Curriculum

The British School of Elite Education, accommodating learners from Foundation Stage 1 to IGIII, is a private, co-educational British school.

The school is established on a strong foundation of core values and ethics, with a strong emphasis on academic achievement. At BSEE, we provide quality education and build our learners’ characters. We support them to achieve excellence in life. We do not only teach core subject matter, but also focus on life skills.

The ISEE curriculum is based on The Cambridge international curriculum which sets a global standard for education, and is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. Learners gain the essential skills they need for success at university and in their future careers.

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

The Early Years Foundation Stage provides a welcoming, stimulating and safe environment for learning where children can engage in firsthand experiences and undertake new learning approaches to unlock their full potential. We provide a thorough educational experience where academic excellence and interpersonal skills are correlated to ensure our young learners are prepared for today and the future.

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England, all areas of learning are developed to utilize the skills set out in the Development Matters Statement as well as the knowledge and skills outlined in the Early Learning Goals framework. The curriculum is also based on the four principles of the EYFS and reflects recent changes done by the UK government. We constantly seek to enhance our curriculum to offer the broad range of knowledge and skills that pave the way for future progress through school and life.

In the EYFS, we plan according to the seven areas of learning and development; three prime areas and four specific areas.

Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development:

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding Speaking

Specific Areas:

Literacy

  • Reading
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Understanding the World

  • People and communities
  • The World Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials
  • Being imaginative

We believe that students must be equipped with strong ethical and cultural beliefs as well as a profound sense of identity, hence, Arabic is taught and integrated in our daily curriculum.

Assessments have a vital role in our learning process. Ongoing assessments and observations inform teachers of areas to focus on for future planning and allow teachers to successfully track and monitor student attainment and progress.  Accordingly, formative and summative assessments are used all year.  Formative assessment is ongoing and takes a variety of forms including observations, notes, feedback on work and discussion; it explains what the next steps are and informs future teaching. Summative assessment is carried out at the end of each term to measure the understanding of specific outcomes of the Scope and Sequence.

Key Stage 1

When students move to Key Stage 1, they continue their journey of discovery; discovery of themselves, others and the world around them. Young learners continue to develop academically, physically and socially.

To help students make the transition from FS2 to Y1, we encourage similar Early Years practice for at least the first term of Year One. KS1 curriculum follows Cambridge standards in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Global Perspectives.

The Global Perspectives programme develops the skills of research, analysis, evaluation, reflection, collaboration and communication. The skills are taught through a wide range of topics using a personal, local and global perspective. Teachers help students to look at a variety of global issues or topics that give a range of contexts.

Circle Time is a popular activity adopted in Key Stage 1 to help develop positive relationships between children.  It aims to give them tools to engage with and listen to each other. The whole class takes part in Circle Time at the same time, led by their teacher, who sits in the circle. The circle encourages unity, respect, turn-taking and working together towards a shared vision

Specialist lessons complement the delivery of the Key Stage 1 curriculum and include Second Language, Music, Art, Computing, Arabic, Religion and Physical Education.

Ongoing assessments and observations inform teachers of areas of focus for future planning and learning experiences whilst allowing teachers to successfully track and monitor student attainment and progress.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage Two includes Years 3 to 6. We follow Cambridge standards in English, Math, Science and Global Perspectives. Alongside this, students study the Egyptian Ministry of Education curriculum in Arabic language, Religion and Social Studies.

We continue to provide an enjoyable, interactive kind of education and a rich and engaging learning experience where our young learners continue to grow and develop into self-confident and independent learners while showing more awareness of themselves, people and the world around them.

Specialist lessons complement the delivery of the Key Stage 2 curriculum and include Second Language, Music, Art, Computing, Arabic, Religion and Physical Education.

At the end of Key Stage 2, students sit for their Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exams which are designed to assess learners at the end of Cambridge Primary. It is available in English, mathematics, science and Cambridge Global Perspectives. 

Key Stage 3

Throughout Years 7-9, the curriculum is broad, stimulating and exciting, and aims to expose pupils to a broad range of subjects in order to let them find their passions.

The curriculum is coherent and engaging and builds on Key Stage 2, by both developing pupils’ knowledge and by promoting independent learning.

By the end of Year 9, students sit for Cambridge Core Exams in English, math and science, in addition to the Ministry subjects.

By the end of Key Stage 3, our learners should have a good sense of where their strengths and passions lie, so should have a good idea of which subjects they’ll take onto their International GCSE-level studies.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 marks an important time in a student’s education, as it is the last three years of compulsory school.

At our high school, we help our students make the academic choices and prepare for the exams that will give them access to top universities .

We base our high school curriculum on the UK education system, following the British National Curriculum known as the International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSE ). These exams are recognized by universities world-wide.