EDEXCEL is the brand name for academic and general qualifications from Pearson, including GCSEs and A levels. It is one of the 5 boards recognized by the Government of UK to offer International GCSE. Designed to advance learners’ skills while developing knowledge, Edexcel’s qualifications help learners progress to higher education. Highly respected and world-renowned, it gives the learners the opportunity to succeed Edexcel is the ideal pathway to today’s top universities, offering learners access to tomorrow’s global opportunities. Al Fajr has adopted this curriculum since its date of inception. Please find below the highlights of this curriculum and what it means to our institution as we head towards a change in Curriculum from the Academic Year 2021-2022:
Primary Curriculum – Our Academic Journey:
Our Edexcel International Primary Curriculum provided a learning pathway in which students can excel in English, Mathematics and Science. It gave teachers an easy-to-implement framework and a simple way to monitor progress. It provided an International benchmark of achievement, with externally marked achievement tests and certification at the end of Grade 5.
The Curriculum enabled tracking of pupils’ progress through a variety of internally assessed Progress Tests and is engaging, with ideas for lessons and a framework that allows you to embed knowledge creatively. The syllabus provided pupils a seamless and cohesive teaching and learning experience, preparing them for higher-level qualifications with subjects like Science, ICT, Tamil/Hindi, etc.
Secondary & Higher Secondary – Our Academic Journey:
At the secondary level we offered Pearson’s (UK) Edexcel brand “International General Certificate of Secondary Education” and International Advanced level. We followed a systematic syllabus which is aligned with the needs of the International Curriculum with subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Islamiyat & ICT at the Secondary level and Math, Science, Business Studies, Accounting & Economics at the Advanced level. This application based education prepared our learners to face and tackle any challenge early in life. The lessons were delivered using appropriate teaching aids and assessments are done through various internal tests and assignments. Our learners took up Lower Secondary Award in Grade VIII, Grade X (International GCSE , Grade XI (Advanced Subsidiary) and Grade XII (International Advanced Level). Their academic training bolstered their self-belief, facilitatedd independent thinking and implanted a solution based approach to any real life issue.
As we move to CBSE Curriculum, we are taking every possible step to ensure that the above benefits are carried forward to the learners regardless of the change in curriculum and that our pedagogy predominantly remains the same.