Pre-school years (Reception, Foundation & Pre-1)
The early years require a warm, nurturing and stimulating environment for children’s physical, mental and emotional development. Children are born ready to learn and their brain development is hugely influenced by their experiences with people and the world around them. Care-givers (parents, teachers, guardians) have a crucial role to play in providing a safe, wholesome and creative environment for young minds to thrive.
The curriculum for Pre-school includes English, Urdu, Number Work, Sensorial activities, Music and Art & Craft.
Children are continuously assessed for the skills they are expected to have acquired as well as personal development. Assessment is based on activities in class and at home. Homework is set only on Fridays to be completed over the weekend. At this stage, there are no formal tests or examinations.
Only in exceptional cases and in consultation with parents, a child may be asked to repeat a year.
Classes 1 – 3
The subjects taught include English, Maths, Urdu, General Knowledge (Science and Social Studies), Islamiyat, Art, Global Outlook and Computer Studies. Music lessons are also part of the curriculum.
Assessment in English, Maths and Urdu is based on classwork, homework and quarterly tests. In most other subjects, assessment is based on classwork and homework.
The curriculum of a school reflects its aims and ambitions. Bloomfield Hall has two major targets: at the academic level it prepares students for O-Level, and at the cultural level it is a liberal institution which encourages independent thought and critical enquiry among its pupils.
Classes 4 & 5
Subjects offered: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Islamiyat, Art, Computer Studies, Social Studies & Music (in Class 4 only)
Classes 6 & 7
Subjects offered: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Islamiyat, Art, Computer Studies, History & Geography
Subjects offered: English, Maths, Urdu, Science, Islamiyat, Computer Studies & Pakistan Studies
Choice of Subjects
In the choice of subjects at O-level, the following considerations are relevant:
- To qualify for most courses in universities in the UK, applicants must have passed at least 5 O level subjects including English and Mathematics.
- For admission to Pakistani colleges at intermediate level, applicants must have passed 8 O level subjects including English, Maths, Pakistan Studies, Urdu and Islamiyat.
- To take science subjects after O-level, the same subjects must be studied at O-level.
Keeping the above in mind, Bloomfield Hall offers the following subjects:
English & Mathematics
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Accounting, Business Studies, Urdu, Pakistan Studies, Islamiyat, Art & Design, Computer Science, English literature
Students are allowed to select a maximum of 9 subjects, including the compulsory ones.
For up-to-date information on the subjects offered, please contact the office of the branch in which the student is to be admitted.
Bloomfield Hall schools are registered and recognised centres for the A Level Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE).
Admission to the A Level course at Bloomfield Hall schools is granted to those who hold O Levels or other equivalent qualifications. For admissions into Bloomfield Hall’s A Level programme a candidate must have the following qualifications:
At least 5 O Level passes including English and Maths (or the equivalent)
Those opting for science subjects at A Level must have passed Science subjects at O Level with good grades.
Note: Students applying for Medical or Engineering universities in Pakistan after A Level must pass appropriate subjects at A Level and must have at least eight O Level passes in the appropriate subjects.
At Bloomfield Hall students are required to select a minimum of three and a maximum of four A Level subjects. Candidates are allowed to take up science subjects only if they have passed the same subjects at O Level with good grades. A Level qualifications in appropriate science subjects also qualify students to admissions in medical and engineering universities.
Admission in Universities in Pakistan
Students wishing to join universities in Pakistan are advised to take four A Level subjects. Students wishing to pursue medicine or engineering should similarly select appropriate science subjects.
Admission in Universities Abroad
For entry into UK universities, the minimum requirement is five GCE passes, two of which must be at Advanced Level. Students with more than the minimum qualifications have greater chances of admission. Considering this, students at Bloomfield Hall are required to take a minimum of three and a maximum of four A Level subjects.
The choice of A Level subjects is important for those seeking admission in medical and engineering courses for higher education. For Medicine, A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics, and for Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are important. For admission in courses in Social Sciences and Humanities, rules regarding choice of subjects are less strict.
Universities in Europe and the US give appropriate credits to holders of A Level qualifications.
Subjects Offered & Assessment Procedure
Subjects Offered at A Level
Mathematics, Sociology, Physics, English Literature, Chemistry, Art & Design, Biology, Urdu, Computing Psychology, Economics General Paper (AS level), Accounting Business Studies, Law
For up-to-date information on the subjects offered, please contact the School Office.
AS and A Level
A level programme is of two year duration. At the end of the first year, students may opt to sit the AS level CIE examination in one or more subjects. The entry to the AS examination in any subject will however be sent by the school only for those candidates who are approved by the School management. All others will have to sit for the Bloomfield Hall internal first year final examination.
Two examinations are held in a year, in December and in March. The December exams are Send-up exams. The school sends entries to CIE (Cambridge) of only those students who pass the Send-up exams. The March exams are called Mock exams, as they provide a practice of the year’s syllabus before the students take the Cambridge exams in June/July.
Bloomfield Hall has an extensive merit scholarship scheme. Candidates attaining A grades at O level or equivalent are eligible for the Merit Scholarship.
Students are informed and assisted regarding the various opportunities in which they can excel. A full-time Career Counselor is centrally employed by the Management who has the database of the entire A Level student population. Students are briefed about their optimum career path and are assisted in securing placements in universities as well as applying for scholarship and internship schemes offered by educational bodies/trusts etc.
Special Opportunities for Bloomfield Hall A Level Scholars
Bloomfield Hall’s sister educational institutions in Lahore and Multan offer graduate programmes, giving BHS students a special advantage in pursuing their further education.
In Lahore, Universal College Lahore, and in Multan, UCL Business School Multan are both Affiliate Centres of the University of London International Programmes. The Affiliate Centre status is the highest level of recognition and indicates a sustained commitment to developing high academic standards offered by University of London programmes.
After completing their A Levels, Bloomfield Hall students are eligible to join the degree courses of the University of London. All degrees are Hons degrees and take 3 years to complete. The following degree courses of the University of London are offered:
Degree Programmes in Economics and Social Sciences
BSc (Hons): Accounting and Finance, Banking, Business, Economics, Economics & Finance, Economics & Management, Management Information Systems Management with Law
Degree Programmes in Law
Diploma in Economics
Diploma in Social Science
Diploma in Law
Students who successfully complete the Diploma programmes are eligible to join the second year of the degree progammes of the University of London.