SECONDARY BRITISH CURRICULUM

(YEARS 7 to 13)

RATIONALE

British education has a worldwide reputation for quality, and is recognised and respected globally. It is objectively assessed through public examinations at key points and therefore everyone knows and understands the value of GCSEs and A levels – the grade your child receives is comparable with any British Curriculum student anywhere.
Global and transferable, the British Curriculum enables students to move seamlessly from country to country or join education in the UK. It is well-balanced in both terms of depth and breadth, equipping students with both skills and knowledge.

Quality British Schools Overseas provide opportunities for a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities, strong welfare support, and promote an understanding of modern British society.
In the British education system, students are taught to learn by questioning, problem-solving and creative thinking rather than by the mere retention of facts, hence giving them analytical and creative thinking skills that they will need in the working world. A variety of teaching and assessment methods, designed to develop independent thought as well as a mastery of the subject matter, is used. Parents also want the wide range of extra-curricular activities that the British education system provides.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

SRS follows the national curriculum and GCSE/A Level specifications in all subjects from KG onwards. This means that each student is presented with age appropriate learning experiences that are just difficult enough to challenge them.

 

CURRICULUM DELIVERY

Doing very well in public examinations is not easy – nor should it be. The value of the British Curriculum rests in its rigour and we reflect that at SRS. Our teachers and support staff encourage, challenge and support the students every step of the way. We give the students the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in these public examinations – so that, when they receive their results, they know they represent hard work and real knowledge – and so does everyone else. 

Learning is personalized for all students. For students of determination, a qualified  SENCO leads a department of well-trained Learning Support Assistants who work with identified students in the classroom as they master the required knowledge and skills. All students of determination have bespoke IEPs which guide their teachers in their planning all the way through the secondary school. The learning of students who are gifted and talented is structured to ensure that they are challenged to excel. Our team teaching model in Key Stage 3 enables  teachers to adapt seamlessly and effectively to the needs of all their students.

ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS

Explain how the delivery of the curriculum content will be assessed, including the frequency and nature of the assessment. Explain how the assessment information will be used by the department.

PROGRESSION TO FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

Identify the thresholds that students need to reach to move on to further and higher education in that subject. Highlight the pathways and opportunities available if a student meets the accreditation standards in that subject by the end of Year 12 /13 and Grade 12.

GCSE/IGCSE:

  • Completion of (5) subjects at the ordinary level and (2) subjects at the GCE Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced level other    than Arabic and Islamic Studies, with a minimum grade of “C” in each subject.
  • EmSAT English score of 1250 or IELTS of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT of 71+

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AMERICAN CURRICULUM:

  • Complete 12 years
  • Minimum GPA 2.0 (or equivalent) on scale of 4.
  • EmSAT English score of 1250 or IELTS of 5.5 or TOEFL IBT of 71+
  • Minimum score of 80 in Mathematics and at least 1 science (Chemistry or Physics) in last year (for engineering).