Building self-confidence and develop independent thinking
Building on the Primary School foundation, the Secondary School programme encourages students to develop creative problem-solving skills, independent thinking, and helps learners transition to the next stage in their learning journey. Our Secondary school curriculum began back in 2014 and is based on the National Curriculum for English. Our programme is modified to provide a rich learning environment, including a focus on Arabic and Islamic studies, offering learners an opportunity for a deeper understanding of local customs.
Our Secondary school curriculum is co-educational taught in mixed groups, but with an understanding of social and cultural sensitivities. All learners have access to specific ICT tuition along with ICT and e-learning across the curriculum, and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which will include careers advice along with academic guidance as students begin to look at options for their examination courses.
A strong English language programme is provided to support confidence and competence in using the English language to communicate. From Year 10, students will follow examination courses leading to IGCSE qualifications and, in Year 12 and 13, to A level qualifications.
For those students with specific language or learning challenges, or those with particular gifts and talents, the curriculum will be modified and students are supported to ensure that they reach their full potential. Additional vocational courses and qualifications will be offered including IELTS, CEPA and ICDL for those students for whom this is relevant.