Humanities (Geography & History) – Year 1 to 6 

Humanities enables our students to make sense of the complex world within which they live. By gaining an understanding and awareness of history and geography students learn to make informed responses on current affairs. Students learn to ask questions, explore diverse heritages and gain an insight into ethical and moral issues, whilst developing informed opinions, critic techniques and reflect on their own identities. This subject is designed to promote deep thinking by stimulation debate, questioning and reflection.


Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICT education equips students to computers to understand and change the world, it has deep links with Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology. ICT helps to ensure our students become digitally literate – able to use and express themselves and develop their ideas through information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

MIS has dedicated IT suites and each classroom is equipped with a computer and interactive whiteboard to enhance teaching & learning methods and materials. The school campus is covered by a high-speed Wi-Fi network.


Second Languages – French or German

Learning a second language can offer students several opportunities including international study, improved job prospects both at home or abroad plus intellectual and physiological benefits such as literacy development and improved cognitive skills i.e. memory, perception and the ability to multi-task.

Students starting from Year 1 begin a journey of multilingualism as they begin to study a second language of either French or German (in addition to English as the main language and Arabic) until their IGCSE years where they are studied as extra curriculum subjects and can be selected as A-levels.


Art

Art plays a crucial part in the development of a student’s mind. It allows for the exploration and physical creation by connecting a bridge between the sight of their mind’s imagination and real-life transformations. It also enhances their attention to detail in both their work and observations of the world around them.

At MIS, we have installed 3 dedicated art studios across the campus, and many fine and beautiful creations by our students can be seen displayed across the school. Our students have excelled and even won first place in national art competitions.

For students who wish to further develop their love of art we also offer a very popular after school Art Club.


“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.. ” – National Curriculum of England


Music

Here at MIS we support the notion that music should be accessible for everyone; in all forms from playing, singing to hearing and for relaxation purposes. Music is also proven in brain development and has been shown to help students excel in other subjects by assisting the development of critical thinking skills. Students also learn to experience pride and
self-accomplishment through simple activities such as learning new songs.

We offer a range of musical opportunities which allow our students to develop their skills in performing, composing, learning opportunities and the study of different types of music styles and instruments. Our Music Department has a well-stocked instrumental teaching room and practice room. Our specialised Music Teachers are dedicated to helping our students to express themselves through the endless possibilities of creating music.

The pinnacles of our academic year are the annual shows produced by each department, where all students showcase their skills in musical and vocal performances alongside dance and drama.


“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. It engages and inspires students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.”- National Curriculum of England


Physical Education

At MIS we believe there are many additional achievements nurtured through the inclusion of Physical Education as a vital role in our curriculum; such as developing the skills needed to be successful players, performers, coaches, officials and organisers in not just sports, but in business and society.

We strongly believe that it is important for all students to partake in Physical Education and we find that by giving every student the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities, we can bring out the very best of each individual and instil a love for not only sport but also managing their own healthy lifestyle choices.

Throughout the academic year students may participate in the following activities:

Basketball Step Aerobics
Co-operative Games     Team Handball
Health/Nutrition Track
Soccer (Football) Volleyball

 


Swimming

Swimming is an important and integral part of overall physical education. It is also unique as swimming is the only sport that can save lives as the single most effective way of teaching children how to be safe in and around water.
It has a lasting legacy throughout later life as it has a plethora of health, fitness and emotional benefits and the vital developmental skills it brings. At MIS every student has the right and opportunity to learn to swim to help achieve a fitter, healthier and perhaps above all a safer generation of young people.

Our students start swimming lessons from FS1 as per their schedules. Swimming is a compulsory year-round activity, which all students are required to fully participate in. We have two indoor, heated pools complete with lifeguards, safety apparatus and swimming teachers.


“Physical education inspires all students to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities…Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” – National Curriculum of England