Middle Grades Curriculum & Sequence
Royal Holloway Academy provides a Classical Education that meets entering sixth grade students with support to culminate the Grammar stage. The Grammar stage embraces learning the “what” or facts, while seventh and eighth grade correspond to the leaning of “why” – the Logic Stage.
In the Logic stage, students test the facts they have learned and place data in an understandable manner. Students develop the capacity for more abstract thought as they expand on the knowledge base acquired during the grammar stage. Emphasis is placed on using facts to create proper sentences, define terms and eliminate ambiguity; and detect fallacies. Students are equipped to debate, construct and critique valid arguments; recognize logical fallacies, identify critical underlying assumptions, and further develop reasoning skills.