The Philippines since 2015, according to people whom I asked before, just implemented a new curriculum. However, when I looked at the news, it was implemented in 2013. So, one of my friends from the Philippines, Eman, said he is one of the students that experienced the new regulation. He said to me that he actually can be a pre-service student teacher now like me, but, according to a new curriculum, it's a mandatory for him to join the senior high school for two more years. Instead, right now, he is still a sophomore. 

The curriculum name is the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum. This curriculum divides the education stage of the students into three stages. The stages are elementary school (kindergarten-grade6), junior high school (grades 7-10), and senior high school (grades 11-12). By law, education is compulsory for 13 years. 

For the junior high school curriculum, the subjects of this curriculum are Filipino, English, Math, Science, Music, Arts, Physical Education, Health, TLE (Tech and Livelihood Education), and 3 other local subjects which are Araling Panlipunan, Edukasyon sa Pagpakatao, and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan. 


In UST EHS itself, the school is following the regulation from the Philippines government. The differences are just in the terms of values, graduate attributes, and institutional intended learning outcomes. The values differ from school to school I guess. Here, in the UST EHS, the values are called Thomasian Core Values. The attributes are called Thomasian Seal. Further details can be observed below. 

For further article about the curriculum, you can click here.