Key Stage 3

For Years 7 and 8

Curriculum time allocation (number of 45-minute lessons per week)

Discussions in class and during Parent Consultation evenings help parents and students understand the significance of their attainment levels. The British National Curriculum section in the student diary also provides useful information. Music, Drama, Design & Technology and Physical Education are not part of the compulsory Arabic Curriculum, and not IGCSE subjects recognised by the Ministry of Education or local universities. For this reason, they are not part of our curriculum. That said, each year the Ministry of Education approves more subjects for delivery at IGCSE, and we will continue to monitor these changes and, where necessary, make modifications to the curriculum.

Assessment

A weekly homework task is set in all classroom-based subjects to complement, extend and consolidate work done in class. Marks are recorded and advice is given on how to improve. Regular formative assessments take place throughout the year, which help teachers to intervene with individuals and groups, and inform future teaching plans. Five formal summative assessments take place each year. These may be formal tests, extended projects or a significant piece of work that allows for a ‘snap shot’ view of a student’s attainment. Effort grades (A-E) and National Curriculum levels with sublevels are reported to parents. Where necessary, individual or group intervention is planned after analysing assessment data.

Subject

Y7

Y8

English

7

7

Mathematics

6

6

Science

6

6

French

3

3

Geography

2

2

History

2

2

ICT

3

3

Art

2

2

Physical Education

3

3

Arabic Studies

6

6

Total

40

40