Extra Curricular Activities
School Library, Lunch Time Study Room & Science and Maths Club
The school has an extensive range of reading & audio material within the library. Our librarian allows pupils to purchase books via the Scholastic. The Lunch Time Study Room allows pupils to use their lunch time to catch up with revision and homework. This has been very popular among our KS4 pupils. Islamiyah School’s Science & Maths Club is an opportunity for pupils to revise on topics they have been taught.
The Schools Work Experience is a real opportunity to broaden pupil’s awareness of what careers are available. Its purpose is to give each pupil the opportunity to experience the world of work at first hand, as well as to assist them in their personal and social development. Our Year 10 pupils arrange their own work experience and go to ‘work’ for one week in the last term.
Islamiyah School arrange regular trips, not only are they educational but also enjoyable. The trips are designed to support the curriculum. Trips within the borough, such as visiting the Blackburn Museum, Town Hall or Castleshaw Roman Forts are part of the lessons.
Career Events / Career Guidance
Islamiyah School’s Careers Event is aimed at our KS4 pupils. With a number of colleges, training providers and universities attending, it proves to be a success amongst our pupils, which enables them to have a better understanding in regards to their professional future.
From year 9’s, IGHS provide Career Guidance. This includes an annual Careers Event held at the school with a number of colleges, universities and training providers. The event aims to give pupils information on career pathways. IGHS took part in University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Access to Professions Programme. The main aim of this project is to raise aspirations and showcase what they can achieve.
At year 11, Career Guidance also includes a one-2-one session with an external career adviser, who will discuss options and the requirements. Career Guidance is also incorporated with Citizenship, exposing them to skills they need. At year 10, Work Experience is vital, as this gives them a chance to search, apply and work at a placement.
This is a continuous and comprehensive process of developing all aspects of our pupils’ character and personality i.e. spiritual, intellectual, moral, social and physical aspects to enable them to become an integral part of the Modern Britain and Responsible British Citizens.
A codebreaking competition led by the University of Southampton. Teams of students’ crack codes each week for a new part of the story mission.
Pupils come and talk to each other about their week and listen to others to build self-confidence and share stories.
Seerah Treasure Hunt
Pupils will solve questions and riddles to find the next location. The first pupil to solve all the clues wins.
Year 11 pupils will compete with each other on their knowledge of the life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
DEAR (Drop Everything And Read/Reason Time)
Everyone (including teachers) are expected to put everything aside and focus on Reasoning (solving a maths riddle/problem) to promote numeracy or reading (from the book crate in class) to promote Literacy.