2 Street, Block 12, Salmiya, Kuwait

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+965 2225 6777

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2 Street, Block 12

Salmiya, Kuwait

07:00 - 14:30

Sunday to Thursday

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+965 2225 6777

For all enquiries

2 Street, Block 12

Salmiya, Kuwait

07:00 - 14:30

Sunday to Thursday

Curriculum

The word curriculum written in chalk on a blackboard

 

At Gulf British Academy, we strive to deliver creative and interactive academic programmes. These are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework for our Pre-KG, KG and Reception classes, and the new National Curriculum in England for Years 1 and 2 (Key Stage 1) and Years 3 to 6 (Key Stage 2).

All subjects are taught in English except for the Arabic programme, which is prescribed directly by the Ministry of Education in Kuwait. Staff also receive continuous in-house and outsourced professional development to ensure that teaching remains focused and effective, and best adapted to meet our pupils’ needs.

English

We implement various teaching strategies to enhance our learners’ experience. This includes using Talk for Writing, a strategy created by Pie Corbett supported by Julia Strong, which develops children’s writing and speaking skills. Talk for Writing enables children to imitate language structure orally before writing independently.

Alongside this, we use strategies from Alan Peat, a leading educationalist, to further develop our children’s writing and speaking skills. This includes using his ‘sentence types’ within writing. During their time at Gulf British Academy, learners will become familiar with these and use them effectively.

All our teachers are aware of the emphasis we place on phonic knowledge from an early stage in order to develop word reading, spelling and language skills and we base our phonics programme on the Jolly Phonics approach. Pupils who require more general language help will have access to our English Support Programme to help them adapt.

Mathematics

Maths at Gulf British Academy is taught using the Abacus scheme. Abacus, developed using best practice techniques, is carefully crafted to effectively help children develop their maths skills. As children progress through GBA, Abacus deepens their understanding of mathematical concepts and provides opportunities to work on a variety of mathematical problems.

Other curriculum areas

At GBA, science, social studies, ICT, Art and P.E. are all taught practically. Social Studies in Years 4, 5 and 6 follow a programme of study that covers the Geography and History concepts relating to the GCC countries as supplied by the Ministry of Education.

Children are given the resources and knowledge to develop their skills and explore the world around them. The curriculum at GBA aspires to be a child initiated, inquiry based and holistic curriculum where children can become confident and independent learners.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Pre-KG, KG and Reception classes follow these prime areas of learning and development:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

Arabic programme

Curriculum accommodation is made for studies required by the Ministry of Education in Kuwait:

  • Arabic for Arabs
  • Arabic for non-Arabs
  • Islamic Studies for Muslim students with Arabic as a first language
  • Islamic Studies for Muslim students with Arabic as an additional language
  • Quranic Studies for Muslim Kuwaiti students (optional for non-Kuwaiti Muslims)
  • Social Studies of Kuwait.

Close monitoring and personalisation

  • Pupil progress is continuously assessed in each curriculum area throughout the year and we make regular use of standardised testing and assessment resources in order to monitor pupil progress.
  • Formal exams are set in Years 6 in accordance with Ministry of Education requirements.
  • Parent/teacher conferences, feedback, progress reports and student information are given out at regular times during the year.
  • Frequent curricular adaptations are made to attend to the needs of our most able students and those who encounter difficulties accessing the curriculum.

 

For more on the yearly teaching overviews for each year group please follow the links below:

Foundation:  |  Early Years  |

Key Stage 1:  |  Year 1  |  Year 2  |

Key Stage 2:  |  Year 3  |  Year 4  |  Year 5  |  Year 6  |