At Jamiatul Ummah School, Arabic is a fundamental learning component of the school’s main curriculum. It plays a vital role in supporting the school’s intent in both the core curriculum and Islamic studies. As part of the core curriculum, the primary aim is to provide a framework for the development of different skills, knowledge and understanding in the Arabic language. It is designed to enable students to:
The Arabic language programme starts as a foundation subject in Year 7 and gradually builds up to a GCSE award in Year 11.The Arabic GCSE is a combination of Nahw, Sarf and Balaghah taught using a variety of methods combined with the English language. It follows the Edexcel GCSE Arabic specification.
The programme consists of all the components of the language, namely grammar, reading, speaking, writing and listening leading up to the GCSE Arabic examination.
Pupils will be aiming to cover the use of Arabic language in the following broad units:
Home and daily routine
Social activities, fitness and health
Education, training and employment
Media, entertainment and culture
Assessment is carried out regularly during the course of each unit and at the end of each unit.
Arabic as part of the Islamic Studies curriculum aims to develop pupils’ awareness of the importance of the language in understanding key Islamic texts such as the Quran and Sunnah as well theological texts. Pupils are encourage to learn Quranic Arabic as well as Modern Standard Arabic.