Curriculum

The School will follow the British curriculum with British teaching and assessment methods.

The language of instruction will be English except for Arabic and French lessons. The teachers will be British and Algerian.

Algerian students will be supported in their studies for the BEM and Algerian Baccalaureate. This includes the teaching of Algerian History and Geography. Algerian heritage and culture will be respected at all times.

The School's curriculum does not include religious education.

The School will follow the syllabuses developed by the University of Cambridge for British international schools.

In the British system exams are taken at the end of Year 11 and the end of Year 13 (Sixth Form). The Year 11 exam is called the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and is available internationally as the IGCSE. Typically, students take between 5 and 8 IGCSEs.  The final exams at the age of 18 are called A levels. Most students take 3 A levels although some do take more.

The School will develop an exciting range of activities in Art, Music and Sport.

Staff will develop engaging teaching and learning materials to nurture your child’s skills of empathy and tolerance, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, reflection and problem solving. Your child’s progress will be continually monitored and teachers will continually adapt their teaching to meet your child's needs.

The School will prepare your child to become a global citizen and life-long learner who responds positively to the constant challenges and changes we face in our world.

Years 7 to 9

In Years 7 to 9 students will follow a broad curriculum. Algerian students will have classes in Algerian History and Geography.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Arabic
  • Global Perspectives
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish (Years 8 & 9)
  •  Music
  •  Art
  • Sport

Years 10 to 11

IGCSE courses start for Year 10 in October 2020. Students take 7 IGCSEs.

All students take IGCSEs in the following four core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arabic*

*Students who are not Algerian may substitute English Literature for Arabic.

In addition, students choose four optional subjects, one IGCSE from the following:

*Biology

Physical Education (IGCSE)

*Chemistry

Computer Science

*Physics

Further Mathematics

*Combined Science

Geography

  Spanish

History

  French

 

All students must take at least one Science subject (*). 

In addition to the examined subjects above, all students also take PE and General Studies. General Studies is an opportunity for students to study and discuss current affairs and issues pertaining to their daily lives in a structured manner. One hour of Enrichment per week allows all students to discover a new activity every half-term and these will range from Food Technology to Chess or Gardening by example.

Algerian students will study Algerian History & Geography and the other students will study Humanities. These studies are not examined.

All students will have two hours per week of Sport which is not examined.

Years 12 to 13 (Sixth Form)

A level courses are planned to start for Year 12 in September 2022. Most students take 3 A levels although some do take more.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Computer
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Thinking Skills
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physical Education

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