At ALBA we provide a broad and balanced curriculum, which has its foundation in the UK’s English National Curriculum.

The curriculum offers classes in :

  1. Literacy ( English / Language Arts )
  2. Mathematics
  3. History
  4. Geography
  5. Science
  6. IT ( Computer )
  7. Art
  8. Physical Education ( PE )
  9. Health / Social Education ( PSHE )
  10. Music
  11. Myanmar Language
  12. Myanmar Culture
  13. Chinese Language
  14. English ( Remedial / ESL )

The school’s curriculum is designed to challenge and support students of all abilities. We provide close-monitoring of all students’ progress with clear goals of achievement.

Nursery / Foundation

For students aged 3 years to 5 years, the Nursery and Foundation classes provide the earliest stages of a child’s education.
The main areas of learning and development are :

  • Literacy ( English / Phonics )
  • Mathematics
  • Shape, Space and Measurement
  • Understanding the World
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Physical Education ( PE )

The above areas are all intended to support the children with their personal, social and emotional development. Communication and language are emphasized, especially English.

Key Stage 1 ( Year 1 – Year 2 )

The Key Stage1 curriculum is designed to give a balanced educational experience covering academic and creative subjects. During Years 1 and 2, classes are shared between a partnership of foreign and local teachers. Language and Science are taught by experienced foreign teachers. Mathematics and Social Studies are taught by a local Myanmar teacher. Art, PE, Music, Chinese and Myanmar are all taught by specialist teachers.

ALBA staff use a wide range of teaching styles and resources to ensure interest and learning are maintained. We make close links to out South-East Asian context as much as possible.

Key Stage 2 ( Year 3 – Year 6 )

The Key Stage 2 curriculum is designed to give a balanced educational experience covering academic and creative subjects. In Year 3 and 4, the majority of the teaching and learning is delivered by the homeroom teacher and the majority of classes take place in the children’s own classroom.

Beginning with Year 5, teaching is divided among a number of specialist teachers, each with experience and a background suitable to the learning objectives.

Testing is done through internal standardized tests based off of the British National Curriculum and Edexcel International Primary Curriculum for all core subjects.

At the end of Year 6, students are given the option of sitting the Edexcel International Year 6 Achievement Test. This test is created and marked externally with no input from ALBA staff. This ensures that the testing is objective and progress on target.