acquire skills. This varies between schools and instructional approaches, and is an important factor to consider when choosing a school. 

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Standard

Curriculum pace is measured relative to what’s specified by the provincial board of education. A standard curriculum pace, on this metric, is the same as that described by the relevant provincial guidelines. 

Student-paced

A student-paced curriculum is one that relies on cues from individual students, moving through course material based on their ability to master it. This is often used in gifted and special needs programs, and alternative programs, such as Montessori and Waldorf

Accelerated

An accelerated pace is achieved through more advanced textbook and topic selection, grading, and academic standards and expectations. Accelerated curricula are appropriate for those who can handle the challenges, both intellectual and social/emotional, of managing a course load normally meant for older, more experienced students. 


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