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Malvern College Egypt

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CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 17
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2019/2020.

Address: B2-B3 South Ring Road, Investment Zone Kattameya, Cairo, Egypt

Important notes about this school

Malvern College Egypt provides a welcoming and enriching environment for its pupils, by combining traditional academic characteristics with innovation. Working in close ties with its mother school in the UK (MCUK), the College is able to offer the British national curriculum through its experienced British teachers, with adaptations made to cater for the local and international context.
Malvernians achieve excellent examination results but also have a highly developed sense of social awareness and community service. The College’s outstanding campus facilities offer a variety of opportunities for creativity and personal growth, thus providing an extremely nurturing environment for any child.
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Number of students

680

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Egyptian and British

Ratio of local students to international students

80% local : 20% international

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Arabic

Use of technology in the classroom

iPads, it - windows & apple computers, interactive whiteboards

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

1 Hour

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students sit an assessment test which will be conducted by the Headmaster of Malvern College Egypt or a member of the College Leadership Team. For younger students these tests are specially designed by MCE. For older students from Year 4 to Year 10, age-specific Cognitive Ability Testing (CAT) is used. The assessment is scheduled to last approximately one hour for children in Nursery to Year 4 and one and a half hours for children in Years 5 to 10.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels, IBDP, MCE and MCI Diplomas

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes.

School bus service available

Yes.

School start time

7:45 am

School finish time

3:10 pm and 4:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

At Malvern College Egypt we believe in the importance of educating and supporting the whole child and recognise the needs for physical health, extra academic challenge and engagement. Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) at MCE includes many activities: ranging from learning a new language, playing an instrument, taking an art class, and others choosing to participate in physical activities such as football, Judo, Body Balance or swimming.

We hope that all the activities we offer will provide students with an opportunity to make some decisions, feel proud of themselves as they learn new things. The benefits of co-curricular activity in schools have been extensively researched and it has been found that students who participate in these activities develop higher academic results, better relationships at school, and are more likely to lead healthy, active lifestyles when they leave school.

Students also feel a greater sense of belonging and have a higher self-esteem at school when they participate in structured sporting, performing arts and other activities. In addition, the co-curricular opportunities we provide makes for a more motivated and engaged group of students, which leads to a happier and more cohesive College.
As the College continues to go from strength to strength and numbers grow, we would like to ensure our CCA programme continues to be diverse, exciting and dynamic.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

At Malvern College Egypt we take Physical Education and Sport competitions very seriously. We offer a wide range of sports and activities for the students to take part in during their PE lessons, as well as a number of sports on a more competitive level. During the school day we focus on benchball, basketball, football, athletics, rugby, orienteering and table tennis. We believe these sports and activities provide students with the opportunity to become physically literate young people, improving both fundamental skills and physical capabilities. We are in a positive position this year to be able to offer a number of sports where students can compete across Cairo against other international schools. We have competitive teams for both boys and girls within the primary and secondary schools for football, basketball, swimming and touch rugby.

We are fortunate enough to have a team of ten teachers within the department where all are fully qualified and experienced members of staff, who have taught all over the world. These teachers each have individual specialties, further providing the students with a balanced and broad standard of education. We offer the IGCSE to our year 9 students and above, where the students have the opportunity to further improve their knowledge and understanding for more of the theoretical elements within Physical Education.

Sports facilities at the school

Our FIFA Pro all weather sports field, basketball/netball courts, two adventure play grounds and indoor Gym provide pupils
with many opportunities to burn off some energy and stay fit in PE lessons and break times alike.
Pupils of all ages can take advantage of swimming pools appropriate to their skill level. The training pool provides beginners
with a safe environment in which to explore swimming for the first time and build their confidence to become independent
swimmers. The 25m, six lane pool allows intermediate to advanced swimmers to refine their skills and even compete within
the College and against other local schools.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Malvern College Egypt holds a firm commitment to absolute and fundamental values that have stood the test of time. While we refer to them as “Malvern Qualities” they are as relevant in the town of Malvern UK as they are in our city of Cairo. It is through our common emphasis on these values that pupils across the Malvern family of schools will leave well-prepared as global citizens who are ready to both understand and solve issues facing our world in the 21th Century.

Resilience

Showing persistence and perseverance in the face of difficulty. Having the ability to face challenges with confidence and with good humour. Being able to respond positively to setbacks and to see them as an opportunity to learn.

Self-awareness

Being reflective about the process of learning and what we do. Showing an awareness of both strengths and weaknesses and taking responsibility for personal development.

Open mindedness

Being open-minded to the wide range of beliefs, opinions and cultures that make up the modern world and yet having the strength of character to stand by one’s own. Showing respect and acceptance to those who hold contrary views and the intellectual flexibility to see others’ points of view. Having a global outlook and actively contributing to a multi-cultural society.

Kindness

Recognising that kindness and consideration are an essential part of a civilised society and a happy community. Acting with compassion and showing empathy towards those in difficulty.

Collaboration

Demonstrating an awareness that collaboration is a vital skill in society. Working with others to bring about the greater good and to offer service. Showing generosity towards other opinions and ideas and an ability to recognise that other ideas may be better than one’s own. Working together to learn.

Risk taking

Demonstrating a confident, imaginative and innovative approach to what is possible. Pushing oneself both mentally and physically in unfamiliar situations. Showing curiosity and creativity to explore new ideas and opportunities.

Curiosity

Having an inquisitive and investigative attitude.

Ambition

Being forward-thinking with a vision of the future and showing the determination and courage to follow this path.

Independence

Showing self-reliance and resourcefulness in all actions.

Integrity

Showing the strength of character to be an honest and trustworthy member of society and to stand by one’s beliefs. Being willing to accept personal responsibility where things go wrong and to learn from mistakes when they occur. Demonstrating intellectual honesty by acknowledging sources of information and ideas.

Humility

Having awareness of one’s strengths and abilities but with a sense of modesty. Recognising the distinction and benefits of a Malvern College education, making the most of the opportunities it provides and understanding with sensitivity and humility that others do not enjoy the same advantages.

Teaching approach of the school

Our approach to learning intends to cultivate a thirst for knowledge, a love of learning and the confidence to develop academic and social skills in our pupils, which will prepare them for success in higher education and life beyond.

The primary teaching language at Malvern College Egypt is English. From Nursery through to Year 8 we offer an enhanced form of the English National Curriculum, which is inquiry-based, yet also maintains structure for academic rigour. The child is put at the centre of their learning. In Year 9 students begin the International GCSE prior to moving to the Sixth Form to study their final qualification before graduation. From September 2018 MCE offers a full complement of A-Levels courses within our Sixth Form. MCE has also successfully applied to become a candidate school to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and is undertaking the full 2-year authorisation process, due to be completed by April 2019, to begin teaching the IBDP courses from August 2019.

Our highly qualified academic staff encourage a scholarly approach in our students and look to nurture in them the habits and skills of independent as well as collaborative learning which will equip them not only for success at school but also at university and in their future careers.

We are committed to providing academic support and stretch to all our pupils, across the ability range, within the curriculum and through enrichment programmes and an extensive range of academic clubs and societies. The return, we believe, will be a splendid set of examination results achieved by well-balanced young people which will enable admission to the most highly regarded universities both in the UK and internationally.

Malvern College Egypt is an all-round school in the truest sense. Some pupils join us from a very strong academic position and will fly through the College achieving top grades seemingly effortlessly; others have been selected for their wide range of strengths and may find the academic rigours of their GCSE, IGCSE, IB or A level courses more challenging. Whatever their starting point, there are systems in place to support, stretch and challenge pupils so that they flourish here and exceed their own expectations – whether that be in their academic results or in their contribution to other aspects of life at Malvern, such as sport, drama or music.

Whatever their starting point successful Malvernians have, and always will be, defined by a range of personal qualities that underpin their successes and their value to others. These are a clearly outlined set of ‘qualities’ that are at the foundation of everything we do at Malvern and all pupils are encouraged to reflect on how they apply them during their time at the school.

We encourage our students to take pride in themselves and their successes, holistically as well as academically, continuing the tradition of excellence started by Malvern College in the United Kingdom.

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