Enterprise and Technology
We have a unique and exciting Enterprise Curriculum in both Primary and Secondary. The aim is to prepare the children with skills to be successful in the 21st Century. At Primary level, they complete a project each term in teams - they are set real life tasks that allow them to apply skills such as team work, problem solving, sharing ideas and leading. The projects are varied and interesting including setting up an art exhibition, designing a new chocolate bar brand or making a radio show.
Students also undertake a number of ‘Dragons Den’ type programmes, and have the opportunity to design projects, carry out consumer research, prepare marketing plans and write business plans. This is embedded into the FPS curriculum.
In Secondary, the Year 7-9 students spend tutor time developing metacognitive skills. The students begin to think about what makes an 'effective learner' to help them in their classes. Within Post-16, students are set business challenges which require cost analysis, market research and presentations of their products or services. During career days, we use links with local businesses to inspire our students to see that anything is possible.
We provide our students with an interdisciplinary, maker centered curriculum that fosters practices of innovation, invention, collaboration and critical thinking. We aim to inspire our students to shift from a consumer to producer mentality and become young inventors and entrepreneurs. By allowing our students the opportunity to solve real world problems they feel passionately about, we instill within our students a renewed interest in Technology, Computing and Enterprise. We provide our students with the opportunity to work alongside specialist teachers in our purpose built maker spaces, inventing and developing project outcomes in a variety of material and subject areas such as Robotics, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Business and Economics.
In year 9, our students undertake the IBM industry level IT course, which is a unique partnership in the UAE with IBM and GEMS Education. Students will have access to a range of programmes focusing on highly sought-after advanced IT skills in future and emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Blockchain, cloud, coding, Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, data science and analytics, and cybersecurity.
We rate GEMS FirstPoint’s investment in young children in the areas of enterprise, computing and technology as Outstanding Plus.
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