Key Stage 4 are the IGSCE years. Students take responsibility for selecting their own curriculum through the option subjects they choose to study. The chosen subjects are selected through their interests, their achievements and the guidance received from the school for their future. Independent study skills are vital to students having success throughout the two-year course. Outside of class, students will be expected to read, recap previous learning, and complete practice questions.
IGCSE examinations are normally held in May and June of Year 11. The timetable and length of examinations are published by the examination board and results are released in August.
Students in Years 10 and 11 follow the Cambridge* IGCSE Curriculum, alongside the Ministry of Education requirements.
|Arabic (for Arabic speakers)||History|
|Arabic (for non-Arabic speakers until Year 11)||Geography|
|Islamic Education (for Muslims)||Computer Science|
|Science (Co-ordinated and Triple Options)||Art|
|Moral Education||Business Studies|
|Social Studies (Until Year 10)||Accounting|
|Physical Education (Non-IGCSE)|
for our 2021-2023 GCSE Options Booklet.
We assess frequently during lessons, at the end of topics, and on a termly and annual basis. This takes the form of quizzes, assessed homework, projects, conversations, and examinations. There will also be a formal ‘mock examination’ week. Progress checks take into consideration progress over time, to assess the level the learner is working at. As a British school, assessments can cover all prior material studied, not just the last term, and anything listed on the IGCSE specification.
*Cambridge is officially known as Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE)