Glenrich International School

ACADEMIC CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Curriculum:
Cambridge International

At Glenrich International School Satarkul we teach the Cambridge Curriculum but in an international context where the unique Bangladeshi Culture and ethos are embedded into the curriculum creating a Global Citizen of our students. Recognized as academically rigorous by universities worldwide, the Cambridge Curriculum allows us to offer a broad and balanced set of subjects, allowing students to explore their passions and interests whilst, at the same time, ensuring pathways are followed that give students the skills and qualifications needed for a 21st century world. The curriculum is mapped from Playgroup through Cambridge A Level qualification. Our academic offering ensures that all essential content and skills are explicitly taught and assessed and benchmarked against well-defined criteria. In addition to the development of specific skills and competencies, the curriculum emphasizes inquiry, creativity, analytical evaluation and other skills needed to meet the challenges of the future and to thrive in 21st century world.

Early Years at Glenrich International School Satarkul

Glenrich International School Satarkul
Year levels: Playgroup, Nursery, KG1 and KG2

GIS offers the Cambridge Early Years Program for children between the ages of 2.5 years to 7. The Cambridge Early Years is in line with international best practice and research, and in collaboration with pioneers of early education worldwide.

The programme builds on these key principles:

1. Experience
Learning should complement the social and cultural factors (like experiences of home and community) that shape a child’s learning and development.

2. Active
Children should be involved in their own learning through well-planned experiences that help them develop competence, agency, emotional attachment and self-worth.

3. Balance
Learning should encourage an appropriate balance of physical, cognitive, language and communications, and social and emotional development.

4. Play
Learning should be age appropriate, play-based and child centred. It should include both child- and adult-led activities.

5. Transition
Early years education should help children transition successfully to primary school, moving from informal, play-based learning to teaching that is more formal.

These key principles are central to Cambridge Early Years approach, and we use them in all Cambridge Early Years settings to get the most out of the program. Glenrich International School Satarkul complements the Cambridge Early Years Program with enriched offerings in Music, Swimming, Physical Education, Library and Montessori work.

Year levels: Cambridge International Primary Program (Grades 1 to 5)

The Cambridge Primary Years Program is designed for children from 7 – 12 years of age. This is offered at Glenrich International School Satarkul from Grade 1 to 5.


Grade 1 children spend most of their time with teachers assigned to their grades as Homeroom teachers and who get to know the children very well, while in Grades 2 – 5 the children are taught by subject specialists.
Clear learning objectives ensure that children acquire a wealth of knowledge and skills in a broad range of essential subjects, while developing confidence, independence and a genuine love of learning. Regular assessments are designed to monitor progress closely and inform planning so children are working at an appropriate and challenging level. Our teachers provide the necessary support and guidance in a well-resourced, learning environment.

Glenrich International School Satarkul
Year levels: The Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

Learning continuity and seamless transition is ensured with the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme followed in Grades 6 to 8. As in the Cambridge Primary Program, clear learning objectives ensure that children continue to acquire a wealth of knowledge and skills in a broad range of essential subjects, while developing confidence, independence and a genuine love of learning.

Regular assessments continue to monitor progress closely as the program becomes increasingly demanding so children are working at an appropriate and challenging level. Specialist teachers provide the necessary support and guidance in a well-resourced learning environment. Bangla and Bangladesh Studies are offered as parallel subjects in the Loser Secondary Program.

GIS will offer Cambridge Check Point Examinations in English, Mathematics and Science in subsequent years for students of Grade 8. These rigorous external exams help our students bench mark their scholastic skills at a global level as these are set and marked by Cambridge International in the UK.

Year levels: The Cambridge IGCSE programme (Grades 9 and 10)

At Glenrich International School Satarkul, we proudly offer the globally acclaimed Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme. Developed by the University of Cambridge, this curriculum is crafted for Grade 9 & 10, fostering comprehensive skill development and knowledge acquisition.

 

The IGCSE curriculum, known for its international perspective, encourages critical thinking, diverse engagement, and real-world application. With a broad range of subjects, students can tailor their education to match their interests and future aspirations. The holistic assessment system, including exams, tests, and coursework, provides a thorough evaluation of students’ abilities.

Year levels: The Cambridge AS and A Level programme (Grades 11 and 12)

Experience academic superiority and scholastic achievement at Glenrich International School Satarkul through the well-reputed Cambridge Advanced Level (AS and A Level). Designed by the University of Cambridge for Grades 11 and 12, this globally recognized curriculum offers a transformative journey. challenging students intellectually and preparing them for higher education and beyond.

The Cambridge AS and A Level programme at Glenrich International School Satarkul is not just an educational path; it’s a transformative journey that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to excel in a rapidly evolving global landscape.

Parent Engagement
We strive to work in full partnership with parents, sharing information, progress and achievements throughout the year to best support children’s learning in school and at home via weekly reports and regular Parent Teacher Meetings. We have three formal PTMs across the school year, however we have an open-door policy and encourage parents to meet teachers frequently with prior appointment to discuss progress and next steps in learning. We encourage all our parents to participate in all the parent engagement activities of the school throughout the year.

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