EBIS Vision:

“We teach for life”.

Mission:

EBIS is a center of excellence in learning & living. We instill in pupils lifelong love of learning which will empower them to achieve their aspirations. The school will enrich pupils with essential values based on both The British and the Egyptian cultures. Our work is based on collaboration between qualified staff, involved families and community members.

About EBIS/History

Egyptian British International School (EBIS) was founded in September 2007, a subsidiary branch from the Egyptian Language School, and has continued to grow year by year. As an educational establishment, we are dedicated to each of our pupils, providing a long- life love of learning. We instill skills and ethics into our pupils, encouraging them to create an awareness of their surroundings and become worthy contributors to society.

  • Values and Beliefs
  • As an institution we aim to provide a system of high quality education, allowing each of our pupils to develop academically and socially. We encourage learners to be independent, developing an understanding of the local, national and international environment. A happy school environment is a productive one, with staff and pupils showing consideration for one another, building on an atmosphere of positive moral values and encouraging self-awareness and creativity in the rapidly changing world we live in.
  • In today’s ever changing environment it is of the upmost importance that pupils can relate learning from school to real life situations. They must have the willingness and freedom to rise to all challenges and continually pursue knowledge and exchange ideas.
  • EBIS provides a secure, well-resourced, stimulating and purposeful learning, striving to nourish each child as a unique individual, instilling independence and ambition in the creation of responsible and confident global citizens.
  • We encourage pupils to fulfill their potential yet, continually be challenged. They should value their role as a member of the school community, and foster cooperation and mutual respect in the home-school partnership. In order to do this, pupils should be able to think critically. A successful leader will have developed communicational and organizational skills; they will take responsibility for their own decisions while being a cooperative and trustworthy team player. EBIS aims that each pupil should be self-disciplined and motivated for any situation that arises, they should show perseverance and automatically self-reflect to evaluate the outcome.
Pastoral Care
The quality of pastoral care influences the tone and behavior of the whole school. Such quality is a crucial and vital one in the path of learners’ development whether in education or social development. They need to grow and learn in a safe stress free environment where each of them is valued as an individual within the school, we all show care and maintain a climate of mutual respect.

At EBIS ,we ensure that our pupils grow in an atmosphere of valuing their own self, showing empathy and reflect confidence in all aspects of their daily lives.

Positive pastoral care at EBIS is capitalized through:

  • Positive relationship between teachers and pupils where teachers respect and value pupils ‘opinions and contributions.
  • Healthy and cooperative relationship among pupils whether inside or outside the classroom. Our pupils are consistently taught to work with peers valuing their contributions. Their achievement is always recognized and celebrated.
  • All school members work hard to maintain the use of positive approaches to secure good behaviour standards. Our disciplinary procedures are clear and acknowledged by pupils and parents, thus viewed as a fair and balanced one.

EBIS Curriculum

EBIS is a Cambridge associate school.An integral part of our mission at EBIS is for the school to be a center of excellence in learning and Living

The curriculum of EBIS meets the ever changing needs of our pupils and is based on the firm foundation of the proven system of British Education (Cambridge International Primary Programme and IGCSE). The programme has been developed by the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) which is the world’s largest provider of the International Education Programmes and qualifications for (5-19 years). The IGCSE is recognized by universities in Egypt and across the world.

EBIS curriculum encourages the development of the most essential skills for success. These skills include linguistic, critical thinking, creative,innovative,Problem solving, Organizational and Leadership skills. These skills are instilled in our pupils through an engaging, student centered and differentiated learning environment.

* 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 students 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.

Year 6 pupils sit for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint.
EBIS is a CLOSED Exam Venue. All Cambridge Exams are administered in school under the supervision of the British Council.

Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (Key stage 3) offers a broad ,balanced education which develops key skills to enable our students 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.
* CAMBRIDGE IGCSE(CORE) Programme(Year 9)
As for Year 9 pupils, they sit for the IGCSE CORE Exams.
EBIS is a CLOSED Exam Venue. All Cambridge Exams are administered in school under the supervision of the British Council.

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. Students 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, students 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, students 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 students 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 students sit for the Ministry Exams; they are only required to have the passing grade in order to be promoted to the following year.

Humanities –

EBIS Years 1 to 8 students take Humanities (History and Geography) Subject following the (British National Curriculum)

The Humanities curriculum contributes directly to the development of knowledge and understanding of human behavior which again is part of our mission at EBIS.

EBIS books  are aligned to Cambridge framework objectives, most of books are school property that students should return at the end of the year.

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, basketball, football, handball, athletics and tennis, alongside techniques helping with coordination and fitness. Years 1and 2 also take swimming lessons, in the EBIS pool, equipped with changing facilities.
Year 1 through 8 have weekly Art and Music Classes.

Teaching and Administrative staff
EBIS has always strived to recruit the most educationally qualified native English speakers to be the prime guide for the coming generations. We are not only dedicated to hiring the most qualified but we are also aware of the great importance of the continuous professional development that any staff needs in order to meet the ever changing techniques in teaching .
Assessment and Reports
Why and how we assess our pupils has an enormous impact on their educational experience and consequently on how and what they learn.

All pupils are assessed internally in all subjects.
Years 6,8 and 9 have external examinations set by Cambridge International Education Programme, incooperation 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 Conference will take place after the distribution of progress reports 1,2,3 and 4. Check the school calendar for dates.

Honour Roll
EBIS encourages pupils to work hard and continue to progress.
Teaching for Excellence here at EBIS, we not only teach academics but also skills. It is an inclusion incentivized programme where we honour all contributions whether this be academic, character or ability driven.

IGCSE System

For more information about the IGCSE system click the link below

https://www.els-egypt.com/ebis/ebis-kattameya/about/ig-graduation-requirements/