Secondary School Years 5 To 11

The secondary level at Scholars International Academy ensures that the students are getting the knowledge that would aid them in creating a prosperous future. Once the students are promoted to the secondary programme they are introduced to a greater degree of critical thinking, tasks and learning making sure that the students at SIA are well equipped for all sorts of challenges. There is a great number of SIA students entering the secondary program after the successful completion of their primary programme. Our  primary programme forms a strong foundation for our students to build on. However, SIA opens its doors to welcome students at both; the primary and the secondary level to seek an opportunity to learn in a compassionate and rich learning environment.

The secondary programme at SIA divides the UK Curriculum in two parts; The Cambridge Secondary 1 programme, Years 5 to Year 8 that caters the age group of 11 to 14. This program builds on the foundations established in Primary and expands knowledge competencies in the core subjects. The main emphasis are on the core subjects; English, Mathematics, and Science. Mainly because these subjects serve as basis for future development. Furthermore, in Year 5 French is introduced as part of the curriculum.

At SIA, we believe that writing is power, one of the underlying strength of a student is expressing him or herself through the power of words. For this a great deal of effort is put in English, mainly related to the writing skills of students. Writing includes everything; from narratives, to explanations, descriptions, summaries and even evaluations.

In Mathematics teachers diligently teach students the logical concepts and reasoning which would help them think critically and solve Mathematical problems. Students are provided with algebraic and geometric understanding, along with the concept of probability to the notion of risk and uncertainty. This mathematic knowledge learnt will allow students to apply this in and out of class. Most importantly, the dedicated teachers at SIA teach children the key to successful mathematics learning; breaking the complex problems into simpler, easily solvable steps.

Our Science curriculum nurtures the curiosity within the students by covering four areas; scientific inquiry which enables your child to satisfy their inquisitiveness, biology: teaches your child about the human body and all that the information required for organic matter, Chemistry: explains the various chemical  concoctions and elements along with safe laboratory experiments conducted under teachers supervision and finally physics facilitating the student’s knowledge from motion, to movement, to pressure and everything around them. During secondary 1, we ensure that the students are taught the right skills along with practical work so that it develops the study skills and provides a way for our students to explore their curiosity.

The Cambridge Secondary 2, Years 9 to Year 11 catering the age group of 14 to 16. This program focuses on developing the core knowledge, critical thinking and a mastering the art of applying knowledge and theory in practical situations.

The IGCSE O’ Level programme beings from Year 9 and finishes in Year 11. The students are provided with a variety of IGCSE subjects to choose from which include;
English as 1st and as 2nd language
Arabic as 1st and 2nd language
Global Perspectives
Environmental Management
Business Studies

The students are expected to perform exceptionally well in the IGCSE subjects chosen to secure the grades defined by Cambridge International Examination. Recognized worldwide, our  external examinations are conducted by the Cambridge External Examinations, a part of University of Cambridge. Over the course of 9 years, SIA has produced outstanding results for IGCSE.

We value the academics of the student, and for this, academic performance of students is evaluated at a regular basis. Which in turn, serves as a way for students to self-analyze themselves and do better. We also believe in keeping our students motivated and for that students’ performances whether academic or extra – curricular is rewarded and recognised. Our school practices great ethics and morals which are passed on to our students in order to yield well disciplined, confident and respectful individuals.


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