All teaching is in English and follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum for England. Teachers provide a stimulating environment in which to learn, encourage independent thinking by means of investigation and practical involvement.
Rainbow is registered with the Department for Education (DFE) in the UK and thus keeps abreast of all current developments concerning education in Britain and internationally.
All teaching is in English and follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum for England. Teachers provide a stimulating environment in which to learn and independent thinking is encouraged by means of investigation and practical involvement.
In primary school we apply the method of differentiated teaching in all subjects.This ensures that children are given work appropriate to their ability and therefore optimise progress.Formal testing takes place at the end of each year for Year 2 and above using Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) and Cambridge Progression Tests (CIE). In Year 6 children are assessed using CIE checkpoint tests which are externally marked in the UK. These provide a benchmark against which we can determine individual progress and our attainment as a school. In addition, informal assessments are carried out by class teachers throughout the year, including reading spelling and maths test. As well as the core subjects Mathematics, English and Science, the children are taught foundation subjects: humanities, design and technology, art and ICT through the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is a rigorous thematic approach that supports personal development as well as maintaining academic depth. Some foundation subjects such as PE, Music and French are linked as far as possible to IPC units, but are largely taught as independent subjects by specialist teachers.
In secondary school we offer Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate in Secondary School) examinations in Year 11. These are accepted worldwide as entry qualification At IGCSE, English Language, Mathematics and ICT are compulsory, whilst those able to cope may also take Literature and/or Additional Mathematics. In addition each student chooses further subjects from Accounting, Art, Business Studies, Drama, Economics, French, Geography, German, History, Music, PE and Sociology. Each student will also take either Double Award Co-ordinate Science or for those wishing to pursue a science career, the three separate Sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
If results at IGCSE are satisfactory, students may progress to the ‘A’ level (Advanced Level) course. Students sit AS level (Advanced Subsidiary) examinations at the end of Year 12 and Cambridge ‘A’ levels at the end of Year 13. Cambridge ‘A’ level examinations are recognised internationally as entrance qualifications for university.
At ‘A’ level we offer the students a choice of subjects:- Applied ICT, Art and Design, Biology, Business studies, chemistry, Economics, Literature, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Physics and Sociology. Four subjects are normally taken at AS, of which three will be studied in Year 13. The Secondary School curriculum also includes Citizenship, PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and PE. Technology is taught up to Year 8. Cambridge Checkpoint Tests in Mathematics, English and Science are conducted at the end of Year 9 and marked externally. Every student in the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) is required to sit an AS level examination in General Studies as part of their Key Skills Programme, which also includes a 2 week block of work experience in a local business, charity or other organisation.