The educational programme at AIS follows the International GCSE & GCE curriculum under Edexcel & University of London. Edexcel was formed by the merger of the Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) and London Examinations (ULEAC), which administered GCSEs and A levels. London Examinations’ heritage stretched back, through several mergers of examinations boards, to the University of London Extension Board founded in 1902.
Edexcel has been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 20 years. Edexcel’s world-class academic and general qualifications include GCSEs, International GCSEs and A levels as well as some vocational qualifications, including NVQs and Functional Skills. Edexcel’s qualifications combine a progressive approach with international content, allowing learners to achieve their full potential in today’s global economy.
The subjects taught are Language Arts, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies/History, Computer Education (ICT), and Physical Education/Health. We have three additional subjects including Qur’an, Arabic Language, and Islamic Studies. This basic program is expanded and enriched at every level with Islamic curricula providing students with exceptional learning opportunities. Hifzul Quran is our extra Programme. Students from KG can apply for Hifzul Quran as additional subject. After completing a selection procedure a student can get chance for it.
Play Group (Elementary): Designed for children age 3-4 years. It emphasizes the cognitive, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development of the child. Pre-reading, pre-mathematics, large and small motor skill development, self-expression, creativity, Islamic practice, and Surah memorization constitute the daily program.
Pre KG- KG (Junior): Extends the programme of the Preschool to meet the needs of children ages five and six. The learning activities lay the foundation needed for success in a more academic atmosphere of the 1st Grade. Daily instruction and practice in Islam and classical Arabic is presented in a meaningful, well-developed programme.
Grades 1—VIII (Middle & Senior): Both basic and enriched academic curricula provide a love for learning and enable the child to expand his/her horizons. The curriculum meets and surpasses that which is required by the Edexcel & British Council. Daily instruction in Islamic teaching and practices, Qur’anic recitation and reading and writing classical Arabic are taught in each grade. Homework in all subjects is an integral part of the curriculum.
Qur’an, Arabic, and Islamic Studies Program (Play—VIII): Quran, Islamic Studies, and Arabic are under one department called Moral Studies Department. Using an integrative approach, students learn Quran, Arabic, and Islamic Studies in a sequential manner beginning in Preschool up to 6th grade. The focus of the Islamic Studies Department is to teach each student to read and understand the Qur’an and Hadith as sources of guidance for their lives.