Key Stage 3 , 4 & 5
|KEY STAGE 3
|Year 7, Year 8, Year 9
|KEY STAGE 4
|Year 10, Year 11
|KEY STAGE 5
|Year 12, Year 13
In our Secondary Schools our students follow the National Curriculum of England combining academic excellence with a wealth of enrichment opportunities. The curriculum has been developed to develop independence, resilience and confidence in our students to challenge and inspire them as they grow.
Key Stage 3
The Key Stage 3 curriculum builds on the experiences students have had at Primary level. Our aim is to maintain the strengths of the primary approach as we introduce teaching by subject specialists. In particular, we want our students to use their skills across the curriculum and not to confine them to the subject in which they happen to be learned.
Twelve subjects are offered : English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, History, Geography, French, Arabic, Islamic Studies or Citizenship, P.E., Art, PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education), and English, Science and Mathematics are taught each day of the academic week.
Within the structure of the National Strategies, the Programmes of Study sets out what students should be taught, and the attainment target sets out the expected standards of students’ performance. The aim of Key Stage 3 is to focus upon the practical development of the skills needed to develop the students to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve; confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Key Stage 4
The Key Stage 4 curriculum comprising of Year 10 and Year 11 allows students to the opportunity to work towards their IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations. As the students begin to take responsibility for their own learning, they can make some subject choices of courses that may be of interest to them. They will take examinations in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science as well as their chosen subjects as they begin to consider and pave their future educational paths and preferences for areas of study.
Key Stage 5
In Key Stage 5, Years 12 and 13 our students progress to A Levels (Advanced Level qualifications) which are a subject based qualification for students which lead to qualifications recognized for many Higher Education Institutes in the UK and worldwide. Our schools comprise of Subject teachers, Tutors and Counsellors who are available to both our students and our parents to guide students through subject choices and support their learning needs to move forward with their next steps in their higher education.
Many of our schools provide the opportunity for our students to participate in the Model United Nations, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and other competitions which form a part of our planning and enrichment opportunities available to our students. We believe that with supportive teaching and guidance, our students will become excellent decision makers, courageous leaders, and compassionate individuals, ready to make an impact in their communities and the wider world