Secondary School Curriculum
Dushanbe International School follows an internationally recognized Cambridge International Curriculum. Accredited by the Ministry of Education of Tajikistan the school staff strives to provide top quality education for its students. The Cambridge Curriculum offered at the school will be students’ gateway to the world’s most prestigious universities.
The DIS administration strives to foster naturally existing talents in students. For this purpose starting from grade 9 all students are spitted up into two groups: Social and Science. Those who join the Science group spend more time learning Physics, Chemistry and Biology while in the Social group students put more emphasis on learning Languages, World History and Geography and Business studies. Pursuing equality and non-discrimination DIS offers Tajik History, Tajik Geography and Tajik Law classes for local students. In addition to compulsory lessons the students are free to select from the range of elective courses among which are Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Business Studies and Art & Design classes.
Cambridge International Curriculum
Dushanbe International School is the only school in Tajikistan that follows Cambridge International Curriculum.
The Curriculum for Secondary Education constitutes 3 phases:
· -Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme for grades 7 to 8
· -Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) for grades 9 to 10
· -Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) for grade 11
Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme
is the part of the Cambridge Secondary 1 stage. It sets clear objectives for the first two years of secondary education in English, Mathematics and Science, providing a natural transition from Cambridge Primary. Cambridge Secondary 1, offers a flexible curriculum with integrated assessment. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Primary but it is not essential to have completed Cambridge Primary before beginning Cambridge Secondary 1. Typically for 11-14 year olds, Cambridge Secondary 1 develops learners' skills and understanding in Mathematics, English and Science for the first two years of secondary education and provides excellent preparation for Cambridge Secondary 2 and qualifications including Cambridge IGCSE.
For more details follow the link: http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/lowersec/
On the picture below you can get familiar with detailed framework of the lesson offered at the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme stage.
Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
being the part of the Cambridge Secondary 2 stage is the world's most popular international curriculum for 15-16 year old pupils. Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE, which provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge A/AS levels and Cambridge Pre-U as well as other progression routes. It incorporates the best in international education for learners at this level. It develops in with changing needs and it regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts. Cambridge IGCSE is taken in more than100 countries worldwide and is widely recognized by higher education institutions and employers around the world as the evidence of its academic superiority.
For more details follow the link: http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/middlesec/index_html
On the picture below you can see the lessons offered at the Cambridge IGCSE level.
Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary Levels
Cambridge International AS Level a part of the Cambridge International Advanced level and can be completed in one year. Schools can offer Cambridge International AS Level as a qualification in its own right or as a stag on the way to AS Level alongside other subjects to increase breadth in the curriculum and build further knowledge and understanding to other subjects they are studying at Cambridge International Advanced Level.
Cambridge Advanced, typically for 17-19 year olds, helps learners to develop deep understanding and independent learning and critical thinking skills which universities value highly. It builds on the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 2 and leads to entry to universities worldwide. Cambridge Advanced includes Cambridge International AS and A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U qualifications; both focus on equipping learners with skills they need to succeed at university, and as such, are recognized by universities and employers worldwide.
Cambridge International AS Level syllabuses have been created specifically for an international audience. The content of International AS Level is carefully devised to suit the wide variety of Cambridge schools woldwide and avoid any cultural prejudice. The structure and administration of Cambridge International AS Level is also designed to meet the needs of our schools and learners around the world.
Cambridge International A and AS Levels have widespread international recongintion as educational qualifications. This recognition comes because:
· -Cambridge International A and AS level qualifications are recognized by universities as equivalent in value to UK (United Kingdom) A and AS Levels.
· -Good grades at A and AS Levels can result on one full year of advanced standing or credit at universities in the USA and Canada.
· -It is accepted as an entry qualfication by universities of the European Union a equal with the French Baccalaureate, the German Abitur and etc.
· -Good A and AS Level grades are vital for admission to all the world’s major English-speaking unviersitites as well as non-English universities.
For more details follow the link: http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/uppersec/index_html
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.)