Curriculum

The academic program at BIPS has always involved the vision, Conducive & holistic learning atmosphere. The goal is to challenge our students to reach their maximum potential but to compassionately help them to reach it. Students must earn their grades, but they also receive individual assistance from teachers who truly care about the students’ success.

Curriculum at a glance Challenging and inspiring students worldwide The Cambridge international curriculum sets a global standard for education and is recognised by universities and employers worldwide. Our curriculum is flexible, challenging and inspiring, culturally sensitive yet international in approach. Cambridge students develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. They also gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers What is an International Curriculum?The Cambridge Pathway – from primary through to pre-university

acquire the knowledge and skills they need to achieve at school, university and beyond. The four stages lead seamlessly from primary to secondary and pre-university years. Each stage – Cambridge PrimaryCambridge Lower SecondaryCambridge Upper Secondary and Cambridge Advanced – builds on the learners’ development from the previous one, but can also be offered separately. Similarly, each syllabus adopts a ‘spiral’ approach, building on previous learning to help advance students study. Our curriculum reflects the latest thinking in each subject area, drawn from expert international research and consultation with schools.

KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND HIGHER ORDER THINKING SKILLS

Cambridge programmes combine an emphasis on mastering subjects in depth with the development skills for study and work in the future. We value deep subject knowledge as well as the conceptual understanding that helps students make links between different aspects of a subject. We also encourage students to develop higher order thinking skills – problem solving, critical thinking, independent research, collaboration and presenting arguments. These are transferable skills that will last a lifetime, preparing students for their future lives. They also make learning enjoyable and rewarding.

 

eyfs_curriculumThe Early Childhood Education is a crucial stage in a child’s educational life. The foundations of formal learning are laid in kindergarten and primary school. These years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. This is the time when a child develops his cognitive, social, physical and emotional abilities. BIPS recognizes the importance of preserving the innate curiosity of childhood throughout their primary school life. A child develops more rapidly in the initial years of life than at any other time and deserves most sensitive and thoughtful treatment from us. Our EYFS curriculum is divided into six areas of learning.

Cambridge Primary starts learners on an exciting educational journey, setting out what they should be able to do at each stage of their primary education.

The programme is typically for learners aged 5 to 11 years and develops skills in ten subjects including English, Mathematics, and Science which will give plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression, and wellbeing in a variety of ways. Likewise, this programme provides a broad and balanced education for the learners, helping them to thrive throughout their schooling, work and life.

Cambridge Primary provides a flexible framework which can be used to tailor the curriculum, provides assessment tools to help identify what children are learning, and monitors student’s progress and report to parents. Cambridge Primary is an excellent preparation for Cambridge Lower Secondary, and for progression to other educational systems.

Lower Secondary. Cambridge Lower Secondary is typically for learners aged 11 to 14 years. It helps you prepare students for the next step of their education, providing a clear path as they progress through the Cambridge Pathway in an age-appropriate way. Our Lower Secondary curriculum provides uninterrupted continuation from our Primary Programme and a very clear progression pathway for our Upper Secondary courses. Our curriculum is regularly adapted towards the needs of all our students offering a broad and balanced curricular to enable all students to succeed. The following subjects are taught at Lower Secondary:

Upper Secondary Cambridge Upper Secondary is typically for learners aged 14 to 16 years. It offers learners the route to gaining Cambridge IGCSEs. Cambridge Upper Secondary builds on the foundations of Cambridge Lower Secondary, although learners do not need to complete that stage before this one. During Year 10/Grade 9, students have the opportunity to choose option subjects to study at IGCSE Level, alongside a number of core subjects. Students will study either Double Award Science or a minimum of 2 single Sciences. Unless special dispensation has been sought, all students have to take the following compulsory subjects:If students do not continue with Arabic as a Second Language or only select 2 science subjects, students have the opportunity to choose additional subjects: The option subjects include:

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