Our Curriculum

At Ghausia Girls High School we aim to provide our students with an education that combines the best of the National Curriculum with the most excellent Tarbiyyah in Islam, in an ethos which helps the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.

The school also offers a range of extra- curricular activities to enrich the children’s experience of school. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others while developing their widest knowledge and skills, so that they achieve their true potential.

All students follow programmes in Physical Education. They take part in activities such as table tennis, mixed martial arts, team sports and a fitness programme at the gym.

Throughout the school students are encouraged to progress onto and successfully complete Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT at Level Two (equivalent to GCSE grade C).

Key Stage 3

The transition from primary to secondary school provides some exciting changes as students experience a wider range of subjects. Students at GGHS follow a largely common curriculum that both fulfils and extends the core and foundation  subjects required by the National Curriculum.

The  National Curriculum subjects studied are English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Urdu, Physical Education, Citizenship, PSHE, Computing & Information and Communication Technology (ICT). In addition to these core subjects all students study Art & design and Life Skills.

All pupils follow an Islamic Curriculum consisting of Fiqh, Islamic History, Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH), Tajweed and Quraanic reading. For comparative study the pupils also learn about Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 the girls are prepared for progression to adulthood whichever direction they choose to go in.

In Year 10, students study:

GCSE English
GCSE Maths
GCSE Core Science
GCSE Urdu
GCSE Religious Studies: Islam
GCSE Citizenship & General Studies
GCSE Media Studies
Preparation for Working Life- Level 2

During Year 10, most students are able to complete up to three GCSEs: Core Science, Urdu and Religious Studies.

In Year 11, students complete courses in:

GCSE English
GCSE Maths
GCSE Additional Science
GCSE Citizenship & General Studies
GCSE Media Studies
Preparation for Working Life- Level 2

In years 10 and 11 all students continue their Islamic studies focusing on the Seerah of the Prophet (PBUH)  and Quraan.

Details of individual subjects that we offer can be found on the pages in this section of our website – follow the links above to read more.

 

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Expressive Art, Craft & Design

Expressive Art, Craft & Design

Pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. In art, craft and design, pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and […]

PE

Physical education develops pupils’ competence and confidence to take part in a range of physical activities that become a central part of their lives, both in and out of school. A high-quality physical education curriculum enables all pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. They develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. When they are performing, they think about what they are doing, […]

PSHE

Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education brings together personal, social and health education, work-related learning, careers, enterprise, and financial capability. The programmes of study are based on the Every Child Matters outcomes and build on the existing frameworks and guidelines in these areas.

Quraan

Arabic is the language of the Qu’ran and reading the Qur’an with correct grammar is the aim of this module. This is not an examinable module but it gives the opportunity for all pupils to read regularly and with correct pronunciation. Pupils are encouraged to read with the class and on their own, and discuss important moral and ethical issues that they encounter.

Urdu

All pupils study Urdu from year 7 to Year 11 and are prepared for the Key Stage Four (GCSE – Year 11) examination, which includes speaking, listening, reading and writing the language.
Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Pupils learn to appreciate different countries, cultures, communities and people. By making comparisons, they gain […]

Geography

The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.In Geography the pupils explore […]

History

History helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.
Pupils find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. They develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. They investigate Britain’s relationships with the wider world, and relate past events to […]

ICT

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. ICT capability is fundamental to participation and engagement in modern society. ICT can be used to find, develop, analyse and present information, as well as to […]

Science

Science engages learners at many levels, linking direct practical experience with scientific ideas. Experimentation and modelling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought. Pupils learn how knowledge and understanding in science are rooted in evidence. They discover how scientific ideas contribute to technological change – affecting industry, business and medicine and improving quality of life. They trace the development of science worldwide and recognise its cultural significance. They learn to question and discuss issues […]

Maths

Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society as a habit of mind for its use in the workplace, business and finance, and for personal decision-making. Mathematics equips pupils with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. We encourage the pupils to enjoy manipulating numbers mentally, practically and in written work, by teaching them the skills and strategies which will enable them to do so.
The main topic areas:
Number
Algebra
Geometry
Statistics
Topics are revisited and extended throughout years […]

English

English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, and is fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English, pupils develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.
We have introduced a school reading scheme for those pupils who need additional support.

Islamic Studies

The Religious Studies has just been revised to further strengthen the Islamic Curriculum.

Year 7
Fiqh, Tajweed & Qur’an
Year 8
Mission of the Prophets,
The Life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) & Qur’an.
Year 9
The Golden Age.
GCSE Religious Studies: Islam
Year 10 & 11
GCSE Religious Studies:Islam
Seerah of the Prophet (pbuh)
Spirituality