In today’s fast changing world, If one looks closely at the present — school day curriculum, not only in this country but a round the world that the grades are narrowly defined by just academic achievements. The Avicenna School is introducing interest beyond the classroom and this is best done through the extra curricular activities.
In this Information Age the pool of available knowledge is too vast, and the demands for skills and expertise change too quickly, for any student to learn all they will need to know for their careers in school and college. Therefore, the ability, and the desire to learn, are far more important than anything students may have already learned by the time they finish school.
As a school we foster confidence and self belief by providing our students with “a quality, life enhancing educational experience in a positive learning environment”. At the Avicenna School we are making modest progress in connecting real live experience as a part of the academic coursework as one in the learning process.
Furthermore it is not the ability to follow directions, but initiative and innovative thinking, which are required in today’s work place. Confidence and self belief, which enable both lives long, learning as well as initiative and innovative thinking, are the hallmarks of leaders in all walks of life.
The Avicenna School
In June 1996, College of Accounting & Management Sciences (CAMS), sponsored The Avicenna School for 0 & A’Levels. Registered as an external school with the Univers:7.
of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), UK, Avicenna 0 &A’Levels program was built on the foundation of offering a unique blend of tertiary level education in a professional and career oriented environment, grooming students to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The Avicenna School, today offers classes from Montessori to A’Levels.
Avicenna Aspirations (Montessori)
Avicenna Aspirations follows the Montessori system and admits students as young as 18 months old. The Montessori system of pre-primary education was founded by Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, and is based on the philosophy of “Learning by Discovery.”
The Montessori method involves an environment designed to stimulate the child’s interest and facilitate the child’s understanding and learning capacity. Key aspects of the Montessori Approach include the Prepared Environment and the role of the Montessori Teacher.
In August 1999, Avicenna commenced classes from nursery to grade 8, to meet the needs of a growing interest in Avicenna School.
Avicenna O’Levels includes grades 9, 10 & 11 and follows the curriculum prescribed by the University of Cambridge. This has done mainly to cater to the students promoted from grade 8 of Avicenna Juniors. Outside admission in these classes is generally for a few seats and is highly competitive.
Avicennians have received “High Achievers” awards by the University of Cambridge for their academic performance in various subjects. Most graduating students proceed for higher studies to universities and colleges in Pakistan and abroad.
The Avicenna School is registered with the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) UK, Center Number PK 519 as an external school.
Subjects Offered for O’ Level
|English||Chemistry Business Studies|
|English Literature||Add Maths Accounting|
|Pakistan Studies (optional for foreigners)||Biology|
|Islamic Studies (optional for foreigners)||Computer Studies|
Avicenna A’Levels prepares students for Advanced Level exams of UCLES in a broad range of 17 subjects coverirrg three areas of further study: science, commerce and liberal arts.
Subjects Offered for A’Levels
|Biology||English General||Graphic Designing||Urdu|
All students are required to take a minimum of three subjects in addition to the General Paper which is mandatory. General paper is taught to broaden students’ horizon in A-Level studies. Students are required to choose a minimum of three optional subjects from the 5 groups given below.Only one subject may be selected from each group. Some flexibility in the choice of subjects may be allowed on the recommendation of the academic counselor.
|Group 1||Group 2||Group 3||Group 4||Group 5|
Admission Requirements for Montessori to O’ Levels
Parents desiring admissions for their children are requested to meet the Principal with the following documents:
- A Photo Copy of Birth Certificate
- School Leaving Certificate and last report card of previous School
- 3 recent coloured passport size photographs
- Test of the student in English, Urdu and Math
- Interview of student with Parents by the Principal
Admission Requirements for A’Levels
Students can collect an admission package from any campus of Avicenna School or download
Completed admission form with required documents mentioned on the form can be mailed or dropped at any campus of Avicenna School.
Students shall be informed of the admission decision of the admissions Committee within 15 working days of the submission of the completed form.
For further information and queries, please contact:
Mrs. Syeda Narjis Rizvi
C-118/119, Clifton, Block-2, Karachi.
A’ Level Tel : 92-21-35836096
0′ Level Tel : 32-21-9250021
Junior Tel : 35871957, 35375047