Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Curriculum

Our Own English High School, Fujairah, prepares students to take
Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations of the University of Cambridge UK,
the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds.

September 2020 we commence intake and preparation of students for Cambridge International
Advanced Subsidiary (AS) & Advanced Level qualifications.
AS-level is a single year course and forms an integral part of the 2 years A-level required for university entrance.

Curriculum design and Implementation:

Our academic plan and the IGCSE Curriculum are guiding roadmaps of the school program.
The school curriculum is designed to ensure overall development of the students and to empower them with 21st Century skills which are aligned with National agenda parameters.

EARLY YEARS
RECEPTION 1 and 2

The curriculum has been developed keeping in mind the specific areas of learning . Reception follows Enhanced Early Years Foundation Stage with skill sets and development milestones of international standards.

The best practices have been adapted to accommodate learning centres in Reception 1 and 2.

In Reception the curriculum is theme based & cross curricular links are well established which gives opportunity for independent learning and choice making.

Alignment of choice of indoor and outdoor activities during the free flow sessions. It has a clear rationale aligned to the school and national visions.

Early Learning Goals

LiteracyReading / Writing / Speaking / Listening
NumeracyProblem solving / Reasoning/ Numbers/ Shape, Space measure
Understanding the World &
UAE Social Studies
People and Communities/ Technology
Personal Social and
Emotional Development
Understanding self / Making relationships/ Self-confidence, self-awareness, managing feelings and behaviour
Communication and LanguageListening and Attention/ Understanding / Speaking
Expressive and Creative
Art and Design
Listening and Attention/ Understanding / Speaking
Communication and LanguageExploring and using media and materials/ being Imaginative
Physical DevelopmentHealth and Care / Moving and Handling

JUNIOR SCHOOL
JUNIOR 1 to 4

The Primary School years build a strong academic foundation for students and we help to instil the right values and develop a sense of responsibility and ethics. 
.

This is furthered by an emphasis on creative thinking, innovative problem solving and independent expression.

A variety of child-centric methods are employed to engage students in an interactive manner in our efforts to lay down a strong foundation in the basics of literacy and numeracy. 

We also intend to make them more aware of the environment of which they are a part of. These methods include role plays, quizzing, mime, language games, audio-visual presentations, activities, class assemblies, projects and field trips.

Subjects in Junior 1 - 4  include

ENGLISHARABIC (Higher Arabic or Lower Arabic)
ISLAMIC STUDIES (in English or Arabic)
or
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
LANGUAGE ARTS (in English)
or Urdu
or Bengali
UAE SOCIAL STUDIES (In English or Arabic)ArtsMATHEMATICS
GENERAL SCIENCEMORAL EDUCATION
COMPUTER SCIENCEPHYSICAL EDUCATION
ARTMUSIC

THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Junior 5 to Senior 2

The Middle School years provide the young and the adolescents with a challenging and supportive experience as it is a bridge between the foundation building activities of the Primary School and the more formal and challenging demands of the Senior Secondary level

The foundation for effective communication, both oral and written, is laid down at this level through varied activities like elocution, story and poetry writing, public speaking, declamation and debating. Key concepts and strategies are introduced and developed to help students build a strong foundation in Science and Mathematics.

They are also provided with a more challenging curriculum which would ease their transition to the Senior Secondary level. Forward thinking and Creative Arts are also encouraged to hone their latent talents.

The emphasis is on being visually creative and enterprising, developing the right study habits and acquiring in-depth conceptual knowledge.

The curriculum is activity oriented, based on teamwork and collaborative learning via discussions, group project work, discovery and exploration. A wide range of teaching and learning strategies are employed in all areas of the curriculum.

Subjects in Junior 5 - Senior 2 include

ENGLISHARABIC (Higher Arabic or Lower Arabic)
ISLAMIC STUDIES (in English or Arabic)
or
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
LANGUAGE ARTS (in English)
or Urdu
or Bengali
UAE SOCIAL STUDIES (In English or Arabic)MATHEMATICS
COMPUTER SCIENCEMORAL EDUCATION
ART (upto Senior 1)LIBRARY

THE SENIOR SCHOOL
SENIOR 3 -  Senior 5

The Senior Students pursuing the IGCSE curriculum are prepared to confidently appear for the Board Examination conducted by Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16-year-old students. The IGCSE qualification is globally recognized and valued. Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner - centered and enquiry - based approach to learning. It develops the learner’s skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving them excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

• Subject content
• Intellectual enquiry
• Flexibility and responsiveness to change
• Working and communicating in English
• Influencing outcomes
• Cultural awareness

Criteria to appear for the CAIE-IGCSE/GCE Board Examinations:
• It is mandatory that a student maintains a minimum attendance of 92% to enroll in the Cambridge-IGCSE Board Examination.
• It is compulsory that the students write all school based exams.

SUBJECTS OFFERED

SENIOR 3 and SENIOR 4

ARABIC (as First Language) **ENGLISH / BENGALI / URDU (as second language) **
CHEMISTRY **PHYSICS **
MATHEMATICSBIOLOGY

BUSINESS
ECONOMICS
or
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
ISLAMIC STUDIES (in English or Arabic)
or
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
LANGUAGE ARTS (English)
or URDU
or BENGALI
LIBRARYPHYSICAL EDUCATION


Note:

** The students undertake the Cambridge IGCSE Board Examination in these subjects at the end of Senior 4.

It is mandatory that the students secure the required minimum pass percentage in the School based examination,
(irrespective of Board Results) to be promoted to Senior 5.

SENIOR 5

ENGLISH (as second language)MATHEMATICS
ISLAMIC STUDIES (in English or Arabic) BIOLOGY

BUSINESS
ECONOMICS
or
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MORAL EDUCATIONPHYSICAL EDUCATION



Note:

It is compulsory that the students appear for a minimum of FIVE subjects at the end of Senior 5.

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