At EMS, we believe that in an early childhood environment Children learn best when they are actively engaged. A child’s physical and emotional well-being is a priority for the development of self-esteem. Because each child is unique with indivual needs, instruction is differentiated to make learning relevant, contextual and authentic. We are a safe and caring environment which is conducive to learning and to establish an education foundation which includes social, emotional cofnitive, aesthetic and physical growth.
I am thrilled to work with such a dynamic and diverse group of educators at EMS. Our teachers are committed to developping the whole child and to foster intellectual, social, emotional, and physical growth in each of our students. Our teachers build relationships with students and target each student’s individual needs. Each member of our staff models and emulates our School-wide Expectations for Self-Directed Learners (ESLRs) to help students be successful students and to become life-long learners. The School serves a population of over 40 nationalities and employs an international and culturally diverse qualified faculty.
The Secondary programme follows the University of Cambridge curriculum. The Middle School students, Years 7 to 9, are following the Lower Secondary Programme with particular emphasis on English, Mathematics and the Sciences. In focussing on the checkpoint skills the students are better equipped to cope with the Upper Secondary Programmes. In the High School, Year 10 students start the two year International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with a minimum of 7 subjects. The external examination is held at the end of Year 11. The IGCSE exams give the successful students the opportunity to return in Year 12 to participate in our extensive AS Level programme, where they are required to select 4 subjects.
Our 350 middle school students, who come from many diverse nationalities, are learning and studying new concepts in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities. In addition, French, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qatar History, Media Studies (Art, Speech and Drama), ICT, and Physical Education are offered.
Our program, which caters to students from Year 10 to 12, offers 15 IGCSE and 11 AS-Level subjects. This is a rigorous curriculum, but one which we believe thoroughly prepares our students for the requirements and challenges of university.
The English Modern School’s library houses over 9,000 books. During the summer of 2012, the library was enlarged to better meet the needs of students and staff. The library is divided into the following sections: Teacher Resources, Everybody Section, Fiction Books for year 2-6, Fiction Books for year 7-12, Non-Fiction Section, and a Reference Section. The books are also grouped by reading level, which helps students be successful and encourages lifelong readers.
Our after-school programme forms an essential part of the holistic education of students and, although optional, all students are encouraged to participate. There is no extra charge for this opportunity. Once enrolled, students are expected to attend regularly and to be punctual.