Privacy Policy

The British International School of Jeddah (BISJ) takes the privacy of its website users very seriously.

What this website privacy Policy covers:

This website privacy policy covers how BISJ treats personal information that our School collects and receives, including information relating to your past use of our website. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

Information sharing and disclosure:

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated organisations except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission.
 We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to regional/national institutions and authorities, unless required by law or other regulations.


Changes to this privacy policy:

We may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our web site.


Privacy support and contact information:

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us through our web contact page.

Information collection and use:

General - BISJ collects personal information whenever a user chooses to contact us via the web form. When contacting us using this method we ask for information such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number. We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page you request.

We use information for the following general purposes:
- To customise the content that you see
- To fulfil your requests
- And for technical web site administration
 
Cookies in Use on This Site:
Cookies and how they Benefit You - Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
- Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties

Granting us permission to use cookies - If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.
 
More about our Cookies:

We use cookies to make our website work including:
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Showing you which pages you have recently visited
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Tailoring content to your needs

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions - Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies: Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies:

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called "analytics" programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before.

Turning Cookies Off:

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our website. Cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that your concerns about cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.

Years 7, 8 & 9

  • Y7 Curriculum
  • Y8 Curriculum
  • Y9 Curriculum

PERSONAL SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION - Students have one PSHE lesson per week. Content covered includes Social, Personal and Health education

 

ENGLISH - The year 7 English Course emphasizes on developing critical literacy skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening. 

 

MATHEMATICS  - The Year 7 Mathematics course is based on the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3. It covers all of the necessary elements of Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic and Data Handling. 

 

SCIENCE  - Students will gain considerable knowledge and understanding of science and also the ability to handle information and solve problems

 

LANGUAGES -  Choice of French or Spanish

 

ARABIC - There are three streams: First Language, Second Language and Non-Arabic Speakers. The aim is to provide students with a high standard of Arabic. 

 

GEOGRAPHY  - Looking at the planet on which we live by examining how natural and human processes are constantly changing it. 

 

HISTORY  - Areas studied in Y7

- What is History?

- The Roman Empire

- Islamic Empires

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY  - Preparing students for both the IGCSE ICT and Computer Studies Curricula.  Students will use: Spreadsheet, word processing, presentation authoring and Photoshop design. 

 

ART - The Art course teaches students to create art by developing an idea from initial drawings into a well-designed, coherent final piece. 

 

DRAMA - The aims of the course are to encourage creativity, develop ability, confidence and awareness. 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  - comprises of a variety of activities which students are expected to progress through in terms of their understanding and skills

 

MUSIC  - Year 7 students will study performance, composition, listening skills and theory throughout the year. 

 

PERSONAL SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION - ‘Teaching Future Leaders’ curriculum. This curriculum equips students with cutting edge leadership skills for the 21st century work place.  

ENGLISH – The year 8 English course introduces students to the variety of skills they will be required to demonstrate throughout their studies in English. An emphasis is placed on developing critical literacy skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

MATHEMATICS - Covers all of the necessary elements of Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic and Data Handling. These include: Sequences and functions; Equations and formulae; Measures and Mensuration; Geometrical reasoning; Integers, powers and roots; Calculator methods; and solving problems

 

SCIENCE - Within the parameter of the syllabus, students will gain considerable knowledge and understanding of science and also the ability to handle information and solve problems. Experimental investigations are an integral part of the course.

 

LANGUAGES - Choice of French or Spanish

 

ARABIC - There are three streams: First Language, Second Language and Non-Arabic Speakers. The aim is to provide students with a high standard of Arabic.

 

GEOGRAPHY - Examination of world population, its growth and distribution. This is followed by focusing on the physical geography of coastal areas, weather and climate, and different ecosystems. Population and the physical geography of areas studied are then combined in studying global warming and its impacts.

 

HISTORY

Term 1 – Industrial Revolution

Term 2 - Slavery

Term 3 – Civil Rights

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY -

Term 1 - Website design - Level 1

Term 2 - Basic Flash - Level 1

Term 3 - Scratch

In parallel, students will be using different web 2.0 tools such as wikis, Vle, Q-rcode.

 

ART –

Term 1 - Image, Shape and Colour Harmonies

Term 2 - Applied Art: Carnival

Term 3 - Portraiture

 

DRAMA - The aims of the course are to encourage creativity, develop ability, confidence and awareness.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - The Year 8 Physical Education programme comprises of a variety of activities which students are expected to progress through in terms of their understanding and skills. There is an emphasis on fitness awareness.

 

MUSIC -

Term 1 - Reggae Music - Composition and Performance

Term 2 - History of Music - 20th Century Music and Theory of Music

Term 3 - Music for Film and Rhythms of the World and African Music

 

 

 

PERSONAL SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION - ‘Teaching Future Leaders’ curriculum. This curriculum equips students with cutting edge leadership skills for the 21st century work place.

ENGLISH - An emphasis is placed on developing critical literacy skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening.

MATHEMATICS – Course covers all of the necessary elements of Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic and Data Handling. These include: Sequences and series; Proportional reasoning; Pythagoras Theorem; Equations and formulae; Mensuration; Geometrical reasoning; Transformations; Simple trigonometry; Integers, powers and roots; Calculator methods; and solving problems.

Skills * develop logical, critical and creative thinking * develop an understanding of the principles and nature of the subject * develop patience and persistence in problem solving * transfer skills to alternative situations and to future developments * communicate clearly and confidently in writing and in graphical form.

SCIENCEThe Year 9 combined science covers: Photosynthesis, Plants and Plant Nutrition, Reaction of Metals, Patterns of Reactivity, the Periodic table and Formulae, Motion, Speed, Pressure, Moments, Heat Transfer, Magnetism and Electricity.

LANGUAGES - Choice of French or Spanish

ARABIC - There are three streams: First Language, Second Language and Non-Arabic Speakers. The aim is to provide students with a high standard of Arabic.

GEOGRAPHY - The topics investigated in Year 8 are further developed with new modules studied. Namely, Development, Weathering, Global Fashion, and Tourism.

HISTORY

Term 1 - Dictators and dictatorships

Term 2 - Genocide

Term 3 - The First World War

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Term 1 Database using File maker - Level 3

Term 2 Website design using Dreamweaver- Level 3

Term 3 Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel - Level 3

In parallel, students will be working on projects using Excel, File maker and Dreamweaver.

ART

Term 1 - Islamic Art

Term 2 - Expressionist Art

Term 3 - Perspective

 

DRAMA - The aims of the course are to encourage creativity, develop ability, confidence and awareness.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - There is an emphasis on fitness awareness.

In Year 9 the students are expected to have developed their skills and a deeper knowledge, allowing them to progress to IGCSE Physical education if they so wish.

MUSIC

Term 1 – History of Music Podcast, Advanced Music Theory

Term 2 – Blues Music – Composition, Blues Music - Performance

Term 3 – Listening and Appraising of Music, Popular Music Song Compositions

OUTDOOR EDUCATION - The programme offers students opportunities to gain internationally recognised Sailing and Kayaking qualifications and outdoor life skills during two day courses in each sport.