Curriculum

Academic Organisation

Assessment & Reporting

We use GL Assessment, a leading provider of formative assessments to UK schools and schools in over 100 countries, to monitor the progress of our students. Pupil’s performance will be tracked regularly by the Senior Management Team. In addition, end of unit tests will be administered to further monitor pupil progress.

Reports will be provided to parents twice a year. An interim report will be provided at the end of Term one. Parents will be required to attend a parent meeting to discuss progress and set targets for the remaining part of the year. End of Year reports will be provided during the spring term. Parents will be required to attend a Parents meeting to discuss progress with Subject Teachers.

Parents are also welcome to arrange an appointment to discuss the progress of their children whenever it is felt necessary to do so by contacting the school office.

Curriculum at Key Stage 3 & 4

The aim of Ebrahim Academy is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum in order to fulfil the aims of the Academy. The School day is divided into two specific programmes:

  1. Tahfeez / Qur’aan memorisation
  2. National Curriculum Subjects

Tahfeez / Qur’aan memorisation

The aim of the Tahfeez programme is to produce Huffaz who memorise the Holy Qur’aan according to correct rules of pronunciation with tajweed. It is anticipated that all the average students will finish the memorisation of the Qur’aan within 4 years with 1 year spent in revision. Although memorising the whole Qur’aan is an exceptional achievement, not every student will achieve it. There will be those whose academic strength may not be in memorisation but elsewhere. Thus, we aim to encourage every student to memorise a considerable part of the Qur’aan while those competent in memorising will complete it.

Memorising any part of the Qur’aan is an act of great virtue and honour and it is important that young people who memorise the Qur’aan partially are made to realise this and are not put under any unnecessary pressure to complete when they are clearly unable to. An alternative Qur’aanic Studies class is offered to students who do not have the capability after consultation with their parent/guardian. Students in this programme will learn to memorise shorter chapters of the Qur’aan and study its meaning and story. We will of course do our best with every child and pray that every student at Ebrahim Academy becomes a Hafiz of the Qur’aan. However, the priority lies in ensuring that every student understands the basic message of the Qur’aan and is encouraged and inspired to bring it in to practice.

Once reaching Key Stage 4, pupils will continue the memorisation of the Holy Qur’aan. Those pupils who have completed the memorisation will spend one year in extensive revision of the Holy Qur’aan.

“The hafidh of the Qur’an will be told, ‘read and climb, recite well as you did in the world for your station will be at the final verse that you recite.” (al-Tirmidhi)

In addition to tahfeez, all pupils will undertake Islamic Studies lesson. The lessons will be divided into four main subject areas:

  • Aqaid
  • Fiqh
  • Seerah
  • Aadab (Islamic Etiquettes)

National Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Arabic
  • Computing
  • Humanities (History & Geography)
  • PHSCE/Citizenship
  • Physical Education
  • Art & DT (Art, Drama, Creative writing)

Key Stage 4 Subjects:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Double Award)
  • Triple Science (only for very able students)
  • Arabic
  • ICT
  • History
  • Religious Studies

Non-GCSE Subjects

  • PHSCE/Citizenship
  • Art & DT (Art, Drama, Creative writing)
  • PE

* PE activities include: Football, Cricket, Basketball, Hockey, Tag, Rugby, Badminton, Cycling, Athletics, Table tennis and more

* Please refer to our school curriculum policy for further information on the school curriculum.

Careers Education

“Pupils have a comprehensive understanding of different careers that they can choose in later life. They understand their options for their next stages of education, training and employment”.  (Ofsted 2017)

Examination Boards

Please find links to the exam boards that we use. All the Examination Boards publish both syllabuses and past examinations papers. If you have any exam queries please do not hesitate to contact our Examinations/Data Manager.

AQA

Stag Hill House,Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XJ

Tel: 01483 506506, http://web.aqa.org.uk/

Edexcel

Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DN

Tel: 0870 241 6112, http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx

OCR

Syndicate Buildings, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 2EU

Tel: 01223 552552, http://www.ocr.org.uk/