Curriculum and Assessment

Cambridge International Education Programme and Qualifications

Four stages of education where each stage builds on the learner’s development:

 Cambridge Primary (Years 1-6)

 Cambridge Primary Checkpoint (Year 6)

 Cambridge Secondary 1 (Years 7-9)

Cambridge Checkpoint (Year 8)

Cambridge Core(Year 9)

 Cambridge Secondary 2 (Year 10) Cambridge IGCSE

Cambridge O Level

 Cambridge Advanced (Years 11-12) Cambridge International AS and A Level


CAMBRIDGE International Primary Programme(CIPP) ForKEY Stage 1 (Year 1 -2) /Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6)/Key Stage 3 (Year 7&8)

CIPP is an education programme for young learners.  It combines a world class curriculum (Subjects: English/Science and Maths) and high quality support for teachers.  The programme has been developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), which is the world’s largest provider of educational programmes for pupils aged 5-19, and is recognized by universities across the world.

CIPP aims to develop a range of knowledge and skills in its learners in the primary phase of education. This in turn, will provide a solid foundation upon which the later stages of education can build, preparing themforKEY Stage 3(Year 7 -9),IGCSE and A Level examinations.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (Key stage 3)        

offers a broad,balanced education, which develops key skills to enable our pupils to embrace lifelong learning required for the ever-changing globalized world.

The aims of Key stage 3 are:

  • To allow pupils to develop further as independent, inquisitive, creative, critical thinkers and learners.
  • To allow pupils to develop as individual personalities while maintaining a consideration and compassion for others.
  • To act as transitional phase of education when external examinations are studies for.


IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a two-year programme (Year 9 and 10) leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. Pupils cover the Core part of the curricula in Year 9 and the EXTENDED in year 10.

Our Year 9 pupils are offered a curriculum around 5 Core IGCSE examination subjects. These are English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Toward the end of Year 9, pupils will make some choices about subjects for the International General Certificate Secondary Education ( IGCSE – O level ) offered through the Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE). After IGCSE, pupils will continue to study Advanced Supplementary (AS) and Advanced Level (A level) subjects mainly under theCambridge International Examinations Board.

 Second Language

Pupils start taking a second Language (French or German) starting Year 3. The learning objectives are based on the four language skills (Reading, writing, Speaking and Listening). At EBIS, the curriculum is stream lined from Year 3 onwards leading to the IGCSE level.

Moreover, the school offers support courses to enable our pupils to have their DELF and FIT Exams.(Externally administered exams held by both the French and German Culture centers).

DELF and FIT pupils have the chance to participate in the Annual trips to France and Germany organized by the School.

Arabic, Religion and Social Studies

As many of our pupils are Egyptian, we offer Arabic, Religion and Social Studies as a First Language, these qualifications are certified by the Ministry of Education. Year 6 and Year 9 pupils sit for the Ministry Exams; they are only required to have the passing grade in order to be promoted to the following year.

Personal Social Health Education

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is taught to Years 1-8.  This curriculum guides children through techniques and activities, which expose them to personal and social aspects of learning, helping to develop their self-esteem and self-confidence.


(History and Geography) based on the requirements of the British National Curriculum

Activities (Physical Education / Art and Music)

PE is a compulsory subject from Years 1-9, pupils follow a curriculum guiding them through different sports, such as, swimming, basketball, football, handball, athletics and tennis, alongside techniques helping with coordination and fitness. Year 1 through 8 have weekly Art and Music Classes.

Assessment and Reports

All pupils are assessed internally in all subjects. Years 6,8 and 9 have external examinations set by Cambridge International Education Programme, in cooperation with the British Council, Egypt. Pupils from Years 6 and 9 fulfill requirements and examinations set by the Ministry of Education in Egypt.

Internal Assessment is a continuous process, which takes place throughout the academic year.    Factors considered in the assessment process are as follows: Homework and Project, Class work and Participation, Behaviour, Tests and Quizzes.

Progress reports are issued twice each term. Parent-Teacher Conferences take place after the distribution of progress reports 1,2,3 and 4.