Secondary Curriculum | IGCSE & Sixth Form

A wealth of expertise in guiding our students through their secondary years

Key Stage 3 – Year 7 and 8 

English

The British International School, Madinaty, learning and undertaking activities in English lessons, enables students to be successful throughout the school, to enjoy their learning, make progress and achieve. In studying English students will develop skills that will help them to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively. In developing their understanding of how language works, students will be able to choose and adapt what they say and write as well as appreciate and interpret the choices made by other writers and speakers. Studying Literature in English will help students to develop a sense of cultural identity and learn to become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories as well as non-fiction and media texts. 

Math

Students follow a” spiral” curriculum in Mathematics which means that topics are revisited several times, at increasing levels of difficulty. Each time new facts and techniques are learned, and new links are made between different aspects of mathematics.

Science

In years 7 and 8 we follow the British National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 Science. This is taught as a single subject. Students come into Year 7 with a range of different levels of science and their needs are catered for by additional assistance or extension work.

In science specialist teachers deliver the highest quality education in specialist rooms. Each year we ensure that students have a consistent balance of theory, practical, and investigative work to advance their theoretical and practical skills and understanding.

Languages

Languages are becoming ever more important in our dynamic and changing world. It is therefore very important for children to have knowledge of at least one second European language. French at BISM is taught using a mixture of the latest interactive resources and classic techniques, to ensure that all students feel confident in all four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. We aim to develop students’ independence with language through creative activities in class. Students who join the school in Year 7 without any prior experience of learning French are catered for in our teaching as topics are re-visited in Years 7 and 8.

ICT

Information and Communication Technology follows the National Curriculum Key Stage 3 programme of study. The essential aim of the three years in KS3 is to prepare students for the Cambridge IGCSE course in Key Stage 4. Students will be taught to be critical and largely autonomous users of ICT equipment. They will aim to become aware of different ways ICT tools and information sources can help people in their various areas of work and leisure.

Key Stage 4 & Sixth Form

Years 9 and 10

By the second half of Yr. 8 students will be required to select their IGCSE O levels out of a wide range of provided subject options. Over two years, Yr. 9 and 10, students will be studying eight subjects with English, Mathematics and a minimum of two Science subjects being compulsory and four other subjects chosen by students according to their preference. At the end of these two years, students sit their final examinations in each subject.

Years 11 & 12

These study years are for students to go further with their IG courses and study AS & A2 subjects should they wish to join a university abroad or to meet the prerequisites of some universities in Egypt.

At BISM, we have a wealth of expertise to guide students through their IGCSE subject choices and through the courses themselves.

AT BISM, we study the Cambridge Internationa Examinations (CIE) Syllabi.