Our approach to learning

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Our approach to learning intends to cultivate a thirst for knowledge, a love of learning and the confidence to develop academic and social skills in our pupils, which will prepare them for success in higher education and life beyond.

At MCE the primary teaching language, and our language of inclusion, is English. Our curriculum follows an enhanced form of the English National Curriculum, which is inquiry-based, yet also maintains structure for academic rigour. Our pupils are put at the centre of their learning, as we strive to develop well-rounded individuals through a broad curriculum of learning, such as Art, Drama, Music and Sports, supported by our eleven Malvern Qualities. Our emphasis is on learning and how pupils learn, rather than just content. From September 2019 MCE offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) to our pupils, having been authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

In Year 9 pupils begin the International GCSE prior to moving on to study their final qualification through either A-Level or IB courses before graduation. This is done through either the Year 12 or Year 13 pathways, depending on whether they’d like to apply for universities within Egypt or abroad.

Our highly qualified academic staff encourage a scholarly approach in our pupils and look to nurture in them the habits and skills of independent as well as collaborative learning which will equip them not only for success at school but also at university and in their future careers.

We are committed to providing academic support and stretch to all our pupils, across the ability range, within the curriculum and through enrichment programmes and an extensive range of academic clubs and societies. The return, we believe, will be a splendid set of examination results achieved by well-balanced young people which will enable admission to the most highly regarded universities both in the UK and internationally.

Malvern College Egypt is an all-round school in the truest sense. Some pupils join us from a very strong academic position and will fly through the College achieving top grades seemingly effortlessly; others have been selected for their wide range of strengths and may find the academic rigours of their GCSE, IGCSE, IB or A level courses more challenging. Whatever their starting point, there are systems in place to support, stretch and challenge pupils so that they flourish here and exceed their own expectations – whether that be in their academic results or in their contribution to other aspects of life at Malvern, such as sport, drama or music.

Whatever their starting point successful Malvernians have, and always will be, defined by a range of personal qualities that underpin their successes and their value to others. These are a clearly outlined set of ‘qualities’ that are at the foundation of everything we do at Malvern and all pupils are encouraged to reflect on how they apply them during their time at the school.

We encourage our pupils to take pride in themselves and their successes, holistically as well as academically, continuing the tradition of excellence started by Malvern College in the United Kingdom.