Key Stage Four Curriculum

The subjects that we offer at Key stage 4 include:

English Language

English Literature

Mathematics

Maths is a core subject all students must study in Jamiatul Ummah School. Outlined below are 5 principles that have been adopted in the Maths department:

  1. Ensure lessons develop independence in our students,
  2. Students are given problem solving opportunities in a wide range of contexts
  3. Prepare and allow students to persevere when solving problems
  4. Students develop their conceptual understanding
  5. Incorporate use of ICT in teaching and learning

Key Stage 3

Key stage 3 Maths is taught in year 7, 8 and 9. Our structured schemes of work have been redesigned to meet the needs to the new curriculum. Our schemes of work takes a ‘mastery’ approach to learning. Our students develop their learning in key mathematical ideas and develop independence in solving problems in a wide range of contexts.

Key Stage 4

2014 Key stage 4 Mathematics is taught in years 10 and 11. There have been significant changes to the key stage 4 mathematics curriculum due to the new curriculum coming into effect from September 2014 with the first group of students sitting the new exams in 2017. Grading will change from A* - U to a numbered system 1 – 9 with grade 9 being the highest. Students will sit 3 exam papers of length 1 hour 30 minutes of which 1 paper is a non-calculator paper and 2 papers are calculator papers.

The Maths department is our School achieves excellent GCSE each year.

Statistics

Science

Additional Science

Information Communication Technology

History

Physical Education

Hifzul Qur'an

Quranic Sciences

Religious Education

Arabic Language

The study of languages provides opportunities for students to become more accepting of diversity, more respectful of others and more aware of their place in the international community.

Contemporary research and practice have established a clear link between the learning of languages and improved literacy skills for both background speakers and second language learners. Even limited experience of the learning of languages is shown to increase metalinguistic awareness and enhance general cognitive development.

The process of teaching and learning languages focuses on linguistic systems and patterns. The need to move between linguistic systems assists students to develop enhanced mental dexterity.

Here at Jammiatul Ummah we teach the Edexcel curriculum at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. We provide an educational environment where the study of Arabic is valued as unique. The satisfaction of engaging with the study of Arabic and of developing communication skills in the language will contribute to a student’s intellectual enrichment.

Arabic is widely spoken; it is the official language of 22 countries spread over two continents and an official language of the United Nations. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language of the Arab world.

Arabic is the language of a significant number of Britain’s from various backgrounds and is considered a vital link between them and their cultural heritage.

Arabic is an ancient language which Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala chose to reveal His revelation and preserve his Holy Book the Quran. We provide a platform and insight into Quranic Arabic and aspire that our students embark on a journey to further excel in the language, as many have done so before.

The study of Arabic enables learners to appreciate the language of the Quran and gain access to the rich Arabic culture, history, calligraphy, art and literature.

In addition, the study of Arabic provides both background and non-background speakers with the ability to attain linguistic competence which allows them to communicate with Arabic speakers in the UK and around the world.

The study of Arabic provides students with opportunities for continued learning and for future employment, both domestically and internationally, in areas such as commerce, tourism, hospitality, journalism and international relations.

This Edexcel GCSE in Arabic requires students to develop their knowledge of vocabulary and structures in a range of settings which:

  • are relevant and of interest to the studentcorrespond to the student’s level of maturity
  • communities where the language is spoken

Skills

The Edexcel GCSE in Arabic qualification requires students to:

  • develop the ability to listen to and understand spoken Arabic in a
  • range of contexts and a variety of styles
  • communicate in speech for a variety of purposes
  • read and respond to different types of written language
  • communicate in writing for a variety of purposes
  • understand and apply a range of vocabulary and structures
  • develop language learning and communication skills which can be
  • applied broadly.

The Edexcel GCSE (Short Course) in Arabic: Spoken Language qualification requires students to:

  • develop the ability to listen to and understand spoken Arabic in a range of contexts and a variety of styles
  • communicate in speech for a variety of purposes
  • understand and apply a range of vocabulary and structures
  • develop language learning and communication skills which can be applied broadly.

The Edexcel GCSE (Short Course) in Arabic: Written Language qualification requires students to:

  • read and respond to different types of written language
  • communicate in writing for a variety of purposes
  • understand and apply a range of vocabulary and structures
  • develop language learning and communication skills which can be applied broadly

The Curiculum is comprised of four Units 1) Writing 2) Listening 3) Speaking and 4) Reading. The generic content areas specified below and feature scenarios set in a country where Arabic is spoken. All students, regardless of their chosen pathway and theme(s), will be expected to become familiar with them. Below are some of the content they will cover.

Out and about

  • Visitor information
  • Basic weather
  • Local amenities
  • Accommodation
  • Public transport
  • Directions

Customer service and transactions

  • Cafés and restaurants
  • Shops
  • Dealing with problems

Personal information

  • General interest
  • Leisure activities
  • Family and friends
  • Lifestyle (healthy eating and exercise)

Future plans, education and work

  • Basic language of the internet
  • Simple job advertisements
  • Simple job applications and CV
  • School and collegeWork and work experience