Academic Journey - Asten College

Learn about our Early Years Programme

(EYFS Curriculum – ages 3 year and 6 months – 5 years and 6 months)

Learning is a continuous process of discovery on an ongoing journey. Following the National Curriculum of England, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Programme aims to help every learner reach their full potential.

Our topic-based curriculum is thoughtfully designed with engaging themes that ignite the curiosity of our young learners, exposing them to a variety of play-based activities that contribute to the development of language, communication, social skills, and knowledge. The Early Learning Goals are achieved by the end of the EYFS as part of the Early Years Profile.

Formative, ongoing assessments through observations and close monitoring of attainment allow our teachers to track the academic progress of all learners.

At the end of Reception, children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals to ensure a smooth transition to Year 1.

Learn about our Primary Programme

Key Stage 1 – ages 5-7 (Years 1 and 2)

Key Stage 2 – ages 7-11 (Years 3-6)

We offer a comprehensive British curriculum that embraces best practices and an integrated skill-based scheme tailored to each student’s unique educational journey from ages 5 to 11. This curriculum is designed to blend tradition and innovation, making it highly recognized worldwide.

To enrich the learning process, we incorporate digital and enrichment resources endorsed by Cambridge Primary. These resources are crafted to spark intellectual curiosity and stimulate our students’ desire to learn, lead, and master skills beyond the classroom.

We believe that learning is not one-size-fits-all. Our learning environment is built upon the belief that we must consider the various types of learners, nurture all interests, and cater to every student.

As a result, our students engage in a diverse array of experiences, working collaboratively with their peers, encouraging critical thinking over rote memorization, and fostering confident and effective communication. Our academic staff strike a balance between offering relational and supported learning while cultivating emotional intelligence and cognitive development in our students.

Learn about our Secondary Programme – (ages 11- 17)

Asten College’s secondary education programme offers the Cambridge International Curriculum, renowned for its academic excellence and flexibility. Recognised and respected globally, it prepares students for success at university and beyond.

The secondary program is divided into two cycles:

Lower Secondary: 11-14 years old (Key Stage 3: Years 7-9)

Students cover the following subjects during the first cycle: English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspective, Foreign Languages, Arabic Studies, Computing and Coding, as well as a variety of electives (Physical Education, Art, Music).

Upper Secondary: 14-17 years old

The second cycle includes:

Cambridge O Level (Years 10-12):

Students prepare for their IGCSE exams (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), a series of Cambridge international qualifications covering a wide range of courses, including Cambridge O Level English Language, Mathematics, Commerce, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Foreign Languages, Economics, Accounting, Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, History, and Geography

Cambridge A Level (Year 11 and/or 12):

Students prepare for their A Level exams, which provide access to further studies and universities worldwide. A Level subjects include Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Business, Economics, Accounting, Computer Science, Information Technology, International History, Geography, Psychology, and Law. All secondary courses are taught by distinguished professional IG teachers.