PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES TO TEACHING
All students study a broad and balanced range of subjects. The mandatory topics for all students are English, Science, Maths, Arabic, Qatar History, French, ICT, PE, Art and Islamic Studies in some cases. Optionally our curriculum offers Quran. Offering also Health Education as an awareness subject. Languages are a strong element of the curriculum.
The general aims of GIS primary education are to enable the child to live a whole life as a child and to realize their potential as a unique individual; it will allow the child to develop as a social being through living and cooperating with others and so contribute to the good of society, prepare the child for further education and lifelong learning.
Our primary curriculum aims to provide a broad learning experience and encourage various approaches to teaching and learning that cater to individual children's different needs. This entails acquiring a wide range of knowledge and developing various concepts, skills and attitudes appropriate to children of different ages and stages of growth in primary school.
To be effective, our primary curriculum empowers the following outcomes where students:
- Come to an understanding of the world through acquiring knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes and the ability to think critically.
- Apply what they learn to new contexts to respond creatively to the challenges they encounter in life.
- Become lifelong learners by developing positive attitudes to learning and the ability to learn independently.
- Develop spiritual, moral and religious values.
- Develop literacy, comprehension, and expressive skills in language and appreciate the power and beauty of language.
- Develop numeracy and problem-solving skills and an understanding of mathematics.
- Concepts develop a respect for cultural differences, an appreciation of civic responsibility, and an understanding of the social dimension of life, past and present.
- Develop skills and understanding to study their world and its inhabitants and appreciate their interrelationships.
- Develop their creative and imaginative capacities through artistic expression and response.
- Develop and express themselves physically through acquiring a range of movement skills and appreciating the potential and importance of health and wellbeing.
The subjects and their timetable allocations are based on 30 hours per week.
As we follow the National British Curricula by the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in our curriculum program of study.