At the British Academy of Tunis we constantly strive to offer a curriculum that is not only in line with the national guidelines but that engages our pupils through: experiential activities, topics of interest and relevance, high quality texts and motivating and thought-provoking questions.
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. We follow the EYFS in Nursery and Reception classes. The areas of learning are: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
Here at the British Academy Tunis, we follow:
◘ The Early Years Foundation Stage programme in Nursery and Reception
◘ The Cambridge International Programme (based on the English National Curriculum [ENC]) for English, Maths and Science Years 1-6
◘The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for all other subjects Years 1-6
We have specialist teachers for PE, Music, French, Arabic and ICT.
Teachers and Learning Assistants
Each class has a fully trained and qualified teacher. Our teachers come from the UK, The U.S.A, Tunisia and France. Each class has a Tunisian Learning Assistant.
Our Primary Vision
Our Primary Curriculum aims to prepare children for the changing world they will inherit. Our goal is to help our children develop qualities which will help them play an active, constructive role as future citizens of the world. We work towards developing students who, while developing pride and confidence in their own culture, will value, appreciate and respect all peoples and will work towards co-operation and understanding. They learn to recognise the need to share, to preserve limited resources and maintain the safety and sustainability of our planet for all.
We follow the English National Curriculum (ENC) for English, Maths and Science We follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) in all other subjects.
The IPC extends knowledge, skills and understanding, develops personal attributes and supports an international perspective in a way that responds to current ideas about learning. This trans-disciplinary curriculum is relevant, challenging and engaging for learners with strong international roots.
We celebrate the fact that we are an international school and we aim to make a significant contribution to developing students with an international perspective. We allow children to build on natural curiosity and to develop enquiring minds. We encourage a love of learning that will continue throughout life. We encourage our students to become thinkers and communicators, who can express themselves confidently and clearly in more than one language.
The IPC Personal Goals underpin the individual qualities and dispositions we believe children will find essential in the 21st century. There are 8 IPC Personal Goals – enquiry, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation, respect and adaptability. Opportunities to experience and practice the Personal Goals are built into the learning tasks within each unit of work and teachers and children discuss them regularly.
Later at the British Academy, your children will have the opportunity to study a variety of subjects at IGCSE level and then to go on to study for the International Baccalaureate program. The IPC and ENC will help your child develop the skills, attitudes and understanding that will not only make a significant contribution to their present education but will lay the foundations for their future education in the senior school.
The Key Stage 3 programme runs from Year 7 to Year 9. The academic program is based on the English National Curriculum, but is not bound by its constraints. Instead, we apply the most appropriate elements and enhance the curriculum where necessary to provide an innovative, challenging and creative program that is crucial in laying the foundation of core knowledge, skills and understanding required to embark on the IGCSE program. Lessons and materials are adapted to our international and local context.
The curriculum aims to ensure that our children become well rounded leaders for the future; children that grow into:
◘Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
◘Confident individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
◘Responsible citizens who make a contribution to society
In order to meet the interests and needs of individual students, as well as the changing demands and challenges society poses, there is a need to support children in a number of core areas. Our Key Stage 3 Curriculum has a strong emphasis on functional skills such as: Literacy (specifically reading, writing, speaking, listening in English) ICT and digital literacy, There is also an emphasis on developing approaches to learning linked to: Collaboration and interdependence, Critical thinking, Creativity and resourcefulness · Reflection · Resilience Students develop this core knowledge and skills through a broad and balanced curriculum composed of a range of subject areas including Languages (First and Second), Humanities, Sciences, Maths, Arts and Sports.