Grow, Build, Achieve - Uniting the best of British education with the best of Kuwaiti culture

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+965 2225 6777

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Saba St, Block 10

Salmiya, Kuwait

08:00 - 13:00

Sunday - Thursday

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+965 2225 6777

For all enquiries

Saba St, Block 10

Salmiya, Kuwait

08:00 - 13:00

Sunday - Thursday

Curriculum

 

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), Years 3 to 6 (Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2) and now Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3).

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.

Curriculum aims

We encourage and promote a creative and cross-curricular approach in order to form a deeper understanding of topics and foster:

  • a love and passion for life-long learning
  • a sense of wonder / respect for the world we live in
  • the ability to problem solve
  • academic excellence
  • a sense of pride in their own and others’ achievements
  • social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness
  • independence
  • freedom of expression
  • high expectations of themselves and others
  • respect and trust
  • empathy

Curriculum values

We believe:

  • all children have a right to learn
  • all children have a right to be safe and happy
  • all children are unique
  • all children should be listened to and treated fairly
  • all children should be respected
  • we should respect and value others’ opinions and beliefs
  • parents play an important role in their child’s education
  • we are all part of a wider community which is an integral part of our children’s development
  • excellent teachers create excellent learning

Curriculum enrichment

To enhance our school curriculum and enrich children’s learning experiences, we provide varied and exciting activities and events throughout the school year.  You can read more about these here.

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.