Legacy’s Curriculum


Our core curriculum for Year One onwards is a hybrid mixture between the Sudanese and English curricula and will include:
English | Science | Maths | Arabic | Islamic Studies | Art | Physical Education (P.E.) | Social Studies | ICT

Extra-curricular activities vary every year but have included:
Gymnastics | karate | football | music | crochet | French | chess | photography

  • History
  • Languages
  • Art
  • ICT
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Religion

In history students learn about Sudan, the Islamic and the ancient empires. From Year One onwards they will learn about different eras, while learning about what was happening in Sudan during that period. Students learn how to assess significant historical events and use and evaluate a variety of sources to prepare them for university study and beyond. Our syllabus teaches the children about eras, people and events which shaped the modern world, including WWI and WWII, Apartheid in South Africa, Gandhi's non-violent resistance movement, the history of slavery and the U.S. Civil Rights movement.  

Our school follows a model similar to a language immersion technique used in Canada to ensure our students are fluent in both Arabic and English. In the pre-school classes we focus mainly on English being the teaching language of the school with Arabic being introduced in Reception Class as a separate subject. Our children learn to read in English using a slightly adjusted Jolly Phonics system in English in the Pre-Reception class and learn to read using our own phonics system in Arabic in Reception class. In Year One, both Arabic and English are given priority with competitions and drama/music performances in both languages. We follow a hybrid version of the Sudanese Arabic language curriculum along with our own phonics system, as well as the English Key Stage syllabus.

We can also offer an option of after-school study of other languages (e.g. French/German/Chinese) if there is demand.

From the earliest pre-school years, arts and crafts are used as part of our teaching. Pre-schoolers create art displays based on the topics they are learning, make their own charts to monitor their progress and use sand, water, painting, drawing, play-doh, craft and lego as mediums to express themselves. Separate art lessons begin in Year One and draw out the creative sides of our students. The children learn the basic forms of art and about both Sudanese, regional and international artists. The children host art exhibitions throughout the year as well as visiting an external art exhibit. 

Even from pre-school, students are exposed to web-based activities and we will focus on IT-based learning to keep our students at pace with the ever-changing world of technology. From Year One, ICT is introduced as a separate subject where students learn about computers, the Internet, and practical applications such as using Microsoft Office software and email, essentials for their future studies and work. We host the Hour of Code event where parents and children are introduced to the basics of computer coding. Legacy School has two fully functioning ICT labs.

In the pre-school, students learn about their immediate environment in Khartoum and Sudan as a precursor to full geography courses to be introduced in Year Two. Rivers, farming and the weather all linked to the environment and climate change is the focus here. Children learn about the concept of change through seasons and weather and the concept of place through trips and videos. They will learn about environmental responsibility, i.e. conserving water and electricity and to ask questions like 'where does my food come from?'  From Year Two we use a cross-curricular approach to Geography and Science. 

We follow the English Key Stage curriculum for Science with younger years learning about where food comes from, diet and lifestyle, electricity and momentum. We use practical experiments to teach about living things and how to observe, measure and record data. Habitats and plant life, different materials and how they are made, forces and motion, light and sound and the basic concept of space are taught in the earlier years using interactive and web-based teaching methods. From Year Nine, we follow the Cambridge IGCSE syllabus for each of the three sciences and children have access to a science lab to ensure practical understanding of experiments and learn to develop and test hypotheses to further theoretical thinking. Legacy School has two science labs.  

Physical Education (P.E.):
Learning to exercise regularly while young is a vital way to prevent diabetes and heart disease – both of which have become a major problem in Sudan. Sport is an important and under-developed aspect of education in Sudan. Children learn teamwork and strategic thinking from playing competitive sports and we arrange inter-school competitions where possible. Our annual Sports Week is the highlight of our calendar where parents, other family members, staff and students all compete for the coveted cup. Students learn to play basketball, soccer (football), volleyball, badminton as well as some athletics. Children are introduced to horse riding every year at the Sport Day which we host at the National Equestrian Centre. Primary School and above, the children take Karate classes where they learn discipline and self-defence. Other highlights of the calendar include the staff versus students football and basketball tournaments as well as the inter-class competitions and fitness campaigns where students are taught high-intensity exercises throughout the day.        

The school will follow the governmental curriculum for religion i.e. Qur'an and Fiqh. If your child is not Muslim then please contact the office to make alternative class arrangements. Students will be taught how to pray and the school will pray Dhuhr prayers together from Year One onwards. Trips including to Mosques will teach children about their religion. The children are taught from pre-school the basics religious duties and habits throughout their school day. We aim for the children to understand and love their religion, not fear it.