Key Stage 1

Key stage 1 covers year 1 and year 2.

The courses for Key Stage 1 are designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for England and Wales and will assess pupils according to the levels of the National Curriculum. In September 2010, N.B.S will implement the Cambridge International Primary Programme.

Our timetables are designed to promote moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development. The challenge is to give enough teaching time to the core subjects, whilst also ensuring that children study abroad, well-balanced curriculum. The following table shows the minimum number of hours or minutes that should be devoted to each National Curriculum subject per week at Key Stages One:



  Key Stage 1


 9hours 10minutes


 5hours 50minutes


 2hours 30minutes

 Design & Technology








 Art & Design






 Islamic Studies

 1hour 40minutes


 3hours 20minutes


 29hours 10minutes

There are no statutory time allocations for subjects, except English and Mathematics, which have a daily amount of time prescribed by the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. We also have Assembly, Golden Time, Handwriting and Circle Time.


The language in which all subjects are taught is English. NBS offers a language choice of Arabic 1st Language and Arabic 2nd Language. Islamic Studies can be learned in English or Arabic.