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Curriculum Overview

Cambridge International

At Glenrich International School Uttara, we teach the Cambridge Curriculum within an international context that incorporates Bangladeshi culture and ethos, shaping our students into global citizens. Recognized globally for its academic rigor, the Cambridge Curriculum offers a broad and balanced range of subjects, allowing students to pursue their passions while gaining essential skills and qualifications for the 21st century. Spanning from Playgroup to Cambridge A Level, our curriculum explicitly teaches and assesses essential content and skills, emphasizing inquiry, creativity, analytical evaluation, and other competencies needed to thrive in the future.

Early Years at Glenrich International School Uttara

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Year levels: Playgroup, Nursery, KG1 and KG2

Glenrich School Dhaka takes pride in being the pioneer in Bangladesh to introduce the Cambridge Early Years Programme at the Pre-primary level for children between the ages of 2.5 years to 6.5. By seamlessly integrating this curriculum with a rich array of Montessori activities, our students experience optimal intellectual and developmental growth. 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 programme. Glenrich International School Uttara complements the Cambridge Early Years Programme with enriched offerings in Music, Swimming, Physical Education, Library and Montessori work.

Year levels: Cambridge International Primary Program (Grades 1 to 4)

At Glenrich International School Uttara, the curriculum is rooted in the Cambridge Primary programme, providing a comprehensive educational experience from Grades 1 to 4 for children from 6.5 – 10.5 years of age. With a strong emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science, and Global Perspectives, students develop essential skills and knowledge while preparing for Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations at the end of Grade 5. Additionally, parallel subjects such as Bangla and Bangladesh Studies, Computer Studies, and additional languages like Hindi and French contribute to a well-rounded education. Co-curricular activities including Physical Education, Music, Art, Chess, and Dance further enrich the students’ learning experience, fostering their holistic development.

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Year levels: The Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum (Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8)

In Grades 5 to 8 at Glenrich International School’s Senior campus, we follow the Cambridge Lower Secondary program, catering to students aged 10.5 to 13.5. Like the Primary programme, it emphasizes clear learning objectives, fostering knowledge acquisition and skill development across various subjects. Regular assessments monitor progress, with specialized teachers providing support in a well-resourced environment. Students undergo Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations in English, Mathematics, and Science in Grade 8. Alongside core subjects, we offer Bangla and Bangladesh studies, Computer studies, and additional language options like Hindi and French. Physical Education, Music, Art, Chess, and Dance are integral components of our curriculum, ensuring a holistic education for students.

Year levels: The Cambridge Upper Secondary Curriculum (Grades 9 to 12)

At Glenrich International School Uttara, we offer the esteemed Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme, designed for Grade 9 and 10 students. Crafted by the University of Cambridge, this curriculum emphasizes comprehensive skill development and knowledge acquisition, fostering critical thinking and real-world application. With a wide array of subjects, students can tailor their education to suit their interests and future goals. The assessment system includes exams, tests, and coursework, ensuring a thorough evaluation of students’ abilities. In Grade 8, students begin their IGCSE courses, with core subjects like English, Mathematics, Bengali/French, Bangladesh Studies, and ICT, along with optional subjects such as Additional Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and more. Upon completion, students can transition to the Glenrich School AS and A Level programme in Grades 11 and 12, where they pursue four AS and A Level subjects, with opportunities in Science, Commerce, English Language, Information Technology, and specialist subjects like Law, Psychology, and Art & Design. Our College Counselling Program assists students in applying to universities worldwide, with a track record of placements in leading global institutions. Complementing academics, our secondary co-curricular program offers a diverse range of sporting, cultural, and enrichment activities, including service projects, competitive sports, trips, and events like the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Model United Nations Group, and World Scholars Cup, enriching the lives of our students and preparing them for success beyond academics.

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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