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CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

Ta’allum Primary Schools offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage.

The Ta’allum curriculum incorporates elements of the English National Curriculum in its focus on core skills and depth of understanding; as well as best international practice in its global and creative approach to topics. This, alongside the Qatar National Curriculum, taught through Arabic medium subjects, ensures that students retain a respect and understanding for their national and religious heritage and their native language.

Children study English, Mathematics, Science, Art & Design Technology, Computing and PE alongside Arabic, Islamic Studies, Holy Quran, Qatar History and PSHE/ Makarim lessons.

Subject Subject Years 1-3 Years 1-3 Years 4-6
Arabic 4 4
Islamic Studies 2 2
Koran 1 1
Makarim/ PSHE 0 1
Qatar History 1 1
English Language and literacy development 9 (5 R+W; 4 cross subject literacy application) 8 (5 R+W; 3 cross subject literacy application)
Mathematics and numeracy development 6 (with at least one lesson of application) 6 ( with at least one lesson of application)
Science 2 2
Computing 2 2
Art 1 1
P.E 2 2

As well as regular written work in lessons and speaking and listening tasks in class, students’ skills in subjects are assessed in more formal tasks and tests, as students’ progress through Primary. Regular feedback that students receive from teachers in class and in written work in books helps us to support children in making good progress, so that when students leave Primary they are well prepared for work in Secondary. Teachers use next step marking and a highlighting and correction system to enable students to know what they did well and in which areas they need to improve.

Learning objectives and success criteria are provided to students in lessons, with the latter sometimes being generated by students. Students are encouraged to understand what they are learning and how they can achieve success. As students move through Primary they are provided with increasing opportunities to work creatively and evaluate their own learning. They develop metacognitive skills – learning to self and peer assess their work so that when it comes to more formal assessments, they know how best to succeed.

Students sit end of semester formal assessments, some of which are conducted online and are computer adaptive, so that individual student performance is carefully measured. Students, teachers and parents are provided with very clear information about how well students are performing and where they need additional support.

Dates for your diary*

Semester 1 Awards Ceremony – 12th March 2017

Semester 2 exam timetable - Coming soon!

Ramadhan begins- Friday 26th May 2017

Eid al-Fitr - Sunday 25th June 2017

Semester 2 ends-tbc



Semester 1 starts- tbc

Qatar National Day- Monday 18th December 2017

Semester 1 exams start- tbc

Semester 1 ends-tbc

Semester 2 starts-tbc

Sports Day- Tuesday 13th February 2018

World Book Day- Thursday 1st March 2018

Semester 1 Awards Ceremony – tbc

Semester 2 exam timetable - tbc

Ramadhan begins- tbc

Eid al-Fitr- tbc

Semester 2 ends-tbc

*subject to change

Student Council

We are proud to have Class Representatives in all classes from year 4 and above, that take part in the Primary School Council and whole Academy School Council meetings. The Councils are in place so that students have a voice and are involved in decisions about the school that affect them. Through the School Council students have an opportunity to raise issues, share ideas and take part in discussions. Wider issues that arise at class level are discussed further at the School Council level.

The Class Representatives elect a Chair, Deputy and Secretary of the School Council.

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