At Providence English Private School we follow the Cambridge International Curriculum (British Curriculum). The curriculum is specialized in 4 characteristics:-
1- It is a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide range of subjects, aims at developing students’ higher-order thinking skills, and encourages independent learning.
2- It is divided into the block of years called “Key Stages”. The first stage called Early Years is for students aged 3 to 5 years. The Formal stages of the curriculum are :
I. Key Stage 1 for 5 to 7 years old students and includes Year 1 and Year 2.
II. Key Stage 2 is for students 7 to 11 years old and includes Year 3, 4, 5 and 6
III. Key Stage 3 is for 11 to 14 years old students and covers Years 7, 8 & 9.
IV. Key Stage 4 is for 14 to 16 years old students and covers Years 10 & 11
V. Key Stage 5 (also called Sixth Form) is for 16 to 19 years old students and covers Year 12 & 13
3- It is child-centered and personalized as teachers have the opportunity to be creative with lesson planning which results in differentiated outcomes and a range of achievements. As the curriculum covers many subject areas, students are encouraged to focus on the subjects they are good at while receiving support in subjects they find difficult. Also, they are taught not only to memorize facts but also to gain a deeper understanding of what they learn.
4- It culminates in globally recognized qualifications as students sit for the (I) IGCSE examinations at the end of Key Stage 4 and A-Levels at the end of Key Stage 5. This Key Stage is also referred to as Years 12 and 13 or the Sixth Form. Both (I) IGCSE and A Levels are recognized worldwide and open up many opportunities to students when it comes to higher education. In addition, these qualifications are highly regarded by universities and companies in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.