Al Noor college Birmingham

In the name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Kind

Al-Noor College

Curriculum Policy

  1. RATIONALE

1.1 We believe that Al-Noor College exists to provide the best possible education for all of its pupils through a commitment to the provision of quality in their learning experiences.

1.2 Pupils have access to the several National Curriculums. The curriculum is differentiated in a way to enhance access to a full range of experience for each individual. It gives appropriate attention to progression so that the work provided at each stage reflects and builds upon that done previously. The curriculum is developed within the frameworks and contexts of appropriate statutory and non-statutory guidance such as the national strategy and exam syllabuses.

1.3 No pupil should be denied access to the curriculum as a result of race, gender, disability or special learning needs. Our curriculum aims to meet the educational needs of all pupils having regard to their ethnic and cultural background, whilst developing a mutual respect for all members of the community. For the purpose of this document, the curriculum is the wider school curriculum, including extra-curricular activities.

1.4 The curriculum experience of pupils at Al-Noor College should promote the concept of the ‘Learning School’. This is founded on high expectations, challenge at an appropriate level, effective support for pupils and high levels of self-esteem in pupils as learners. The curriculum should also promote the personal development of pupils through the provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

1.5 The school will offer students the opportunity to study different aspects of Islam as part of the curriculum.

1.6 To help pupils/students develop personal moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.

1.6 The curriculum is designed to develop the student comprehensively. It endeavours to give young people experience in the areas of learning: linguistic, mathematics, science, technology, creativity, and literacy.  The School is committed to develop all of its students regardless of their ability

  1. BROAD GOALS

The main purpose of the school curriculum is indicated in the following aspirations:

On leaving Al-Noor College, a pupil will:

  • Be able to attain exceptional characteristics following the footsteps of the Last Prophet (PBUH).
  • Practice Islamic teachings through Uswa-e-Husna in their day to day life
  • Be flexible, adaptable and motivated by a commitment to success;
  • Be aware of her own strengths and potential, and be able to take responsibility for developing them;
  • Have participated fully in all aspects of school life, helping and supporting staff and other pupils, particularly younger members of the school community
  • Be aware of her own potential as a lifelong learner.
  • Be able to get education within an environment that allow her to grow with Islamic beliefs and morals as a guide in all aspects of life

The main purpose of the school curriculum is to create individuals who are confident in their faith and will act as positive role models within society.

  1. PUPIL AND OTHER OUTCOMES

The Curriculum entitlement for pupils at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 is as follows:

3.1 Key Stage 3

In years 7, 8 and 9 each pupil will have:

3.1.1 followed a formal curriculum which meets statutory requirements and been assessed in the National Curriculum as well as Islamic Curriculum.

3.1.2 continuous opportunities to reflect upon their own achievements and future targets.

3.1.3 gained, through experience, an appreciation of the impact of modern technology in society.

3.1.4 received high quality guidance and support in relation to KS4 option choices.

3.1.5 experienced ICT in all appropriate subjects.

3.1.6 had the opportunity to take part in a range of educational visits and trips.

3.1.7 had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of competitions, events and challenges both within the school and with other schools.

3.1.8 had the opportunity to take part in a Islamic activities.

3.1.9 had the opportunity to take part in a school or year assembly.

3.1.10 been involved with members of the community, such as parents, visiting speakers, representatives from industry and the community and other faiths.

3.1.11 been given the opportunity to develop their personal organisation and sense of responsibility.

3.1.12 Islamic Curriculum will enable the students to attain their Islamic beliefs and moral guidance

3.1.13 Develop confidence within pupils so they are able to express their beliefs and views.

3.1.14 Quran and Islamic Studies are taught using a variety of comprehensive methods and materials

3.2 Key Stage 4

3.2.3 been given advice and support to prepare her for externally assessed examinations through appropriate mentoring.

3.2.4 taken part in a quality work related learning experience as part of a planned programme of work related activities.

3.2.5 received guidance in relation to destinations post 16.

3.2.6 been provided with a school reference.

 

  1. PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

In order to achieve our goals, the school will maintain a continuing process of curriculum review that responds to the following important considerations:

4.1 to meet the statutory requirements of The National Curriculum;

4.2 to ensure effective implementation of the national Key Stage 3 strategy.

4.3 to ensure there is breadth, balance, relevance and progression in the curriculum;

4.4 to provide for pupils a fuller experience of the wider curriculum and citizenship education, including work related learning opportunities;

4.5 to retain flexibility for future developments;


5: The following subjects are taught at the school

5.1  National Curriculums:

  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Additional Science
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Religious Studies
  • Urdu Language
  • Physical Education
  • Art & Crafts
  • PSHE/Citizenship

5.2 Islamic Curriculum/Alimah Course

Following Islamic Subjects are taught at the school

  • Beliefs and Religions
  • Seerah-i-Nabvi ﷺ
  • Quran and Tajweed
  • Quran Tafseer
  • Arabic Language
  • Fiqh
  • Quran Memorization
  • Classical Arabic
  1. School Reports and Assessments:

6.1 Assessment is completed on half term and termly basis or on the completion of a unit. Reports are written by the end of Autumn and by the End of Academic Year to present pupils assessments, achievements, progress and behavior.   The reports are provided to the parents in a parent evening where they also get an opportunity to see all the staff to discuss their child’s progress or any concerns.

6.2 Students assessment is update in the school data base electronic version of file.

  1. Special Education Need (SEN)

7.1 Al-Noor College aims to provide an education for pupils where learning disability can be supported.

7.2 Individualised Education Plan is prepared to set the targets for students

7.3 The parents are informed throughput the process and advised on ways to monitor and support their child at home.

  1. English as an Additional Language (EAL)

8.1 The pupils whose first language is not English and who have language barrier are provided additional support through the tailored strategies and curriculum to meet their needs.

8.2 Creating and tailoring activities for pupils with EAL to achieve their potential and to meet their need.

Al-Noor College

Curriculum Analysis 2016-17

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Subjects

 

              

              Lessons per Week

English Literature

 

2 Lesson 2 Lessons 3 Lesson 3 Lessons 3 Lessons
English Language

 

1 Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 2 Lesson 3 Lesson
Maths 3 lesson 3 Lessons 4 lesson 5 Lessons

 

5 Lessons

 

Science 3 lesson 3 Lessons 3 lesson 2 Lessons

 

2 Lessons

 

Additional Science  

N/A

 

N/A

 

2 Lesson

 

3 Lessons

 

3 Lessons

ICT  

2 Lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

2 lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

2 Lessons

Arabic Language  

2 Lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

2 lesson

 

N/A

 

N/A

Urdu Language  

2 Lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

2 Lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

2 Lessons

Religious Studies/

Beliefs in Religions

 

1Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

2 Lessons

PSHE/Citizenship  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lessons

 

1 Lesson

 

2 Lessons

 

1 Lessons

PE  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lessons

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

Art  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lessons

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Seerah/Islamic History  

1 lesson

 

1 Lessons

 

1 Lesson

 

N/A

 

N/A

Quran & Tajweed  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 lesson

 

N/A

 

N/A

Quran Tafseer  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

Fiqh  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

Quran Memorization  

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

1 Lesson

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

Total Number of Lesson

 

25

 

25

 

25

 

25

 

25

The Governing Body will review the Curriculum Policy every year on the basis of recommendations presented by staff/ Headteacher and members of Governing Bodies to improve it continuously.

Policy written in September 2015

Reviewed: September 2016

Next Review: September 2017