KS3 Humanities course:
The Humanities curriculum for Year 7 to Year 9 focuses on intermediate and advanced map and geography skills, as well as adapting and following the British curriculum and values to give the students a deeper and wider perspective of historical events and how different factors and events can have major effects and leave their permanent marks.
Our curriculum for KS3 also focuses on preparing the students for their IGCSE examinations when they choose them as an elective in KS4/5. For instance, through their study of 20th Century History from an impartial point of view, they are guided to form opinions and build strong arguments during the process.
We also focus with our students on developing interpersonal and academic skills through classroom activities, individual research, and team projects, to provide our students with the best British educational experience possible.
Global Perspectives course:
In 2019 we introduced Global Perspectives as a compulsory subject to all students from year 3 to year 9. The Global Perspectives course aims to equip learners with the skills they need in the rapidly changing intellectual and technical environment of the twenty-first century. By studying global issues, learners will broaden their own understanding, empathy, and tolerance. They will be encouraged to develop, scrutinise, and present their own points of view with confidence. We honestly believe that this course will distinguish our students globally and equip them with the skills needed for their post 18 life.
We are looking forward to introducing units from other various Humanities subjects. Cambridge and Pearson Humanities courses help students understand different forms of business organisations, marketing, finance, and basic accounting skills.
The Students’ Council and EBIS House Captains:
The House System is the core student welfare initiative within the School Life programme of Egypt British International School (EBIS). This provision supports the vision and the British values which are implemented by the school. The vision behind the House System is to foster a sense of belonging, creation of an identity and establishing tradition within the EBIS Community. It is designed to encourage better cooperation and competition between students and to create a supportive “family” environment for all students across the key stages.
There are six Houses at EBIS. These are ‘Tower of London’, ‘Edinburgh’, ‘Windsor’, ‘Stormont’, ‘Cardiff’ and ‘Tintagel’. Each House has two House Captains who are elected by the student body at the start of each academic year. The election process allows students in both KS2 and KS3 to nominate themselves, build their campaign, prepare their election speeches, and vote for the most suitable candidate. The process of electing a House Captain teaches the students life skills concepts such as voting, democracy, teamwork…etc.
Every EBIS student is a member of a ‘House’. The EBIS House system strives to provide students an identity and sense of pride in a supportive, secure environment. The Houses provide opportunity for contribution, positive competition and a closer rapport between students and teachers.
There are many ‘House Events’ throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend of activities ensures that everyone could represent their House in an event they find enjoyable and challenging.
In addition to event participation, all students could earn house points for their House. These are awarded for things such as good work, attendance, for being a good citizen, contribution to lessons and participation in House competitions. At the end of the academic year all House points accumulated during the academic year are added up and one House wins the overall House Cup.
KS3 MUN (Model United Nations):
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity in which students typically roleplay delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which is usually organized by the end of the academic year, in collaboration with other schools or one of our on-campus schools.
EBIS KS3 launched EBIS-MUN in the 2020/2021 academic year, and we are looking forward to expanding it more to add more councils, students, languages and topics in order to provide for our students the most beneficial space and outlet to discuss and present their opinions about various global topics.
Humanities Department Team
- Ms Amani Bahy Elessawy – Head of Department
- Ms Noha Reda Shehata – KS3 Humanities Teacher
- Mr Michael Devaun – KS3 Humanities Teacher
- Ms Radwa ElHossary – KS2 Global Perspectives Teacher