Affiliated with the Federal Board our schools offer a combination of curricula - the local National curriculum i.e. Matriculation coupled with elements of an International one for classes 1-8 and the standard UK qualification i.e. Cambridge International Curriculum qualifying our senior students for the GCE O'Level, examinations. Taught in English the DHAES School Curriculum has contextualized and built on these curricula to adapt to internal needs.
Currently, the schools have students from Playgroup to Matriculation / O'Level which includes the Early Years, Primary and Secondary Levels.
Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education
Lays the foundation for the local Matriculation (Federal Board) and GCE - O'Level Examination contributes towards progressive attainment of National aims and objectives at the Secondary and Higher Secondary Levels within the country and abroad, through a fair transparent and efficient Examination System with a futuristic vision under overall control of the Federal Ministry of Education.
The Ordinary Level (or O'Level) is taken by students aged, normally, sixteen years and above and the Advanced Level (or A'Level) two years later. O'Level certification allows each subject passed to be given on the certificate (i.e. the certificate is not dependent upon obtaining specific subject passes). Usually students take up to eight subjects at O'Level or nine subjects for those who take Additional Mathematics.
The GCE syllabi and examinations are provided by the University Examination Boards. The examination scripts are assessed in the UK by experienced examiners selected and trained by CIE.
The advantages of the GCE include the following: -
- The examinations have an International reputation and are recognized as entrance qualifications for universities in the UK, Pakistan, and in all the leading universities of the world.
- The results are standardized to the extent that students may be reasonably sure that the grades they have been awarded match those given to students everywhere in the world – not only in the year of the examination but in past years as well.
- Support services including past papers, examiners’ reports, teachers re-marks, teacher training, are readily available.