Wednesday / November 14 / 2018

Primary School Sports Day

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Art Workshop

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Annual Production

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Martyr's Day Assembly

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Secondary School Curriculum Snapshots 

 All students study the following subjects:

 

 English

   Mathematics

 Science

   History

 Geography

   French or Mandarin

 Arabic

   ICT

 Physical Education

   Art

 Music

   Islamic Studies is provided to all Muslim students

Year 10 and 11 students follow the IGCSE  programme.

What is IGCSE?

International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world’s most popular international examination framework for 14-16 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued 16+ qualifications. IGCSE encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learner’s excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. IGCSE is compatible with other curricula and is internationally relevant and sensitive to different needs and cultures. IGCSE is taken worldwide and is widely recognised by higher education institutions and employers around the world as evidence of academic ability. The resulting qualification provides a foundation for higher level courses most commonly A-Levels. 

Grades

IGCSE caters for different levels of ability with a choice between core and extended papers in some subjects. The core curriculum is based on an overview of the subject and is suitable for students expected to achieve grades C to G. The extended curriculum is more challenging and designed for students who are expected to achieve grades A * to C (A * is the top grade awarded). Students who fail to reach the minimum standard (Grade G) will be ungraded (U). Based on their overall performances over the two year period, students are registered either for the Core or Extended tier. This decision is usually made after the Mock examinations.

Examinations

IGCSE courses usually take two years to complete and external examinations are usually taken at the end of the second year. IGCSE examinations are held twice a year in May and in November. RIS enters students only for the May examinations. Students must enter for IGCSEs through the RIS registered examination centre. IGCSE examination fees for  each subject taken are met by the parents.

Coursework

Coursework is compulsory in most practical subjects for which it is an integral part, for example: Art, Drama, PE and ICT.