Curriculum

The purpose of our school curriculum is to give every student the opportunity to meet the high expectations of our school vision. This is through a broad and balanced curriculum experience alongside relevant, personalised and timely Information, advice and guidance. As an Independent School we choose to follow the National Curriculum but retain the opportunity to offer an alternative as and when appropriate.

Al-Ashraaf School offers a full National Curriculum from Year 7 to Year 11. Along with the core subjects of English, Maths and Science we provide; ICT, History, Geography, Arabic (as a Modern Foreign Language), PSHCE, Art Religious Studies (in addition to Islamic Studies), PE.

The school also visits Museums and other sites of historical interest for educational visits once each half term.

In addition to this we have an extra learning day every two weeks. These days concentrate on a specific subject for 4 – 6 hours where we look in depth at a particular subject area and make the learning different from the usual lessons. This term (Spring 2015) we have had Creating Cityscapes out of recyclable materials, growing bacteria and the Trial of Richard the Lionheart! All staff join in these activities regardless of their specialist subjects, including the Headteacher, to make this a truly whole school activity.