The British Muslim School has developed a wider syllabus for both Curriculum subjects and Islamic studies. The curriculum provides realistic challenging tasks that are progressive, measurable and understood by pupils. This motivates our young people to become successful learners who are determined to achieve high standards.
We offer the following subjects:
The English Department at the British Muslim School aims to develop students’ skills in all of the main areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening and foster a climate in which creative and analytical work can thrive. This course is designed to guide and support our students in achieving their best possible grades in their GCSEs. This will also help students develop their communication, literacy and learning skills to support them work in other subjects across the school as well as in their future studies and in employment.
At the British Muslim School we see Mathematics not just as a collection of skills; but a way of thinking. We aim to inspire our students to appreciate the beauty of Mathematics and use its logic skilfully across all areas of the school / Madrasah curriculum and life.
Our aim of Science teaching at the British Muslim School is to give our students the knowledge, understanding and skills required in a way that creates intrigue and excitement about the subject. We make an effort to develop understanding of how principles within the classroom relate to the real world. We are proud that all the teaching staff have a love of Science and enjoy passing on their knowledge. The department works together very closely as a team to provide the best support they can to all students.
Sociology is the study of the complex society in which we live. It considers how individuals can be linked by common characteristics like class, gender and ethnicity, and how their experiences and quality of life may be influenced by these characteristics. This lively course covers at a variety of hot topics such as the family, mass media, stratification, deviance, gender, ethnicity, globalisation and power. It looks at the nature of the institutions and systems that work together to influence the conflicted, as well as the smooth, running of our world.
Sociology graduates may find employment in wide variety of fields including education, social work, criminal justice, community development and research. Students will also have the skills to pursue a career in management, print or broadcast journalism or higher education. There is a world of opportunities for those who choose to pursue sociology as an area of study.
In History we allow students to gain an understanding of the world around them through an enjoyable, challenging and relevant learning experience. In History we look to give students the opportunity to understand that the learning of History contributes to the development of their personal interests, values and qualities. We use a range of learning and teaching activities including group work, debate, source work, IT, field work and role play. Using these activities students will gain empathy and an understanding of cause, consequence and significance in their investigation of the past and how this fits with the present and future
In Geography we look to prepare students to be active and informed learners who are able to question and investigate their environments through this dynamic subject. We use a range of teaching and learning activities including group work, enquiry, IT, drama and fieldwork to actively investigate a range of different places, landforms and processes and develop students’ geographical imaginations.
The aim of the PE curriculum area is to provide students with an enjoyable, challenging and balanced curriculum in which they can develop physically, socially and mentally. The range of activities offered encourages positive attitude towards physical activity and also to continue them as a pleasurable activity outside curriculum time.
Students will receive a well-rounded introduction to the world of PE, sport and sport science through the combination of physical performance and academic challenges. During Key Stage 4, we offer GCSE Physical Education, alongside our core offer in years 10 and 11.
During these courses the students have the opportunity to study sport and PE in more detail and can focus in on specific activities and areas of interest. By developing their physical skills of co-ordination, control and flexibility they will be taught to recognize a need for health for life.
Computing / ICT
Nearly every area of our lives today are touched by technology. Therefore, we prepare students for this by helping them to learn how to become responsible users of IT by adhering to basic e-safety rules and treating other users and equipment with respect.
Whilst learning new ideas and skills, students are encouraged to be as independent as possible by seeking advice from other students, using ‘help’ menus, or searching appropriate websites for solutions. Equally it is also hoped that students will be willing to share ideas and solutions with others.
In RE students are encouraged to understand the nature of religious and ethical beliefs, practices and to appreciate their importance in the lives of individuals, communities and cultures. We discuss and consider ethical dilemmas and decisions that will face us when living in our society and hope to equip students with the tools to prepare them in dealing with the variety of beliefs and life styles that form our society.
The Citizenship programme at Key Stage 3 and the Personal Development programme at Key Stage 4 includes Citizenship and Careers Education. The Personal Development programme also provides the statutory Religious Education and is compulsory for all students in Year 10 and Year11
PSHE aims to develop a range of skills including risk management, decision making, empathy, respect for others and financial capability.
To give the students the experience of practical traditional voice expressions via performing Islamic Nasheed and recitation of the Holy Qur’an both individually and co-operatively. This encourages students to accept responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. It also enables them to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem. To give the students the experience of working in a wide range of situations, and so develops a variety of strategies to enable them to achieve a success.
To develop an understanding and appreciation of melodious voice from different cultures and times.
Art and Design plays an important role in the creative educational experience of pupils at The British Muslim School. It is an authentic mode of expression for young people, promoting self- directed learning and developing practical and perceptual skills. Pupils are encouraged to express their creative using a wide variety of media and techniques including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital media and design.
The department provides a learning environment which takes into consideration each pupil’s needs and abilities, while having high expectations of all. The curriculum is designed to offer challenge, progression, relevance and articulation
Teachers employ a wide range of strategies, including visiting artists and educational visits to facilitate the learning of students.