Curriculum

A Rigorous Academic Experience

To bring diversity and rigour to the learning experiences of our students, Aga Khan Schools have a two-fold curriculum approach.

First, the syllabi prescribed by the examination boards are enriched, which means that the entire curriculum is reviewed and revised with special focus on certain themes and concepts. The teaching of English is skill-based, focusing on reading and critical thinking, writing skills, oral communication skills, as well as on the ethical and social dimensions of language learning. The Science teaching and learning focuses more on conceptual understanding and exploration. Our approach is inquiry-based and students learn through project work and practical experimentation.

In addition, the School is introducing Physical Education and Health, as well as PrISM — Personal, Intellectual, Social and Moral development — curriculums.

Classroom sessions are student-centered with a focus on interactive teaching that includes discussions, case studies and research projects. For assessment, the School is affiliated with the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB), the only examination board in South Asia to integrate e-marking, or computer-based marking, in its assessment methodology.

The Aga Khan School, Kharadhar offers instruction in following areas:

  1. Pre-Primary
  2. Primary
  3. Middle
  4. Secondary School Certificate

A four-year pre-primary programme facilitates development during the child’s formative years (3 to 7 years). Children are encouraged to explore their potential in the following areas:

  • Early Exploration and Concept Building
  • Social and Moral Development
  • Artistic and Musical Development
  • Language and Literacy

Junior and Senior Curriculum

An eight-year junior secondary programme provides several exciting, inspiring and thought-provoking opportunities for students to enhance their knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

  • Language (English, Urdu and provincial / local)
  • Logic and mathematics
  • Knowledge and understanding of the environment and the world
  • Arts
  • Moral, social and personal development
  • Health and physical development
  • Critical thinking

Pre-Secondary Level

The national curriculum is followed for grade VIII but teachers have made significant enrichments in the syllabus. The prime focus of the grade VIII curriculum is to give a strong basis in English, Mathematics and Science subjects. Other compulsory subjects like Urdu, Pakistan Studies and Islamiat are also part of the curriculum.

Secondary School Certificate (SSC)

The School offers science and general group subjects at the secondary level.