Curriculum

The Aga Khan School, Osh follows the Kyrgyz Republic State Curriculum for students in Grades 5 to 11.

The curriculum is offered in two languages of instruction or streams, English and Russian. Each of these language streams offer two additional language subjects to promote multi-lingual fluency, including, the teaching of the Kyrgyz language, thereby cultivating knowledge and appreciation of the country’s rich history, literature and heritage.

Each of the two mediums of instruction has a different second language subject options, as follows:

  • "A" section is Russian language as primary medium of instruction with, in-depth study of English and Kyrgyz languages; (in depth study means when the School has more hours than it’s given by the standard. Kyrgyz language is not taught in-depth)
  • "B" section is Russian language as primary medium of instruction, with in-depth study of German language and Kyrgyz languages; (in depth study means when the School has more hours than it’s given by the standard. Kyrgyz language is not taught in-depth)
  • "C" section is English language as primary medium of instruction, with in-depth study of Russian and Kyrgyz languages; (in depth study means when the School has more hours than it’s given by the standard. Kyrgyz language is not taught in-depth)

Moreover, the curriculum focuses on approaches that foster engagement and critical thinking skills while also developing creativity and problem-solving abilities. The State Curriculum is also supplemented with international content standards and skills, including ICT subjects to ensure that graduates are prepared equitably with students from other competitive nations.

The following subjects are taught:

  • Kyrgyz language and literature
  • Russian language and literature
  • English Language
  • German language
  • Mathematics
  • The Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy for Gr. 11 only)
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Social Studies (Geography, History of Kyrgyzstan, World History, Ethics, Human and Society)
  • Introduction to Economy
  • Physical Education
  • Arts (including Music and Drawing)
  • Design and wood working
  • Home Economics

In addition, the School enriches the curriculum with additional lessons, quality spaces and resources such as Science and Computer labs and the Learning Resource Centre, as well as conducive class sizes that promote both independent and small group learning, and facilitate deeper study and research skills.

Outside the classroom, field trips and clubs help students to develop leadership, learning and life-skills, in addition to a sense of social responsibility in areas such as computer coding and technology, theatre, dance, sports, business, English language, mathematics, media and student government.

The annual AKS Science Fair involves more than 100 students from grades 6 to 11, with presentation of more than 50 projects in various disciplines, including physics, chemistry, ecology and biology. The students share their scientific findings before a jury, which is comprised of the Aga Khan Development Network’s agencies, as well as representatives from the State Educational Office. Those students with the most notable and inspiring projects are recognised and awarded.