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|Native English speaking teachers||
The teaching staff at Manarat Al Riyadh is highly qualified and international. Mostly, MAR employs western- American qualified and experienced teachers, particularly at IGCSE, A Level and SAT.
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|Use of technology in the classroom||
All classrooms are equipped with projectors and smart boards that enable students to learn in an environment that is technologically appropriate to the age.
The latest technology is available in the computer laboratories, which have an excellent student- work station ratio.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Entrance test and interview
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Generally students are required to sit an entrance test in English, Maths and the sciences.
Students requiring admission to the A level stream do not take an entrance test – instead a decision is made based on their IGCSE scores. Likewise strong SAT Reasoning Test scores can assist in admission to grades 11 and 12, American stream.
In addition to an aptitude test, an interview is conducted by the Principal and/or Vice-Principal with the applicant and his/her parents to establish the goals that are set for the school-parent partnership.
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|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE and A level (Advanced Level)
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|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
A wide range of extracurricular sporting, leisure and hobby activities are available to students both during and after the school day.
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Gymnasium, 2 squash courts, swimming pool, outdoor basketball courts, football pitches, grass and artificial surfaces areas for cricket.
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|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Manarat Al Riyadh School is a private school approved by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Education and is part of a well-established chain which has International sections in Jeddah, Al-Ahsa, Al-Medina and Al-Khobar.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The curriculum is based on a combination of the British and American systems.
At the senior level, MAR offers a choice between American and UK-based curricula with preparation for external assessments. For the UK-based stream, IGCSE and A level (Advanced Level) courses form the main core of the curriculum at the Secondary Level (Grades 9 to 12). In addition to the above subjects, business related subjects such as Economics, Business Studies, and Accounting are delivered.
English at IGCSE (grades 9 and 10) is offered as either English as a first language and English Literature or English as a second language.
The British stream students study the IGCSE and A Level courses over a period of four years, while the American stream embarks upon a four-year High School Diploma, during the course of which they sit SAT and SAT II exams in grades 11 and 12 respectively.