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FAQS

1.What are your age limits for admission seeking candidates?

AGE (by July)SISUSAENGLAND
2.5PlaygroupPre-School, Y-1Reception, Y-1
3.5NurseryPre-School. Y-2Reception, Y-2
4.5KG-IPre-School,Y-3Reception, Y-3
5KG-IIKGYear 1
6Class1Grade 1Year 2
7Class 2Grade 2Year 3
8Class 3Grade 3Year 4
9Class 4Grade 4Year 5
10Class 5Grade 5Year 6
11Class 6Grade 6Year 7
12Class 7Grade 7Year 8
13Class 8Grade 8Year 9
14Class 9Grade 9Year 10
15Class 10Grade 10Year 11
16Class 11Grade 11Year 12
17Class 12Grade 12Year 13

2. What is your admission procedure?

Ans. For Playgroup and Nursery admission, parents will be interviewed along with the child on a particular date and time the admin office will fix. For the admission of KG 1 up to class 10, parents will have to collect admission form for admission test. The student will sit for the test on a certain date and time fixed by admin office. If the student gets the opportunity to study at OIS following the admission-test result announcement, he/she will be given the necessary information accordingly.

3. Is there any specific time for collecting and submitting admission forms?

Ans. Admission forms will be available at admin office from Sunday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. (Fixed date is needed!)

4. What are the admission charges?

Ans. Please contact the admission officers for fees details.

5. When is the admission test?

Ans. Usually, the admission test is taken on Saturdays. But the exact time will be given by admin office when you pick up the admission package.

6. Which subjects are the admission-test questions likely to be set on?

Ans. Admission test will be on English, Math and Bangla (Bangla is not mandatory for NRB students).

7. Which syllabus is followed for admission test?

Ans. As the students are coming from different schools following different curriculum, the admission-test questions are set maintaining the standard level of understanding as per the class the candidate wishes to enroll.

8. What is the yearly exam schedule?

Ans. We have two major examinations around the year: the Half-Yearly Examination and the Annual Examination. We also have two Class Tests (CTs) which are conducted in between the Half-Yearly and Annual Examinations. We also have 4 Pop Quizzes, 2 PBLs and 2 Research Assignment. CT marks, PBL, RS and Pop Quizzes are added to the Half-Yearly and Annual Examinations to ensure a thoroughly academic attitude round the year.

9. What is CAIE?

Ans. Cambridge Assessment International Education is the world’s largest provider of externally assessed qualifications. Every year, students in 150 countries study for their qualifications which are recognised for admission by all of the world’s best universities.

Over many years CAIE has built up great expertise in supporting International Schools throughout the world to deliver courses which are up-to-date, relevant, stimulating and interesting for the students. They ensure that whatever is learnt has relevance anywhere in the world and matches the needs of international students.

As a leading organisation in the educational field Cambridge Assesment International Education (CAIE) provides some of the most up-to-date and innovative training support for the development of teachers. The organisation recognises a need to help teachers to keep abreast of the most modern thinking in their field so that students benefit. This is obviously of significant value here in Bangladesh. CAIE also actively works to promote and assist with the use of Information and Communication Technology in the learning processes for students and teachers.

CAIE O and A levels are intellectually stretching and challenging for students. This ensures that, throughout the world, universities know the true calibre of a student who has been successful in CAIE examinations.

10. What is the benefit of Cambridge Checkpoint?

Ans. The Cambridge Checkpoint students get the opportunity to know on which subjects they will have to work hard for a better result. Moreover, students will sit for O & A level exams at their own school premises, which is stress relieving.

11. What subjects are offered in the different sections?

Ans: Oxford International School’s forward-looking attitude is also evident in the subjects it offers.

JUNIOR SCHOOLMIDDLE SCHOOLO LEVELAS/A LEVEL
English LanguageEnglish LanguageEnglish LanguagePure Mathematics
English LiteratureEnglish LiteratureLiterature in EnglishMechanics
BanglaBanglaBanglaStatistics
MathematicsMathematicsMathematics DPhysics
Art & CraftsComputer StudiesPhysicsChemistry
Religion and Moral ScienceScienceChemistryBiology
ScienceSocial ScienceBiologyAccounting
Social ScienceReligion & Moral Science 

Economics

Economics
Computer SciencePhysicsBangladesh StudiesBusiness Studies
Mental ArithmeticChemistryComputer ScienceComputer Science
English ReadingBiologyAccountingArt & Design
RhymesMusic & DanceGerman Language
Dance & MusicArts & CraftsArt & Design
SportsGamesAdditional Mathematics
 German LanguageBusiness Studies
  
  
  

12. Is Bangla compulsory for all the students?

Ans. No, Bangla is not compulsory for NRB or foreign students.

13. What are the facilities for NRB or foreign students?

Ans. We offer the students a truly international standard environment at our school premises. So, students coming from any part of the world feel comfortable with the environment as well as the peer group.

14. How are the lab facilities for the students?

Ans. The school has established separate laboratories for Physics, Chemistry and Biology to the highest international standards. These three laboratories have been designed in accordance with the standards conforming to the requirements of Cambridge Assessment International Education and are used extensively by the students of O and A Levels. All three labs are equipped with state of the art resources and materials, full lab assistance support and highly trained teachers. All possible safety measures are observed to make the labs safe places for learning.

15. Is ICT introduced from junior classes?

Ans. There was a time when fortunate children in schools were taught about computers. Now, however, in the most modern education environments they learn how to use computers to facilitate their learning across the entire curriculum.

The OIS commitment has been to be at the forefront of IT education to ensure that pupils are well prepared to move into the world with, strong IT proficiency.

Each section of the school has its own dedicated Computing Lab with PCs configured to meet the specialised needs of the pupils of that age range. So, for example, for the younger children of Junior Section, there are multimedia PCs, cartoon movies and games that can be used for learning.

For the older students, carefully controlled access to the internet opens up a truly vast wealth of learning opportunities. This inexhaustible well of knowledge enables interested students to develop a far deeper and broader knowledge of their subjects than could be obtained if they were merely reliant upon textbooks alone. Through projects and assignments the pupils learn how to use all the effective functionality of modern software to present their work in innovative, creative and attractive ways.

OIS is never idle or complacent. The information technology resources and infrastructure of the school are likely to be one of the biggest investment thrust areas over the next one or two years as we go even further towards equipping our young people for the `wired’ world of the twenty first century.

16. Is there any library at your school?

Ans. A collection of over 8,000 books is continually being extended. It provides an attractive blend of text books and a broad range of non-fiction material with a rich variety of fiction to suit all young tastes. These are supported with an extensive range of newspapers, magazines and journals. There is a growing collection of multi-media resources to enrich further the learning experience of pupils.

17. What is the timing for students to use the library?

Ans. Junior and Middle section (Playgroup to Class 4) students will have regular library classes to learn friendly uses of books in every sphere of life. Senior, O & A level students are free to study inside the library and collect books during any of their free classes with the permission of Class Teacher. Tiffin period and after school hours are also excellent for such purpose.

18. What are the training facilities for students and teachers at your school?

Ans. To be recognized internationally, students need to develop excellent skills in English language. OIS students can take Cambridge Young Learners of English (YLE) examinations: Starters, Movers and Flyers and the PET and KET. At the end of Class 8, students can take the Cambridge Checkpoint examinations in English, Maths and Science to get a good measure of their progress with two academic years to go until their O levels. On the other hand, teachers are getting prestigious international trainings like CELTA and CIDTT, besides different IT and language based trainings. They are also having individual skill development trainings at national and international level.

 

The training programs are now mainly supervised by ‘SKILL’, the training wing of the school. It has introduced courses for both teachers and students on Language Learning, Visual and Performing Arts, Technology, Life Skills and Sports. to know more, please visit: www.skillbd.org

 

Occasionally, the school arranges training programs like Fire Safety Training and First Aid Training to enable the students and teachers with necessary skills and mindset for emergency situations.

19. Is there any transport facility for students?

Ans. Yes, transport is available for the students. Any student from KG 1 up to A level can avail transport. For more details, please contact the Transport Manager.

20. What are the disciplinary actions at your school?

Ans. For the maintenance of discipline at the premises, a ‘Disciplinary Action Committee’ has been formed with the senior teachers from every section. As members of the committee, they strictly observe the student activities.

21. What is the school timing for different classes?

Ans. Junior School:

Playgroup – Nursery (Morning) = 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Playgroup – Nursery (Day)       = 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
KG 1       = 8:00 am – 12:20 pm

KG 2 to Class 2 = 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Middle School:

Class 3-Class 7=     8:00am-1:40pm

Senior Section:

Class 8 – A level =  8:00 am – 2:20 pm

A Level:

Time is likely to vary as per the selection of subjects.

22. What are the extra-curricular activities at your school?

Ans. Beside regular studies we actively work with and encourage the students to participate in cultural competitions, music, drama, art & craft, ICT based projects, scientific inventions, national and international debate championship competitions, environmental experiments etc. to expand their knowledge with a touch of fun.

23. Is there any club for extra-curricular activities?

Ans. We have the Dept of Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Drama, OIS Football Team, OIS Cricket Team, OIS Basketball Team, OIS Handball Team, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Oxford Debating Society, German Language Club, Scouting, Science Club, Young Writers’ Club, Photography, Club, Nature Study Club, Mathematics Club

24. What benefits do members get from these clubs?

Ans. Being a member of any school club, students can acquire extraordinary knowledge and skill, enabling him/her to achieve an extra edge in this competitive world. Moreover, these extra-curricular activities boost up the students’ spirit to work hard for personal development following an act of fun and joy.

25. Do you organize yearly sports & cultural programmers?

Ans. Yes, we organize sports and cultural programmers round the year.

26. Why will I choose Oxford International School for my child?

Ans. We hope the question is rhetorical. We are confident you’ve got the answer already!