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EYFS & Primary Curriculum

Overview of the EYFS Primary Curriculum

Our youngest students follow the Early Years curriculum, with a significant emphasis on play, early childhood development and interpersonal skills. They progress onto KS1 and then KS2, where the National Curriculum of England underpins the learning, with adjustments made to suit our local context and international culture.

Early Years
Foundation Stage

Pre-school, Foundation Stage One (FS1) and Foundation Stage Two (FS2)
The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) programme encourages all students to become independent, confident learners while focusing on developing our youngest students as inquirers through a play-based learning environment. Our teachers of Foundation Stage embrace the role of nurturing facilitators, following the students in their interests whilst developing key skills and knowledge that will help them be successful learners.

Key Stage One

Year One and Year Two
The teachers in Key Stage One understand the significant roles they have in further developing the learning which took place in the Early Years Foundation Stage, continuing to develop the academic, physical, social and creative growth of each student. We provide excellent teaching and learning programmes, following the National Curriculum of England and Wales, which establishes high expectations within a caring environment. Thw success of every child is promoted and celebrated.

Key Stage Two

Years Three,Four,Five and Six
Learning during this phase continues to reflect the National Curriculum of England and Wales’ framework. teaching standards are aligned to those prevalent in a quality UK learning environment. Alongside this, students study the Egyptian Ministry of Education curriculum in Arabic language, Religion and Social Studies (from Year Four onwards).

Secondary Curriculum

Secondary Curriculum

Key Stage Three: Years Seven to Nine
In Key Stage three, we implement the British National Curriculum and its objectives, enabling our students to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. The National Curriculum also develops confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, and who will become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. Our students at this level study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, French or German, Humanities (including Global Perspectives), Music, Physical Education and Computing. In addition, all students registered as Egyptian are required to study the Egyptian Ministry of Education Curriculum in Arabic, Religion and Social Studies. All other students will study Arabic as a foreign language.

Key Stages Four and Five: Years Ten to Twelve
Students in Key Stage 4 Year 10 choose five IGCSE subjects that are completed at the end of that academic year. Three further subjects are taken in Year 11 along with up to two AS level subjects which they complete and may extend into A level in Year twelve. Egyptian students also continue their study of the Egyptian Ministry of Education Curriculum. An optional Year 13 is available for those students wishing to complete further A levels.

Assessment in Secondary
Assessment is a continuous process and summative and formative assessment is integral to our learning and teaching. Assessment is used to set realistic but challenging targets for all our students, to celebrate achievement and to inform parents and teachers of the next steps to learning. Success criteria are discussed with students during lessons and work is assessed against the criteria; student work is reviewed by students, peers and teaching staff. All students sit Cognitive Ability Tests in Years 7 and 10 to support target setting and teacher planning. Formal Internal Examinations take place at the end of each school term in secondary. Year nine students sit the Pearson iLower Secondary Examinations at the end of May. Students sit IGCSEs at the end of Year 10 and 11 and Advanced Supplementary Levels (AS) and Advanced Levels (A) in Years 11 and 12.

Key Stage Three: Years Seven to Nine
In Key Stage three, we implement the British National Curriculum and its objectives, enabling our students to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. The National Curriculum also develops confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives, and who will become responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society. Our students at this level study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, French or German, Humanities (including Global Perspectives), Music, Physical Education and Computing. In addition, all students registered as Egyptian are required to study the Egyptian Ministry of Education Curriculum in Arabic, Religion and Social Studies. All other students will study Arabic as a foreign language.

Key Stages Four and Five: Years Ten to Twelve
Students in Key Stage 4 Year 10 choose five IGCSE subjects that are completed at the end of that academic year. Three further subjects are taken in Year 11 along with up to two AS level subjects which they complete and may extend into A level in Year twelve. Egyptian students also continue their study of the Egyptian Ministry of Education Curriculum. An optional Year 13 is available for those students wishing to complete further A levels.

Assessment in Secondary
Assessment is a continuous process and summative and formative assessment is integral to our learning and teaching. Assessment is used to set realistic but challenging targets for all our students, to celebrate achievement and to inform parents and teachers of the next steps to learning. Success criteria are discussed with students during lessons and work is assessed against the criteria; student work is reviewed by students, peers and teaching staff. All students sit Cognitive Ability Tests in Years 7 and 10 to support target setting and teacher planning. Formal Internal Examinations take place at the end of each school term in secondary. Year nine students sit the Pearson iLower Secondary Examinations at the end of May. Students sit IGCSEs at the end of Year 10 and 11 and Advanced Supplementary Levels (AS) and Advanced Levels (A) in Years 11 and 12.

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