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The Aga Khan Schools, Pakistan are affiliated with the AKU Exam Board and the syllabus is based on the National Curriculum
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Since its inception, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Karachi has strived to provide quality education to its students. It is the flagship institution of the network with outstanding academic, co-curricular and sports performances. AKHSS, Karachi, has received the Best College Award for four consecutive years since 1999.
AKHSS, Karachi strives to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities, and community life. It challenges its pupils to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious. The School believes that while what students know is important, the true measure of a student’s education is the ability to analyse what they do not know.
Subjects offered in grades XI and XII
AKHSS, Karachi offers the following academic disciplines:
- General Science
The botanical garden at AKHSS, Karachi has an extensive variety of herbs and foliage maintained by the school’s plantation society. With a greenhouse and a pond, it provides students with opportunities to observe a number of different species of plants and flowers.
Physical Education is an integral part of life at AKHSS, Karachi. The school offers a comprehensive programme of intra and inter-school sports activities. The school participates in competitions held at inter-school, board, district and city levels. Qualified physical training instructors (male and female) supervise the trainings and regular sports periods are scheduled during the week.
AKHSS, Karachi has separate, well-maintained grounds for cricket, football, and hockey, as well as courts for throw ball, volleyball, and basketball. In addition, students are taken to a special Astro Turf ground for hockey practice. The school also provides facility for indoor games such as table tennis, chess and scrabble.
This year the school’s throwball team has been affiliated with the Pakistan Throwball Federation, and some of its players represented Pakistan in the international championship held in Malaysia.
The school has an Aga Khan University Hospital trained nurse on campus. In addition to first aid, this facility allows care for minor ailments and emergencies. The nurse also conducts regular health awareness programmes for the students.
The school cafeteria offers a complete and wholesome experience in a café style seating arrangement. It is a popular place for students to gather, not only to eat but also to prepare for a skit, celebrate a victory on the sports fields, or relax after a rigorous session of studies. Often students gather there for study sessions and engage in animated discussions over tea and sandwiches.
To enable students explore different career paths, and gain perspective on the selection of academic programmes, internship opportunities are provided by the school.
Our Student Affairs and Career Advisory Unit assists students in identifying and securing internships that match their career needs and goals. The programme helps students gain valuable experience and establish professional relationships that are important in securing employment after graduation.
Non-Formal Education Programmes
Non-Formal Education Programmes (NFEPs) are run by the Student Affairs Department. NFEPs help students achieve success in their respective careers.
The following courses are offered to students under NFEPs:
- Admission test preparatory classes
- Medical test preparatory classes
- Business English courses
Peer Educator Programme
The Peer Educator Programme provides a platform for interested students to develop their IT competency while interacting with their peers. This participatory approach to learning promotes leadership and communication skills among students, along with technological know-how. The programme operates under the supervision of the IT Department.
Clubs & Societies
Besides developing academic excellence, the school strongly believes in the importance of co-curricular activities for the holistic growth of the students. A number of societies and committees are in place for students to enhance leadership, planning and organisational skills:
- The Science Society
- The Pinnacle Society (publishes the school magazine)
- The Art, Drama and Music Society
- The English Literary Society
- The Urdu Adabi Committee
- The Commerce Society
- The Social Welfare Society
- The Sports Society
- The Plantation Society
- The PAKHSSians (work to improve the general knowledge of the students)
- The Library Society