UCS curriculum was already in alignment with the National Curriculum, 2006. SNC implementation does not have a major impact on the UCS Curriculum.
The booklist includes only Urdu and Islamiat SNC Model textbooks by PCTB as per our previous practice. UCS curriculum is mainly UK and Singapore based and is of international standards. The textbooks on the booklist primarily consist of top tier international publishers and are carefully aligned with SNC.
UCS is only using Urdu and Islamiat SNC Model textbooks by PCTB. We have trained teachers and have a robust programme for their continuous professional development. Our Teaching and Learning practices include Infinity, our Singapore based Learning Management System. The Infinity lessons encompass academic videos, online games, homework portal and clicker based assessments. Furthermore, we have a strong technology infrastructure and we continue to use digital resources and experiential learning to enhance our students’ knowledge and skills.
Our textbooks have either received No Objection Certificate (NOC) or are in the process of receiving an NOC from Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board (PCTB). We are hopeful that some of the textbooks will be available by the end of September 2021.
Our schools have teachers’ copies of all the textbooks which are used for teaching and learning. The students are being assigned proper copy work to ensure they are well connected to their studies.
The assessment framework is going to be the same as it was last year and has no impact due to the implementation of SNC. The only change in the assessment criteria is the addition of the new subject, Nazra.
The curriculum of United Charter Schools has always placed the student firmly at the centre of all learning activities. Our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to become competent and confident learners. With the incorporation of SNC, our students’ will further strengthen their moral values.
UCS Connect, our online learning platform, has a number of activities that give students practical exposure to learning. Our teachers plan and conduct interactive online lessons that include well guided hands-on activities/experiments. For younger learners, these activities require parental involvement.
Students will be supported throughout this transition of learning General Knowledge and Social Studies in Urdu. The teaching methodologies, classroom discussion, and the assessment criteria will help students cope with the change.
As per the Punjab Government’s directive, the mentioned subjects have to be taught in Urdu. To facilitate the struggling students, initially a bilingual model is employed
where the terminology and jargon is taught using Urdu as well as English language.
Yes. UCS is a project of Beaconhouse.
Beaconhouse has a standardised curriculum, which is designed at the Head Office; Whereas, UCS has a textbook-based curriculum.
As far as the mission and vision are concerned, UCS has the same mission and vision as Beaconhouse, and that is to provide quality education at international standards. Due to COVID-19, a paradigm shift has taken place in teaching and learning, and blended learning has become a necessity. UCS addresses this need in the form of INFINITY, our communication and information technology tool, powered by Singapore-based Knowledge Platform, providing online lessons and assessments to your child, enabling parents and teachers to gauge the learning process of each child. This allows UCS to be accessible for our larger parent body; hence, increasing the spectrum of excellence in education.
There is a difference in the fee structure. Furthermore, all the current branches of UCS are owned/operated by the company.
No, it is not a franchise.
All the Campuses are from Pre-Nursery to Class VI for the current Academic Year 2020-2021.
By the next Academic Year, all Campuses will have Middle School. Later, UCS will have both Matric and O Level streams.
UCS offers both Matric and O’ Levels.
The students completing O Levels will be given priority in admission for A Levels at Beaconhouse Schools.
This year we are opening five Campuses, four in Lahore and one in Faisalabad. However, the number will increase in the upcoming years. By next year UCS Campuses will be opened in most cities of Pakistan.
The locations of the five Campuses are:
Faisalabad Campus: 204/B, Eden Garden Road, Kashmir Underpass, Canal Road, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Ph: 041-8522991-92
UCS has Cambridge, Oxford and Singaporean based curriculum.
Yes, all Campuses follow the same curriculum.
Yes, you can.
Yes, you may order/buy books online. The procedure is:
You are requested to visit your nearby Campus to get your child registered, followed by an interview and admission test. Once your child is interviewed and clears the test, the challan form is issued. When the admission fee is deposited in the bank, your child’s seat is confirmed. Please note that the registration fee is not refundable and does not confirm the admission.
Yes, we have the policy in place. Parents wanting to pay fees for the entire Academic Year will be given a discount of 6%; whereas, parents who are interested in paying the fee for half of the Academic Year, will be given a discount of 3%.
Yes, it is.
There is no policy on segregating boys and girls at UCS. However, this policy can be reviewed as deemed appropriate.
At United Charter Schools, we have air-conditioned classrooms. Our schools are well equipped with the latest educational technology tools necessary for blended learning. Technology is embedded in the teaching and learning of all the subjects. Each Campus has a well-resourced library and playground.
Co and Extra-curricular activities provide students opportunities to polish their social, intellectual, communication, and interpersonal skills. Students at UCS are given exposure, not only to a range of academic and co-curricular activities but also, physical and extra-curricular activities such as Sports Day, Dignity Day, declamation contests, reading activities, spellathons, and Annual Plays, etc.
Just like Beaconhouse, UCS believes in the Continuous Professional Development of its teachers. The Training Department at the Head Office provides ongoing training to all their staff so they excel in their profession.
UCS books are available online at My Bagpack and the following booksellers:
|Johar Town Campus||BookBerry||Lahore||8-G PIA Society Lahore||042-35134028, 0300-8883328|
|Gulberg Campus||Jahangir Sons||Lahore||48-C-2 Ghalib Road, Link M.M Alam Road, Gulberg-III, Lahore.||35771000-101|
|Paragon Campus||Jahangir Sons||Lahore||55-Commercial Area Imperial Garden Paragon City Barki Road, Lahore||Tel: 37184355|
|Faisalabad Campus||Trends||Faisalabad||54-B, Gate # 4, Kohinoor City, Faisalabad||Tel: 041-8554888, 0300-9656968|
UCS uniforms are available at the same booksellers from where you can buy books.
At United Charter Schools, we care immensely about the wellbeing of our students and staff members. We follow all COVID -19 SOPs incorporating international best practices and the Government of Pakistan’s requirements.
There is no Mid-Year or End of Year Examination from Pre-Nursery to Class 2. The result is based on continuous/formative classroom assessments. However, from Class 3 onwards, Mid-Year and End of Year Examinations are conducted. The result in these classes is based on continuous/formative classroom assessment as well as Mid-Year and End of Year Examination.
The technologically enhanced infrastructure at UCS, including INFINITY and technology savvy teachers as a result of rigorous teacher training has made it possible for UCS to easily adapt to online teaching if need be. Also, our Parents’portal would help bridge the gap between our schools and the parent body.
The school timings are different for Early Years and Primary Classes. However, the
school timings of both Early Years and Primary Classes remain the same throughout
Summers and Winters i.e.
Summer and Winter Timings-Early Years and Primary Classes
Monday to Thursday
Pre-Nursery will follow reduced timings at the beginning but eventually, the timings will be 8:00 to 12:30 p.m.
Nursery and KG: 8:00 to 1:00 pm
Classes I to V: 8:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Pre-Nursery: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Nursery and KG– 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Classes I to V: 8:00 – 12:30 p.m.
No, it is the parents’ responsibility to pick and drop their child/ren.
Yes. All campuses are equipped with generators.