Overview of the British curriculum

Maharat S.U.P.E.R Global implements the world-class accredited British education programme throughout the years of study of students in the school, which are divided into 4 main stages as follows

  1. The Foundation Stage

  2. The Primary Stage

  3. The Secondary 1 Stage

  4. The Secondary 2 and Advanced Stage

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) programmes and qualifications are provided by the school for the core subjects, which are English, Mathematics, and Science.

In addition, French or German or Arabic for non-Arabic Speakers is offered as a second language as well as a curriculum for Humanities which addresses the main incidents in World History as well as Geography. This is meant to broaden students’ minds through global awareness and facilitate communication with the outer world.

National subjects are also provided, in accordance with the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Education.

Instruction is supported by the Montessori approach throughout the Foundation and Primary stages to help children better understand the “how” and the “why” with the materials as well as learn responsibility, compassion for others and self-motivation

During the Secondary 2 Stage, the school prepares its students for the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams according to the syllabuses set by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel.  In Egypt, all IGCSE exams, whether set by CIE or Edexcel, are administered by the British Council in Cairo.

About Montessori

The Montessori approach is basically an educational philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. It is a result of her observations and discoveries of the ways in which children learn. The methodology revealed that education is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being. It is not acquired by listening to words, but in virtue of experiences in which the child acts on his environment. Hence, the teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child to independently discover, understand, and achieve the educational objectives. Thus, students learn the concepts via working with tangible, specialized educational materials rather than the traditional lecturing style. In addition, through the implementation of the Montessori approach children learn responsibility, compassion for others and self-motivation.

The school integrates the Montessori approach from Foundation stage and up to the end of the Primary stage (up to year 6). The aim is to ensure that each child develops his/her full potential and becomes a healthy well educated adult that can benefit the society.

Children who attend Montessori schools develop the following qualities:

  • Academic excellence

  • Self motivation

  • Lifelong love of learning

  • Self control

  • Confidence and competence

  • Social awareness

  • Spiritual awareness

  • Creativity and originality of thought

The aims of the Montessori approach are as follows:

  • To create a caring family atmosphere within which academic learning, social and personal development of students can take place in the right environment.

  • To work co-operatively with parents to enable our students to develop:

  • A sense of self-discipline and responsibility for their own actions.

  • A sense of identity, achievement and self worth.

  • An empathy for children’s feelings.

  • An awareness and a desire to care for their environment.

About Cambridge International Examinations (CIE )

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) is a major provider and awarding body of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education IGCSE. CIE is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. CIE is a not-for-profit organisation and is part of Cambridge Assessment, which is a department of the University of Cambridge.

CIE’s international programmes and qualifications provide a strong platform for learners to progress from one stage to the next, and are well supported by teaching and learning resources. Moreover, CIE’s qualifications are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options in their education and career.

Every year, nearly a million Cambridge learners from 10,000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with an international education from Cambridge.

About Edexcel

Edexcel is Pearson’s leading qualification brand, which has been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 20 years.  Edexcel began as an awarding organisation following the merger of London Examinations and BTEC in 1996. After Pearson became an awarding organisation in April 2013, Edexcel became a qualification brand, now standing as one of Pearson’s leading brands.

Among its world-class academic and general qualifications, Edexcel’s International GCSE family offers world-class qualifications for UK and international students. Edexcel’s International GCSEs are recognised by employers and educators worldwide, they are equivalent, grade for grade, to UK GCSEs, with the same status for university entry requirements.

Edexcel International GCSEs are studied in over 55 countries worldwide and at over 350 independent schools in the UK. There are currently more than 100,000 learners studying Edexcel International GCSEs, in countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Programmes and Qualifications

The school provides the programmes and qualifications of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), which are divided into the following four stages:

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Cambridge Primary

Ages 5 to 11

Cambridge Primary covering year 1 to 6
*Cambridge Primary Checkpoint

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Cambridge Secondary 1

Ages 11 to 14

Cambridge Secondary 1 covering year 7, 8 and 9.  Year 9 is the Pre-IGCSE year.

*Cambridge Secondary1 Checkpoint/ Pre-IGCSE exam

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Cambridge Secondary 2

Ages 14 to 16

Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge O Level

Cambridge International AS and A Level

Cambridge Pre-U

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Cambridge Advanced

Ages 16 to 19

In addition to Cambridge Secondary 2 and Cambridge Advanced, the school also provides Edexcel’s programmes for same stages, being O and A Level IGCSEs.