The English version school is a system of education in Bangladesh that follows the national curriculum and based upon textbooks translated from the Bengali language into English. The academic year is from January to December.
The Education System is divided into:
- Primary education - lasts 5 years (grades I to V - grades 1 to 5)
- Secondary education - lasts 7 years (3+2+2).
Comprises three cycles:
- Junior secondary (grades VI-VIII – grades 6 - 8)
- Secondary (grades IX and X – grades 9 & 10)
- Higher secondary education (grades XI and XII – grades 11 & 12).
Higher secondary education leads to the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC).
Within the general curriculum, pupils can choose from the Humanities group and the Science group.
After the two-year higher secondary education, students have to sit for another public examination called Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Examination that is conducted by the Education Boards to qualify for further education.
Students must pass at least 5 subjects from the list of 21 subjects (attached) with a minimum of D-Grade (33-39%)
Board exams take place in grades 5, 8, 10 and 12.
- Grade 5 – 6 subjects
- Grade 8 – 10 subjects
- Grade 10 – 10 subjects
- Grade 12 – 10 subjects
How does a student achieve the Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma?
The following conditions for equivalency applies:
- Students must pass the UAE Ministry of Education Arabic Studies exam in Grade 12. This can be taken as either Native Arabic Studies (for students of Arab Nationality as shown on their passport) or as Non-Native Arabic Studies (for students of non-Arab Nationality as shown on their passport).
- Students must pass the UAE Ministry of Education Islamic Studies exam which is only applicable to Muslim students in Grade 12. This can be taken as either Native Islamic Studies (for students of Arab Nationality as shown on their passport) or as Non-Native Islamic Studies (for students of non-Arab Nationality as shown on their passport).
- The school has to apply the curriculum applied in their country of origin.
- The school has to synchronize their test schedules & timings with those of their native country.
- Certificates carrying the name of the school have to be issued by the Education Board or Ministry of Education of their native country.