Boards

The school offers matriculation from two boards:

i)                   Matriculation from the Aga Khan University Examination Board (“AKUEB”)

ii)                The General Certificate of Education (GCE) O Level exams.

In August 2013, the school will commence classes towards the AKUEB’s Higher Secondary School Certificate. And in August 2015, A level classes will commence.

Subjects Offered

All students at Civilizations are required to take the following subjects:

English Literature

Physics

Urdu

Pakistan Studies

English Language

Chemistry

Mathematics

World History

German

Biology

Additional Mathematics

Islamic Studies

All of the above subjects are compulsory for all the students.

Some of the above subjects are taught at all the grade levels, however, there are the following exceptions:

German Taught from grade 4 onwards
World History Taught from grade 5 onwards
Additional Mathematics Taught from grade 8 onwards
Physics, Chemistry and Biology Taught form grade 9 onwards

Examination Regime

There are two terms in every year. Each term has two test weeks and an end-of-term exam. Tests carry 25 marks each; end-of-term exams carry 50 marks, so each term grade is out of 100 marks.
Tests
  • Two test test-weeks are organized in every term, each after approximately 5 weeks of teaching.
  • Two tests are taken in a day, one in the first two periods and second in the 3rd and 4th period. Normal teaching takes place in the other periods.
  • Tests cover topics covered in the last 5 weeks or so. Topics tested in one test are not tested in the next test.
  • Tests are written out in the class-work copies.
  • No report is issued. Parents are expected to counter-sign graded tests in the class-work copies.
Term Exams
  • Each term culminates in a term exam.
  • One exam is written each day. No teaching is carried out and the school gets off at the end of the 3 hour exam (11.30 am).
  • Exam results are collated along with the test results during the term into a report. The report is handed to the parents in a parent-teacher meeting after the end of the exam. Exam papers are also handed over to the parents.

Parent-Teacher Meeting

  • The parent-teacher meeting is held on a Saturday.
  • Parents are allocated time-slots for visiting their ward’s class-teacher.