Sunday, 19th November 2017
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Beat the recession but not at the expense of the children’s education

Beat the recession but not at the expense of the childrenÂ’s education

To help beat the recession, Mayfair International Academy has extended its ´No Inscription Fee´ offer until the beginning of September with no increase in tuition fees for the 2009/2010 academic year.

In fact, for Reception and Years One and Two there has actually been a reduction in tuition fees, which now start at only 1,200 euros per term representing an annual saving of almost 3,000 euros in comparison to other major international schools in the area.

This has not, however, led to a reduction in the quality of the courses, in fact, drafts of the curriculum show that more academic subjects, more sporting activities and even more free after school subjects have been added to the curriculum. With no intention of increasing class sizes, Mayfair pupils will continue to benefit from the low pupil/teacher ratio and quality teaching in all subject classes.

Mayfair Primary School offers a well balanced, varied curriculum and prides itself on quality education and high teaching standards, with subjects such as Languages, Music and Physical Education all being taught by specially qualified teachers.

Spanish is taught daily in the Primary and other languages such as French, Russian and Japanese are offered as extra curricular lessons. Music lessons include singing, recorder, guitar, piano and keyboard and, at Mayfair, the firm belief is that musical education is not only a foundation for further musical growth but it has benefits far beyond music such as attentiveness, intellectual curiosity, problem-solving ability and self discipline.


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The Physical Education programme includes Athletics, Swimming, Dance, Field Games and Invasion Games including Tag Rugby, Mini-Soccer, Netball, Basketball, etc, from Year One through to Year Nine. Swimming Certificates awarded at the Academy include Preliminary Safety Awards for the youngest pupils i.e. Reception and Year One and then Personal Survival Awards, Swimming Challenge Awards and Stroke Technique for all classes through to Year Nine in Secondary.
From Year 10, students are offered a choice of standard curriculum or sports curriculum GCSE courses, with five compulsory subjects and four options on the Standard Curriculum and six compulsory subjects, two options, three VRQ Level 1 awards and various other awards in a variety of fields of study including FA Referee Award, British Weight Lifters Award and a Heartstart First Aid Course on the Sports Curriculum.

For pupils continuing on to Sixth Form, Mayfair offers a wide choice of subjects at A Level including Mathematics, English, Spanish, French, Psychology, Business Studies, History, Art and PE. Sixth Form Sports Curriculum students can achieve VRQ Level 2 Gym Instructor Award in year 12 and VRQ Level 3 Personal Trainer Award in year 13 with the added option of A Level PE.

As an incentive to help working parents, the Academy is offering free after school activities every day for both the Primary and Secondary departments. Old favourites such as Cookery Club, Yoga, Gym Club and Cinema Club will be on the agenda along with some new exciting options which will be announced at the start of the Autumn Term. From Genealogy to Kick Boxing, there will be something to suit every single student.



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