Here’s why you really should enrol your child with Redstone this month for the next academic year 2018

Closing date for the final round of applications for Redstone will be on 30th April 2018 (inshaa’-Allah). Please do not miss out on this opportunity. Come and visit us, and see for yourselves. Cultivate your children in an Islamic environment, but prepare them for life in Britain. We teach young people to be proud of their Islam and to be respectful towards those around them. They will attain the best of Islam and the best in terms of education (inshaa’-Allaah). Here are the Redstone exam results at GCSE for 2017:

IGCSE/GCSE Public Examination Results – Summer 2017
  • 88% Subject Pass Rate (A* to C)
  • 100% IGCSE English Language Pass Rate (A* to C)
  • 100% IGCSE Maths Pass Rate (A*to C)

Being a Muslim, and practising your faith does not mean that students cannot achieve the best academically. Indeed, the Islamic faith helps our young people to aim higher, since the Prophet (peace be upon him) informed us, “Indeed Allah has prescribed perfection upon everything…” meaning that one should strive to reach perfection as much as they can. Allah has given humankind intelligent and faculty, each to his or her ability. Our job at Redstone is to get the best out of each and every student.

We believe that our children need to be inspired by a sense of virtue. Our children need to know and believe that sincerity for the sake of Allah, honesty, respect, responsibility and courage are vital in laying the foundations for our future. At Redstone, we value the rich cultural diversity of the community and work hard to ensure that students’ learning experiences reflect this positively, enabling students to recognise, challenge and deal with inequalities in society, and by their attitudes show respect for others

Our students need to acquire the knowledge, skills, patience, and attitudes necessary to become happy, healthy, well adjusted, productive adults, and responsible citizens; to help students become enthusiastic, lifelong learners who are able to manage change; and to help students to perpetuate and have a positive impact on their families, their communities, their country, and their world.

Our curriculum reflects the very strong aspirations of parents and management to ensure that we produce well balanced young individuals with a sense of good who are proficient learners. We believe that our students should be reaching the highest standards of education in their year groups and leave Redstone at the end of their tenure with the highest grades.

It is equally important to ensure that we have an open and frank dialogue with teachers, students and parents. Each member of the school community should feel valued and able to offer mutual support and advice in furthering the objectives of the school. This can only be achieved if we are able to communicate in an open way.

English

The English syllabus in Years 7 to 9 focuses on the central areas of Speaking and Listening and Reading and Writing, as required by the National Curriculum. The department plans its work according to the needs and capacities of the pupils, recognising that English is the basic tool of thought in almost all subjects but also that the study of human experience portrayed in literature can extend the pupil’s awareness of his/her own identity and the social relationships of which he/she is a part. In years 10 and 11, all students follow IGCSE courses in English Language and English Literature. We are particularly keen to encourage the love of reading in our academy. Our new and growing library is a real asset to all of our students.

Mathematics

The Mathematics Department aims to combine an appreciation of the power and beauty of Mathematics with the responsibility to prepare each pupil thoroughly for presentation in external examinations and to provide them with the mathematical understanding that will underpin their experience in other subject areas. At Redstone, we support our KS3 National Curriculum Numeracy teaching with the Oxford Press ‘MyMaths for KS3’. The Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics A specification is assessed through two papers. Focusing on mathematical skills, techniques and concepts and how to use them to solve problems, it’s designed as a two-year course for teaching in UK independent schools.

Science

The teaching of science offers students the ability to access a wealth of knowledge and information which will contribute to an overall understanding of how and why things work like they do. Science is able to explain the mechanics and reasons behind the daily functioning of complex systems, which range from the human body to sophisticated modern methods of transport. Children and students are able to use this knowledge to understand new concepts, make well-informed decisions and pursue new interests. Science also helps to provide tactile or visible proof of many facts we read about in books or see on the television; this helps to increase understanding and helps children and teenagers to retain that information. At KS3 the science National Curriculum plan is supported by Pearson’s ‘Exploring Science’ texts and resources. The relevant key science skills for each year group are delivered through topics. KS4 science follows the iGCSE topic areas for the three individual sciences. The science skills are taught through the topic areas. We believe that the science laboratory practicals and demonstrations should be the cornerstone of our science courses.

Islamic Studies

For Islamic Studies Key Stage 3, we follow our own bespoke curriculum created specifically for the needs of our pupils at Redstone, which naturally follows on to the GCSE AQA scheme of work at Key Stage 4. The Key Stage 4 Islamic Studies is designed around the AQA Religious Studies GCSE course with an additional focus on Tawheed, the correct belief, daily worship of Allah, selected fiqh topics, the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as well as praiseworthy actions. The curriculum emphasises on living as a Muslim within our British multicultural society.

Other subjects at KS3, KS4 and GCSE

  • History
  • Geography
  • Arabic
  • PE (Physical Education)
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Art and Design

 

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