Curriculum & Assessment

Reception and Prep Classes

Subjects: The curriculum in the Reception Class includes English, Number Work, Sensorial activities, Art & Craft and Music. In Prep classes, Urdu is also taught.

Assessment: Children are continuously assessed for the skills they are expected to have acquired as well as personal development. assessment is based on classwork and homework. There are no formal tests or examinations.
Only in exceptional cases in consultation with parents, a child may be asked to repeat.

Classes 1 to 3

Subjects: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Social Studies, Islamiat, Art and Computer Studies. Music lessons are also part of the curriculum.

Assessment: assessment in English, Maths and Urdu is based on classwork, homework and quarterly tests. In Social Studies, Art, Computer Studies and Islamiat, assessment is based on classwork alone. In Science, for Class 1, the assessment basis is classwork and for Class 2 and Class 3 it is classwork, homework and quarterly tests.

Classes 4 and 5

Subjects: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Islamiat, Art, Computer Studies and Social Studies (in Class 5, Social Studies is replaced with History and Geography). Music lessons stop after Class 4.

Assessment: In these classes quarterly examinations are conducted in English, Maths, Urdu and Science. assessment in these subjects is based on classwork, homework and examination results.
In Social Studies (History and Geography) and Islamiat, students are assessed on the basis of classwork and homework. In all other subjects assessment is based on classwork alone.

Classes 6 and 7

Subjects: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Islamiat, Art, Computer Studies, History and Geography.

Assessment: For Class 6 examinations are conducted in English, Maths, Urdu and Science. For Class 7 examinations are conducted in English, Maths, Urdu and Science, Geography & Islamiat. assessment in these subjects is based on classwork, homework and examination results.
In Class 6 History, Geography and Islamiat, and in Class 7 History, students are assessed on the basis of classwork and homework. In all other subjects, assessment is based on classwork alone.
Promotion to the next class depends on annual performance as well as the final quarter examination results. Special weight is given to English language, Maths and Science.

Class 8

Subjects: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Islamiat, Computer Studies and Pakistan Studies.

Assessment: In Class 8, quarterly examinations are conducted in English, Maths, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies and Science. assessment in these subjects is based on classwork, homework and examination results. assessment in Computer Studies is based on classwork.

'O' Level Programme

All students in Bloomfield Hall schools are prepared for the GCE 'O' level examinations. After completing 'O' level, students either continue on to 'A' level or join the local scheme at intermediate (FA/FSc) level.

Subject Choice
The right choice of subjects at 'O' level is very important. The following considerations are relevant:

  • For education in universities in Pakistan or abroad, English and Mathematics at 'O' level are generally compulsory subjects.
  • For admission to Pakistani colleges at intermediate level, 6 more subjects must be studied including Pakistan Studies, Urdu and Islamiat.
  • To take science subjects after 'O' level, the same subjects must be studied at 'O' level.

Keeping the above in mind, Bloomfield Hall offers the following subjects:
Compulsory
English, Mathematics
Options
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Studies, English Literature, Economics, Accounting, Business Studies, Art & Design, Urdu, Pakistan Studies, Islamiat
Students are allowed to select a maximum of 9 subjects, including the compulsory ones.
For up-to-date information on the subjects offered, please contact the School Office.
Student assessment is based on:

  • Quarterly exams
  • Subjective evaluation (classwork)
  • Homework assignments

'A' Level Programme

GCE ‘A’ level is an internationally recognised qualification which allows students to enter university education. Bloomfield Hall schools are registered and recognised centres for the Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE).
A level programme is of two-year duration. In some BHS schools 'AS' level option is offered. In these schools, at the end of the first year, students may opt to sit the as level CIE examination in one or more subjects. The entry to the as examination in any subject is, however, sent by the school only for those candidates who are approved by the school management. All others will have to sit for the Bloomfield Hall internal final examination held in the first week of August.
In BHS schools where as level is not offered, all students take the final internally administered exam at the end of the first year in May / June.
Eligibility
Admission to the ‘A’ level course at Bloomfield Hall schools is granted to those who hold ‘O’ levels or equivalent qualifications.
Subject choice
At Bloomfield Hall students are required to select a minimum of three and a maximum of four subjects at ‘A’ level. Candidates are allowed to take up science subjects only if they have passed the same subjects at ‘O’ level with good grades. ‘A’ level qualification in appropriate science subjects also entitles students to admission in medical and engineering universities.
Admission in Universities in Pakistan
Students wishing to join universities in Pakistan are advised to take four ‘A’ level subjects. Students wishing to pursue medicine or engineering should similarly select appropriate science subjects.
Admission in Universities Abroad
To enter a university in the UK, the minimum requirement is five GCE passes, two of which must be at Advanced level. Students with more than the minimum qualifications have greater chances of admission. Considering this, students at Bloomfield Hall are required to take a minimum of three and a maximum of four ‘A’ level subjects.
The choice of ‘A’ level subjects is important for those seeking admission in medical and engineering courses for higher education. For medicine, ‘A’ levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics, and for Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are important. For admission in courses in social sciences and humanities, rules regarding choice of subjects are not so strict. However, a sensible choice of subjects at ‘A’ level can assist academic performance at universities later.
Universities in Europe and the US give appropriate credits to holders of ‘A’ level qualification.
Subjects offered at A Level

Mathematics Sociology
Physics English Literature
Chemistry Art & Design
Biology Urdu
Computing Law
Economics General Paper (as level)
Accounting Business Studies

For up-to-date information on the subjects offered, please contact the School Office.

Assessment
Attendance
Students attendance must not fall below 85% in any single month if they are to continue with the A level programme at Bloomfield Hall.
Assignments
Students are expected to complete homework assignments in each subject.
Subjective Evaluation (SE)
SE grade is awarded by the subject teacher on the basis of classwork and class participation.
Examinations
In BHS schools where as level is offered, four examinations are held in a year, in October, December, March and August (except for the second year in which there are only three internal examinations). 90% of the overall marks are allocated to examination results.
Students opting for as examination in any subject in the first year have the option, in August, to take the internal final examination as well in that subject. Promotion to the next year in this case will depend on attaining a pass grade in either the as exam or the internal exam.
In BHS schools where as level is not offered, LVI students take two examinations in a year, in December and May/June. In UVI, internal exams take place in December and March after which students take the CIE exam in May/June.