British Section


 

Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage Three)


Students choosing the British Section in Years 7 and 8 follow an accelerated programme based on the Key Stage Three National Curriculum of England.

This two-year Lower School curriculum is broad and balanced, comprising studies in: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Art, Music, Drama, PE, Design Technology, Arabic and Religion. HRCF (Homeroom Community Forum). offered as a regular feature in the timetable, provides the opportunity for students to access an enrichment curriculum in personal, social and health education.

During Year 8 students have opportunities to discuss the options available to them for further study. Options Meetings and parent/student/teacher consultations enable appropriate choices to be made as they graduate from the Lower School and embark on their external examination courses.

Formative assessment of all forms is undertaken in all subjects throughout the academic year and reported to parents in formal school report cards thrice yearly. Formal internal examinations take place for all Year 7 and 8 students towards the end of each academic year, in June.
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Years 9 and 10 (Key Stage Four)


Students study 8 IGCSE subjects (or 9 if they choose to include Arabic) and are examined at the end of Year 10. Regular internal assessment occurs throughout the two years in the form of marking classwork, homework and tests, in addition to more formal mid-year (Year 10) and end‑of-year examinations (Year 9).

A full list of the courses on offer is included in the school's Options Booklet which is available on request. In addition to their exam subjects, students study the Ministry of Education's curriculum of Arabic, Religion and Civil Studies, as well as participate in PE lessons (4 periods per week) and HRCF (Homeroom Community Forum) which is offered as a regular feature in the timetable and provides the opportunity for students to access an enrichment curriculum in personal, social and health education.

 Years 11 and 12 (Key Stage Five)
Students study AS levels in Year 11 and complete selected subjects to full A-levels in Year 12. The public examinations are held at the end of each year. A minimum of grade C at IGCSE is required to begin an AS-level course. Details of the courses on offer are included in the school's Options Booklet which is available on request. Students are advised to choose their AS and A-level courses with regard to their University and career aspirations. Internal assessment follows a similar pattern to that in Years 9 and 10.

In addition to their exam subjects, students study Arabic, Religion and Civil Studies, as well as participate in PE lessons (4 periods per week) and HRCF (Homeroom Community Forum) which is offered as a regular feature of the timetable and provides the opportunity for students to access an enrichment curriculum in personal, social and health education.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 29th January
Y5 Concert Technical Rehearsal – 9.30am

Wednesday 30th January
Y5 Concert Dress Rehearsal – 9.30am

Thursday 31st January
Y9 Target Setting Day 

 

Friday 1st to Monday 4th February
Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 1
 

Sunday 3rd February
Term 2 ASAs Begin
 

Sunday 3rd to Thursday 7th February
 IEP Mid-Year Reviews
 

Sunday 3rd to Monday 11th February
DP11 Mid-Year Assessments

 

Monday 4th to Thursday 7th February
 Y8 Global Perspectives Trip

 

Wednesday 6th February

 Y9-10 IG DT Fab Lab Visit

 

Friday 8th to Saturday 9th February

IA Practice Exhibition

 

Friday 8th to Monday 11th February

Y5 Nile Cruise Trip 2

 

Sunday 10th February

Peri Showcase – 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th February

Y/G 7-8 Spring Social, Y8 Global Perspectives Enterprise Event

 

Thursday 14th February

Y10-12/DP12 Term 2 Reports Issued

 

Sunday 17th February

Y7-9 Focus Week, Y10-12/DP12 Student Progress Mtgs (Parents)

 

Sunday 17th February

FS2 Production Technical Rehearsal

 

Monday 18th February

Y1/Y2 Sports Days, FS2 Production Dress Rehearsal

 

Tuesday 19th February

Y3/Y4 Sports Days

 

Wednesday 20th February

Y5/Y6 Sports Days, FS2 Production -12.30pm

 

Thursday 21st February

Graduation Gown Fitting

 

Sunday 24th to Thursday 28th February

G7-8 Week Without Walls  

 

Monday 25th February

All US Section Course Selections Due

 

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 3rd March

Senior Trip

 

Thursday 28th February

FS2/FS1 Sports Days

 

Thursday 28th to Tuesday 5th March

IA Expedition to Cyprus