Foreign Programs

  • IGCSE(International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)


Secondary education is undergoing significant changes in many parts of the world, with the aim of improving the quality of education and its suitability for each and every student. Teachers and educators have expressed the need for wide curriculum specifically tailored to international needs, with an assessment system appropriate for students of all abilities. After extensive consultation with international educationalists , the international General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) , GCE and SAT's.

IGCSE aims to prepare students for further academic success, including progression to As and A2 level study, IGCSE in conjunction with the next higher level of examinations.

The SAT's helps ALL the students specially who think of studying in America or Canada, both IGCSE / GCE and SAT gain the Jordanian Tawjihi equivalency.

Tawjihi equivalency:

To achieve the equivalency to the Jordanian Tawjihi (Jordanian school leaving certificate) you must do the following:

  • You should provide the Ministry with a proof that you have completed 12 years of schooling
  • Passing grades are as follows:
    • O-level/IGCSE/GCSE: A, B, C and D
    • A-level/AS: A, B,C,D, and E
  • To gain Tawjihi equivalency with the scientific stream, the following is required:
    • 6 Passes in O-level/IGCSE/GCSE exams including:
      • Two passes in exams of the sciences
      • One pass in Arabic
    • 2 passes in A-level:
      • One full A level or 2 AS's must be in mathematics or a full A-level in physics
      • Tithe other A-level may be an AS/A2 in any science or two AS's in two Sciences
  • To gain Tawjihi equivalency with the literary stream, the following is needed:
    • 6 passes in O-level/IGCSE/GCSE exams including:
      • One pass in Mathematics
      • one pass in Computer Studies/Information Technology
    • 2 passes in A-level:
      • One full A-level must be in Arabic
      • The other A-level may be an AS/A2 in any literary subject or two AS's in any two literary subjects or one AS in a literary subject and one AS in a scientific subject.
  • At the advanced level Computing is considered a science subject. At the ordinary level Computer Studies and Information Technology are considered as science subjects
  • AS levels: The Ministry of Education has agreed that two AS subjects are equivalent to one A level for Tawjihi equivalency purposes. To receive an equivalency for a science subject the two AS subjects should be science subjects (i.e. AS Biology + AS Chemistry). If one AS is a science subject and the other is a literary subject (i.e. AS Math. + AS Arabic) then it equals one A level towards the literary stream. The student should check with the university they are applying to whether they require a full A level or not .
  • For the SAT's Tawjihi equivalency the Students gain scientific stream equivalency only , the following is required:
    • SAT I : Math, English
    • 7 subjects in SAT II

IGCSE Syllabus Groups :

The curriculum includes the following syllabuses in five subject groups.

Group 1: Languages
Group 2 : Humanities and Social studies
Group 3 : Sciences
Group 4 : Mathematics
Group 5 : Creative technical and vocational Business. Child development.

A-Levels ( Advanced Level)

This is a two-year course of study offered by the university of London and university of Cambridge that begins in grade 11. Students will carry their obtained marks forward from the Advanced Level (AS) and combine them with the A2 part of the Advanced Level to obtain a full Advanced Level qualification.

In addition to the British Program P.N. S offers special classes in the 7th and 8th grade ( before entering the IGCSE in the 9th grade ) for student ' who are coming from foreign countries with inadequate Arabic language skills (proficiency ).


  • The students submit 2 subjects for SAT I after grade II.
  • 7 subjects are submitted after grade 12

The Philadelphia National Schools is offering the following subjects:

The compulsory subjects are
  • Classical Arabic
  • ESL
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Math
  • Biology
  • Information technology
  • Religion study (Ministry Course)
  • P.E (Ministry Course)
  • Social Studies (Ministry Course)

The optional subjects are:

  • Human Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development

Grade 11:

  • AS Math (London Board)
  • AS Biology
  • AS Physics
  • Full A Modern Arabic
  • As Chemistry

Grade12: A2 (London Board)

  • Math
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Arabic
  • Chemistry

Grade 11 (SAT I):
Math , English
Grade 12 (SAT II):

  • Math (calculus or algebra)
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • English literature
  • History

P.N.S is a flourishing, dynamic accredited school that is certified by the Accreditation International (AI) and the (NCPSI) for the American program as well as Cambridge and Edexcel for the British Program. Moreover ,we are the first school in Jordan to be also accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC).

Our school is committed to its vision and mission which focus on inspiring our students in order to nurture their passion and awareness for knowledge through lectures and presentations by experienced professionals. We believe that the most important investment we can make collectively and individually is in education, so getting proper education is very necessary to succeed and to live a luxurious and better life.

Accordingly ,we apply a strong academic program that is complemented and enhanced by extensive range of activities in various fields of sports , arts and community service to enrich our students’ mental standards and transform their personal growth.

Our international computer labs are also examination centers for the IGCE& GCE ( ICT ) practical exams and the ICDL. In addition to that ,our computerized International Library is supported with the latest Encyclopedias, Periodicals and scientific references needed by the students to do their research.

We are proud yearly to win Queen Rania Outstanding UK learner Awards and this year one of our students earned it in 4 subjects. Our graduates’ equivalency reaches 98% in both programs and a satisfactory number of them gain scholarships for their outstanding university performance.


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