Kindergarten - Here at Haileybury Astana we use the internationally recognised British Early Years Curriculum. This curriculum is designed specifically to support ‘whole child development’ within an international setting and gives children a solid foundation on which to build lifelong learning. Adopting a thematic approach enables each unit of learning to be delivered around an exciting central theme, for example, the space-inspired topic ‘Blast Off!’
Haileybury Junior School delivers a British curriculum to our pupils aged 5-11. It is built on the broad foundation established in Haileybury's Kindergarten and continues to develop social, numeracy and communication skills through a combination of play and multi-sensory learning activities right through Junior School.
During their Key Stage 1 years at Haileybury Astana, our pupils build on the broad base of experiences from Kindergarten and continue to develop their social, numeracy and communication skills through a combination of play and multi-sensory learning activities. Counting and number games are used, with a strong emphasis on exploration and practical work. Pupils, when ready, are introduced to more formal maths concepts leading to working with all four number processes.
Key Stage 1 pupils at Haileybury Astana begin to learn more about the world around them through a range of child-centred globally relevant topics exploring more aspects of science and introducing history and geography. With specialist teachers for PE, swimming, music, Kazakh language, performing arts and dance, pupils at Haileybury Astana experience a rich, broad and balanced curriculum within a supportive learning environment enabling every pupil to thrive.
As pupils enter Key Stage 2 at Haileybury Astana, more emphasis is placed on independence and taking responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. Pupils are expected to concentrate for longer periods of time and to take pride in their work.
At Haileybury Astana, our Key Stage 2 pupils continue to expand upon their previous skills, and knowledge and widen their horizons through child-centred globally relevant integrated topics covering aspects of history and geography as well as literacy. With specialist teachers for Physical Education, swimming, music, Kazakh, Russian, Performing Arts and dance pupils at Haileybury Astana experience a rich, broad and balanced curriculum within a supportive learning environment enabling every pupil to thrive.
Senior School - Pupils are taught all subjects by specialist teachers in the medium of English, with the exception of the language option subjects. The curriculum is rich and dynamic, drawing on a wide range of academic, creative and performance areas. In addition, the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) programme in Years 7 to 9 is expanded to take into account the growing responsibility and maturity of this stage of education. This allows pupils to quickly gauge their interest and skills in new areas and subjects.
Pupils take IGCSEs/GCSEs in a range of subjects offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), which are part of the University of Cambridge. They are also the world’s largest provider of international qualifications to school-age pupils. At the end of the two-year course, after successfully passing the exams, pupils are awarded these world-recognised certificates in each subject, ready for the next stage of their education.
In Years 10 and 11 everyone takes English (as a First or Second Language; English Literature is also an option), Mathematics, Sciences and a Modern Foreign Language.
Sixth Form - Sixth Form at Haileybury Astana presents an exciting opportunity for pupils to have a significant choice over their pathways. The International Baccalaureate is an exciting qualification accepted by universities all over the world. Many American universities can give up to a full year’s credit for pupils who have taken this qualification offered to pupils from 16 to 18 years old. For the many UK and world universities, IB pupils are valued for the research and learning skills it develops, and the IB is now offered by many of the UK's top schools.
The IB is the fastest-growing pre-university programme in the world.