As Riffa Views International School (RVIS) starts the 2018-19 school year, the school’s Arabic programme has continued to generate strong results especially in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
Students in the IB Arabic Ab Initio and Arabic Higher Level programme, RVIS said, have achieved above world averages, in all three graduating classes, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In the most recent IBDP examinations, 89 per cent of students received a score of 5, 6, or 7 points (on the 1-7 scale). “One of the reasons for the high achievement by students in the IBDP is the one-to-one attention that the small class sizes at RVIS afford,” said IB Arabic teacher, Dima Abu Sinneh adding that the school keeps communicating with the parents on a regular basis to collect feedbacks.
RVIS Arabic, Citizenship and Islamic Studies Leader, Fuad Al Anzarouti, joined the school at the start of the 2017-18 academic year and continues to play an instrumental role in the growth of the combined programme. The results, according to him, could not have been achieved without a strong foundation in the years leading up to the IBDP programme. “This dedication, coupled with the highly-qualified department demonstrates RVIS’ commitment in nurturing an affinity to the Arabic language and the culture of Bahrain.”