Secondary School

Students in the EGIS International Secondary section follow the National Curriculum for England

(https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum) during Years 7-9, adapted slightly to meet the needs of our student body which is made up of both Egyptian National and International students.-
The curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education in academic and creative subjects; it is aimed at developing students' potential by encouraging independent thinking, curiosity, enthusiasm and respect for hard work.
All students in this phase study English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology. In addition, Egyptian students study the Egyptian National Curriculum subjects of Arabic and Religion (Islam or Christianity) and Social Studies. This curriculum is enhanced by subjects such as Art, French, Geography, German, History, Music and Physical Education. In Year 9, students and their parents are given counselling in order to choose the most appropriate International GCSE courses to follow in preparation for their future entry into universities.

In Years 10-11, students choose their International GCSE subjects which are taken through either the Edexcel or Cambridge examination boards.

All IGCSE students study a core of English, Mathematics and a Science subject, whilst Arabic, Religion (Islam or Christianity) and Civics are continued for native students. This core curriculum is enhanced by a minimum of 5 optional subjects which may include: Arabic 1st and 2nd languages, Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English Literature, French, German 1st and 2nd languages, , Geography, Global citizenship, History, Information & Communication Technology, Physics and Travel and Tourism. Pupils also continue to study Physical Education and PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education up to Year 13 as non-examinable subjects.

In Years 12-13 (Sixth Form), students choose up to four subjects to study at AS level in Year 12, and continue with three of these to full A-Level in Year 13.

Planning, preparation, delivery and assessment follow the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Examination Boards. Graduates from the EGIS secondary section have gone on to great success in top universities in Egypt and abroad, notably in the UK, USA and Canada, but also in a large number of other countries. This is further evidence of the high standards we set for our students, and of our successful approach to developing our children's learning. For students who do not remain with EGIS until the end of Year 13, parents can be confident that their children will be able to move almost seamlessly from one British International School to another or back to a school in the UK. The average class sizes throughout the Secondary Section are small, allowing for clear differentiation of learning in order to meet the needs of students with a potentially wide range of abilities.

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