Enhanced curriculum in 3 languages
The Centre has 3 streams - Azerbaijani, Russian and English.
Each of the three streams uses a unique curriculum enhanced with extra learning outcomes, strategies and resources that promote the development of “21st-century skills”.
Education in Azerbaijani and Russian languages is based on the national curriculum approved by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, while education in English is based on the Cambridge curriculum, with the status of the Cambridge International School.
Small class size and opportunity for biased education
The average number of children in the primary grades is 14-16. This number is limited to a maximum of 18 students. It increases the quality of the lesson and sets favourable conditions for children in terms of individual approach.
The biased education model is applied in grades 10-11 to make students study more effectively in the specialities they want to choose. Thus, the subjects students specially chose are taught intensively in smaller groups (4-5 people).
A modern approach to foreign language teaching
Special attention is paid to foreign language learning. English is taught for 5 hours a week in the Azerbaijani and Russian streams. In the English stream, the Azerbaijani and Russian languages are taught with a special approach. Furthermore, depending on the stream, students might learn German, Spanish or French.
Students are encouraged to measure their knowledge through the Cambridge Assessment Exams to evaluate the effectiveness of English language learning.
Digital literacy and coding
We begin teaching digital literacy and coding in the primary grades to provide our students with the knowledge and skills the global competitive environment requires.
Tracking of individual progress and additional support service
Based on the diagnostic assessment conducted at the beginning of the academic year in all major subjects, “Individual Achievement Goals”™ are identified and announced to parents/students individually.
Students’ progress is tracked through the “Individual Achievement Goals” during the year. If there is a need for further learning, this is discussed with their parents, and the Additional Support Programme is developed. The Additional Support Programme is implemented individually or in groups during or after class.
A growth mindset-based education and assessment
Research conducted by Carol Dweck, a professor at Stanford University in the United States, shows that children’s talents are not always inherited. Their intelligence and skills can be developed in a supportive environment, with constant diligence and efforts, and can even exceed children born with innate talents.
To this end, in our learning environment promoting diligence, we support children to enhance their learning outcomes through our assessment (feedback) system that highlights their efforts in the learning process and the next development steps, rather than their results.
Holistic Development Activities™
The educational model of the Centre includes the “Holistic Development Programme” that allows students to discover their talents, expand their interests and develop their skills in various fields.
All students studying at the Centre are eligible to participate in the holistic development activities offered in different areas, depending on age groups.
Holistic development activities are carried through both independent extracurricular activities and additional teaching programmes (digital literacy, life skills, business knowledge, etc.) included in the curriculum as a result of the enhancement of primary curricula.
Details: Why us?--> Holistic Development Activities
Additional services for high school
Consulting services for speciality choice and career planning
Starting from the 8th grade, speciality and university selection for students are made, and an individual road map is built by ensuring cooperation among school, parents and students. Thus, together with parents, students and educators, an effective student training program is developed and followed by defining the minimum requirements of the identified specialities and universities.
Regular meetings with experienced people and university representatives are held to support students’ speciality and university selection.
Students can get professional support in connection with applying to universities, accommodation, etc
Opportunities for additional specialization and qualification
By having the opportunity to get certificates for relevant specializations and qualifications at school, our students acquire the necessary skills for their future life and significant advantages in higher education. In these programs, students can develop the following skills and receive special training in relevant qualifications:
- Participation in special courses concerning leadership
- Basic business knowledge, etc.
- CEFR (Cambridge exams), SAT, IELTS, A/AS Level Certificates, London College of Music (LCM) Certificate Program