Philosophy – Bilingual

Changsha WES (Bilingual) Academy (CWB) mainly enrolls local Chinese students. It prepares our primary and middle years students for entering the international high school programme such as A Levels and IBDP. This is done by conducting the compulsory national curriculum within the structure of the IB philosophy. It integrates the international methodology and framework of IB, and offers various featured courses and activities to encourage independent learning. It features small class sizes and bilingual teaching through inquiry-centered learning activities.


On the basis of national foundation courses, we offer a trans-disciplinary subject – UOI (Units of Investigation) in the Primary Division and GC (Global Context) in the Secondary Division. By considering the local reality and students’actual learning abilities, the content of various subjects (Chinese, Mathematics, English, PE, Arts, Music, Sciences and Humanities) has been carefully selected, reorganized and integrated. Each grade level will complete all the six units of inquiry in every academic year, and each unit takes 6-7 weeks. Every unit is closely linked within the six themes. This allowed for the effective integration of local programs and international programs. The programme encourages students to be innovative, develops critical thinking and learning skills, and improves their ability to apply what they have learned when facing various challenges. (The six trans-disciplinary themes: Who we are, Where we are in place and time, How we express ourselves, How the world works, How we organize ourselves and Sharing the planet)

雙語部課程項目借鑒IB的六大探究主題(“自我認識”“時空領域”“自我表達”“世界運作”“自我組織”“共享地球”),結合本土情況和學生學習的實際情況,在穩定國家基礎課程的基礎上,將語文、數學、英語、體育、美術、音樂、科學、人文等學科的內容進行重組整合,開設跨學科主題探究課程—UOI(Unit of Inquiry,簡稱UOI)課程和宏觀背景課程—GC(Global Context,簡稱GC)課程。每個年級每學年完成這六個單元的探究活動,每個單元需要6—7周時間完成,各單元之間既緊密聯系,又螺旋上升。此新型課程實現了國內基礎課程與國際課程的有效整合,使國際課程本土化,傳統教育國際化。課程目的在于開發學生的創意潛能、辯證思維和學習技能,并培養其用正確的態度來對待知識,將各科所學有機結合并學以致用,從而使他們擁有面對各種挑戰的能力。

Bilingual Section Curriculum

Basic courses: Chinese, Math, Sciences

Language: Cambridge ESL

Core courses: UOI (Unit of Investigation)

Features courses: Bilingual Reading, Music, Art, PSPE, Performing Arts, Drama etc.

Basic courses: Chinese, Math, Sciences

Language: Cambridge ESL

Core courses:GC (Global Context )

Features courses: Humanities, Music, Art, PE, etc.