Curriculum


Windrose Academy provides students with a wealth of opportunities to develop their full potential academically, socially and personally.

We follow the UK Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Curriculum whilst our blended curriculum also fulfils all the requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Education in terms of Arabic language, social and religious studies.

Our international teachers focus on developing each child’s potential holistically; a wide range of extracurricular activities complement students’ academic learning. Our educators pay close attention to social and developmental skills. They understand that children need to interact effectively in a complex and changing world.

Children learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process. Supported by a well-resourced library and computer facilities, students throughout the school are encouraged to explore and develop their natural abilities and talents.

Curriculum structure

The curriculum is organised on the basis of the five English National Curriculum Key Stages and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. The requirements of the Egyptian Ministry of Education will be fulfilled throughout all the stages:

Foundation Stage Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 AS/A Levels







Age 3.5 – 5.5 5.5 – 8.5 8.5 – 11.5 11.5 – 13.5 13.5 – 15.5 15.5 – 17.5







Year Groups FS1 – FS2 1 – 3 4 – 6 7 – 8 9 – 10 11 – 12
Foundation Stage
Age 3.5 – 5.5 Year Groups FS1 – FS2
Key Stage 1
Age 5.5 – 8.5 Year Groups 1 – 3
Key Stage 2
Age 8.5 – 11.5 Year Groups 4 – 6
Key Stage 3
Age 11.5 – 13.5 Year Groups 7 – 8
Key Stage 4
Age 13.5 – 15.5 Year Groups 9 – 10
AS/A Levels
Age 15.5 – 17.5 Year Groups 11 – 12

Our Assessments

Windrose Academy employs a Cambridge testing structure to assess performance and report progress to both learners and parents. We also place great importance on ongoing assessment for learning and the methods used for this are exhaustive in order to provide teachers with extensive knowledge of the students they teach. The Cambridge structure uses internationally benchmarked tests (“Progression tests” and “Checkpoints”), giving parents extra trust in the feedback they receive.

The tests provide:

  • detailed information about the performance of each learner
  • enable teachers to give structured feedback to learners and parents
  • enable teachers to compare the strengths and weaknesses of individuals
  • come with clear guidance, standards and mark scheme
  • enables comparisons of a learner’s results against their class, school or other schools around the world, and on a year-by-year basis.

"Windrose Academy has proven that it is doing its best in providing very high levels of educational standards."