The purpose of this page is to provide overviews and descriptions of key curricula in the Madrassah sector. This is in order for Madrassah staff and management to make an informed choice of what curricula or curricula to use in their Madrassahs.

What is a Curriculum?

The word curriculum (plural- curricula) is derived from the Latin ‘currere’, which means ‘race course’. Essentially a curriculum is a course of study the student will ‘run’ whilst at a madrassah. It is the total learning experience as detailed by a Madrassah. It is a guideline set out describing what will be taught. It outlines the educational objectives and expected knowledge at the end of the course and the values expected from the students with guidance on principles of assessment and evaluation. Curricula often include guidance on materials and resources.

What is a Syllabus?

The word syllabus (plural- syllabi or syllabuses) is derived from the Latin ‘sillubos’ meaning ‘list’. It is a descriptive list of the contents that will be taught, a guideline of how the curriculum will be successfully implemented. It includes topics to be covered, assessment tasks, mark scheme and key dates.

Curriculum/Syllabus Evaluation Rubric

A Curriculum Rubric is an evaluation tool used to promote quality standards throughout Madrassah curricula. The rubric with its clearly defined criteria is used as a scoring instrument against which popular curriculums can be measured. This helps to ensure consistency in evaluating curricula. View the Curriculum Rubric here

The ‘Arabic with Husna’ is a comprehensive and cleverly simplified curriculum of Arabic grammar, syntax and morphology. It combines video lessons, corresponding guided explanations and worksheets.

This curriculum is made up of 6 graded levels and provides instructional material for learners from 1st to 6th grades. It teaches the four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and...

This curriculum is a fun and friendly alternative to Qaidah books and is superb for children with minimal or no previous exposure to the Arabic language. This is apparent from...

The curriculum is based on Imam Ghazali’s 11th century 40 series book of Ihya Ulum al-Din translated as ‘The revival of the Religious Sciences’. The purpose of the book is...

Curriculum Overview The curriculum covers five areas; beliefs, memorization of key surahs, seerah (history), worship and manners. All five areas are presented by way of a visual spiral diagram at...