The teaching of Islamic studies at Belvedere British School (BBS) reflects the Islamic culture and its principles.
Islamic studies are introduced in the foundation stage as part of the academic curriculum taught at BBS. During the school day, Muslim pupils are highly recommended to attend the Congregational Prayer of (Thuhr-Lunch Time) prayer led by one of our Islamic Education teachers as Imam.
The Islamic studies course is offered in both English and Arabic for participating BBS pupils. All of Islamic Education teachers are experienced in their field. They have been selected for their high standard of classroom management skills and knowledge of teaching/training techniques.
Islamic Studies Curriculum is based on ADEC syllabus with the department’s application of creative methodology will be able to assist pupils to:
- Develop an awareness of spiritual and moral issues in life experiences.
- Develop knowledge and understanding of Islam and other major world religions.
- Develop an understanding of what it means to be committed to a religious tradition.
- Be able to reflect on their own experiences and to develop a personal response to the fundamental questions of life.
- Develop an understanding of religious traditions and to appreciate the cultural differences in the UAE today.
- Develop investigative and research skills and to enable them to make reasoned judgements about religious issues.
- Have respect for other peoples’ views and to celebrate the diversity in society.
In the Senior School we offer Cambridge GCSE Islamic Education. The aims of the syllabus are to enable pupils to:
- Acquire knowledge of the major sources of Islam, its main beliefs and its early history
- Develop an enquiring approach to the study of Islam
- Identify and explore the religious, historical and moral questions raised in the material they study.