Design of the School Curriculum
The Curriculum at the School, and the Schemes of Work which derive from it, take into account the ages, aptitudes and needs of all Students, including those Students with an EHC plan and do not undermine the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. In doing so, we provide full-time supervised education.
The Curriculum at the School, and the Schemes of Work which derive from it, give Students until the end of Key Stage 4, experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education. Furthermore, the curriculum designed by the School ensures that all Students acquire speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills.
The Curriculum, Schemes of Work, and lessons at the School actively promotes the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs by:
Our curriculum serves the aims of Institute of Islamic Education which manages the school:
- Transform the educational achievement of our young people.
- Elevate the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation – from all backgrounds – to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions.
- Lead a drive based on rigour and high expectations designed to improve standards.
- Mould pupils into active British citizens, with a sense of responsibility for their actions.
- Encourage pupils’ social participation within their community.
- Promote the development and nurturing of young leaders.
- Give pupils a practical and more successful understanding of their rights and responsibilities in society.
- Allow pupils to develop their individuality.
- Promote the physical and mental development of pupils.
- Empower pupils with the necessary skills and abilities to play a full and inclusive role within society, consistent and comfortable with their beliefs and principles.
- Fulfil school and statutory requirements.
- To support the mission, vision and values & Ethos of the Institute.
Pupils will follow a curriculum which intentionally builds on prior knowledge, skills and concepts. The curriculum is sequentially ordered to ensure secure understanding at one point is deliberately built on in future units and year groups. It is designed to ensure that there is depth and breadth to the knowledge, skills and concepts pupils are taught to avoid insecure and superficial understanding that would inhibit secure progress. It ensures that pupils are well prepared to study higher order content that allows them to access the highest levels of attainment. The curriculum is also designed to ensure pupils can confidently use subject vocabulary and terminology.
In line with our mission the Intent is further summarised in the 4 T’s:
- T1: Taleem: aspire to impart knowledge with a strong belief that each person is exceptional and special and capable of overcoming any perceived limitations
- T2: T’allum: attain excellence by acquiring knowledge in a caring Islamic environment to help prepare for life in the 21st century.
- T3: Tazkiyah: inspire to develop enriched Islamic ethos, taqwaa, morals, values, and respectable etiquettes within our daily lives.
- T4: Tabligh: spread characteristics of taqwaa, respect, peace, love and tolerance to the wider community.
The curriculum of The Institute of Islamic Education recognises that all knowledge is sacred and worthy of pursuit and that learning is a lifelong tradition in Islam.
By providing a holistic education, in a spiritual environment, underpinned by divine principles, the Institute of Islamic Education aims to create and nurture accomplished individuals, who will go onto make positive contributions to the communities in which they live.
The School’s curriculum is designed to foster thought, curiosity and a desire for learning in all students, regardless of their backgrounds, strengths and needs. The curriculum should be a gateway to opportunity and a knowledge-based vibrant community in the United Kingdom and beyond. It must also reflect national policy and priorities. need to be educated citizens, and also helps to create an appreciation of human creativity and achievement
The curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
This policy sets out the curriculum that underpins teaching and learning at the School. The curriculum will serve the aims of the School and its community. This is defined through the school’s vision statement.
All Students study English (leading to GCSEs in both English Language and English Literature), Mathematics, at least two sciences, one humanity, RE and one modern language. This core curriculum provides both breadth and balance for every Student and is shown below:
- English, English Literature
- Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- MFL Arabic Urdu
All subjects actively develop speaking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills. In addition, subjects do not undermine, and where possible actively promote, Fundamental British Values.