What does it mean to be accredited by join CIS/MSA?

Accreditation is the affirmation that our school provides a quality of education that the community has a right to expect and the education world endorses. Accreditation is a means of showing confidence in SHGS performance. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools certified in 2007 that the SHGS has met the prescribed standards of the Middle States Association within the terms of the institution’s own stated philosophy and objectives.

Why Did SHGS Seek Accreditation?

The chief purpose of the whole accreditation process is the improvement of education at SHGS by evaluating the degree to which our school has attained worthwhile outcomes set by our own staff and community. This is accomplished by periodically conducting a comprehensive self-evaluation of the school performance. Through the accreditation process, the school seeks the validation of its self-evaluation by obtaining professional judgment from impartial outsiders on the effectiveness of the total operation.

What are the benefits of accreditation for SHGS community?

The following are some of the many benefits of accreditation to SHGS:
• greater clarity of purpose
• stronger internal relationships
• wider professional participation
• more effective methods of planning for educational improvement
• improved consistency between educational purpose and practice

SHGS plans from Good to Great!

SHGS is seeking re-accreditation with two well-renowned institutions; the Middle States of
Colleges and Schools, MSA and the Council of International schools, CIS.

Edexcel International GCSE

  • Pearson company
  • UK’s largest awarding body
  • Offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to more than 25,000 schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION.
  • Two year programme for students between the ages of 14-16
  • Examinations are externally marked and internationally recognised certificate is issued.
  • Examinations are available twice a year (May and December)
  • History (Subject code: HI1)
  • Geography (Subject code: 4GE1)

Option B

  • Business Studies (Subject code: 4BS1)
  • Fine Art/ Graphic communication (Subject code: 4FA1/ 4GC1)
  • French (Subject code: 4FR1)

5.3.  Non IGCSE Subjects (Compulsory)

  • Physical Education
  • Arabic Social studies
  • Civics (National studies)
  • Islamic studies

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROFILE

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,175 schools in 140 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 914,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.*

MISSION

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.*

WHAT MAKES THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME UNIQUE?

  • Comprehensive two-year international curriculum
  • International standards, applied equally to all school
  • Rigorous assessment
  • Combines breadth with depth emphasizing critical, compassionate thinking
  • Promotes a global vision

IB encourages a positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to critically reflect, to develop research skills, to learn how to learn and to participate in community service. IB encourages community service because it believes that there is more to learning than academic studies alone.

CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. The extended essay is compulsory for all Diploma Programme students and is presented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 words. The aim of the extended essay is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue independent research on a focused topic, develop the skills of creative and critical thinking.
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK):
    The Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, to try to help young people make sense of what they encounter. TOK is ideally placed to foster internationalism, in close harmony with the aims of the IB learner profile. The TOK aims to embody many of the attributes needed by a citizen of the world: self-awareness; a reflective, critical approach; interest in other people’s points of view; and a sense of responsibility.
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
    CAS is a framework for experiential learning, designed to involve students in new roles. The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time.

IB CERTIFICATES

Students who do not wish to take all six IB subjects to qualify for the Diploma may choose to take a few IB subjects which will qualify her to gain an IB certificate in that subject.

IB Grading Scale

IB grading scale is from 1-7, 7 being the highest achievable grade

  • A minimum of 4 must be achieved in HIGHER LEVEL courses
  • A minimum of 3 must be achieved in STANDARD LEVEL courses
  • 3 bonus points are awarded for TOK and Extended Essay
  • IB results are based on internally assessed and externally assessed marks. Differs from subject to subjectA new 9-1 grading scale introduced instead of A* to G (Except for Mathematics Foundation tier).
  • For Mathematics Foundation tier grading starts from 5-1 instead of C to G
  • Students must choose at least 8 subjects.
  • Website of Edexcel is edexcel.com where you will find the resources and information about IGCSE qualifications.
  • Each IGCSE subject has internationally set syllabi and examinations from Edexcel.
  • It is designed to strengthen student’s abilities and interests.
  • Most of the students at 14 do not know what career they are going to choose. Studying a broad range of IGCSE subjects will add flexibility in finalizing their career.
  • IGCSE certificates are internationally accepted and are the gateway to IB, AS, A Level or other higher studies.

To provide the very best service to students Edexcel have students and learner pages on website. These contain useful information such as detailed explanations for each of the qualifications, tips on how to answer certain exam questions and access to past papers.

 To link to student pages please visit:

www.edexcel.com/i-am-a/student/

5.1.  Compulsory IGCSE subjects

  • English literature (Subject code: 4ET1)
  • English Language A (Subject code: 4EA1)
  • Mathematics A (Subject code: (4MA1)
  • Science Double Award (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) (Subject code: (4SD0)
  • ICT (Information communication technology) (Subject code: 4IT1)
  • Arabic first language (Subject code: 4AA1)

5.2. Optional subjects – IGCSE (Any one from each option)

Option A

  • History (Subject code: HI1)
  • Geography (Subject code: 4GE1)

Option B

  • Business Studies (Subject code: 4BS1)
  • Fine Art/ Graphic communication (Subject code: 4FA1/ 4GC1)
  • French (Subject code: 4FR1)

5.3.  Non IGCSE Subjects (Compulsory)

  • Physical Education
  • Arabic Social studies
  • Civics (National studies)
  • Islamic studies

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROFILE

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,175 schools in 140 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 914,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.*

MISSION

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.*

WHAT MAKES THE IB DIPLOMA PROGRAMME UNIQUE?

 

  • Comprehensive two-year international curriculum
  • International standards, applied equally to all school
  • Rigorous assessment
  • Combines breadth with depth emphasizing critical, compassionate thinking
  • Promotes a global vision

IB encourages a positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to critically reflect, to develop research skills, to learn how to learn and to participate in community service. IB encourages community service because it believes that there is more to learning than academic studies alone.

* http://ibo.org/mission/

THE CURRICULUM

The curriculum is modeled by a hexagon surrounding the three core requirements.

Over the course of the two-year programme, students study six subjects in addition to the three core requirements at the heart of the IB hexagon model.

Three subjects are required to be studied at higher level, and three subjects at standard level.

The following represents the six subject groups:

 

*HL/SL denotes higher level and standard level courses respectively.

CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • The Extended Essay: The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. The extended essay is compulsory for all Diploma Programme students and is presented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 words. The aim of the extended essay is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue independent research on a focused topic, develop the skills of creative and critical thinking.
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK):The Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, to try to help young people make sense of what they encounter. TOK is ideally placed to foster internationalism, in close harmony with the aims of the IB learner profile. The TOK aims to embody many of the attributes needed by a citizen of the world: self-awareness; a reflective, critical approach; interest in other people’s points of view; and a sense of responsibility.
  • Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
    CAS is a framework for experiential learning, designed to involve students in new roles. The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time.

IB CERTIFICATES

Students who do not wish to take all six IB subjects to qualify for the Diploma may choose to take a few IB subjects which will qualify her to gain an IB certificate in that subject.

IB Grading Scale:

IB grading scale is from 1-7, 7 being the highest achievable grade.

  • A minimum of 4 must be achieved in HIGHER LEVEL courses
  • A minimum of 3 must be achieved in STANDARD LEVEL courses
  • 3 bonus points are awarded for TOK and Extended Essay
  • IB results are based on internally assessed and externally assessed marks. Differs from subject to subject

Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge Point Matrix*

For more information log on to www.ibo.org

UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION

Successful IB Diploma students gain instant access to world renowned universities across the globe, with possible exemption from some foundation courses.*

For more information log on to www.ibo.org
*Depends on specific university requirements, differs in each institution.

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROFILE

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student.

Our three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world.

Founded in 1968, we currently work with 3,175 schools in 140 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 914,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.*

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.*

Comprehensive two-year international curriculum

International standards, applied equally to all school

Rigorous assessment

Combines breadth with depth emphasizing critical, compassionate thinking

Promotes a global vision

  • IB encourages a positive attitude to learning by encouraging students to ask challenging questions, to critically reflect, to develop research skills, to learn how to learn and to participate in community service. IB encourages community service because it believes that there is more to learning than academic studies alone.* http://ibo.org/mission/THE CURRICULUMThe curriculum is modeled by a hexagon surrounding the three core requirements.Over the course of the two-year programme, students study six subjects in addition to the three core requirements at the heart of the IB hexagon model.Three subjects are required to be studied at higher level, and three subjects at standard level.

    The following represents the six subject groups:

    *HL/SL denotes higher level and standard level courses respectively.

     

The Extended Essay: The extended essay is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. The extended essay is compulsory for all Diploma Programme students and is presented as a formal piece of scholarship containing no more than 4,000 words. The aim of the extended essay is to provide students with the opportunity to pursue independent research on a focused topic, develop the skills of creative and critical thinking.

Theory of Knowledge (TOK):The Theory of Knowledge course (TOK) encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself, to try to help young people make sense of what they encounter. TOK is ideally placed to foster internationalism, in close harmony with the aims of the IB learner profile. The TOK aims to embody many of the attributes needed by a citizen of the world: self-awareness; a reflective, critical approach; interest in other people’s points of view; and a sense of responsibility.

Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)
CAS is a framework for experiential learning, designed to involve students in new roles. The emphasis is on learning by doing real tasks that have real consequences and then reflecting on these experiences over time.

  • IB CERTIFICATES Students who do not wish to take all six IB subjects to qualify for the Diploma may choose to take a few IB subjects which will qualify her to gain an IB certificate in that subject.IB Grading Scale:IB grading scale is from 1-7, 7 being the highest achievable grade.

A minimum of 4 must be achieved in HIGHER LEVEL courses

A minimum of 3 must be achieved in STANDARD LEVEL courses

3 bonus points are awarded for TOK and Extended Essay

IB results are based on internally assessed and externally assessed marks. Differs from subject to subject

  • Extended Essay and Theory of Knowledge Point Matrix*For more information log on to www.ibo.orgUNIVERSITY RECOGNITIONSuccessful IB Diploma students gain instant access to world renowned universities across the globe, with possible exemption from some foundation courses.*For more information log on to www.ibo.org
    *Depends on specific university requirements, differs in each institution.