STEAM & Design Thinking

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STEAM & Design Thinking

A Learning Concept That Combines Myriad Disciplines For Impactful Education

STEAM is a unique concept that combines design thinking, product development and project work in a future-centric lab. The idea is to ensure that students become skilled through projects that combine Mathematics, English, Science, Computing, Business and more.

Emphasis is placed on practical experiments. Offering the very best of British curriculum schools, students can be seen designing and fabricating steel, wood, acrylic prototypes as well as mechanical, electrical and control systems along with coding and programming.

The objective is to strengthen the 5Cs – critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, communication, and commitment. This programme overlaps with the MBA programme, enabling them to also launch a venture and participate in Sunmarke’s Venture Incubator and Shark Tank.

Preparing Students for the Future, the 4th Industrial Revolution

In Primary School, students learn through discovery and invention, develop their problem-solving skills and become adept at vital technical and coding skills. They also design prototypes with the engineering design process, learn about innovation, SMART technologies and AI, enterprise and developer “maker” characteristics.

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In Secondary School, students begin to master technical skills aligned to future industries — Industry 4.0. These include engineering capabilities, rapid prototyping and industry-ready standards whilst combining entrepreneurial nuances with maker-space ideas. They are introduced to SMART technologies and AI, working with industry mentors.

Critical-Thinking

Critical Thinking

STEAM helps students see the larger picture while equally paying attention to the micro details. It requires them to think deeply and analytically and come up with practical solutions. Project-based learning and cross-curricular ventures shape their knowledge and skills, in different real-world contexts.

Problem-Solving

Problem Solving

Problem solving with suggestions and processes that increase efficiency and productivity is key to STEAM projects. In every work they undertake in STEAM, students use methods like Engineering Design Process to iterate their solution, take risks and think outside-of-the-box.

Arts-STEAM

Arts in STEAM

The Arts play a crucial role in STEAM. While engineering skills might help an individual craft a product, the Arts elevate it to another level by combining design aesthetics, function and user-friendliness of the product. The Arts bring innovation and creativity to logical thinking.

Global Language Academy

Global Language Academy

Students are given the opportunity to develop their 3rd language skills in Mandarin, French and Hindi becoming better rounded global citizens.

Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities

Enrichment & Extracurricular Activities

We offer 90+ extracurricular activities in high-performance sports, the performing arts, ballet, music, journalism, debate, public speaking, community service, and more, enabling students to pursue and expand their interests and develop their character.

Careers Development Programme

Careers Development Programme

Students are coached to meet the future challenges of university and the workplace through a range of career development programmes such as guidance to top global universities; successful university applications; student internships at leading corporates; mentorships with business leaders; resume building; and mock interviews.

Virtual Reality Education

Virtual Reality Education

Our Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) programme takes students on a transformative and immersive journey enabling them to experience scientific, artistic, historical and cultural concepts like never before.

Term and/or Summer Abroad

Term and/or Summer Abroad

Secondary students are given an opportunity to attend a partner boarding school abroad to expand their historical, linguistic and cultural knowledge while developing independence and character.

AI Learning Platform

AI Learning Platform

Sunmarke’s next-generation AI learning platform supports learning through self-paced problem-solving for those keen to accelerate or catch up on their learning.

Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

Students learn to become environmentally conscious and eco-champions coming to deeply appreciate Mother Nature through our Forest School programme, learning in Sunmarke’s beautiful Forest, Vegetable Garden, and Hydroponic farming programme.

Performing Arts, Media & Communication

Performing Arts, Media & Communication

Artistically inclined students can pursue a deeply arts-infused programme in music, theatre, the visual arts, dance, and media and communications to pursue their passion and creative interests.

The Sunmarke MBA

The Sunmarke MBA

Students develop strong leadership and entrepreneurship skills in this programme which has been developed in conjunction with the Peter Jones Academy for Entrepreneurship and the University of Birmingham MBA school.

Positive Education Ethos

Positive Education Ethos

Sunmarke is a recognised global leader in Positive Education where the development of character, values and well-being is central to a child’s development and anchors our school ethos.

IB, A-Level, GCSE & BTEC Pathways

IB, A-Level, GCSE & BTEC Pathways

We offer multiple pathways in the IB, A-Levels and BTECs enabling all children to meet their career aspirations.

STEAM & Design Thinking

STEAM & Design Thinking

This programme builds critical thinking and creativity with students working on solving real-world problems in interdisciplinary projects that follow the Stanford Design Thinking process.