Senior school caters for students aged 11 (Year 7) to 18 (Year 13) and we follow the British system with students taking exams at the end of Years 11 and 13.
In Year 11 students take GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations which are available internationally as IGCSE examinations. Typically, students take between six and nine IGCSEs. In Years 12 and 13 (the Sixth Form), students take A-levels (Advanced Levels) normally in three subjects. We use the University of Cambridge examination board who set the syllabuses and examinations.
Support will be provided for Algerian students who wish to take the BEM and Algerian Baccalaureate. This includes the teaching of Algerian History and Geography for Algerian students. Algerian heritage and culture will be respected at all times.
Staff develop engaging teaching and learning materials to ensure effective learning and continually monitor your child’s progress and subsequently adapt their teaching to meet your child's needs. Teachers also focus on nurturing skills and qualities beyond the academic including the development of empathy, tolerance, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, reflection and problem solving.
The School attaches great importance to extra-curricular and enrichment activities including a range of activities in Art, Music and Sport.
We aim to prepare students to become global citizens and life-long learners who respond 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.
- Global Perspectives
Years 10 and 11
All students take IGCSEs in the following four core subjects:
- · English
- · Mathematics
- · Arabic (Either first or second language IGCSE)
- · At least one Science subject
Students choose four optional subjects typically from the following:
Physical Education (IGCSE)
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 for example from Food Technology to Chess to Gardening.
Algerian students will study Algerian History & Geography and the other students will study Humanities. These studies are not examined.
Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)
A-level courses will start for Year 12 in September 2022. Most students will take 3 A-levels. Typically, the following subjects would be offered:
- Physical Education