Somaliland currently has two national exams throughout the duration of a student’s school life (although there has been recent discussions of an additional primary school national exam to be introduced, nothing is yet confirmed). The two national exams are known as ‘Grade 8’ and ‘Form 4’ exams, these are similar in importance to the UK based GCSE and A level assessments in respects to progression. In the same way that a student can not progress to Key Stage 5 (A levels) if they have not successfully completed Key Stage 4 (GCSE or GCSE equivalent assessments), a student cannot progress further than grade 8 in the Somaliland curriculum unless they pass the Grade 8 exam. Based on thorough analysis, we have developed our own personal alignment of the Somaliland and the English curriculum to ensure that our students progress through both the curriculums seamlessly and without hindrance. This ensures that our international students are not held stagnant in Somaliland’s Grade 8 and are thoroughly prepared to pass the national examinations by the time they approach the Grade 8 exam. Our UK year groups are deemed to be two years ahead of their Somaliland counterparts. Your child will thus be two years behind in the Somaliland Manhaj- any transfer certificate provided will reflect this discrepancy. The balance of curriculums is not designed for parents who wish for their child to achieve 'age expected' progression in the Somaliland curriculum'- we cater to an international market. If your childs Somaliland grade is a priority, this school will not be the best fit for your child.
Somaliland Curriculum taught in collaboration with the Curriculum for England @BIC.