Curriculum

Offering a world-class education founded on the CBSE curriculum

Learning at ‘Our Own’ takes place in a friendly and supportive environment that encourages positive individual and collective achievement. The scheme of study develops in a manner both structured and flexible while the link between the Kindergarten, Primary, Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary is integral and phased.

Common to all levels is the development of communication skills in English: non-native learners acquire confidence through specialist teaching, in a manner both enjoyable and efficient.

Pupils’ spiritual growth is taken care of through the teaching of Islamiat and the Holy Koran to Muslim pupils (in Arabic for all Arab nationals and English for others) and Moral Science to those who follow other faiths.

Kindergarten (2 Years- LKG & UKG)

During this introductory two-year stage, pupils are initiated into the world of learning in a congenial atmosphere free from the pressures of either comparison or competition: skill in communication and numeracy is the primary focus together with a great deal of attention to colour and music, which allow for memorable experiences at individual learning rates.

Primary School

Grades 1 to 4

During this comprehensive period pupils’intellectual,aesthetic, physical and cultural growth and development is gradually intensified and extended through a foundation course designed to suit children from an international and multicultural background. Language skills (particularly those for the English language) are honed through the Communicative Approach while the problem-solving approach teaches pupils to search for solutions, rather than learn by rote, in other subjects.

Arabic is compulsory for all pupils whereas the optional languages offered are Hindi, French, Urdu and Malayalam.

A significant feature at this level is the curriculum in Social Studies that is designed to meet the varying needs of Indian, International and Arab Nationals (the last category takes this subject in Arabic as required by the Ministry of Education) in these grades.

Middle School

Grade 5 to 8

At Grade 5, the school offers two separate curriculums leading towards CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, India) and CIE (Cambridge International Examination, London).

Each pupil must pursue at grade 5 only one of the curriculum combination so as to focus themselves for the respective examination board. Change of curriculum is not encouraged after Grade 5.   

CBSE Curriculum

Grade 5 to 8 (CBSE, New Delhi, India)

Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies (Indian History and Civics, Geography)
  • UAE Social Studies (In English only)  
  • Second Language: Hindi, French and Malayalam
  • Third Language: Hindi
  • Lower Arabic
  • Islamiat/ Moral Science (Both imparted in English only)
  • Information Technology

Please note: Minimum pass percentage required for all subjects is 40 except for Islamiat and Arabic (50)  

Secondary School (CBSE, New Delhi, India)

Grades 9 - 10

In Grade 9 students,  will be registered for the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) and at the end of this two year period pupils will appear for the All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. 

The subject combination for this level include: English, Lower Arabic, Second Language (Hindi/Malayalam/French), Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Islamiat/Moral Science (In English).

Senior Secondary Level (CBSE, New Delhi, India)

Grade 11 – 12

At the end of this two years period pupils will appear for the All India Senior School Certificates Examination (AISSCE) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.

The school offers: Science and Commerce streams. 

Subjects (Science)

I. Language : Functional English

II. Elective Combinations Available

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Mathematics Informatics Mathematics Psychology
Physics Physics Physics Physics
Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry
Biology Biology Engineering Graphics Biology

 

Subjects (Commerce)

I. Language : Functional English

II. Elective Combinations Available:

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Informatics Practices Mathematics Psychology
Business Studies Business Studies Business Studies
Accountancy Accountancy Accountancy
Economics Economics Economics

 

Islamiat (In English) is compulsory for Muslim students

Cambridge Curriculum

Grade 5 to 8 (CIE, Cambridge UK)

Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
  • Wold History in English (for non-Arab nationals only)
  • Geography (In English)
  • Second Language: French / Urdu
  • Information Technology
  • Higher Arabic (for Arab nationals only)
  • Islamiat in English (for non-Arab Muslim students)
  • Moral Instruction in English (for non-Muslim Students)
  • Lower Arabic (for non-Arab nationals)
  • UAE Social Studies in English (for non-Arab nationals
  • Islamiat Studies and UAE Social Studies are offered in Arabic for Arab nationals only as per the requirements of the Ministry of Education.

Please note: Minimum pass percentage required for all subjects is 50 except for social studies (40).  

Secondary Level IGCSE (International General Certificates of Secondary Education, University of Cambridge, UK)

Grade 9 - 10

At the end of Grade ten pupils will appear for the examination conducted by the Board of International General Certificates of Secondary Education, University of Cambridge, UK.

Subjects:

Compulsory Subjects: English as a second language, Mathematics, Information Technology. Higher Arabic, UAE SST and Islamiat in Arabic (for Arab nationals only), Lower Arabic, UAE SST and Islamiat in English (non-Arabs only).

Optional Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Accounts and Sociology / Geography.

Senior Secondary Level University of Cambridge International Examination, UK

Grade 11 (AS) – Grade 12 (A Level)

At the end of Grade 11 / 12 pupils will appear for  General Certificates for Education (GCE) , Advanced Subsidiary Level(AS)/ GCE Advanced Level(A) conducted by the University of Cambridge International Examinations UK.

Compulsory Subjects: Higher Arabic and Islamiat in Arabic (for Arab nationals) and Lower Arabic and Islamiat in English Moral Science (for Non-Arab nationals

Optional Subjects: Arabic, Islamic Studies, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Applied ICT.