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Curriculum

As a free school, TIBHS has considerable flexibility with its curriculum – the subjects studied, learning methods, levels of study and qualifications that pupils will pursue.

 

Educational Excellence

 

TIBHS will pursue a broadly academic curriculum, emphasising the importance of intellectual study and focused on traditional learning. We believe that this will best equip our pupils for the pathways that lead to university, the professions and success in whatever career or calling they eventually pursue. We are determined that Tauheedul’s young men will compete on equal terms with boys coming from the most privileged circumstances and will provide them with an academic, but rounded, education that gives them the best possible chance to succeed.

The curriculum will operate at three levels to address pupils’ academic, personal and social development.

Academic

Academic subjects leading to the English Baccalaureate will be at the core of the curriculum. Subjects taught will include English, Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, Humanities, Arts and Technology, with the content driven by the syllabuses and specifications of national examinations

There will be a vocational curriculum for those pupils for whom GCSEs are not appropriate, but all pupils will be expected to undertake a curriculum with a strong academic core.

We believe that educational excellence can only be guaranteed when what is studied is tailored to each individual student.  As a result, we spread the burden of studying for GCSEs over both years at KS4 (years 10 and 11) so that Year 11 does not become too pressured. This also allows us to plan effectively for each and every student in Year 11 and timetable a programme of study that maximises their potential.

Key Stage 4

In Year 10, students study:

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

GCSE Maths

GCSE Core Science

GCSE French

GCSE Arabic

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Religious Studies

GCSE History or Geography

Physical Education

During Year 10, some students are able to complete up to six GCSEs: Maths, Core Science, two foreign languages, Computer Science and Religious Studies.

 

In Year 11, students complete courses in:

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature

GCSE Maths (some students will complete additional maths qualifications)

GCSE Additional Science (some students will complete additional further science qualifications)

GCSE History or GCSE Geography

GCSE Citizenship or GCSE PE will be undertaken by some students

Students also receive additional time for personal study and have the opportunity to undertake projects relating to community service and charity.

All of our students are able to study courses to achieve the English Baccalaureate, which is a national certificate given to those students who complete GCSEs at grades A*–C in English Language, Maths, Science, Additional Science, History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language.

Click here to view Year 7 Curriculum Guidance Booklet

Click here to view Year 8 Curriculum Guidance Booklet

Click here to view Year 9 Curriculum Guidance Booklet

Click here to view Year 10 Curriculum Guidance Booklet

Personal

Alongside the core academic curriculum, all pupils will participate in a programme of personal development including sports, cultural, creative and other extra-mural activities. This will help pupils develop key personal skills and aptitudes such as communications, leadership, team playing and problem-solving which are so sought after by today’s top Universities and employers.

The School’s sports specialism and the creation of the Leadership Academy will have a key role to play here, offering opportunities to TIBHS pupils that would normally be the preserve of a private education.

Community

If TIBHS students are to fulfill their true potential, it is essential that their time at the School instills into them a determination to contribute to the greater good in the local, national and global community.

The third element of the curriculum will be structured to help pupils develop valuable life skills, a sense of civic responsibility, an understanding of the potential of voluntary activity and an appreciation of how they can use their individual skills and talents to benefit the world around them.

This area of the curriculum will be fundamental to the School’s Big Society specialism and will be supported by the creation of the Community Leadership and Social Enterprise Academy

Students will get chance to put their citizenship skills into practice during Big Society Week each year. Big Society Week is a well-established and popular part of life at the girls’ school which we will replicate at TIBHS. Pupils will explore in a very direct way the fundamental roles that active citizenship plays in both the Islamic tradition and modern life.

Faculties

The delivery of the entire range of subject areas and student support is the responsibility of one of six faculties, with each faculty taking responsibility for its subject provision:

Maths and Science
Communications
Humanities and Social Sciences
ICT, Technology and Enterprise
Sport, Community and Social Enterprise
Access and Inclusion