Oxford English School’s Curriculum
Oxford English School aims to provide teaching programs that embody the school vision, where children are encouraged to improve the nation by focusing on their education. This is accomplished by providing a wide range of class activities and student-centered lessons, using technological devices to enhance experiences, and differentiating learning activities to ensure students are being challenged to extend their knowledge, skills, and thinking ability, to become independent learners-being able to learn lifetime skills and providing the opportunity for students to think critically on different methods of solving given tasks which is not usually the conventional method, thereby encouraging and promoting creativity in problem solving. It is this high order teaching pedagogy in a cross circular syllabus with a focus on building English and Arabic language skills, assessing for learning and providing individual targets and feedback that will elevate our learners to the level that we wish them to be and beyond.
There is an outline of objectives and learning outcomes mapped over the year for each year level to ensure coverage of all learning objectives of the curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England.
The core subjects are taught in two languages, English and Arabic. English, Maths, Science, Social Studies, Art, Physical Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) are educated in English. As our students are second language speakers, we do try to modify the curriculum to a certain extent to suit the needs of our learners. Our plans, programs, and activities are an indication of this. Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History courses are imparted using the Arabic dialect following the Qatar Ministry of Education requirements.
In the school, there is a focus on cross curricular activities and projects that help to enrich the curriculum. The school encourages student-centered learning, hands on experiences, and a variety of activities so that the students gain confidence and learn a wide range of knowledge and skills.
Differentiation is expected, good practice is shared and teaching and learning cater to each child in the school. The school prides itself on the range of support programs that are provided in both English and Arabic throughout the school.
Oxford English School aims to achieve four learning outcomes which are separately articulated through project work, and these are: knowledge application, communication, collaboration, and independent learning.
|Knowledge Application||Students are able to acquire the
ability to make links across different areas of knowledge and to generate,
develop and evaluate ideas and information and apply these skills to the
|Communication||Students communicate their skills
effectively and present ideas clearly and coherently as they present
|Collaboration||Students acquire collaborative skills
through working in a team to achieve common goals.
|Independent Learning||Students are able to learn on their
own, reflect on their learning and take appropriate action to improve.