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+965 2225 6777

For all enquiries

Saba St, Block 10

Salmiya, Kuwait

06:55 - 14:30

Sunday - Thursday

Key Stage 3

Welcome to Key Stage 3 (KS3)

Welcome to Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and our growing secondary school here at Gulf British Academy. Our diverse curriculum has been designed to offer a balanced education, one that will further develop the knowledge and skills acquired by students during their primary school years and also prepare them for IGCSE level study and formal exams.

Year 7 marks an important period of progression and development, and our provision at Gulf British Academy is tailored to suit the diverse needs of our students socially, pastorally and academically. In particular, Key Stage 3 is a time of transition where your child will learn to become more independent, more resilient and more resourceful as they face the challenges of moving from primary to secondary school.

At GBA we strive to help students develop their talents and skills and to reach their full potential in the classroom and through our wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

At GBA, all subjects (with the exception of Arabic and Islamic studies) are taught in English, and as one of the foremost international languages, our English programme of study in particular has been carefully constructed to provide our students with everything they need to succeed, both in school and in later life.

Based on the English National Curriculum, and adapted to suit Kuwait, our provision at Key Stage 3 aims to introduce and embed the key skills required later at IGCSE. We hope to encourage a love of learning through literature, to inspire our students, fire their imaginations, and provide them with the powerful tools of language and communication. English has never been more important than it is now; it enables us to create new worlds in our imaginations, to question and challenge injustice and ignorance, and it empowers our students to persuade and shape the world around them.

Across Years 7 and 8 we have put together a stimulating curriculum to consolidate prior learning and to develop more advanced skills such as analysis and evaluation.  Where some modules are centred on a single text from the English literary canon, others are extract-based to expose students to the widest possible range of literature.

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Welcome to KS3 Science at GBA. Here we give you an overview of what is taught in preparation for GCSE. KS3 is an important period of progression during which we strive to help our students to develop their skills and reach their full potential.

Our high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science has changed our lives and it is vital that all students be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes, and uses of science, and most importantly; develop a sense of excitement and curiosity for the subject.

Aims

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.  
  • Students are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

History

History encourages pupils to engage critically with the lifestyles, choices and beliefs of the people of the past. The study of history assists pupils in developing their own identities through an understanding of history at national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.

Pupils at GBA will develop a clear chronological understanding of British and world history to the present day. We begin with life in England under Anglo-Saxon rule, continuing with the impact of the Norman Conquest on every aspect of life in the British Isles. Pupils will then progress to studying the medieval world up to and including the early modern period, including the English Civil War. In Year 9, pupils will focus in depth on the 20th century looking at World Wars I and II and how these cataclysmic events shaped the world we live in today.

As pupils develop a chronological overview, they will be encouraged to make connections within and across different periods and societies. Pupils will learn key skills in the study of history, such as evaluating evidence and analysing interpretations of the past. They will learn to develop their own theories – and know how to justify them – about why change or continuity occurs between different historical periods.

Geography

Geography at GBA takes pupils on a guided tour of our planet, including its countries, continents and people. Pupils will examine the physical and human processes which shape our world and the lives of its people. The topics studied will allow pupils to learn and address global issues, such as climate change, population growth and the environmental impact of human activity. Furthermore, pupils will acquire a variety of skills including presentation work, data interpretation, fieldwork and drawing diagrams. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.

Kuwait Social Studies

Kuwait Social Studies complements – and complemented by – the other two humanities subjects: history and geography. It is vital that young people have a sound understanding of their own culture, history and geography as they grow up and form their own identity. Kuwait Social Studies allows pupils to develop detailed knowledge of their own country and the wider Arab world. In progressive levels of detail and sophistication, pupils will study:

  • the physical characteristics of Kuwait and wider Arab world
  • the history of the Arab world’s civilizations
  • the natural and economic resources of the Arab World
  • the successes and challenges facing the Arab world today
  • Kuwait’s place in the Arab world

These studies will lead pupils to a greater appreciation for and better understanding of one of the world’s most culturally rich and strategically important areas.

During French lessons at GBA, students will receive a broad exposure to the culture of France and other French-speaking countries. Lessons will provide a variety of resources to model the language, use games and songs to maximise enjoyment, and make as many connections to real life situations as possible.

Lessons will focus on speaking and listening. However, where appropriate, students will record written work in books. Student progress will be shown across the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The development of grammar in the foreign language is also important, with a focus on phonology and vocabulary to lay down the foundation before transitioning into Key Stage 4.

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