Curriculum

Academic Structure

Daycare

A daycare is an extension of the home environment. At Froebel’s Daycare we recognise each stage of development in each child and plan activities to meet their individual needs. Emphasis is placed on nurturing and facilitating growth in the following developmental domains:


Environment

Every effort has been placed to make the daycare’s environment comfortable and fun. The educational programme consists of unit themes around which all classroom activities are planned. Themes are changed daily or monthly depending on the concept being taught. Much emphasis is placed on social development as well. Trained staff spends time with the children, individually and together, to help them express themselves constructively.


After School Programme

During an academic year (August to May) the Daycare offers an after school programme. Children come to the daycare and have the opportunity to spend the afternoon in free play, planned learning activities, doing their homework, etc.


Evaluation

Progress evaluations of each infant, toddler and preschooler are conducted throughout the year. Reports are sent to parents biannually, recapping the child’s development and learning.


Early Years

Years - Playgroup (PG), Kindergarten (KG) and Preparatory (Prep)

Froebel’s offers a rich co-curricular programme which allows students to apply what they have learned in the classroom, strengthen their skills and explore new areas of interests. Art and craft, music, ICT, IPC and educational trips are a part of every child’s experience building on a strong foundation.

Daily circle time provides regular opportunities for students to develop their listening skills, learn new vocabulary, practice language skills, build self-confidence, and learn about being a member of larger community as a whole.

The UK based International Primary Curriculum (IPC) provides a cross-curriculum thematic, rigorous teaching structure designed to engage children of all abilities in today's world, and also meets the needs of the UK National Curriculum. The academic focus of Froebel's International School is centered on the belief that all students have the inherent ability to achieve academic excellence within a healthy and inclusive learning environment and multiple learning tools. The IPC enables students to achieve such an outcome through an activity based interactive program which eases the process of acquiring knowledge and, at the same time, promotes coping and motor skills through a sequential learning-by-doing approach. The programme is implemented by qualified, trained and empathetic teachers and provides a smooth transition from the Early Years to the Primary Years.

Physical education activities cover body control (rhythm, flexibility, agility, balance, direction, speed and intensity) simple sports skills (running, jumping, throwing, catching and kicking) and basic games and exercises. Instruction encourages fitness, respect for rules, sportsmanship, safety and use and care of sports equipment.

The implicit curriculum of character education, teaching of moral principles, insistence on order and firm discipline, and steady encouragement of solid work habits is very much part of our daily teaching. In the Early Years we provide feedback to parents by individualised student reports and parent-teacher meetings.

Subjects* include: Activity, Circle Time, GK (General Knowledge), ICT (Information & Communications Technology), Islamiyat, Literacy, Music, Numeracy, PE (Physical Education) and Urdu.

* Subject offerings may differ in subsequent academic years


Primary Years

YEARS - 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5

Primary years offer’s a rich co-curricular programme encompassing the following subjects: Literacy, Numeracy, Urdu, Islamiyat, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Art, Physical Education and International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is a comprehensive, thematic, creative curriculum for 3-12 year olds, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject, for international mindedness and for personal learning. As the pioneer of IPC (International Primary Curriculum) in Pakistan, our vision is to be at par with international educational standards. The IPC is designed to ensure rigorous learning but also to help teachers to make all learning exciting, active and meaningful for the children. The IPC is an amalgamation of the following subjects: geography, science, art, history, music, PE and computers. IPC is used by schools in more than 90 countries around the world and Froebel’s is proud to be one of them.

Islamiyat and Urdu are compulsory subjects for all Pakistani nationals in accordance with the national education policy. Foreign students are not required to take Urdu and Islamiyat.

Teaching staff is constantly given trainings to be updated with the new teaching trends and to be at par with the current teaching methodologies for the benefit of the children.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) programme at Froebel’s provides intensive, academic English language learning for foreign students whose native language is not English. The programme prepares students for successful integration into the regular programme of studies. The ESL room has several computer workstations, an extensive collection of books and both classical and contemporary stories on audio cassettes.

Curriculum for the primary years aims to empower the learners, groom them and bring about the best of their capabilities so they can move on to the lower secondary section with a sound foundation.

The ESL (English as a Second Language) programme at Froebel’s provides intensive, academic English language learning for foreign students whose native language is not English. The programme prepares students for successful integration into the regular programme of studies. The ESL room has several computer workstations, an extensive collection of books and both classical and contemporary stories on audio cassettes.

Curriculum for the primary years aims to empower the learners, groom them and bring about the best of their capabilities so they can move on to the lower secondary section with a sound foundation.


Lower Secondary

Years 6, 7 and 8
Today’s students live in a world that is fast paced, culturally diverse, technologically driven and media saturated. These changing paradigms require that we redefine education making it more flexible, challenging and creative. The Lower Secondary programme covers the unique period of early adolescence, marking the transition from Primary Years to IGCSEs and A levels. The subjects offered include Literacy, Numeracy, Urdu/USL, Science, History, Geography and Islamiyat. Special emphasis is laid on activity based learning and use of multimedia in the classrooms. The programme provides necessary tools and skills for students to assume an increasing responsibility for themselves and their education, building on their spirit, energy and curiosity, while guiding them toward independence as young adults. PSHE is an integral part of the curriculum and aims to instill ethical and social values in our new generation.

The Lower Secondary curriculum also begins to prepare students for the rigors of the IGCSE programme; many of our primary schemes end at Year 5, and are replaced by pre-IGCSE schemes and textbooks. The structure of the curriculum reflects the start of subject specialisation, such as the division of social studies into geography and history.

An integral part of the Froebel’s experience is the emphasis on holistic personality grooming and boosting the students’ confidence through co curricular activities. Various events which include the Language Art Week, Talent Show and Food festival are held each year in which students are encouraged to participate. Regular assemblies are held on a daily basis to enhance public speaking skills.


Upper Secondary

Years 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The Upper Secondary curriculum covers a broad spectrum of subjects that are tailored to meet the international and local requirements and develop students' self-confidence while equipping them with an essential aptitude for lifelong learning. The academic environment on campus is purposeful, stimulating and challenging. Subject specialists are recruited and trained to deliver not only the academic content but help students grow as conscientious individuals.

FIS offer International GCSE through Pearson Edexcel and Advanced Level through Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations.

Pearson Edexcel – IGCSE: Year 9, Year 10, Year 11
Subjects* are selected from: Accounting, Further Pure Mathematics, Art, Biology, Chemistry, Commerce, Economics, English Language, English Literature, ICT, Islamiyat, Mathematics, Pakistan Studies, Physics, Urdu and History. * Subject offerings may vary from campus to campus.

Cambridge GCE A levels: Year 12 (AS/Advanced Subsidiary), Year 13 (A2)
Combinations: Medical, Engineering and Business/Humanities Cores* and electives* are selected from: Accounting, Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Further Mathematics, Global Perspectives, Applied ICT, Law, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Urdu. * Subject offerings may vary from campus to campus.

Pearson Edexcel – A Level: Year 12 (AS/Advanced Subsidiary), Year 13 (A2)
Combinations: Medical and Engineering Cores* and electives* are selected from: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Urdu. * Subject offerings may vary from campus to campus.

As an Edexcel International category ‘A’ centre, FIS provides students with on-site examinations, post result services, online resources and the opportunity to ‘cash in’ their grades (turning unit marks into final AS or A level grades, from which the best score is counted as the final grade).

Froebel’s releases an annual list of High Achievers. Additionally, Edexcel International recognises achievements on a national and global level for each subject. Numerous merit scholarships are available for exceptional A level students.

Guidance counseling provides students with opportunities to pursue internships, apply to prestigious universities, take part in competitive events and identify their aptitude for future career choices.


Guidance Counseling

The Guidance Counseling (GC) office has been a part of Froebel’s International School for over twenty years. It was established with a mandate of providing a facilitating environment that engages students in a comprehensive, developmental program aimed at their overall well being by encouraging academic, social, emotional and personal development.

The strategy of the office involves providing a holistic guidance and career counseling programme aimed at developing the Froebel’s student’s individual competencies in self-knowledge and awareness, make realistic decisions, improve their abilities and skills, contribute towards building strong student profiles and is specifically designed to assist in making and implementing informed educational and occupational choices. The GC office team comprises of a professionally trained full time counselor and an assistant guidance counselor.

Zainab Hashmi, Guidance Counselor

The approach of the counselors towards students is ‘Person centered’ that focuses on showing respect, empathy, genuineness and unconditional positive regard all the while maintaining strict confidentiality. Counselors engage and cooperate with the rest of the school’s administration, teachers and parents when it is deemed necessary and beneficial for the student’s. The counselors provide students with personalised one on one counseling sessions as well as group counseling. They administer standardised valid personality tests, assessments and career interest inventories, arrange for local and international university fairs and university representative visits, and arrange internship and community service opportunities. The counselors facilitate students for the entire university and college application process for admissions all over the world particularly the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe as well as all Pakistani universities.


College Acceptances

2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014-2015


Music

Froebel’s realises the significance and impact of music to help develop a child’s memory, perception, language and vocabulary which contributes towards a productive learning experience. IPC recognises the significance of music in strengthening new concepts within young minds and specific musical activities are designed for this purpose. Thematic rhymes and songs are taught at different levels using string and percussion instruments such as piano, drums and tambourine.

The school also hosts events to bring out the best from the students through recitals, interactive assemblies and class activities. It is made sure that each and every child gets an opportunity to participate and showcase his/her talent.


Athletics

Children have to be active every day. Physical activity stimulates growth and leads to improved physical and emotional health. Sports teaches them discipline, time management and teamwork. That is why athletics is an integral part of our curriculum starting from playgroup to A Levels. Besides the scheduled classes throughout the year, students participate in the annual sports day, which showcases an array of sports activities. The event is open to family and friends who watch their children perform and demonstrate their athletic abilities.


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