In Secondary, during Year 7 – 9 all students will study a core curriculum consisting of English, Mathematics, Science, Arabic, French, PE, History, Geography, Art, Social Studies and Religion. In Year 9, all students will have the opportunity to sit for the internationally recognized Checkpoint examinations in English, Mathematics and Science. These examinations offer an excellent, external international measurement by which you can track your son/daughter's progress.
Year 10 students will progress to IGCSE where they will study four compulsory subjects: English, Mathematics, Arabic and Religion and four optional subjects chosen from a wide range of Sciences, Humanities and business subjects studied over a 2 year period and sitting these important examinations in Year 11.
Year 12, students' progress to AS Level and have the opportunity to choose from a wide number of subject choices. They may also choose to consolidate their IGCSE grades in Year 12.
We also provide additional support to students who may have weak English or Mathematics skills by providing support through our Learning Support Department.
Assessment and Reporting in Secondary
In Secondary, all students receive regular assessments. When students enter at Year 7 they are assessed for numeracy and literacy skills to enable effective target setting and lesson differentiation in order to cater for all our students as individuals. During the course of the school year students receive ongoing Progress Information assessments. There are two formal assessment reports which follow our bi-annual examination cycle in December and May.
Termly parent meetings and regular updates from staff allow students and parents to track their learning.
Assessment is based on the learning outcomes of the English National Curriculum and Cambridge IGCSE/AS criteria. Reports will also contain targets for each subject which students will be expected to achieve at the end of each academic year.
Student Ambassadors and Student Council
Each year the school will appoint a number of Student Ambassadors to represent the school at internal and external functions. In addition, they will be expected to assist staff in a pastoral role and act as role models for our younger students.
In addition to the above, all students in Years 7 to 12 will have the opportunity to vote for a class representative who will join the Student Council.
The role of the Student Council is to represent the interests of all students and act as a 'Voice' for their concerns. The council is also expected to promote cultural and fund raising events within the school.
Items from Council meetings will be brought to the SLT meetings as necessary.