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F.A.Q

Knowledge Valley School

Who are you?

Knowledge Valley School is an Independent British International School. We offer a British style education which is recognized, valued and respected around the world and is a thorough preparation for students to progress to colleges and universities of their choice in any country.
We are authorized by the University of Cambridge to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and by the Egyptian Ministry of Education to offer the National Certificate for Arabic, Religion and Social Studies.

Knowledge Valley School is an Independent British International School. We offer a British style education which is recognized, valued and respected around the world and is a thorough preparation for students to progress to colleges and universities of their choice in any country.
We are authorized by the University of Cambridge to offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and by the Egyptian Ministry of Education to offer the National Certificate for Arabic, Religion and Social Studies.

Are you following the National British Curriculum or the International British Curriculum?

We are following the National Curriculum for England and Wales starting from KG through to Year 8.
Year 9 is a Core year during which students are prepared for the IGCSE exams (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Years 10 and 11 constitute a two year cycle during which students take the IGCSE exams for 8 subjects of their choice rather than the standard British GCSEs. The IGCSEs are fully recognized as equal to the standard GCSEs.
Year 12 is for AS and A levels of the IGCSE.

We are following the National Curriculum for England and Wales starting from KG through to Year 8.
Year 9 is a Core year during which students are prepared for the IGCSE exams (International General Certificate of Secondary Education).
Years 10 and 11 constitute a two year cycle during which students take the IGCSE exams for 8 subjects of their choice rather than the standard British GCSEs. The IGCSEs are fully recognized as equal to the standard GCSEs.
Year 12 is for AS and A levels of the IGCSE.

How popular is the IGCSE?

Statistical studies proved that the proportion of students gaining A grades in Years 10 and 11 exams had risen since the IGCSE was introduced. IGCSE is offered to students in over 150 countries and is gaining popularity in the UK as a qualification which is preferred to GCSEs by many prestigious independent schools. World-wide over 1.5 million students enter IGCSE exams every year. Over 300 independent schools in the UK now offer IGCSE, and in 2008 there were over 40,000 entries for IGCSE exams.

Statistical studies proved that the proportion of students gaining A grades in Years 10 and 11 exams had risen since the IGCSE was introduced. IGCSE is offered to students in over 150 countries and is gaining popularity in the UK as a qualification which is preferred to GCSEs by many prestigious independent schools. World-wide over 1.5 million students enter IGCSE exams every year. Over 300 independent schools in the UK now offer IGCSE, and in 2008 there were over 40,000 entries for IGCSE exams.

In a world where global communication is ever easier, it is important to be able to speak other languages, do you teach other languages than English and Arabic?

A feature of the school is that we teach a second language (French or German) in Early Foundation Stage and a third language in Year 7.

The German is under the umbrella of Goethe Institute. The Goethe Institute's examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
In 2011 we won a partnership with Goethe Institute, we are members of the PASCH programme which is supported by the German Government.
Students studying French are prepared for the DELF Certificate (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française).

A feature of the school is that we teach a second language (French or German) in Early Foundation Stage and a third language in Year 7.

The German is under the umbrella of Goethe Institute. The Goethe Institute's examinations correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
In 2011 we won a partnership with Goethe Institute, we are members of the PASCH programme which is supported by the German Government.
Students studying French are prepared for the DELF Certificate (Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française).

What are the safety and security measures in your school?

A safe environment is an essential ingredient in creating effective schools. We have a professional security team that works 24-hour 365-days.
All our classrooms are monitored by cameras.
We provide special attention to perimeter security, which is clearly defined through the use of fences, gates, professional security team and trained dogs.
Our parking areas are designated especially for visitors and we provide supervision and monitor the parking areas and outside areas as appropriate.
We establish routine inspections of the building and grounds by trained facility personal.
The identity of vendors visiting the school is verified. We use safety plans that include adequate supervision and communication capabilities with our field trips.
Our campus facilities and equipment is regularly maintained to ensure safety.

A safe environment is an essential ingredient in creating effective schools. We have a professional security team that works 24-hour 365-days.
All our classrooms are monitored by cameras.
We provide special attention to perimeter security, which is clearly defined through the use of fences, gates, professional security team and trained dogs.
Our parking areas are designated especially for visitors and we provide supervision and monitor the parking areas and outside areas as appropriate.
We establish routine inspections of the building and grounds by trained facility personal.
The identity of vendors visiting the school is verified. We use safety plans that include adequate supervision and communication capabilities with our field trips.
Our campus facilities and equipment is regularly maintained to ensure safety.

Are you building your student’s character?

Character Education has continued to be a strong focus at KVS. The school has established a positive culture for human development throughout our community. The students study a characteristic in depth through activities and this establishes a safe and co-operative environment in which everyone is able to work, learn and enjoy.
We have identified positive character traits that include the capacity to care for one’s self and others, and we aim to provide our students with opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way to our community as they learn that individuals can make a difference in their world.
KVS is well known for its family environment which is strengthened by our unique children, dedicated teachers and supportive parents. The aim of the school is to develop in each child a love of learning and a sense of personal and community responsibility.

Character Education has continued to be a strong focus at KVS. The school has established a positive culture for human development throughout our community. The students study a characteristic in depth through activities and this establishes a safe and co-operative environment in which everyone is able to work, learn and enjoy.
We have identified positive character traits that include the capacity to care for one’s self and others, and we aim to provide our students with opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way to our community as they learn that individuals can make a difference in their world.
KVS is well known for its family environment which is strengthened by our unique children, dedicated teachers and supportive parents. The aim of the school is to develop in each child a love of learning and a sense of personal and community responsibility.

What is the teaching style you are following?

KVS emphasis has moved away from the direct instructor controlled style toward more student-directed activities.
Students work together, demonstrating good collaboration as a cohesive group to develop work that should be stronger than individual work.
The teacher serves as a guide in the learning process and attempts students to stimulate their curiosity.
We appreciate the problem solving process, in which students research, investigate, experiment and present viable solutions. Our classrooms are provided with Smart Boards To integrate ICT into the broader curriculum.

KVS emphasis has moved away from the direct instructor controlled style toward more student-directed activities.
Students work together, demonstrating good collaboration as a cohesive group to develop work that should be stronger than individual work.
The teacher serves as a guide in the learning process and attempts students to stimulate their curiosity.
We appreciate the problem solving process, in which students research, investigate, experiment and present viable solutions. Our classrooms are provided with Smart Boards To integrate ICT into the broader curriculum.