The Cambridge Curriculum encourages learners to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged:
- confident in working with information and ideas – their own and those of others
- responsible for themselves, responsive to and respectful of others
- reflective as learners, developing their ability to learn
- innovative and equipped for new and future challenges
- Engaged intellectually and socially, ready to make a difference.
In the Primary School, students study a curriculum based on The National Curriculum for England, adapted to include Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History. The curriculum is delivered using interactive teaching methods, which aim to develop academic skills, literacy, numeracy, as well as building self-confidence, self-esteem, social skills and a love of learning.
The medium of teaching is English. The curriculum is broad and balanced to meet the needs of students in a rapidly changing world. Years 1-3 are taught in classes by a Primary teacher, with a few specialists used. The subjects included in the curriculum are: Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qatar History, English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Social Studies and ECA.
We aim to help our students leave CIS with an awareness of tradition, valuing the importance of leadership and world citizenship and having a strong sense of community. We trust that they will all carry with them a vision for the future, becoming productive and worthwhile members of society.
The teaching style at CIS is interactive, placing responsibility on the student to be an active learner through participating in class, asking and answering questions, carrying out tasks individually or within a pair or group, and carrying out independent work at home through homework activities. Through differentiated teaching approaches, we aim to ensure that students of all abilities have the best opportunities to learn and achieve their individual potential.