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High School Curriculum

High School Curriculum

 

Arabic

 

Arabic language subject includes; 

  • Kuwait Ministry of Education curriculum.
  • Digital versions of the textbooks are available on the ministry’s website.
  • Various activities prepared by the teachers.
 
 

 

Islamic Studies & Holy Quran

 

Islamic Studies and Holy Quran subjects include Kuwait Ministry of Education curriculum and interactive activities prepared by the teachers.

 
 

 

Social Studies

 

This subject given in Arabic and follows the curriculum of the Ministry of Education in Kuwait. 

 
 

 

English Language Art

 

Al-Awael has implemented the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts across grades 6 to 12. Our chosen curriculum is ‘my Perspectives. This curriculum is tailored to equip our students with essential skills and provide them with next-generation learning experiences, ultimately enhancing their academic achievements and fostering the competencies required for success at the university level.

A comprehensive grammar workbook is also integrated into our English Language Arts curriculum. This workbook is designed to reinforce grammatical concepts, improve language proficiency, and further support our students in their linguistic development.

Students have access to the digital interactive platform related to the textbook.

Through these combined efforts, Al-Awael aims to provide a well-rounded and academically enriching educational experience for our students.

 
 

 

Algebra 1

 

Algebra is taught using a paper-based textbook along with a digital version which includes interactive questions and exercises. The curriculum is aligned with the American Common Core Standards and meets every student’s needs using the various resources available.

 
 

 

Algebra 2

 

This is an advanced level course in algebraic concepts that builds upon the foundational knowledge acquired in Algebra 1. It delves deeper into the study of equations, inequalities, functions, and their various applications.

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to apply algebraic concepts to real-world scenarios, enhancing their problem-solving skills. This course is mandatory for all students.

 
 

 

Statistics

 

Statistics plays a crucial role in various fields, including economics, biology, psychology, sociology, and many others. The main objectives of statistics are to make sense of data, identify patterns, make predictions, and support decision-making processes.

 
 

 

Precalculus

 

It is a foundational course in mathematics that serves as a bridge between algebra, geometry, and calculus.

Mastering precalculus is crucial for students planning to pursue higher-level mathematics, sciences, engineering, or any field that requires a strong quantitative foundation.

Precalculus is mandatory for studying Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering.

 
 

 

Calculus

 

It is a branch of mathematics that primarily deals with rates of change and accumulation. It provides a framework for understanding how things change and grow over time or space. calculus has become a foundational tool in various fields like physics, engineering, economics, and biology.

 
 

 

Intermediate Math

 

Beginning and intermediate algebra is a foundational course in mathematics that provide essential skills for understanding and solving equations, inequalities, and various algebraic expressions.

Beginning and intermediate Algebra covers the following:

  • Core Concepts
  • Operations
  • Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Graphing.
  • Functions
  • Advanced Equations and Inequalities
  • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  • Polynomials and Factoring
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
  • Radical Expressions and Equations.
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

These courses serve as building blocks for more advanced mathematical concepts and are essential for various fields such as science, engineering, economics, and computer science.

 
 

 

Biology

 

Biology at Al-Awael is taught using the “Inspire Science High School Series” that provides a project-based learning experience. It also provides a fun educational experience based on the principle of cooperative learning and creating projects that are specifically designed to attract students and develop their intelligence skills that enable them to ask inquisitive questions and show curiosity, thus motivating and driving learning.

 
 

 

Biology I

 

High School Biology I course will explore the study of living organisms and their processes for life. It will provide a foundation for understanding the fundamental concepts and principles of life, ranging from the structure and function of cells to the complexity of genetics.

 
 

 

Biology II

 

High School Biology II course is an elective course that provides students with a deeper understanding of biological concepts of ecology, huma anatomy and physiology and prepares them for further studies in biology-related fields via more complex laboratory experiments, research projects, and critical analysis of scientific literature.

High school elective course in Biology is beneficial for students planning to pursue various fields at the university level, including Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Ecology.

 
 

 

Chemistry I

 

High School Chemistry I is an introductory course that covers fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry. The course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the structure of matter, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, and the properties and behavior of substances as well as mole and stoichiometry concept.

 
 

 

Chemistry II

 

High School Chemistry II is an elective course that builds on the fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry learned in previous courses. The course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of the structure and behavior of matter, as well as the principles and applications of chemical reactions.
High school elective course in Chemistry is beneficial for students planning to pursue a variety of fields, including Chemistry, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Biochemistry, Pharmacy and Medicine.

 
 

 

Physics I

 

High school Physics I course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations, linear momentum, and impulse; rotational motion and its dynamics. Students will demonstrate an understanding of uniform and non-uniform linear motion, in one dimension. They will investigate, in qualitative and quantitative terms, uniform and non-uniform motion, and solve related problems.

 
 

 

Physics II

 

Students will explore waves and their interactions; electricity; magnetism and nuclear physics. They will demonstrate an understanding of the properties of magnetic and electric fields; the principles of current and electron flow; and nuclear processes. They will investigate magnetic fields and electric circuits and solve related problems.

High school elective course in Physics is beneficial for students planning to pursue various fields at the university level, including Physics and all branches of Engineering.

 
 

 

Earth Science

 

Earth Science is a mandatory course for students opting the Humanities pathway for further studies. The course is designed to provide students with opportunities to investigate and study the interactions between the Earth spheres, explore Earth’s formation, cycles and processes, review history, compare landscapes, analyze the composition of Earth and determine the causes of changes in Earth overtime and the impacts of those changes.
High school Earth Science provides the knowledge and guidance for students to help them adapt to the changing environment and society in many ways. The knowledge they gain in this field develops a better understanding of concepts and resources that can sustain and advance the quality of life.

 
 

 

Health

 

High school Health course is an elective course that covers a broad range of topics related to physical, mental, and social well-being. Students learn about topics such as physical fitness, personal health care, life cycle, changes during adolescence, safety and injury prevention, sleep, and substance abuse prevention as well as stress management, mental health disorders, and healthy relationships.
The course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to make right decisions and take positive actions that support their health and well-being.
The course is typically designed to help students develop a lifelong commitment to healthy living and responsible decision making.

 
 

 

Nutrition

 

High school Nutrition course is an elective course for High School students that develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of Nutrition. The course covers fundamental concepts related to food, diet, and their impact on health. It’s designed to provide basic knowledge and practical insights into understanding nutrition and making healthier dietary choices.
Students will explore the different food groups and their benefits, special diets and dietary restrictions, nutrition and disease prevention, healthy eating guidelines. They will develop strategies for incorporating healthier food choices into everyday life.
Throughout the course, students will practice reading food labels, planning and preparing meals for a balanced diet.

 
 

 

French

 

High School French elective is a dynamic French language course designed for beginners. This course provides a comprehensive exploration of basic vocabulary, essential grammar rules, and practical communication skills. Through a combination of listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises, students easily develop their language skills.

 
 

 

Computer Science

 

Al-Awael Computer Science curriculum is aligned with California K-12 Computer Science standards (CSTA). Connection to the K–12 CS Framework.

Curriculum Skills & Topics for High School:

  • Electronics Device Programming
  • 3D Printing
  • Graphic Design with Adobe
  • Data Analysis with MS Office tools
  • Cybersecurity
 
 

 

English Language Art Geography

 

Al-Awael has implemented Geography as an elective subject to grades 11 and 12. Our chosen curriculum is ‘Geography, The Human World’ by McGraw Hill. Understanding geography helps us make sense of the world around us and our place in it. During this course we focus only on human geography. Human geography is the study of human activity and its relationship to the physical and cultural environments.
Geography raises awareness in international affairs, it gives learners a strong background in global cultures. It also helps learners build global citizenship. Knowledge and skills in the Geography coarse help our learners no matter what field they will specialize in. Psychology (G11-12) Major elective
Psychology course is an engaging and interactive elective course for high school students. The course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns within the field of psychology. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary psychologists. Students will also gain an introspective view of who they are as individuals.
They will develop critical thinking skills and techniques that will enable them to analyze psychological concepts and theories. They will also explore the different perspectives of psychology that shape our understanding of human behavior and mental processes with an emphasis on how to conduct and evaluate research using a variety of methods in psychology.