Middle and Secondary Stages

Overview:
In this stage, students start learning according to the course system. Teaching in this stage follows the accredited hours’ system of the American Diploma.
Grades eight and nine students study science for four quarters until they begin physics, chemistry, and biology courses in tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.
In grades ten, eleven, twelve, students study the courses of mathematics: algebra, geometry, calculus, and statistics.
Simultaneously, students prepare for and undergo the International standardized tests: TOEFL, SAT I, and SAT II in order to guarantee their acceptance in the world most recognizable universities.

Islamic Studies & Quran
Arabic
Math
Science
English
ICT
Physical Education
Arts
Technology
Social Studies ( 101 )

Grade 8

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

In this course, students study the biography of the Prophet Moses and extract its moral lessons in Surah Al-Qasas. Then, students understand the meanings of verses that urge them to learn about space and teaches them about what we should and shouldn’t believe about stars.
Students learn, through Quran and Hadith, about the prohibition of all forms of injustice.
Students learn that they should perform prayers punctually, having a full grasp of the Hadith:” If there was a river at the door of anyone of you…” They should visit Masjid five times a day; students will also understand the interpretation of the fasting verses in the Quran.
Students should resume studying the story of Moses with Pharaoh and the magicians; students will learn the meaning of magic and its prohibition; they, too, study the good saying and understand its effect in life. Students, too, learn to follow the foot prints of Imam in the prayers as they learn submission to Allah in prayers.
Students learn that they should glorify Allah, and recognize the forms of Allah’s glorification.
Students learn the grace of Al-Fajr, Al-Ishaa, and Al-Jumu’ah prayers.
Students Will recite selected verses from Quran: Al-Baqarah, Taha, Al-Qalam, Al-Haaqqah, and realize their meanings.
Students Study Zakat, its types, and its provisions; they recite some Prophet sayings on the grace of Learning.
Students understand the reasons for swaggering vilification and faith savouring.

Holy Quran
In this course, students read the Surahs: Al-Ḥajj, Al-Mu’minun, Al-Nur, Al-Furqan, Ash-Shu ‘araa, and memorize: Al-Jumu’ah, Al-Munafiqun, Aṣ-Ṣaff, and Al-Mumtaḥnah.
Arabic: In this course, Students orate a text after they listen to it, decipher a bouquet of its figures of speech and metaphors, then, suggest its title, purpose, connect its sub-ideas, distinguish between facts and opinions, identify the elements of a poetic picture, analyse imagination and emotions and their reflection on the text, focus on the implicit values, and the influence of characters on the plot.
On the level of syntax, students define “Doer” or “the subject” and its usage.
Students recognize objects and learn to use the transitive verbs with one and two objects; they also learn the absolute object, its substitution and its traits; in addition, they learn the prepositions and the difference between a preposition and an adverb and use them correctly in writing after they learn adverbs and exceptions.
Students learn phonology and basic oral and written communication skills in terms of using numbers and descriptive skills to present and comment on a topic, then, write an essay about it.

Arabic

In this course, Students orate a text after they listen to it, decipher a bouquet of its figures of speech and metaphors, then, suggest its title, purpose, connect its sub-ideas, distinguish between facts and opinions, identify the elements of a poetic picture, analyse imagination and emotions and their reflection on the text, focus on the implicit values, and the influence of characters on the plot.
On the level of syntax, students define “Doer” or “the subject” and its usage.
Students recognize objects and learn to use the transitive verbs with one and two objects; they also learn the absolute object, its substitution and its traits; in addition, they learn the prepositions and the difference between a preposition and an adverb and use them correctly in writing after they learn adverbs and exceptions.
Students learn phonology and basic oral and written communication skills in terms of using numbers and descriptive skills to present and comment on a topic, then, write an essay about it.

Math

This is the second year of a two-year course. It integrates algebra and geometry. Topics studied in this year include basic principles in Algebra (4 operations on integers), solving linear equations, solving inequalities, rational numbers, introduction to functions, performing operations on polynomials, graphing linear equations, exponents and roots, applying polynomials, ratios, proportions, similarity, percents, arithmetic and geometric sequences,. Geometry includes foundations of Geometry (points, lines, parallel and perpendicular lines, classifying angles and triangles).
They are introduced to congruent figures as well as to reasoning and characteristics of angles formed between two parallel lines and a transversal, perimeter, area and volume of solid shapes. It is required from them to know the properties of quadrilaterals along with special points and lines in triangles.

Science

Life science
-Human body system: body organization structure, circulation, respiration, digestive, urinary system, and communication & control.
Earth science
-Inside the restless earth: minerals, rocks, fossil record, plate tectonics, earthquakes and volcanoes
Physical science
– Force, motion, and energy: matter in motion,force and fluids, work and machines,energy&heat
– Sound and light: the energy of waves, the nature of sound, the nature of light, and light and our world

English

After the emphasis on building strong language skills in the Elementary section, we ensure that the Middle and High schools students have a good foundation ready for the challenges of the courses offered.

Teachers train students to read, analyze, comprehend, interpret and respond to short stories, novels, drama, mythology, poetry and non-fiction through appropriate selections.
Students should recognize and discuss literary elements/forms. Writing, reading, speaking and listening are explored in each selection. They should deliver focused, coherent presentations that convey ideas clearly and relate to the background and interests of the audience. Students evaluate the content of oral communication. Grammar focuses on a review of basic skills, as well as an introduction to new skills throughout the grade levels.
The course material caters for all levels of competence. This includes the active involvement of students in the learning process. In addition to this, there are different assessments after every unit of study involving a variety of skills that investigate the outcome of the learning process.

Text books used are Prentice Hall. All grades read assigned novels.

Whilst the texts used are all for first language learners students are assisted where necessary through intervention strategies which enable them to learn the same concepts using additional resources.

Social Studies

Social Studies and citizenship:
In this course, students study the following:
The Umayyad state and examples from its rulers.
The Abbasid State and examples from its rulers.
The time line of the Umayyad State in Andalusia, Mamluk State and the crusades, and the history of Islamic civilization.
The geography of GCC
Natural and human characteristics of the Muslim World.
Samples of political issues of the Muslim World.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its relation with the Muslim and Non-Muslim Worlds.
Islamic Organizations: (The Muslim World League, Organization of Islamic Conference “OIC”, World Assembly of Muslim Youth).
International Organization: (The United Nations, World Trade Organization “WTO”, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries “OPECD”)

Arts

In this course, students will learn the following:
Achieve balance between intellectual and aesthetic faculties
Expressing whatever scenes they like or whatever feelings and emotions through painting and simple projects that ennoble their feelings.
Through the study of Arts, students recognize the connotations of creation, innovation, team work, instilling societal and religious values that urge them to work hard, sympathise, show mercy, appreciate beauty of the wilderness and in the whole world.
Students utilize the light and shadow game to embody figures that represent religious occasions from an artistic point of view.

ICT

Students study in this class besides the practical skills, two main packages:
Adobe Flash
• Used to add animation and interactivity to web pages. Flash is commonly used to create animation and specialist media such as web applications, games and movies.
Web design)Dream Waver)
• web design is the skill of the establishment of electronic presentation of specific content (text – Pictures – Profile Company.) this content is uploaded to a server and then to view the contents of this file on the Internet from anywhere in the world.

Technology

In this course, students utilize the following to accomplish pedagogic or societal projects:
The ability to use the laws of mechanics to create motion.
The ability to recognize the different parts of a mechanical equipment.
Full grasp of the different tools and equipment used to install mechanical gear.
Ability to apply different types of motion: circulatory, strait, perplexing, free back and forth motion.

Physical Education

In this course, students will have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to understand physiological individual differences.
Students, too, need to learn how to check their pulse.
On the level of manners, students need honest competition and master a number of basic skills required for soccer player, Volleyball player, badminton, and basketball players, and different techniques in plating games.

Grade 9

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

Islamic studies Grade 9
In this course, students read the meaning of Surah Al-Maeidah and analyze its topics; they discuss and infer the values of reasoning, fighting rumors, justice, equality, honesty along with traits of Makkan revelation and Medinan revelation.
Besides, students study the following:
Hadith:” O Messenger of Allah, the affluent have made off with the rewards…”
Faith: monotheism of Names and attributes of Allah, meanings of: atheism, distortion, neutralization, anthropomorphism.
The attributes of Allah: the Everlasting, the Eternal, and the meaning of “rising over ((Istawa)) and understands “the beautiful names of Allah”.
The value of the love for Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him.
The difference between minor, major, and hidden polytheism.
Compensation and its types, repentance and willingness to return to Allah.

Holy Quran

Students recite the following: Al-Kahf, Maryam, Ta-Ha, Al-Anbiya and learns by heart, with intonation: Al-Mujadila, and Al-Hashr.

Arabic

In this course, students listen to a text, read it silently, read it out aloud, extracts the general meaning, identify main and sub-ideas, suggest a title, explain new linguistic structures, explain its purpose, analyse its figures of speech and metaphors, hold a comparison between two texts after analysing them, use types of interrogatives, conditions, comparison, praise, dis-praise, exclamation, and interjection with complete analysis.
Students, too, write some words, using Osmanli Calligraphy. They should also use the punctuation marks and acronyms.
Students acquire some life skills like: oral discussion, informal letters, invitations, meeting record, summarize a lecture.

Math

ALGEO 2
Text Book: ALGEBRA 1+Geometry (HOLT)

This is the second year of a two-year course for high school students. It integrates algebra and geometry building on topics studied during year 1. Topics studied include exponents, polynomials and functions (linear equations and quadratic equations), systems of equations and inequalities, parallel and perpendicular lines, coordinate geometry, geometric proofs, similar and congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, relationships of triangles and trigonometry.

Science

Earth science
– Earths changing surface : maps as models of the earth, weathering, soil formation, agents of erosion and deposition.
-Astronomy: studying space, stars, galaxies, and the universe, formation of the solar system, a family of planets, and exploring space.
Physical science
-Interactions in matter: chemical bonding, chemical reactions, chemical compounds, atomic energy.
-Electricity and magnetism:electromagnetism, and electronic & communication.
Astronomy :
The space , stars, galaxies, information of the solar system, planets, and exploring space.
Biological Science :
Diversity of cells , exchange with the environment, cell energy, cell cycle, Heredity, Genes and DNA, and classification.

English

English I is a study of language, literature, writing, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Fiction studies include poetry, fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, short story and science fiction. Non-fiction selections include autobiography, essays and narrative. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works. Student writing focuses on compare and contrast, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, perfecting personal letter writing techniques, interpretation of literature, summarizing, paraphrasing, expository essays, autobiographical writing, and character descriptions. Oral language in the form of presentations is also introduced.
The course takes into consideration that all students will not enter high school with the same basic skills, so it attempts to diagnose and remediate whenever possible. Upon entrance students are given reading comprehension and writing tests to determine their level of English. Students are then placed in appropriate ability levels. Additionally students may be given extra English tutoring as needed.

Social Studies

In this course, students understand the history of Messengers and Prophets Peace be upon them.
Students study the history of the Ottoman Empire, World War I, and economics of Europe after WWI; they study, too, The Great Russian Revolution 1917, Fascist Movement in Italy, Nazi Movement in Germany, World economic crisis, Japanese invasion of Manchuria, Spanish civil war, Cold War and the Allies’ policy.

Arts

In this course, students paint landscape with a steeper sense of dimensions, design art-works, depict his mental pictures through different techniques.

ICT

Adobe Photoshop
• Create visual designs and banners, and that through the integration of images, text and other elements with each other design one.
• modify the photographs, through a change in color, lighting, or variance, is also used to develop the RAW image files and the production of images of them.
• manipulation of pictures and designs by introducing or removing other parts of the original file does not exist.
• preparation and processing of images for use Knicoh of three-dimensional objects in three-dimensional software or 3D images used in the work of video production.
• The program of the key tools in the stages of printing most publications such as books and magazines.

Technology

Students recognize electronic circuits with its input and outlet.

Physical Education

In this course, students acquire the following skills:
Leadership, endurance, and discipline. They also should understand that sport should be considered extrinsic, a tool with which a human is built, rather than intrinsic.
Students learn the mechanism through which their muscles work.

Grade 10

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

In this course, students study verses from Surah: Al-Ahzab which shows the morals of Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him like honesty and generosity. Students will study the hadiths of Islam’s estrangement, the importance of the invitation to Allah, struggling against the enemies and its types and evidence from Quran and Hadith.
Students will appreciate the Prophet’s, peace be upon him, family members and companions. They should also understand the persecution that broke-out among them. They, too, study the biography of the first Caliph.
Students Study Surah “Ya-Seen” and deduce its provisions of faith and learn about the corrupt beliefs. Students also recite Sheik Mohamad Ibn Abdul-Wahab defence for the right creed, monotheism, and Islam picture of life.
Students recite verses from Surah “Luqman” through which they learn protocols of a learner and an educator and through Studying and reciting Surah “Al-Noor”, they learn the prohibition and castigation of adultery, sodomy, and calumny. They also learn about the types of abstainers and drugs.
Holy Quran
In this course, students practice the intonation of these Surahs: AlRad, Ibrahim, Al-Hijr, An-Nahl, Al-Isra and learns by heart with intonation: Al-Hashr and Al-Mumtahina.

Arabic

In this course, students deal with a text through both listening and reading; then, recognize and explain structures, purpose, and implicit value.
Students learn about Arabic literature and its most significant features and peculiarities in the pre-Islamic pagan ignorant epoch and in the early days of Islam; Students choose example poems to be the subject of literary, aesthetic analysis.

Math

TEXT: Algebra 2 (HOLT)
This course offers a wide range of advanced algebraic concepts and emphasizes the study of functions. These include linear, quadratic, functions. The course also prepares students for more advanced mathematics and introduces them to the study of trigonometry and its various applications. Also, Sequences and Series, statistics and probability(permutations and combinations) are introduced.

Geometry (Holt Mc Dougal)
The course offers a wide of advance geometry concepts (lines and angles, triangles and congruence, segments in triangles, polygons and quadrilaterals, trigonometry, circles)

Science

Physics, biology, and chemistry are each sub-divided into three courses for students in grades 10, 11, and 12.Each course requires 60 hours for completion. These courses prepare students for SAT subject tests and serve as a strong foundation for university and college courses.
Physics
Physics courses focus on forms of energy and their interactions and will give students an understanding of the physical laws governing force and motion, conservation of energy, momentum, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism and optics.Critical thinking, mathematical problem solving, group projects and laboratory work are integral parts of these courses which are designed to provide students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical and scientific skills.
It is recommended that students who plan to major in science or engineering in college to complete all three courses.
Biology
During these biology courses students explore different facets of human life and its relationship to its environment. They apply lab investigations using scientific methods and critical thinking. Research methods are particularly important and emphasized as a variety of resources are used to enhance their studies. The courses cover basic and biological chemistry, cellular organization and function, cell division, molecular genetics, plant and animal systems, bioenergetics, and organ system physiology as well as Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, biotechnology, ecology, and evolution.
Chemistry
The courses are designed for students to gain a better understanding of the world of matter and energy. Through extensive research, theoretical exploration, critical thinking and problem solving techniques, students study a variety of topics including measurement, metrics, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, states of matter, solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, gases, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, acid-base chemistry, introduction to organic chemistry and bio-organic chemistry. Throughout the courses students investigate chemistry as an integral part of our daily lives.
Students are expected to perform intricate lab procedures with accuracy.

English

English II
English II is a study of language, literature, writing, and oral communication with a focus on exploring a wide-variety of genres and their elements. Fiction studies include poetry, fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, short story and science fiction. Non-fiction selections include autobiography, biography essays and narrative. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works. Discussions of short stories, plays, novels, and poetry are used to strengthen the student’s grasp of narrative, descriptive, and persuasive forms, and other literary devices.
Students are expected to have a strong base in grammar, understanding of literature and basic understanding of literary techniques. This enables more student led learning to occur.
Further competence in oral and written communication is developed. Student writing focuses on compare and contrast, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, perfecting personal letter writing techniques, interpretation of literature, summarizing, paraphrasing, expository essays, autobiographical writing, and character descriptions.
Students write short stories, personal narrative, compare and contrast, problem solving, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions, research reports, and technical documents.

Social Studies

In this course, students study the state and its pillars and identify the geographical characteristics that participate in the strength of a state.
Students learn about the world’s greatest effective powers (The United States – Russia – European Union – China – Japan)
Students understand the concept of globalization, social movements, labour migration, and learn about the role “The Group of Eight” plays in international policies and economics.
Students study The Palestinian Issue.

ICT

Students study two major areas :
Data base (Access)
This is a program for database management of the development of Microsoft. It comes packaged software as a part of Microsoft Office , part of which has a graphical interface. The program is characterized by its ability to call data from different systems for databases, data bases Oracle, SQL and any open database connection (ODBC).

Networks
This course is an introduction to the principles of networking. Students will learn the basic concepts of signaling, data transmission and protocols. Utilizing these concepts, students will gain an understanding of how all networks operate and be given hands-on experience with setting up and managing various networks.

Physical Education

In this course, students feel the importance of morale, importance of fruitfully utilizing the time.
Students need to learn the significant harmony between body dimensions and body weight and to maintain a healthy body through continual exercise.

Grade 11

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

In this course, Students read verses from Surah “Al- ‘Anfal” through which they understand the meaning of faith, understand the difference between Islam and faith, difference between Faith and hypocrisy. Then, students learn first verses of Surah “Fatir”, learning about: angels, Holy Books, Definition of Quran and How Allah keep it protected against deformation and twisting along with the miracle of Quran. Students, too, learn the difference between a prophet and a messenger.
Students read the verses from Surah An-Nisaa from 36 to 42 through which they understand what a real worshipping is and learn the rights of the parents. They, too, explain the types of benevolence and the value of Masjids. Students identify the idea of a neighbour and recognize the neighbours’ rights. Students recognize the provisions of legitimate or illegitimate sales and usury, also learn about types of contracts.
Through the study of Surah Al-Hajj, students learn the faith pillar the belief of the Resurrection.

Holy Quran
In this course, students will recite the Surahs: ‘Yunus’ and ‘Hud’, and they learn by heart with intonation: ‘Al-Hadid’ and Al-Mujadalah.

Arabic

By the end of this course, students will have mastered listening to a text, reading and explaining its linguistic elements. They, too, will distinguish between main and sub ideas in the text. They will, too, recognize the different types of writing and master the use of the figures of speech and understand the author’s emotional motives and criticise imagination in the text, then, learn the literary features of literature in the early days of Islam, the Abbasid, renowned literary figures of the era.

Math

Text book: McGraw Precalculus
This course builds on concepts from Algebra 2 and expands to include more advanced topics needed to prepare students for Calculus. It includes polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations and applications, Conic sections, evaluating limits graphically and algebraically, and elementary statistics and probability.

Science

Physics, biology, and chemistry are each sub-divided into three courses for students in grades 10, 11, and 12.Each course requires 60 hours for completion. These courses prepare students for SAT subject tests and serve as a strong foundation for university and college courses.

Physics
Physics courses focus on forms of energy and their interactions and will give students an understanding of the physical laws governing force and motion, conservation of energy, momentum, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism and optics.Critical thinking, mathematical problem solving, group projects and laboratory work are integral parts of these courses which are designed to provide students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical and scientific skills.
It is recommended that students who plan to major in science or engineering in college to complete all three courses.
Biology
During these biology courses students explore different facets of human life and its relationship to its environment. They apply lab investigations using scientific methods and critical thinking. Research methods are particularly important and emphasized as a variety of resources are used to enhance their studies. The courses cover basic and biological chemistry, cellular organization and function, cell division, molecular genetics, plant and animal systems, bioenergetics, and organ system physiology as well as Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, biotechnology, ecology, and evolution.
Chemistry
The courses are designed for students to gain a better understanding of the world of matter and energy. Through extensive research, theoretical exploration, critical thinking and problem solving techniques, students study a variety of topics including measurement, metrics, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, states of matter, solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, gases, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, acid-base chemistry, introduction to organic chemistry and bio-organic chemistry. Throughout the courses students investigate chemistry as an integral part of our daily lives.
Students are expected to perform intricate lab procedures with accuracy.

English

English III
English III is designed to expose the students to American literature from classical American literature as well as modern American literature. Fiction studies include examples of both classic and modern poetry, fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, short story and science fiction. Non-fiction selections include autobiography, biography, essays and narrative. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works. Discussions of short stories, plays, novels, and poetry are used to strengthen the student’s grasp of narrative, descriptive, and persuasive forms, and other literary devices.
Students are expected to have a strong base in grammar, understanding of literature and basic understanding of literary techniques. This enables more student led learning to occur.
Further competence in oral and written communication is developed. Student writing focuses on compare and contrast, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, perfecting personal letter writing techniques, interpretation of literature, summarizing, paraphrasing, expository essays, autobiographical writing, and character descriptions.
Students write short stories, personal narrative, compare and contrast problem solving, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions; formative stages of research reports, and technical documents.
A section is introduced for preparation for TOEFL and SAT testing.

Advanced English

In addition to the aforementioned elements, students are assigned a classic literary work which is then studied during the course of the year. The study of the assigned novels requires independent reading, which is then reinforced through response to literature questions and essays.
It must be noted that students are expected to have an excellent oral and written command of English language in order to cope with the exclusively essay based questions. Moreover, the
student is required to eloquently contribute to class discussion and or debate.

Social Studies

In this course, students study the factors that can bring either unity or deterioration of nations, discuss the sources of internal dangers that threaten the Muslim World: secularism, socialism, communism, nationalism, Turanism, Qadiani.
Students learn the sources of the Muslim Civilization and the relation that combines it to the other civilizations; in addition, students learn the types and the features of Muslim Regimes.
Students should learn the concept, significance, branches, and development of geography along with geographic discoveries.
Students, too, should show the paramount accomplishments of Islamic Geography; moreover, students learn the surface of the earth

ICT

Web design (HTML+JAVASCRIPT) _G11
This course is an introduction to the current techniques and technologies used in web site design. Emphasis is placed on the variety of web site design elements including HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, Cascading Style Sheets, and ASP. Students also explore graphics manipulation with Photoshop and animation with Flash.

Physical Education

Students will practice several games and take part in championships with other schools’ that their altruism and sense of teamwork strengthen. Students, too, learn planning for defence and attack in various games. Games and competitions are distributed throughout the learning semesters to maintain the students’ continuous fitness, achieve the physiological growth and development required for intellectual and academic sucess in the other fields.

Grade 12

Holy Quran & Islamic Studies

In this course, students read the verses 72 to 80 from Surah Al-Maaidah, analyse them, connect them to the verses 56 to 59 from Surah An-Nisaa and the verses 51 to 53 from Surah Al-Maaidah through which the students extract the types of polytheism and the difference between polytheism and disbelief and show the relation between polytheism and hypocrisy.
Then, students learn provisions and objectives of marriage; in addition, they will learn about the successful choice for marriage through the first verses of Surah An-Nisaa, They will also study all the relevant Hadiths. Students, too, will study the definition, types and provisions of divorce and rules of custody through the first verses of Surah At-Talaq.
Students will study, too, some verses from Surahs Al-Jinn, Yunus, and Hud; students learn about the types of diabolism and incantation, and the concept of seeking help and evocation in terms of legitimate and illegitimate.
Students read with intonation the following Surahs: Al-Fath, An-Nahl, An-Nur, analyse and interpret their meanings to recognize the attributes of Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him and the morals of his companions.

Holy Quran
In this course, students should recite the Surahs Al-Anfal, At-Tawba and learn of by heart with intonation the Surahs Ar-Rahman and Al-Waqiah.

Arabic

In this course, students will practice critical reading of more than one literary text and then hold a comparison between the two in terms of the elements of a poetic experience, then, identifies the figurative theme that is prevailing all over the texts.
Students, too, learn functional writing: essay, Story, and notions; moreover, students identify the nature of the indicative style and its functions in the text, distinguish between the elements of a story and a message, a message and a notion; in addition, students should get habituated to writing letters, technical reports, news reports, invitations and any other practical uses of language.

Math

(Statistics)
Text book: Introductory Statistics (Prem S. Mann)
This course includes a wide variety of real life mathematical principles, techniques, and applications in statistics. It is intended for students who do not have a strong background in mathematics. The only prerequisite is knowledge of elementary Algebra. Topics include types of statistics, organizing and graphing data, numerical descriptive measures, probability, discrete random variables and their probability distribution, continuous random variables and the normal distribution.

(Calculus)
Text Book: Early Transcendentals (Howard Anton)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to calculus. It builds on the concepts of pre-calculus. The topics covered in this course include limits and continuity of functions, derivatives of functions, definite integrals, and their real-life applications. Students find derivatives numerically, represent derivatives graphically, and interpret the meaning of a derivative in applications. Previously studied functions will be analyzed using calculus concepts. The relationship between the derivative and the integral is developed as well. Techniques of integration as well as their applications are also covered. These include areas, length of a curve, and surface areas.

Science

Physics, biology, and chemistry are each sub-divided into three courses for students in grades 10, 11, and 12.Each course requires 60 hours for completion. These courses prepare students for SAT subject tests and serve as a strong foundation for university and college courses.

Physics
Physics courses focus on forms of energy and their interactions and will give students an understanding of the physical laws governing force and motion, conservation of energy, momentum, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism and optics.Critical thinking, mathematical problem solving, group projects and laboratory work are integral parts of these courses which are designed to provide students with a conceptual framework, factual knowledge and analytical and scientific skills.
It is recommended that students who plan to major in science or engineering in college to complete all three courses.
Biology

During these biology courses students explore different facets of human life and its relationship to its environment. They apply lab investigations using scientific methods and critical thinking. Research methods are particularly important and emphasized as a variety of resources are used to enhance their studies. The courses cover basic and biological chemistry, cellular organization and function, cell division, molecular genetics, plant and animal systems, bioenergetics, and organ system physiology as well as Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics, biotechnology, ecology, and evolution.
Chemistry
The courses are designed for students to gain a better understanding of the world of matter and energy. Through extensive research, theoretical exploration, critical thinking and problem solving techniques, students study a variety of topics including measurement, metrics, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, states of matter, solutions, equilibrium, kinetics, gases, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, acid-base chemistry, introduction to organic chemistry and bio-organic chemistry. Throughout the courses students investigate chemistry as an integral part of our daily lives.
Students are expected to perform intricate lab procedures with accuracy.

English

English IV
English IV is designed to expose the students to British literature from classical British literature as well as modern British literature. Fiction studies include examples of both classic and modern poetry, fantasy, fiction, historical fiction, horror, mystery, short story and science fiction. Non-fiction selections include autobiography, biography, essays and narrative. Students use literary interpretation, analysis, comparisons, and evaluation to read and respond to representative works. Discussions of short stories, plays, novels, and poetry are used to strengthen the student’s grasp of narrative, descriptive, and persuasive forms, and other literary devices.

Students are expected to have a strong base in grammar, understanding of literature and basic understanding of literary techniques. This enables more student led learning to occur.

Further competence in oral and written communication is developed. Student writing focuses on compare and contrast, persuasive, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, perfecting personal letter writing techniques, interpretation of literature, summarizing, paraphrasing, expository essays, autobiographical writing, and character descriptions.

Students write short stories, personal narrative, compare and contrast, problem solving, responses to literature, expository and persuasive compositions; completion of research reports, and higher level technical documents.
Completion of the TOEFL and SAT test are mandatory for graduation.

Advanced English

In addition to the aforementioned elements, students are assigned a classic literary work which is then studied during the course of the year. The study of the assigned novels requires independent reading, which is then reinforced through response to literature questions and essays.
It must be noted that students are expected to have an excellent oral and written command of English language in order to cope with the exclusively essay based questions. Moreover, the
student is required to eloquently contribute to class discussion and or debate.

ICT

Programming
This course provides an introduction to the techniques used in the key areas of computer programming: user interface, classes, methods, loops, decision statements, arrays, and file access. Students use the Visual Basic environment to learn the syntax, structure and flow of object-oriented programming. Students will obtain the skills necessary to create applications in the Windows environment.

Physical Education

In this course, students practice different games and participate in competitions and championships with other schools’, their sense of altruism and teamwork strengthen. Students, too, study planning for defence and attack in several games. Games and competitions are distributed throughout the learning semesters in order to keep the students’ fitness and morale at peak, achieving the physiological growth and development required for intellectual and academic growth in the other fields.

ELECTIVE COURSES

ELECTIVE COURSES ( Grades 8 – 12 )

These courses are divided into two groups:
( a ) Compulsory.
( b ) Optional.
The Compulsory courses are :

1. Communication skills.
2. Study skills.
3. College planning.
4. Islamic civilization.
5. World history.
6. Graduation Project.
7. Community Service.
8. Health.

Communication skills

Students acquire the knowledge of the communication skills and practice it inside the class and then model them in projects and presentations. They comprehend the requirements expected of the sender, the receiver and the effective quality of the message and come to know how they can be good communicators in conversation and presentations.

Study skills

This course is designed to help students develop their study and test-taking skills to develop a better understanding of the learning process and acquire skills and abilities that will help them achieve better grades at school. The course analyses students’ study habits and teaches them effective study skills and techniques, including time control, class participation, listening, memory enhancing, studying, and test-taking strategies. Furthermore, students practice techniques of effective use of textbooks and syllabi, reading, note taking, and utilize theories of brain learning in developing effective learning practice.

College planning

Students are introduced to the major disciplines they are entitled to in universities. Students are trained on how to recognize their abilities and the working fields they are suitable for. Students are also trained on how to apply to universities and write CVs to make their CVs more convincing. Besides, students are made aware of the market and flourishing business on the short or long term.

Islamic civilization

The School has compiled a textbook about Muslim Scholars in the different fields of knowledge and inventions. Students study the scientific inventions Islam has produced to the world. Students also study the scientific steps in these discoveries in order to stimulate them to follow the steps of their ancestors.

World history

This course analyzes the chronological development of mankind from the earliest civilizations to the present day. Students investigate the growth and interdependence of all major civilizations, including ancient and classical civilizations, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, Reformation, and the Revolution and Industrial Ages. Students will analyze the major factors that influenced history and effected the development of the modern world, and the role Islamic civilization played in the development of some of the major events.

Graduation Projects

The purpose of the Graduation Project is to help students independently learn how to develop a comprehensive project plan and carry out the plan in an area of choice. These independent projects pre-empt such tasks which students will meet in university. Students must write a formal proposal and work on their projects independently for one semester once approval has been obtained from the administration. These projects allow mentoring from relevant staff and in some cases community members.
What is truly exciting about the Graduation Project is that the students’ work is presented in the presence of family members, teachers, other students, administrators and members of the community at large. Each student must give an oral and visual presentation about the project to a panel of independent judges from the community some with expertise in relevant fields. A question and answer period is also part of the presentation

Community Service

The mission of Dar Al-Fikr International Program is to provide students with quality education within the context with Islam and Saudi culture. The goals include providing the students with an education that helps them develop social awareness and responsibility, and the ability to work effectively as an individual and within groups.

In accordance with the mission, community service has been identified as one of the requirements for graduation from the International Program at Dar Al-Fikr Girls School. The purpose of this program is to provide students the opportunity to work in a safe and healthy environment where they can develop the spirit of service, volunteerism, and social awareness in order to contribute positively to the well being of their society.

Health

This course aims to enhance students’ self awareness about the toxic intakes and prepare them for a healthy life and keep up to better environment.
The health course introduces the students to a variety of current health issues that promote health awareness and healthy living. It covers concepts related to disease prevention, physical health and health enhancing behaviours, healthy personal lifestyle, interpersonal communication skills, and nutrition health and wellness, stress management, managing mental and emotional health, caring for body systems, physical fitness, eating responsibility, the stages of life, adolescent growth and development, effect of tobacco, medicine and illegal drugs, and infectious disease. Students also learn to evaluate health information and health-promoting products and services, and develop lifelong attitudes and practices that promote a healthy life style.

1. Journalism.
2. Psychology.
3. Sociology.
4. Geography of KSA & the World.
5. Civics of Saudi Government.
6. Thinking Skills.
7. Decision making skills.