Victory International School offers the UK based National Curriculum to its students with the classes currently ranging from Play Group to Grade X, with the students being trained to take the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I.G.C.S.E.) examination held by the Cambridge University. The medium of instruction for all subjects is in the English Language. English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies are taught as core subjects. Islamic Studies is intricately woven into the time table to teach and reinforce religious instruction across the age groups. As learning a Second Language is compulsory, Urdu, Arabic and French are available options. The importance of Computers and computing skills have been steadily increasing. Computer studies are an integral part of the syllabus and with the additional facility of supervised use of the Internet being made available during the school hours, students are encourage and taught to integrate computing skills with their regular academic and research work.
The option menu for I.G.C.S.E. subjects offered to grade 10 students aims to provide both wideness and balance to the curriculum they study. We have tried to combine subjects for their future studies, regardless of the system of education they choose to enter, but will also given them a diversity of subject matter essential for future employment.
Methods of Teaching and Procedures followed:
Teaching methodology includes presentations and interactive teaching sessions with the opportunity of discussions and debate which is followed by the regular monthly tests and assignments. Each individual is handed over a monthly plan prepared before hand and accordingly to be taught in the coming days. The session is divided into 2 terms where the entire syllabus is covered according to the available number of days and importance of the topics. The final result of the student is based on the aggregate of all the tests and exams conducted throughout the session.
The programme of studies is in correlation to the age groups:
Children admitted in these groups follow the play based program where they learn through a wide variety of learning activities which is seconded by their practical experiences. They are encouraged for their acts and taught to be responsible for their actions and become independent.
Kindergarten is where the students admitted are introduced to the foundation stage designed to prepare children to begin the National Curriculum for the UK, which actually begins at the age of 5. Children at this stage are introduced to foundations in reading, writing, mathematics and science through a system the practical application, which is strengthened in a positive and stimulating learning environment. Children learn best when they actively participate in the learning process. Learning through structured play and a regular programme of field trips forms an integral part of the Kindergarten school’s curriculum.
ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SECTION:
In this section the students begin a more formal curriculum where they are encouraged to become independent learners and are able to use their skills practically. The curriculum of this level aims at exposure of a wide range of subjects to the students which ensures a broad and balanced education and also enables the students to see in which field their interests and talents lie. All students are expected to take part in all aspects of the ‘O’ Levels (Grade VIII, IX, X). The curriculum at this level is a planned programme of courses leading to the I.G.C.S.E. examination where children are given an option to choose the subjects according to their interest and availability in the school guided by the British Council.
Education and the learning process embody much more than simply working for and obtaining high grades. Our vision is to shape our children into complete individuals confident in their knowledge, firm in their faith and proud of their culture, stepping out of VICTORY INTERNATION SCHOOL, with a smile on their faces and courage in their hearts to face the challenges of the world head-on.
Currently the school has a strength of around 1750 with students coming from different backgrounds and different Nationalities eg. Egyptians, Syrians, Pakistanis, Indians, Philipinos, Sudanese, Americans, Canadians, Lebanese, Sri Lankans, and Jordanians.
EXAMINATION AND PROMOTION POLICY
Our Academic session is divided into two terms. 1st Term and 2nd Term, with a duration of 5 months each. The contents of the syllabus is divided equally into two terms keeping in view the duration of each term.
During the session the children have to appear for the two examinations, 1st and 2nd Term. Also the students must appear for the monthly tests, the marks of which are added to the total aggregate.
For the final assessment the marks of the 2 terms, plus the monthly tests conducted during the term are accumulated and aggregate marks are considered for the promotion of the child to the next grade/class.
For promotion the minimum aggregated marks are categorized for different subjects. The key is as below:
CORE SUBJECTS/IMPORTANT SUBJECTS
SUBJECT: MINIMUM MARKS REQUIRED FOR PROMOTON:
ENGLISH: 50% OUT OF THE ACCUMULATED TOTAL.
MATHEMATICS: 50% OUT OF THE ACCUMULATED TOTAL.
GENERAL SCIENCE: 40% OUT OF THE ACCUMULATED TOTAL.
PHYSICS/CHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY: 50% OUT OF THE ACCUMULATED TOTAL.
URDU / ARABIC / SOCIAL STUDIES / ISLAMIC STUDIES /
SAUDI CULTURE / COMPUTERS.
Though the total aggregated marks of the above subjects are not added for the promotion, the child must pass all these subjects in the term Examinations.
If the child fails to appear for the exams without any officially attested notification and written excuse, no retest will be taken under any circumstances. But if an officially attested written excuse is presented his/her result for that particular subject will be considered along with weight-age from the revision tests and exam if needed.
If the academic progress of a student in grade IX is not up to the mark and the school authorities feel that the student is not prepared to appear for the Board Examination, the school reserves the right to inform the parents and the concerned Board.
If any student is found using unfair means during the examinations, that particular paper of the erring student shall be cancelled and the marks will be considered nil.
Any incident of tampering with examination records will be considered a serious offence and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.
NOTE: ANY SPECIAL CASE WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE SCHOOL EXAMINATION COMMITTEE.
STUDENTS’ RULES AND REGULATIONS:
- All the students must abide by the rules and regulations of the school or else punitive measures will be taken against them for breach of discipline.
- A student must adopt the habit of punctuality and should be present in the school before the assembly commences.
- Students are required to eat and drink, only in the break time and outside their classrooms.
- Class rooms and its infrastructure should be kept neat and intact.
- Uninformed absence of the student from the school for more than three days will not be considered as a leave and strict action will be taken in certain cases.
- Students should not be involved in any malpractice during the tests/exams.
- Students will be punished severely if apprehended using abusive language or behavior.
- Students should respect both the teaching and non-teaching staff in the school.
- There should not be any misconduct in the school transportation.
- Students are not allowed to leave the class room during the instruction time and without the permission of the teacher.
- Students should not carry any weapons, mobiles. Cassettes, CD’s or any other things which are not related to their studies.