The Pathways

With these new features, JMS offers diversification as it will open a wide door of opportunities for madrasah students to pursue Islamic higher learning in many more universities. JMS seeks to offer more options to cater to the differentiated ability of students. The various pathways in JMS madrasah education is outlined below:

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The Pathways

Islamic Studies Primary Examination (ISPE)

  • ISPE is conducted throughout Primary 6 and consists of the following subjects :
    1) Arabic language
    2) Quranic Studies and recitation
    3) Sirah and Hadith
    4) Aqidah, Fiqh and Akhlaq
    5) Islamic Social Studies
     
  • To enter Sec 1 in the Ukhrawi Stream, students must meet the following criteria:

For JMS Students:

  • Achieve a pass in Arabic Language and a minimum ‘B’ grade (60% pass) in 3 other ISPE subjects
  • Eligible for Secondary Express/Normal stream based on the aggregate score achieved at the PSLE exams

For Non-JMS Students:

  • Achieve a pass in Arabic Language and a minimum ‘B’ grade (60% pass) in 3 other ISPE subjeccts
  • Eligible for Secondary Express stream based on the aggregate score achieved at the PSLE exams
  • Pass the Entrance Test (Arabic Language)
 

Ukhrawi Azhar (Year 1 & Year 2)

  • Students will start their secondary school journey with a 2-year common foundational (lower secondary) programme.
  • Students will be able to select their Upper Secondary courses at the end of their Secondary 2 year based on the internal assessment result, their preference of the programme’s content and learning style as well as the type of qualifications they would like to acquire.
  • Students will learn :
    6 National Curriculum subjects:
    1. English Language
    2. Malay Language
    3. History
    4. Geography
    5. Mathematics
    6. Science
     
    6 Islamic Studies Subject Groupings (SG) in Arabic / English:
    1. Qur’an SG
    2. Arabic SG
    3. Hadith SG
    4. Aqidah SG
    5. Fiqh SG
    6. Islamic History will be taught in English to facilitate the infusion of aspects of World History into it
    Islam and Society (iSOC) subject which will be taught in English and is non-examinable.

     
 

Internal Assessment

Based on students performance in their internal exams at the end of Sec 2, they will then be able to choose to take the Azhar-O level or Azhar-IB program. Madrasah will have the final decision for all placements after counselling and advice to parents and students.

 

Ukhrawi Azhar (Year 3 & Year 4)

  • Majority of students will sit for the O levels and Azhar-Pre-University programme
  • At Year 4, students will take a minimum of 6 ‘O’ level subjects.
  • Followed by a 2-year pre-university programme focusing on the Islamic Studies curriculum subjects only.
  • Students will learn :
    6 National Curriculum subjects
    1. English Language
    2. Malay Language
    3. Social Studies &
    4. History / Geography
    5. Mathematics
    6. Combined Science
     
    6 Islamic Studies Subject Groupings (SG) in Arabic / English:
    1. Qur’an SG
    2. Arabic SG
    3. Hadith SG
    4. Aqidah SG
    5. Fiqh SG
    6. Islamic History will be taught in English to facilitate the infusion of aspects of World History into it
    Islam and Society (iSOC) subject which will be taught in English and is non-examinable.

     
 

Ukhrawi IB (Year 3 - Year 6)

  • 4-year Integrated Course offering the Islamic Studies curriculum and the International-Baccalaureate diploma programme at Years 5 & 6 (with a pre-IB programme at Year 4).
  • At years 3 & 4: Islamic Studies curriculum + upper secondary National Curriculum but no O level examination.
  • Students will learn :
    6 National Curriculum subjects
    1. English Language
    2. Malay Language
    3. Social Studies &
    4. History / Geography
    5. Mathematics
    6. Combined Science
     
    6 Islamic Studies Subject Groupings (SG) in Arabic / English:
    1. Qur’an SG
    2. Arabic SG
    3. Hadith SG
    4. Aqidah SG
    5. Fiqh SG
    6. Islamic History will be taught in English to facilitate the infusion of aspects of World History into it
    Islam and Society (iSOC) subject which will be taught in English and is non-examinable.

     
  • At years 5 & 6: Islamic Studies Curriculum + IB diploma programme curriculum.
  • Students will learn the following IB integrated subjects:
    • Group 1 - Language A1 (English)
    • Group 2 - Language A2 (Arabic)
    • Group 3 - Individuals and Society (Islamic History/World Religions)
    • Group 4 - Experimental Sciences (Environmental System & Societies)
    • Group 5 - Mathematics and Computer Science (Mathematics)
    • Group 6 - The Arts (Malay Language)
    • + 3 Core Subjects: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Extended Essay (EE) and Creativity, Action & Service (CAS)

    4 Islamic Studies Subject Groupings (SG) in Arabic
    1. Qur’an SG
    2. Hadith SG
    3. Aqidah SG
    4. Fiqh SG
     
 

Academic ILMI

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 

  • Students will learn 7 examinable subjects :
    1. English Language
    2. Arabic Language
    3. Mother Tongue Language
    4. Mathematics
    5. General Science
    6. Humanities: Geography / History
    7. Art & Design
     
  • 5 non-examinable subjects:
    1. Enhanced Islamic Revealed Knowledge
    2. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)
    3. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) & Research Skills
    4. Physical Education
    5. Problem Based Learning
     

YEAR 3 & YEAR 4 

  • Students will choose 6-9 subjects as preparation for their GCE ‘O’ level:
    1. English Language
    2. Mother Tongue Language
    3. Mathematics
    4. Physics
    5. Chemistry
    6. Humanities: Geography / Malay Literature
    7. Arabic Language (Optional)
    8. Additional Mathematics (Optional)
    9. Biology (Optional)
     
  • 5 non-examinable subjects:
    1. Enhanced Islamic Revealed Knowledge
    2. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)
    3. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) & Research Skills
    4. Physical Education
    5. Problem Based Learning
     
 

Academic (Mahari)

YEAR 1 & YEAR 2 

  • Students will learn 7 examinable subjects :
    1. English Language
    2. Arabic Language
    3. Mother Tongue Language
    4. Mathematics
    5. General Science
    6. Humanities: Geography / History
    7. Art & Design
     
  • 5 non-examinable subjects:
    1. Enhanced Islamic Revealed Knowledge
    2. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)
    3. Information & Communication Technology (ICT) & Research Skills
    4. Physical Education
    5. Problem Based Learning
     

YEAR 3 & YEAR 4 

  • Students will choose 6-7 subjects as preparation for their GCE ‘N’ level:
    1. English Language
    2. Mathematics
    3. Combined Sciences
    4. Combined Humanities with Elective Geography or History
    5. Mother Tongue Language (offered as GCE ‘O’ level subject)
    6. Art & Design (offered as GCE ‘O’ level subject)
    7. Arabic Language (Optional but school based examination applicable)
     
  • 5 non-examinable subjects:
    1. Enhanced Islamic Revealed Knowledge
    2. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)
    3. Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
    4. Physical Education
    5. Problem Based Learning
    6. Elective Module (Year 4)
     

YEAR 5 

  • Students will choose 6-7 subjects as preparation for their GCE ‘O’ level:
    1. English Language
    2. Mother Tongue Language
    3. Mathematics
    4. Combined Sciences
    5. Combined Humanities with Elective Geography or History
    6. Art & Design
    7. Arabic Language (Optional)
     
  • 5 non-examinable subjects:
    1. Enhanced Islamic Revealed Knowledge
    2. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) & Character & Citizenship Education (CCE)
    3. Physical Education
    4. Problem Based Learning
    5. Advanced Elective Module