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Secondary Stage

Message From the Superviser

We, at JSSIS are truly proud to be the contributors towards holistic development in students, with the sole purpose of sending them out into the world as knowledgeable and fortified young individuals, ready to take on challenges with a fiery spirit of progressive influence that can make the world a better place to live in.

We carefully choose our words and actions when interacting with our dear students so that they may emulate the very same in their attitudes and behaviour with others. Discipline, Dedication and Devotion is a part of our work culture here and it is indeed gratifying to see our students realize its importance and constantly work towards being a better version of themselves each day.

Education is truly not just the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire and I am grateful to be a part of this intellectual experience. God bless!

- Mr. Donald Weilson

Core Focus

The Secondary phase follows a well-rounded, rigorous course of study. It not only fosters the 21st-century skills but also prepares the students for their journey towards a college education. Our team is composed of subject specific experts who guide our students in developing knowledge and skills across a wide spectrum of subject areas. Co-curricular activities include exposure to international avenues were students are challenged to explore, research and innovate their ideas, thoughts and creativity.

The Secondary phase is committed to serving the children, through high quality educational endeavours, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society, promoting introspective living, by creating exciting learning opportunities, with a commitment to excellence.

Curriculum Overview

The Secondary and Senior secondary school curriculum aims to provide a holistic and broad based education, taking into ambit all aspects of child behaviour, so as to equip them to meet the challenges in life and to develop their potential for lifelong learning. All efforts have been made to incorporate academic as well as co-curricular components that are vitally and organically related to the child’s life and his/ her immediate environment into the curriculum.

The secondary phase program (Grades IX & X) is designed on the CISCE (Indian School Certificate Examinations) curriculum mandate that focuses on personal, social, health and economic education. We strive to prepare students for opportunities, responsibilities & experiences that await them in the future. Students are guided in making an informed decision regarding their subject options through model classes, career awareness programs and personalized support at the end of grade 8. Extracurricular activities, personality development workshops, club activities, inter-school and intra-school competitions continue to be an integral part of the school program.

For securing the Pass certificate (awarded at the end of successful completion of grade 12), all candidates must appear for English (compulsory) and four elective subjects in an external examination conducted by CISCE. Additionally, all candidates must have been evaluated internally by the school and secured a Pass grade in Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service (compulsory).

Subject options available to students at this stage are:

Compulsory

Group 1: English, Hindi/French, History, Civics and Geography, Arabic (as per the UAE Syllabus)

Electives

Group 2: (ANY TWO SUBJECTS)

Mathematics OR Commercial Studies

Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) OR Economics

Group 3: (ANY ONE SUBJECT)

Computer application, Commercial application, Art, Physical Education

The senior secondary program (Grades XI & XII) focuses on preparing students for higher education. Students are provided a variety of subject options based on ISC curriculum to support them in building a subject portfolio most suitable for university applications. The senior school years are treated as a critical period for fostering academic excellence, cultivating self-confidence & building creative, reflective & analytical thinkers. Students are consistently supported by competent mentors and guides throughout senior school

For securing the Pass certificate (awarded at the end of successful completion of grade 12) all candidates must appear for English (compulsory) and four elective subjects in an external examination conducted by CISCE. Additionally, all candidates must have been evaluated internally by the school and secured a Pass grade in Socially Useful Productive Work and Community Service (compulsory). Moral education and Value Education are also compulsory subjects aimed at creating moral responsible and compassionate global citizens who will actively contribute towards the betterment of their community. Islamic Education is mandatory for all Muslim students.

Subject options available to students at this stage are:

Compulsory

Group 1: English Literature and English Language

Elective

Group 2: Physics/Accountancy/ Sociology

Group 3: Biology/ Economics/ Computer Science/ Art

Group 4: Mathematics/ Psychology/ Business Studies

Group 5: Chemistry/ Commerce/ Environmental Science

Avante-Grade

• INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS: Students in the secondary phase are a part of plethora of international events such as F1 Racing, Harvard University MUN, Medical Internship with UCL, Diplomathon, to name a few. These events provide students with opportunities to create networks, gain experience, showcase their talents and uncover personal aptitude. Our students have emerged winners in many international competitions such as our F1 team will be representing UAE in the world finals.

• CAREER FOCUS: Beginning from grade IX, students are exposed to talks by industry experts, webinars by school alumni and university fairs to equip students with the knowledge to help them make an informed decision regarding their future. Students also take the guidance of our school career counsellor to test their aptitude and analyze which subject combinations would be most feasible for charting their higher education path in the field of their choice

• EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: Children are naturally curious. Inherently, they want to explore, experiment, and learn. JSSIS fuels that innate fire in countless ways. We empower our students to explore, we teach them to challenge themselves, and we enable them to experience the joy of real understanding.

• FINANCIAL LITERACY: We are transforming our young adults into business persons and bankers from within the confines of the school. Business bay and JSS Bank are two of our innovative flagship programs spearheaded by our senior students and enjoys active participation from the entire student body.