The curriculum plans provides for experiences which cover linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical and aesthetic and creative education.
Linguistic This area is concerned with developing pupils’ communication skills and increasing their command of language through listening, speaking, reading and writing. All students study English as a First Language. All students have access to Kurdish and Arabic as well.
Mathematical: This area helps pupils to make calculations, to understand and appreciate relationships and patterns in number and space, and to develop their capacity to think logically and express themselves. Their knowledge and understanding of mathematics is being developed in a variety of ways, including practical activity and discussion in mathematics.
Scientific: This area is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of nature, materials and forces and with developing the skills associated with science as a process of enquiry: for example, observing, forming hypotheses, conducting experiments and recording their findings. To this end, all students study all three main science disciplines through their time at the Senior school and a combined approach to science in the Junior school.
Technical: This area seeks to develop, planning and communicating ideas; working with computers and other tools. Many of these skills are essential competencies also taught and experienced through Art and Media.
Physical: This area aims to develop the pupils’ physical control and co-ordination, as well as their tactical skills and imaginative responses, and to help them to evaluate and improve their performance. Pupils should also acquire knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of fitness and health. All students have time in the week for formal PE lessons. They play sports such as football, basketball, tennis etc. The curriculum is about the development of the whole person.