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

Monday 7th January
Coptic Christmas

Tuesday 8th January
First Day of Term Two

Tuesday 8th to Monday 21st January
DP12 Exams
Tuesday 8th to Tuesday 22nd January
Y10-12 Exams

Wednesday 9th to Monday 14th January
MUN - Prague

Sunday 13th to Thursday 24th January
US Secondary Elective Exams

Tuesday 15th January
Primary Student Progress Meetings with Parents

Wednesday 16th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 1

Thursday 17th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Orienteering Trip 2

Sunday 20th January
Y5 Trip Parents’ Meeting
Sunday 20th January
G8-10 IGP Assembly

Sunday 20th January
G9-12 Exam Assembly

Monday 21st to Thursday 31st January
G8-11 IGP Meetings

Wednesday 23rd January
Y/G8 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Wednesday 23rd January
G7-8 Transition Assembly for Parents – 1.45-3.00pm

Thursday 24th January
Y/G7 Secondary Pioneers Service Trip – 10.00am

Sunday 27th January
G9-12 Study Day

Sunday 27th January
Whole School e-Safety Focus Fortnight

Monday 28th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 1

Tuesday 29th January
Y7 Global Perspectives Carousel Day 2

Monday 28th January to Sunday 3rd February
G9-12 Mid-Year Exams

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