The CBSE curriculum is inquiry-driven, based on individual learning styles in terms of pedagogy and assessment. It addresses global needs and also relates to local issues and Arabic culture. It aims to promote critical and creative thinking skills, effective communication skills, interpersonal and collaborative skills and information and media skills. The entire curriculum is transacted with various units of inquiry with a core area that incorporates Perspectives (informed positions), Critical Thinking, Research Projects, Life Skills and Social Empowerment through Work and Action.
In order to enrich our curriculum, we have partnered with our popular Jumeirah-based British schools, including Horizon International School and Horizon English School, to create a unique programme for SIS students. Under the Horizon Education Experience, our students will be able to attend clubs and modules at our sister schools, which will cover areas such as PE, Music and Digital Recording. We have also redesigned our gifted and talented programme to bring students from all schools together to learn, develop, and grow in a collaborative environment. These developments will offer SIS students exclusive access to a broad range of exciting academic and extracurricular options.
Our enriched CBSE curriculum is deep rooted in the Indian culture with the breadth and depth of the international curriculum. Benchmarked against international standards, our curriculum offers a plethora of opportunities to every child to share, innovate and succeed. Such a bespoke international curriculum helps our students, particularly in the UAE context, to apply local and global perspectives and meet the National Agenda Targets as they compete with their counterparts in Singapore, Korea, Japan and Finland, the so called high performing curricula in TIMSS and PISA.