Al Basma British School  

Overview

Garden City British School has a blend of both the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) and the English National Curriculum (ENC). While the CAIE is primarily followed for English, Math and Science, the English National Curriculum is followed for Art, Music, Design Technology, History and Geography and Computer Science. CAIE prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning and its qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

In accordance with the requirements of the Ministry of Education, all children learn Arabic and UAE Social Studies. In addition, Muslim children study Islamic Studies.

Moral Education Programme is delivered through a cross-curricular approach.

The curriculum is divided into three sections:

Early Years (KG1)                              Primary (KG2 to Grade 5)                              Secondary (Grades 6 to 8)

Learners are assessed continuously and standardised assessments are used to evaluate each student’s attainment and progress. A variety of strategies and tools are used to evaluate, measure, record and support the progress of our students. A comprehensive and effective learning outcome tracker enables tracking pupil progress. A range of assessment techniques is employed to identify progress towards specific assessment criteria leading to end of year expectations and thereby completing tracking digitally using WT (working towards), ME (meeting expectations), EXC (exceeding expectations) as indicators of attainment. These are designed trackers to track the learning outcomes of CAIE according to the skills, concepts and knowledge aquisition which would ensure progression and continuity across the curriculum. The tracking system explicitly shows next steps in learning therefore identifying clearly the needs of every student. It is through an effective tracking system that the school develops a clear understanding of how to raise student standards according to the expectation of each grade level.