Credit System at International Schooling

WHAT IS A CREDIT?

A credit is a commonly used term to represent the time and work allocated to a certain subject.

WHAT IS A CREDIT HOUR?

A "CREDIT HOUR" is the unit of measuring educational CREDIT, usually based on the number of classroom hours per week throughout an academic term or academic year. In a broader and more modern sense, it is designed to include the total course hours spent in classrooms, laboratories, activities, and research.

HOW DOES THE CREDIT SYSTEM WORK?

The credit system prescribes a minimum number of credits that a student has to complete in order to earn a passing/qualification status in a certain subject or grade. The credit requirements for the program at International Schooling have been specified later in this section.

CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION TABLE

Programs Credit to Credit Hour conversion for Core subjects Credit to Credit Hour conversion for Elective / Language subjects
Middle (6th-8th) 1 Credit = 120 hours
1/2 Credit= 60 hours
1 Credit = 120 hours
1/2 Credit= 60 hours
Secondary/High (9th-12th) 1 Credit = 180 hours
1/2 Credit= 90 hours
1 Credit = 180 hours
1/2 Credit= 90 hours

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLING: LEVEL-WISE CREDIT DISTRIBUTION

Programs Minimum Number of Core subjects / Electives per academic year Annual academic course credit completion requirement (minimum) Total credit in entire level (minimum)
Middle (6th-8th) 6 (Total 6 credits) 6 18
High (9th-12th) 6 (Total 6 credits) 6 24

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE CATALOG

Courses 1 Credit Core Subjects
Language Arts Language Arts 6
  Language Arts 7
  Language Arts 8
Mathematics Math 6
  Math 7
  Pre-Algebra (Math 8)
  Algebra 1
Science Life Science
  Earth & Space Science
  Physical Science
World Languages Spanish 1
  Spanish 2
  French 1
  French 2
  German 1
  German 2
Courses ½ Credit Subjects
Electives Art Explorations
  Basic Drawing
  Beginning Painting
  Character Education
  Computer Basics
  Keyboarding
  Javascript Game Design
  Music Appreciation
  Python Multi-Adventure
  Physical Science
  Scratch Coding
  Study Skills
Health & PE Physical Education
  Health

HIGH SCHOOL COURSE CATALOG

Courses 1 Credit Core Subjects
Language Arts Language Arts 9
  Language Arts 10
  Language Arts 11
  Language Arts 12
Mathematics Algebra 1
  Algebra 2
  Geometry
  Integrated Math 1
  Integrated Math 2
  Integrated Math 3
  Consumer Math
  Pre-Algebra
  Pre-Calculus
Science Biology
  Chemistry
  Physics
  Earth Science
  Anatomy and Physiology
  Physical Science
  Marine Science
  Paleontology
  Renewable Energy
SOCIAL STUDIES World History
  World Geography & Cultures
WORLD LANGUAGES Spanish 1
  Spanish 2
  Spanish 3
  French 1
  French 2
  German 1
  German 2
HEALTH & PE Health
  Physical Education
Courses ½ Credit Subjects
Electives Art History
  Basic Drawing
  Beginning Painting
  Character Education
  Child Development
  Music Appreciation
  Psychology
  Sociology
  Study Skills and Strategies
  Theatre Studiese
  World of STEAM
Health & PE Individual & Team Sports

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