Primary School Curriculum
Dushanbe International School Primary Section follows an internationally recognized Cambridge International Primary Programme, the curriculum developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK. The integration of Cambridge curriculum into the educational system of DIS is a vivid indicator of school’s high efforts to provide high-quality education for its students. After becoming an authorized Center for Cambridge International Examinations in 2010, DIS Primary has adopted The Cambridge Primary Programme to develop excellent academic skills in students from early ages.
Cambridge Primary develops skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science so that schools can assess learning and reassure parents on progress. In addition, Cambridge develops key skills in Information and Communication Technology. Cambridge Primary offers a flexible curriculum with integrated assessment for the pupils of 1-5 grades. Cambridge Primary sets clear learning objectives in English, Mathematics and Science skills for each year of primary education. It focuses on learners’ development in each year and provides a natural progression throughout the years of primary education, providing international benchmarks for schools. It is also excellent preparation for the next stage of a Cambridge international education, Cambridge Secondary 1 for learners aged 11-14. By the completion of Primary Education every student is awarded a Certificate of Achievement.
(For more information regarding Cambridge Primary Programme click on the following link: www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/primary/cambridgeprimary)
The lesson at DIS Primary are designed and adapted according to two groups of students – Tajik students and International students. Slight variations among two groups involve more or less focus on learning native and foreign languages. On average students spend up to 35 hours of studying different subjects. The administration of DIS strives to develop a broaden outlook for its students combining scientific and social subjects. Besides putting an emphasis on learning all aspects of English the teachers of DIS primary conduct lessons on Russian, Turkish and Tajik languages, Social Studies, Mathematics, Information Technologies, Music, Art, Physical Education and Science. In addition to regular lessons the DIS Primary teachers devote a couple of hours to PSHE (Physical, Social & Health Education) lessons and homework time.
As Dushanbe International School aspires to secure comfortable conditions for students and parents, an online grading system has been recently equipped to make the grading procedure more open and available for parents. Using the ThinkWave online software the parents can easily access grades and other significant information applicable for students. Our teachers post the grades, remarks and concerns regarding your children directly to ThinkWave.
(To access the ThinkWave you should follow the link: www.thinkwave.com and create an account there.)