Academic Curriculum

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Tabeetha is an English speaking school providing a high level of education based on the English Curriculum, culminating in IGCSE, GCSE, and A level qualifications accepted by universities across the world.

From kindergarten to graduation, our pupils develop the necessary skills and knowledge to make them confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Our rich academic programme is designed to create a positive, challenging and supportive learning environment which values individual differences and learning styles and allows our students to achieve their full potential.

Educational trips and other co–curricular activities enhance the learning experience and help our students to cultivate collaborative working skills.  Assemblies are part of Tabeetha’s long lasting tradition to keep promoting Christian values.

Primary School

Let the educational journey begin…

From Reception through to Grade 6, our curriculum focuses on establishing a love for learning by allowing the students to explore their creativity, cultivate their imaginations and discover their potential.

Guided by our highly qualified and experienced faculty, Tabeetha’s pupils learn through projects and group work in a nurturing environment which stimulates curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm for learning.

Our teachers embrace adaptive technology and integrate it into the learning process. With our small class sizes, teachers are able to focus, support and encourage each child.

Our curriculum comprises of Mathematics, English, Hebrew, Arabic, Social Subjects, Science, Religious and Moral Education with the biggest emphasis on Christianity. In addition, our students have the opportunity to express themselves through various Arts, Music and Sport

There is a Primary Pupil Council which supports a variety of events and activities throughout the year.

Secondary School

Throughout Grades 7 to 12, our curriculum offers the opportunity to study a variety of subjects up to university level.

The small class sizes ensure pupils active participation in the learning process.  This intimate learning environment benefits our pupils by allowing them to become partners in the educational process, encouraging them to debate, discuss and challenge their analytical skills.

We recognise and support our pupils’ growing desire for independence and self-reliance by fostering the development of individual study skills and self discipline.

Grades 7 and 8 follow a broad curriculum.  During this time they develop literacy, numeracy and learning skills needed to further their academic choices.

Grades 9 and 10 have the opportunity to select a variety of optional courses along with the compulsory subjects, English and Mathematics resulting in English IGCSE or GCSE external examinations.

In Grades 11 and 12, most pupils follow the two year A Level courses. Entry to these courses normally requires grades A to B to be achieved at IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) or GCSE level.

Project based learning at Grades 11 and 12 allow pupils to study in a different way but still achieve the qualifications necessary for college/university.

Languages

Hebrew is studied throughout the entire primary school. Arabic is studied by most primary school pupils and carried on in the secondary school by native speakers.

Russian and other first language subjects may be studied out of school and taken as external exams.  These are available outside of the option system for native speakers.

High School Qualifications

Many international schools like Tabeetha, following the English curriculum, offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualification which is considered to be at the same level as a traditional high school diploma.

Pupils generally take seven to eight subjects according to their desired programme of study.  IGCSE in eight subjects at grades A*-C is considered equivalent to the full high school diploma.

Unlike the high school diploma, which is typically studied in Grades 9-10 at and awarded in year 12, the IGCSE is typically awarded at Grade 10.

Throughout Grades 11 and 12, Tabeetha’s pupils begin their AS and A Levels programme. AS and A Levels are at a higher academic level than the high school diploma and thus university credit may be awarded for A Levels completed.  This diploma is awarded upon graduation.

In addition, credits are awarded for non-examination subjects such as Community Service, participation in the Model United Nations, International Criminal Court, being a member of the Tabeetha’s Sports Teams and holding positions of responsibility within the school community.  A transcript of  achievements is given to pupils leaving the school at the end of the upper stages, usually at the end of Grade 12.