Our curriculum for Grade 7 and Grade 8, is a broad and balanced, enabling students to develop key literacy and numeracy skills, develop their wider learning skills and to experience a range of exciting curriculum opportunities. Assessment at KS3 will focus on continual assessment in which faculties shall assess student ability to exhibit the necessary skills and knowledge required to successfully negotiate GCSE and beyond. All of our students will be taught in mixed ability groupings.
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum allows students to study the following subjects:
Homework is regarded as an integral part of the curriculum. As well as contributing to the full and appropriate coverage of schemes of work, it provides a framework for the development of sensible individual study skills and it fosters personal qualities such as responsibility, self-motivation and initiative. It also gives a regular opportunity for pupils to discuss their work at home.
Tasks set are noted in the homework diary, which is monitored by the form tutor and subject teacher. You are also asked to check and sign this each week cycle. Longer pieces of homework, for instance research projects, may be set over extended periods of perhaps two or three weeks. The timetable is then the guide for the pacing of such an assignment over the period available, rather than attempting to complete it on one evening.
ASSESSMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS
Departments use a variety of assessment techniques throughout each year, including peer and self-assessment, teacher assessment of group and individual work and the marking of tests.
In addition to regular assessments, there are formal examinations for Grades 7 and 8 in the term 3 which students need to pass to move into the next year of study. Cognitive ability tests (Baseline tests) are also used to help us identify pupils whose subject attainment is very different from expected performance according to ability, so that support can be given appropriately. This is done at the end of year 6 for pupils moving into Grade 7
Email is now used as the main form of communication with parents/carers. Letters, newsletters and general information will be sent via email. Please ensure that the school has a record of an up to date email address and that the account is checked regularly.
Student Mail will be used when we need to get information home quickly and/or students have requested information that can be shared with parents/carers - for example when an international trip is being offered by the school. Parents/carers are asked to support students with checking their school bags regularly for letters and information that has been sent home.
The School website contains key information for all of our community on the work of the school. Parents/carers are requested to check the website regularly as it is updated almost daily and provides a quick reference for general information such as school term dates and exam timetables.
Google Classroom was launched earlier in the 2015/16 Academic year to provide key learning resources and school and student information. Each student has been provided log in details that a number of subjects use to set extended learning (homework) and to monitor its completion. Google classroom also is a very good source of reference materials and resources to support revision and preparation for examinations.
Student Planners provide a good source of general information about the school for parents as well as providing details of extended learning (homework) that has been set. (This should be written into the planner/organiser by your child each day). Parents are asked to check their child's planner regularly and sign it at least once each week. Messages can be written to staff in the planner and staff may also write messages to parents.
Progress Afternoons are organised three times each year (once each term). We would strongly advise parents to attend these events as it will provide greater clarity to interim and end of term report.
Reports are sent home to parents each term. These will provide data about progress and attitude to learning. Once each academic year a full report is prepared by staff and discussed at Parents Afternoons.
Telephone contact is regularly used by school staff to provide information to parents and/or to discuss matters of concern or success. Parents can contact the school and ask to speak to a member of staff at any time. Our aim is to ensure that telephone calls are responded to within 24 hours (Please be patient as teaching staff may have days when they teach all day and would not be able to make telephone calls).
Appointments with Staff can be made on request to discuss any aspect of a child's attainment, progress or personal development. Parents should contact their child's form tutor in the first instance about general matters or general progress. The subject teacher should be contacted if a parent wishes to discuss a subject specific issue. Parents are asked to raise issues at the earliest opportunity so that they can be addressed as soon as possible.
Emergency Contact can be made with the school during opening hours using the main switchboard number. If a parent needs to get urgent information to their child, this should be done throughthe school staff who will pass on information. A parent who needs to take a child out of school for emergency reasons during the school day MUST contact the school and organise this with staff to support the safeguarding of all children. Parents are asked NOT to contact students to organise leaving school without first advising and organising this through the School.
Special Events are held regularly throughout each academic year. These events will include celebratory presentations evenings, competition, showcases of performing arts, or other student work as well as music,and drama productions. Senior staff will be in attendance at these events and are always available to speak to. If a parent has a specific matter that requires more detailed discussion, the matter can be raised and an appointment made to discuss further.
Home School Partnership :
The school’s aims, values and ethos are specified the Learning and Teaching Philosophy available on the school website. Parents should review this in the necessary documentation when their child is enrolled at the school.
The Standard of Education.
The school provides access to a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to meet the needs of all
abilities. There is a Head of Secondary who monitors the progress of every student and the of
achievement and intervention for each key stage.
Regular and Punctual Attendance :
Discipline and Behaviour:
Use of Photographs and Video Images:
Learning and Teaching Philosophy :
OUR CORE VALUES ARE :
Learning is central to what we do here at Muscat International School and it underpins our actions and
the decisions that we take. Every pupil can learn and every pupil can progress. The pace of a pupil's
progress may be faster or slower, depending on the stage that they have reached, their history of
success in learning, the skills, abilities and talents that they bring with them into their learning and the
range of barriers and challenges they face.
Through the delivery of the highest quality of learning and teaching our aim is to allow every pupil to progress and experience success.
TEACHING AND LEARNING APPROACHES
FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING
Teacher – pupil dialogue and interaction:
Effective feedback & marking, both written & oral:
Peer & Self Assessment
Use of information to plan and inform future planning:
The Prefect’s work centres on these main areas:
The job has a social dimension also and involves:
As a prefect you need to :
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITES PROGRAMME 2016 – 2017 Term 2 Sessions:
Calendar February 2017:
MUSCAT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: 2016-2017 UNITS of STUDY
Grade 7 English:
Grade 7 Arabic:
Grade 7 Art:
Grade 7 French:
Grade 7 Geography:
Grade 7 ICT:
Grade 7 Islamic:
Grade 7 Social Studies Term 1:
Grade 7 Social Studies Term 2:
Grade 7 Physical Education:
Grade 7 Science:
Grade 7 Mathematics: