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CURRICULUM

The School follows the National Curriculum of Pakistan along with Local Ministry of Education U.A.E. (Islam, Arabic & local social study books and syllabus prescribed by the local Ministry of Education). The curriculum encourages the students at all grade levels to develop a critical sense for wonder and curiosity about scientific, technological endeavors as well as to create social, communal and cultural responsibilities.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
“The ECE has been designed to improve nutrition & hygiene and also improve personal, social, emotional & cognitive development”

CURRICULUM PHILOSOPHY
According to the basic philosophy of the National Curriculum of Pakistan; Knowledge is what is known. Like the related concepts, truths, beliefs, and wisdom, there is no single definition of knowledge on which scholars agree, but rather numerous theories and continued debate about the nature of the knowledge. Knowledge acquisition requires cognitive processes: perception, learning, communication, association, and reasoning. The term knowledge is also used to mean the confident understanding of a subject, potentially with the ability to use it for a specific purpose. It has been found that the rise and fall of a society or a nation totally depends; on the rise and fall of the knowledge, justice, and peace within that society and/or nation. However with the recognition of both the continuation in human existence and the rapid changes in our world, a broad agreement among the educationists has emerged that when today’s children would become adults they will need the ability to:

  • Access information and acquire knowledge through various modes and intelligently employ tools and technologies as they are developed;
  •  Continue to learn new approaches, skills and knowledge as conditions and needs change;
  • Analyze situations, make seasoned judgements, and solve problems as they emerge;
  • Communicate well, develop positive dispositions and attitudes, respect others and engage with them to work through difference of opinion, and
  • Function well as members of society and a responsible citizen of the country by demonstrating concern for others and for the environment they would live in.

SKILLS IN FOCUS  (Primary Phase)
The students will develop the skills required for inquiry, problem solving, for communicating ideas and results, for collaborative working, and for making informed decisions. For Primary phase four broad areas of skills are outlined as follows;

  • Initiating and Planning: These are the skills of questioning, identifying problems, and developing preliminary ideas and plans.
  • Performing and Recording: These are skills of carrying out a plan of action, which involves gathering evidence by observation and, in most cases, manipulating materials and equipment.
  • Analyzing and Interpreting: These are the skills of examining information and evidence, of processing and presenting data so that it can be interpreted, and of interpreting, evaluating, and applying the results.
  • Communication and Teamwork: Communication skills are essential at every stage where ideas are being developed tested, interpreted, debated/discussed, and agreed upon. Teamwork skills are also important, as the development and application of inductive and deductive ideas are collaboratively processed both in the society and the classroom.

LEARNING BY DOING APPROACH
Hands-on activities get children actively involved in learning. If they are physically involved, they are likely to be mentally involved. It means they would be thinking about what they are doing. This is called “hands-on, minds-on” or “the learning by doing approach”. The students will be permitted and encouraged to do things over and over and in many contexts, so that they will learn think critically, analyze information, communicate scientific ideas, make logical arguments, work as part of a team, and acquire other desirable skills. 

WY LEARNING BY DOING APPROACH?
We remember;

  • 20 % of what we read
  • 20 % of what we hear
  • 30 % of what we see
  • 50 % of what we see and hear
  • 70 % of what we see, hear and discuss
  • 90 % of what we see, hear, discuss and practice

ADVANTAGES OF LEARNING BY DOING APPROACH

  • Multiple teaching-learning methods can be integrated
  • Very Student centered
  • Process of discovery builds self esteem
  • Learning is more fun for students, teaching more fun for teachers
  • Other life skills can be learned, instead of only syllabus/curriculum contents

THE TEACHER’S ROLE AS A FACILITATOR

First the teacher will himself/herself review the materials and practice the activities to be taught. As a group leader, the teacher should never freely give ‘the answers’ to a problem/question. Instead, the teacher would facilitates/directs the students in the process through which they could determine solutions for themselves.

 

Secondary School Certificate  ( SSC) – Grade 9-10
The scheme of studies for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) is as follows;

      • Compulsory Subjects: English Compulsory, Urdu Compulsory, Pakistan  Studies, Islamic Studies , Mathematics
      • Optional Subjects: The students will be offered two groups to choose from, as follows;

SCIENCE GROUP

HUMANITIES GROUP

Physics, chemistry, Biology/Computer Studies

Economics, General Science, Computer Studies

      • UAE Ministry Subjects: The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Dubai has added the following compulsory subjects for the SSC students;
      • Arabic (as an additional language), Islamic Education, UAE Social Studies

Higher Secondary School Certificate  (HSSC) – Grade 11-12
The scheme of studies for HSSC is as follows;

  • Compulsory Subjects: English, Urdu, Islamic Education/Civics for Non-Muslims, Pakistan Studies
  • Optional Subjects; Science Group: The science students will be offered the following three groups to choose from, as follows;

Pre-Medical Group

Pre-Engineering Group

Science General Group

Physics, Chemistry, Biology Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science

Optional Subjects; Commerce Group:  The students will be offered the following subjects in the Commerce Group as follows;

HSSC-I

HSSC-II

Principles of Accounting, Principles of Economics, Principles of Commerce, Business Mathematics Principles of Accounting, Commercial Geography, Banking, Business Satistics
    • UAE Ministry Subjects: The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Dubai has added the following compulsory subjects for the HSSC students;
    • Arabic (as an additional language), Islamic Education, UAE Social Studies
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