Curriculum

CGS follows a British school Curriculum. Assessment varies over the school years in order to be age-appropriate.

Subjects taught in alphabetical order:

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bangladesh Studies
  • Bangla
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Management
  • French, General Knowledge
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Islamiat
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Statistics.

During the school year several field trips are conducted to complement the curriculum being taught in class.

 

Lower School Curriculum (Playgroup to Class 2):

The curriculum is thematic and cross-curricular. Broadly the following areas are covered:

  • English Speaking and Listening  
  • English Reading and Writing
  • English Comprehension   
  • Bangla
  • Mathematics    
  • Science
  • Bangladesh Studies 
  • Integrated Studies
  • Social Studies  
  • Literature
  • General knowledge 
  • Health Education
  • Information Technology
  • ECA’s: Art, Music, P.E.

Students are assessed on a four-point ‘readiness’ scale, as follows:

4

Almost Always: A ‘4’ indicates that your child demonstrates proficiency on the skill or concept confidently and independently on a regular basis

3 On a regular basis: A ‘3’ indicates that your child is demonstrating the concept or skill more frequently and is beginning to initiate the task independently. The child’s performance is improving.
2 Some of the time: A ‘2’ indicates that your child is at the beginning of developing the skill or concept. These first efforts show that your child has an initial understanding of the task and indicate that further practice is needed for the task to be mastered.
1 Not ready at this time: A ‘1’ indicates that either the concept or skill has not been introduced yet, or that your child is not yet developmentally ready.
N/A Not Applicable At This Stage.

 Middle School Curriculum:

The Class 3 to 7 curriculums build upon the skills introduced in previous classes. Students are expected to become more independent learners and will be assessed through regular class tests, marked class work and term-end examinations. Subjects taught are:

- English Language   - Bangla    - Mathematics    - Science

- English Literature  - Social Studies  - Bangladesh Studies - History

- Geography    - Health Education  - General Knowledge - Art  

- Information Technology - Physical Education - Music  - Debate

Students are assessed by grades, as follows:

F = 0 – 59% A- = 80 – 84%
C = 60 – 64% A = 85 – 89%
C+ = 65 – 69% A+ = 90 – 94%
B = 70 – 74% A* = 95 – 100%
B+ = 75 – 79%  

Cambridge ICT Starters: In addition, students in Classes 3 to 7 also appear for their Cambridge ICT Starters qualifications at three levels, ‘Initial Steps,’ ‘Next Steps’ and ‘On Track’.

Upper School Curriculum:

Classes 8 to 12 focus on preparing students for Cambridge Checkpoint and CIE ‘O’, ‘AS’ and ‘A’ Level examinations.

Cambridge Checkpoints: The Cambridge Checkpoint tests are held in Class 8 to test each student’s strengths and weaknesses, as a diagnostic guide to prepare for the ‘O’ Level examinations, and to act as a basis for an action or remedial plan when necessary.

‘O’ Levels:

Below is a complete list of ‘O’ Level subjects offered by the school (Please note that not all subjects are offered every year):

Accounting Business Studies  Environmental Management
Additional Mathematics Chemistry French
Art Commerce   Mathematics
Bangladesh Studies Computing Physics
Bangla Economics Statistics
Biology English Language  

‘AS’ / ‘A’ Level:

Subjects offered for ‘A’ Levels:

Accounting Computing Mathematics
Art Economics Physics
Biology Environmental Management Statistics
Business Studies General Studies  
Chemistry Law  

Assessment is based on grades A* to F as follows:

U = 0-39% C+ = 65-69% A = 85-89%
E = 40-49% B = 70-74% A+ = 90-94%
D = 50-59% B+ = 75-79% A* = 95-100%
C = 60-64% A- = 80-84%