GRADES:

We here at Al Alameen offer The National Curriculum of England. The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). 
Along with the British curriculum the approved curriculum for Islamic Studies (Quran, Tajweed, Tasmea’) including Arabic is taught. Music has been taken out. 

Key stage 1 – 3 (Grades 1 – 8)

Books
The books are exclusively chosen according to age level and are equivalent to the standards of the national curriculum. The books come from different publishers
including but not limited to Pearsons, Cambridge, Collins, Oxford, Nelson, and Schofield and Sims.

Assessment
Apart from the usual weekly or bi-monthly quizzes, there are monthly continuous assessments and two final exams divided into two semesters. The monthly
assessments marks are accumulated towards the end of each semester and are added to exam grades to achieve overall marks in each subjects.
Continuous assessment is conducted in many ways i.e. project making, written formative assessment, pop quiz, objective form like MCQs, open book independent
activity, or in class guided activity etc..

Grades 1 - 3
Grades 1 -3 are divided in to sub categories of:
o Traditional Grades 1, 2, and 3 (Boys) and (Girls):
Regular classrooms equipped with smart-boards and a home room teacher delivering core educational material in the best practices known in education.
o Smart Advanced Grades 1, 2, and 3 (Boys) and (Girls):
Montessori classrooms equipped with smart-boards and a home room teacher delivering core + extended educational material. The Students in these classrooms
are taught mostly in a fair blend technique of Montessori and traditional teaching which promises more hands-on activities, extra field trips, and much more.

Checkpoints
Secondary Checkpoints are the first step towards a bright future in IGCSE. Grade 8 (year 9) appears for checkpoints by the end of their academic year. Being
an Associate School of Cambridge, Al Alameen registers the students directly via British Council. The results show the competency of each child in their core subjects.
Kindly follow the hyperlink below for more information on Cambridge lower Secondary Checkpoint.

http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-1/cambridge-checkpoint/

Curriculum frameworks
Kindly follow the hyperlink below to check out Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum frameworks for stages 7, 8 and 9:

English First Language 
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/80589-cambridge-lower-secondary-english-curriculum-outline.pdf
Mathematics 
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/80607-cambridge-lower-secondary-maths-curriculum-outline.pdf

Science 
http://www.cambridgeinternational.org/images/80617-cambridge-lower-secondary-science-curriculum-outline.pdf

Key Stage – 4 (IGCSE)
We offer a broad selection of IGCSEs for our students to recognize and develop their abilities from the very start. The International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) is one of the most profound certificates in the world. IGCSE courses are well known for developing vital educational skills, including recall of
knowledge, oral skills, problem solving, initiatives, teamwork and investigative skills.
It is universally acknowledged that students of IGCSE system are the most outstanding and prominent students in the higher education since they study the basics of
the modern science and technology according to the latest educational aids.
The idea of IGCSE is to give the students a broad general knowledge, from which they can then become increasingly specialised through A-levels and then their
undergraduate degree (or, more specialized still, a Masters or PHD). IGCSE are like the broad base of the pyramid, with subsequent qualifications getting increasingly
narrow in focus the further up the pyramid they go.

Our core IGCSE Subjects include
· Mathematics · Three Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) · English First Language
Apart from these students are given a healthy choice to broaden their breadth of knowledge.
Our foundation IGCSE Subjects include
· ICT · English Literature · Geography / Accounting · History / Business Studies · French

Many students will choose a good spread of subjects to keep their options open for further study (usually A Levels or careers). A reasonably broad portfolio of optional subjects is essential as this allows them to demonstrate strengths in different areas – universities and employers value this. However, breadth should be balanced against the need to play to their strengths and interests so as to generate the best possible grades and enjoyment of study. Al Alameen ensures the facts mentioned and guarantees the optimum benefit to our students.