High School Grades
High School Grades 7, 8 and 9
Our Grades 7 to 9 students are embarking on the curriculum framework of the IB Middle Years Programme. Resource and materials to support the programme are drawn from a wide international area. The MYP is designed to provide students with the values and opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment. The MYP is guided by three fundamental concepts which are holistic learning, intercultural awareness and communication. The MYP requires students to study a broad and balanced choice of subjects in every year, organized into eight subject groups: language A, language B, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology.
The curriculum also includes the compulsory instruction of Islamic Studies to all Muslim students.
High School Grades 10 and 11
The Grade 10 and 11 curriculum allows students to begin a selection process which
may eventually lead to them making a suitable decision about higher educational
pursuits in a country of their choice.
In Grade 10 students are introduced to International General Certificate of Secondary
Education (IGCSE) and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) subjects;
a UK based study programme administered by EDEXCEL and endorsed by the London Examinations
Board. This closely follows the education programme for England and Wales, and IGCSE
subjects have been specifically designed to serve the needs of students being educated
in an international setting.
The requirements are for study in compulsory and optional subjects (see I/GCSE link).
The I/GCSE courses are of two years duration; some require coursework and practical
assessments while others require full examination based assessment in May and June
of the final year. During the full I/GCSE programme duration of two years, Physical
Education instruction and participation is compulsory. Successful completion of
I/GCSE leads to the award of a certificate in each subject passed.
In order to enter the International Baccalaureate Programme at EIS-Meadows, students must
attain 'C' and above in six Grade 11 subjects.
High School Grades 12 and 13
Grades 12 and 13 are completed by following the International Baccalaureate Programme,
for an IB Certificate or IB Diploma. Students may complete one year to obtain the
IB Certificate or two years to complete the IB Diploma - each involves the study
a broad base of subjects (see International Baccalaureate link).
The IB course requires students to be dedicated, involving them in independent study.
It also also requires them to be creative, actively involved in community service
and committed to participation in one or more personal sporting activities. Further
invaluable components of the course are those of writing extended essays and contemplating
the origins of truth, beliefs, and values in the study and application of 'The Theory
The successful completion of Grade 11 leads to the award of the IB Certificate.
Students are also awarded a school-leaving certificate if required. The IB Certificate
is recognised as an entrance requirement by some universities.
The two-year IB Diploma course is recognised by most universities worldwide and
in some cases, credits may be awarded towards degree courses (see www.ibo.org).
Both the I/GCSE and IB programmes have been selected in response to the preference
of universities worldwide that favour students who have a broad base of subjects
and are well rounded in experiences and exposure to social service, personal physical
pursuits and who have explored their creative side.
EIS-Meadows staff are qualified and constantly update methods, skills and practice by
taking part in training, both locally and abroad.