Studies in many countries show that students learn best when they are active and involved, when they are encouraged to think for themselves and when they participate in solving their own problems and challenges. The curriculum therefore focuses on student-centred learning using appropriate teaching and learning strategies such as group and cooperative learning. Problem solving strategies and higher level thinking skills are consistently emphasized during the student’s learning experience.
The School applies an integrated learning approach at the Primary level with a gradual focus on individual subjects at the Secondary level. In line with the British curriculum’s requirements, the curriculum is subject-focused at the Secondary level, leading to the IGCSE and A level examinations.
We take pride in all of the achievements of our students. In Edexcel examinations they have consistently achieved high standards:
|Percentage of A*, A, B and C Results|
|Ordinary Level / IGCSE Level||538
The School achieved International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) in April 2009 and is now an IB-World School for the PYP. In addition very early planning has been started for the implementation of the Diploma Programme within the next 2 to 5 years.
Since July 2009 the school has started preparing students for the University of Cambridge International Examinations - International General Certificate of Secondary Education (CIE-IGCSE) & GCE A-Levels. The first batch of students appeared for the CIE-IGCSE & GCE A Levels examination in May/June 2011.
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme
The International Baccalaureate Organization is a non-profit international organization established in 1968, whose headquarters are in Geneva.
The IBO Mission Statement is:
- To develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
- To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.
- The programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
The number of IB-PYP authorized schools has grown and this programme is becoming increasingly popular.
Our school is a part of a network of more than 300 schools in the Subcontinent, Central Asia and East Africa. These Schools are managed by the Aga Khan Education Service, our company’s mission statement is: “Aga Khan Education Service, Bangladesh will enable many generations of students to acquire both knowledge and the essential (spiritual) wisdom needed to balance that knowledge and balance their lives to attain the highest fulfillment”.
As part of this significant move to an International Curriculum the school has embarked on an extensive programme of teacher training and professional development. Our teacher recruitment procedures have been reviewed and teacher assessments are an ongoing practice within our school. The Aga Khan Education Service, Bangladesh is offering competitive salaries and other incentives to attract more high quality faculty. We have also initiated an English Language Improvement Programme to further ensure the quality of English language instruction.
Currently we are awaiting an Authorization visit in the spring of 2009 which will hopefully lead to us being accepted as an IB International School.
Starting in kindergarten, students receive hands-on experience with computers. The aim is to ensure that all students are computer literate - one of the School’s most important goals.