Overview

A'soud Global School (AGS), Muscat, follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework along with the IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum) Cambridge International Education for Grades 1-9 English, Mathematics and Science, IPC (International Primary Curriculum) and IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum) adapted to suit the requirements of our children in an international setting. At the senior end of the school, students follow a combination of IGCSE and 'A' Levels chosen from an extensive range of subjects. The school prides itself on its nurturing ethos similar to that found in the best UK independent schools.

In all areas throughout the school, we adopt a student centred approach based around our core values of respect, hard work and good manners. We fully believe in preparing students to take their next step into the wider world and as a result, make their learning opportunities as engaging, interactive and real as possible.

As a British international school based within Oman, our curriculum also includes Arabic for all students and Islamic Education for our Muslim members of the community. All primary children from the age of five, are taught by specialists in Music, Theatre and Drama, Arabic, Physical Education and Swimming. Within Secondary, every subject will have its own specialist teachers who are experienced in teaching the curriculum across the age ranges.

What will make our school so special is also the emphasis that is placed upon the wider aspects of the curriculum. We will provide a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme that the majority of students will participate in, along with local, national and international trips, excursions and tours.

We will also have numerous student led groups such as the School Council, "Eco- Monitors" and "Prefects" to name a few, as a way of encouraging the students to take on additional responsibilities, be role models for younger students and to develop their self-awareness in conjunction with leadership skills.

We are always looking at ways to enrich the lives of our students even further and therefore our curriculum will always be evolving.

For more details on each of the Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School Curriculums please see the relevant section of the website.

  

Overview

A'soud Global School (AGS), Muscat, follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework along with the IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum) Cambridge International Education for Grades 1-9 English, Mathematics and Science, IPC (International Primary Curriculum) and IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum) adapted to suit the requirements of our children in an international setting. At the senior end of the school, students follow a combination of IGCSE and 'A' Levels chosen from an extensive range of subjects. The school prides itself on its nurturing ethos similar to that found in the best UK independent schools.

In all areas throughout the school, we adopt a student centred approach based around our core values of respect, hard work and good manners. We fully believe in preparing students to take their next step into the wider world and as a result, make their learning opportunities as engaging, interactive and real as possible.

As a British international school based within Oman, our curriculum also includes Arabic for all students and Islamic Education for our Muslim members of the community. All primary children from the age of five, are taught by specialists in Music, Theatre and Drama, Arabic, Physical Education and Swimming. Within Secondary, every subject will have its own specialist teachers who are experienced in teaching the curriculum across the age ranges.

What will make our school so special is also the emphasis that is placed upon the wider aspects of the curriculum. We will provide a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme that the majority of students will participate in, along with local, national and international trips, excursions and tours.

We will also have numerous student led groups such as the School Council, "Eco- Monitors" and "Prefects" to name a few, as a way of encouraging the students to take on additional responsibilities, be role models for younger students and to develop their self-awareness in conjunction with leadership skills.

We are always looking at ways to enrich the lives of our students even further and therefore our curriculum will always be evolving.

For more details on each of the Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School Curriculums please see the relevant section of the website.

  

Pre-Prep - Ages 3-7 years

Children are born ready and eager to learn and at AGS we aim to preserve this enthusiasm and enable all children to reach their full potential. At AGS we provide opportunities for all children to interact in positive relationships within a supportive environment. Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. That is why they are called the foundation years – the building blocks for life! We encourage the children to play and explore within their environment. We believe that they should be encouraged to be active learners who ‘have a go’ and enjoy achieving what they set out to do. We feel that it is vital that children are given opportunities to make choices and express their own ideas.
 

The Seven Areas of Learning and Development:

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape educational programmes in the early years. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. The three prime areas are:
 

Communication and Language development

We give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.
 

Physical Development

We provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children are helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

We help our children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities. We also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
 

Literacy

We encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children are given access to a wide range of reading materials including books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest.
 

Mathematics

We provide children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
 

Understanding the World

The children are guided to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
 

Expressive Arts and Design

Children are given opportunities to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.
 

(KG & Grade 1, Grade 2)  Teaching assistants support the class teacher in the delivery of the curriculum and specialist teachers deliver P.E., Computing, Arabic and Islamic studies for Muslim students, whole class Arabic, Theatre & Drama, Music, Art and French for KG2 upwards. All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and these are used to support the children’s learning. The Key Stage 1 curriculum provides a smooth transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Real life links and first-hand experience are incorporated into the planning and delivery of a broad and balanced topic based curriculum. Parents are encouraged to support their children’s learning through reading, spelling and other homework activities.

 

Termly topics are used to influence learning in other subjects and link to real life as much as possible. Discrete subject lessons are taught where appropriate. Individual class teachers are given the opportunity to deliver activities in their specialism or areas of personal interest. e.g. Specialist sports, music and theatre. We have specialist teachers for Islamic Education, Arabic, Music and Physical Education. Learning Support and academic extension is organised through our "Personalised Learning Pathway".

 

Core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science will be covered through the Cambridge International Curriculum (Science in Grade 5 moves into discreet subjects - Physics, Biology and Chemistry). The foundation subjects are covered through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

 

ARABIC CLASSES

Learning a language is a process that requires considerable time and practice; however it is one of the most rewarding things your child can learn in school. The Arabic language classes at AGS are divided into two sections: Arabic for native Arab speakers (Arabic A) Arabic for non-native speakers (Arabic B) The curriculum for Arabic A follows the Oman Ministry of Education requirements and is enhanced by a range of resources and activities that promote active and purposeful learning. Children are also encouraged to borrow Arabic books from the school library to ensure that they extend their appreciation of Arabic literature.

 

ISLAMIC EDUCATION

Islamic Education is a compulsory subject for Muslim students. It is taught in Arabic for Native Arabic speakers and in English for those students who do not speak Arabic as their first language but require Islamic education. The Islamic Department follows the Ministry of Education curriculum. Learning Islamic concepts are combined with practical learning at AGS and related to real life examples were possible. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers explain prescribed Islamic topics that include Hadiths, Aqidah(Faith), and Akhlaq(Manners), Islamic History, Islamic Social Studies together with the appropriate Surahs from the Noble Qur’an. Our Islamic Education programme is also enhanced by extra Qu’ran recitation and memorisation. We believe that an educational partnership between school and home is vital and we strive to ensure that progress and attainment are shared with both students and their parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

School Policies

School policies will appear here shortly.

  

LINE SYSTEM

All children will belong to a "Line" which is similar to a House system. Our "Lines" are -

 

The line system will be used to promote the school code of conduct and fosters a sense of shared responsibility between the children thus promoting teamwork. Through inter-line competitions, hardwork within the classroom, and good manners the children will have the opportunity to gain points for their "Line". The points are totalled at the end of term and star pupils are presented with certificates. At the end of the year, the winning "Line" receives the Interline Cup.

  

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Students Council will appear here shortly.

  

PREP CURRICULUM

AGS aims to provide a high quality British style primary education and adapted to meet the varied needs of our international school community. The curriculum is designed to encourage individuals to reach their full potential and inspires them to create their own future. We develop a sense of pride and belonging to nurture all members of our community so that they feel valued and prepared to meet the challenges of the ever-changing world. Our Prep curriculum is delivered so pupils are engaged with and motivated about their learning.

 

Termly topics are used to influence learning in other subjects and link to real life as much as possible. Discrete subject lessons are taught where appropriate. Individual class teachers are given the opportunity to deliver activities in their specialism or areas of personal interest. e.g. Specialist sports, music and theatre. We have specialist teachers for Islamic Education, Arabic, Music, ICT, Theatre & Drama, Art and Physical Education. Learning Support and academic extension is organised through our "Personalised Learning Pathway".

 

Core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science will be covered through the Cambridge International Curriculum (Science in Grade 5 moves into discreet subjects - Physics, Biology and Chemistry). The foundation subjects are covered through either the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) or the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC).

 

                                                                

 

 

Although AGS largely follows the Cambridge, IPC and IMYC Curriculums, given our international status, we will be able to creatively devise broad based programmes of study which are geared to further extend our students learning as they make the transition through Prep into Senior School and beyond. As an inclusive school we promote both Gifted and Talented schemes of work in addition to providing support in areas such as English as a second language, to those students who would benefit from these kinds of intervention.

 

Our aim is to provide stimulating learning experiences that fully engage individuals, inspire them to strive to reach their full potential and give them the confidence to embrace success by creating realistic and well-resourced pathways through to the end of senior school. As they are able to explore a variety of different subjects along with facilitating wider learning situations, we give our students the opportunity to leave AGS with academic qualifications that enable them to move effectively forward into adulthood. Academic expectation remains high and reflects the necessary rigour to allow our students to be confident and competitive in their chosen career.

 

LOWER PREP 

This consists of Grades 3 & 4 and spans the ages of 7 – 9 years of age. Learning environments are spacious and enhanced by interactive displays that celebrate the children’s work across all curriculum areas. Every classroom and specialist room has an interactive whiteboard that is used by both teachers and children to extend learning opportunities. The curriculum offers opportunities to develop skills that are transferable and broad. The curriculum is enriched by specialist teaching in certain subjects for example drama, music, PE, ICT and Arabic.

 

Emphasis is placed on teaching skills and concepts that challenge children at all levels. Opportunities to enhance first hand experiences are embraced and educational visits are planned to extend learning opportunities. GL assessments in English Mathematics and Science are carried out at the end of each year, benchmarking our students with the best international schools worldwide.

 

UPPER PREP

This consists of Grades 5-8 and spans the ages of 9-13 years of age. Our students study a similar range of subjects to those undertaken in Lower Prep. They learn to greater depths, including how to apply their skills and knowledge appropriately. This adds to their understanding of the skill requirements of each of the subjects that are on offer in the Senior School. By the time the students choose their IGCSE options in Grade 9, they are in an excellent position to make informed choices based on their own experience.

Cambridge examinations are taken at the end of Grade 6 and also at the end of Grade 8. GL assessments in English Mathematics and Science are carried out at the end of each year, benchmarking our students with the best international schools worldwide.

 

ARABIC CLASSES

Learning a language is a process that requires considerable time and practice; however it is one of the most rewarding things your child can learn in school. The Arabic language classes at AGS are divided into two sections: Arabic for native Arab speakers (Arabic A) Arabic for non-native speakers (Arabic B) The curriculum for Arabic A follows the Oman Ministry of Education requirements and is enhanced by a range of resources and activities that promote active and purposeful learning. Children are also encouraged to borrow Arabic books from the school library to ensure that they extend their appreciation of Arabic literature.

 

ISLAMIC EDUCATION

Islamic Education is a compulsory subject for Muslim students. It is taught in Arabic for Native Arabic speakers and in English for those students who do not speak Arabic as their first language but require Islamic education. The Islamic Department follows the Ministry of Education curriculum. Learning Islamic concepts are combined with practical learning at AGS and related to real life examples were possible. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers explain prescribed Islamic topics that include Hadiths, Aqidah(Faith), and Akhlaq(Manners), Islamic History, Islamic Social Studies together with the appropriate Surahs from the Noble Qur’an. Our Islamic Education programme is also enhanced by extra Qu’ran recitation and memorisation. We believe that an educational partnership between school and home is vital and we strive to ensure that progress and attainment are shared with both students and their parents.

 

 

 

 

  

SCHOOL POLICIES

School policies will appear here shortly.

  

LINE SYSTEM

All children will belong to a "Line" which is similar to a House system. Our "Lines" are -

 

The line system will be used to promote the school code of conduct and fosters a sense of shared responsibility between the children thus promoting teamwork. Through inter-line competitions, hardwork within the classroom, and good manners the children will have the opportunity to gain points for their "Line". The points are totalled at the end of term and star pupils are presented with certificates. At the end of the year, the winning "Line" receives the Interline Cup.

  

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Students Council will appear here shortly.

  

Senior School Curriculum

 

Senior School - Ages 13-18

Although AGS largely follows the Cambridge, IPC and IMYC curriculum, given our international status we will be able to creatively devise broad based programmes of study which are geared to further extend our students learning as they make the transition through Prep into Senior School and beyond. As an inclusive school we promote both Gifted and Talented schemes of work in addition to providing support in areas such as English as a second language, to those students who would benefit from these kinds of intervention.

Our aim is to provide stimulating learning experiences that fully engage individuals, inspire them to strive to reach their full potential and give them the confidence to embrace success by creating realistic and well-resourced pathways through to the end of your child's schooling. As they are able to explore a variety of different subjects along with facilitating wider learning situations, we give our students the opportunity to leave AGS with academic qualifications that enable them to move effectively forward into adulthood. Academic expectation remains high and reflects the necessary rigour to allow our students to be confident and competitive in their chosen career.

 

Ages 13-16 Years

At AGS we will have the flexibility to provide IGCSE courses at this age and subject specialist teachers, who have extensively researched each Board and its specifications, are instrumental in the decision regarding which exam course is best suited to our students. We aim to provide all students with a large number of options catering for the needs and future aspirations of each child.

 

Ages 16-18 Years

This stage will complement and extend all that is on offer in the previous years education so that our students have clear directions to follow as they move through Senior School into their final phase before University. Careers guidance will be on offer to all students and help with choosing a University which is right for them, wherever in the world that may be, will be a key feature of the Sixth Form. A-levels will be studied with the possibility of the school introducing the IB Diploma. For Omani students the Thanwayi will be taken.

 

ARABIC CLASSES

Learning a language is a process that requires considerable time and practice; however it is one of the most rewarding things your child can learn in school. The Arabic language classes at AGS are divided into two sections: Arabic for native Arab speakers (Arabic A) Arabic for non-native speakers (Arabic B) The curriculum for Arabic A follows the Oman Ministry of Education requirements and is enhanced by a range of resources and activities that promote active and purposeful learning. Children are also encouraged to borrow Arabic books from the school library to ensure that they extend their appreciation of Arabic literature.

Further information about the curriculum maps for Arabic A and B are available on the school communicator under Resources. The Arabic B classes are divided into differentiated levels within each year group to help ensure that appropriate support is provided for each student.

 

ISLAMIC EDUCATION

Islamic Education is a compulsory subject for Muslim students. It is taught in Arabic for Native Arabic speakers and in English for those students who do not speak Arabic as their first language but require Islamic education. The Islamic Department follows the Ministry of Education curriculum. Learning Islamic concepts are combined with practical learning at AGS and related to real life examples were possible. Our enthusiastic and dedicated teachers explain prescribed Islamic topics that include Hadiths, Aqidah(Faith), and Akhlaq(Manners), Islamic History, Islamic Social Studies together with the appropriate Surahs from the Noble Qur’an. Our Islamic Education programme is also enhanced by extra Qu’ran recitation and memorisation. We believe that an educational partnership between school and home is vital and we strive to ensure that progress and attainment are shared with both students and their parents.

 

 

 

  

SCHOOL POLICIES

School policies will appear here shortly.

  

LINE SYSTEM

All children will belong to a "Line" which is similar to a House system. Our "Lines" are -

 

The line system will be used to promote the school code of conduct and fosters a sense of shared responsibility between the children thus promoting teamwork. Through inter-line competitions, hardwork within the classroom, and good manners the children will have the opportunity to gain points for their "Line". The points are totalled at the end of term and star pupils are presented with certificates. At the end of the year, the winning "Line" receives the Interline Cup.

  

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Students Council will appear here shortly.

  

SCHOOL POLICIES

School policies will appear here shortly.

  

LINE SYSTEM

All children will belong to a "Line" which is similar to a House system. Our "Lines" are -

 

The line system will be used to promote the school code of conduct and fosters a sense of shared responsibility between the children thus promoting teamwork. Through inter-line competitions, hardwork within the classroom, and good manners the children will have the opportunity to gain points for their "Line". The points are totalled at the end of term and star pupils are presented with certificates. At the end of the year, the winning "Line" receives the Interline Cup.

  

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Students Council will appear here shortly.

  

Wider Learning Opportunities

At AGS we look to develop students both inside and outside the classroom. AGS will offer a rich and varied programme of extra-curricular activities (ECAs) that contribute to the development of the student as a whole.

We strongly believe that committed participation in a broad selection of ECAs helps build a strong and developed personal profile for their future. Each year we will offer over many different activities for our students. ECAs are offered after school and on Saturday’s.

AGS staff are responsible for the planning and delivery of most our ECAs. We also engage specialist external providers to enhance the offerings for our pupils. Our pupils are offered the choice of a wide selection of extra-curricular activities which reflect the school's passion for sport and the creative arts. In addition, participation in the British Schools in the Middle East (once accredited) annual sporting and music events offer our students international competition and collaboration. We will split our programme into core and non-core activities.

Core activities are those we commit to offering every year, whilst non-core activities are those which are designed around student and staff interest and may not be available every year and are subject to change.

  

SCHOOL POLICIES

School policies will appear here shortly.

  

LINE SYSTEM

All children will belong to a "Line" which is similar to a House system. Our "Lines" are -

 

The line system will be used to promote the school code of conduct and fosters a sense of shared responsibility between the children thus promoting teamwork. Through inter-line competitions, hardwork within the classroom, and good manners the children will have the opportunity to gain points for their "Line". The points are totalled at the end of term and star pupils are presented with certificates. At the end of the year, the winning "Line" receives the Interline Cup.

  

SCHOOL COUNCIL

Students Council will appear here shortly.