Islamic Education is a compulsory subject for Muslim students. It is taught in Arabic for Native Arabic speakers and in English for those students who do not speak Arabic as their first language but require Islamic education.
The Islamic Department follows the Ministry of Education curriculum. Learning Islamic concepts are combined with practical learning at AGS and related to real life examples were possible.
Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers explain prescribed Islamic topics that include Hadiths, Aqidah(Faith), and Akhlaq(Manners), Islamic History, Islamic Social Studies together with the appropriate Surahs from the Noble Qur’an.
Our Islamic Education programme is also enhanced by extra Qu’ran recitation and memorisation.
We believe that an educational partnership between school and home is vital and we strive to ensure that progress and attainment are shared with both students and their parents.
UPPER PREP - this consists of Key Stage 2 class Year 6 and Key Stage 3 classes Year 7 & 8 - Ages 10-13
Although AGS largely follows the English Curriculum, given our international status, we will be able to creatively devise broad based programmes of study which are geared to further extend our students learning as they make the transition through Prep into Senior School and beyond. As an inclusive school we promote both Gifted and Talented schemes of work in addition to providing support in areas such as English as a second language, to those students who would benefit from these kinds of intervention.
Our aim is to provide stimulating learning experiences that fully engage individuals, inspire them to strive to reach their full potential and give them the confidence to embrace success by creating realistic and well-resourced pathways through to the end of KS5. As they are able to explore a variety of different subjects along with facilitating wider learning situations, we give our students the opportunity to leave AGS with academic qualifications that enable them to move effectively forward into adulthood. Academic expectation remains high and reflects the necessary rigour to allow our students to be confident and competitive in their chosen career.
KEY STAGE 3
During KS3 our students study a similar range of subjects to those undertaken in Key Stage 2. They learn to greater depths, including how to apply their skills and knowledge appropriately. This adds to their understanding of the skill requirements of each of the subjects that are on offer in the Senior School. By the time the students choose their IGCSE options in year 9, they are in an excellent position to make informed choices based on their own experience.