A recent addition has been the completion of GES as an English Curriculum School with the adoption of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum for our Foundation Stage. KG children have shown spectacular progress in reading and writing as we place greater focus on the development on the basic skills of Literacy and Numeracy. This ensures a smooth transition from KG2 to Grade 1.
GES introduces Arabic and Islamic studies in the Foundation Stage so that all students have access to both the English Curriculum and the Ministry of Education Curriculum from KG1 to Grade 12.
We have introduced Continuous Assessment that is closely linked with the National Curriculum of England (Grades KG to 8) and the Cambridge IGCSE/AS/A levels. Carefully developed Rubrics (assessment guides) that are closely linked with Learning Outcomes in the National Curriculum of England are used to guide the students.
International benchmarking is introduced to ensure that educational standards are reflected in student achievement.
Students progress to Cambridge IGCSE at Year 9 and appear for Cambridge International Examinations at the end of Grade 10. Cambridge AS and A level qualifications are offered at Grade 11 and 12 respectively. Currently we offer a Business Stream and a Science Stream. We are in the process of expanding the choice for students, giving them a broader choice. Some of the possibilities are environmental education, travel and tourism, media and technology.
National Curriculum of England aligned with the Cambridge International curriculum (CIPP and Cambridge Checkpoint) is practiced in Grade 1 to 8.
Examinations / Assessments
We have introduced Continuous Assessment that is closely linked with the National Curriculum of England (Grade KG-8) and the Cambridge IGCSE/AS/A levels (Grade 10, 11 & 12 respectively).
Teachers develop Rubrics (assessment guides) that are closely linked with Learning Outcomes in the National Curriculum of England, based on which the assessment is done.
However, students of Grade 5 to 9 are required to attempt a comprehensive examination at the end of the academic year. A comprehensive international benchmarking is introduced to ensure that educational standards are reflected in student achievement.
IGCSE, AS and A Level students appear for Cambridge International Examinations at the end of Year 10, 11 & 12 respectively. Normally, the exams are scheduled in the months of May – June every year and with opportunity to re-sit /improve during the October-November examination schedule.