Academic program
Astana Garden School PRIMARY
0-6 grades
Academic program
The Astana Garden School Primary curriculum is an integration of the standards of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program with the content of the state mandatory standard of primary education, with the introduction of the distinctive components of AGS.
Main courses
Language and literature
Literacy training
Kazakh language
Literary reading
Russian language
English language
Mathematics
Natural Science
Man and Society
Learning about the world
Self-knowledge
Artistic work
Physical Culture
AGS components
IB PYP Curriculum based on the state mandatory standard of education
  • student agency and action
  • inquiry-based learning
  • transdisciplinary and concept-based learning
  • Design-based project learning (5th-6th grade)

Training in Kazakh and Russian languages
Advanced English and Kazakh languages
ATL Skills
Singapore Mathematics and Science
Teaching part of the subjects in English (5th-6th grade)
Learning skills (5th-6th grade)
NADP (Non-Academic Development Program)*
Academic program
The curriculum of Astana Garden School (AGS) consists of the Compulsory National Curriculum (CNC) subjects that are taught in English, Kazakh and Russian languages. A unique feature of the school is the provision of AGS core and elective components, which are aimed at developing intellectual, leadership, creative skills and helping students reach their potential, preparing for international exams, and also providing students and their parents with comprehensive support in selecting a specialization, applying to universities and receiving unconditional offers from the best world educational institutions.
Main courses
Mathematics
This course covers the entire range of topics necessary for admission and successful study in universities around the world. It aims to study the laws of the surrounding world and digital concepts through numerical perception and mathematical laws. Understanding the basics of mathematics allows you to look at the existing algorithms of the surrounding world and be able to analyze for better interpretation.

General English
This course aims to expand your general knowledge of English language and strengthen your core skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking). One of the features of the course is the creation of conditions for the unhindered expression of ideas and thoughts in the classroom, contributing to an increase in the level of language competence.

Self-Knowledge (SK)
This course is aimed at developing different type of skills that will contribute to the development of student's personality. The course includes general psychology, physiology, psychology of the cognitive-behavioral direction, as well as positive psychology. The main goal of this course is to develop in students the ability to: 1. recognize and understand emotions 2. recognize and respond appropriately to situations that create emotional stress.

History of Kazakhstan
This course gives the modern generation an opportunity to understand the uniqueness and multi-layered culture, traditions, and foundations of life on the territory of Kazakhstan. The formation of historical knowledge based on understanding of the events of past years allows us to build a more detailed picture of Kazakhstan in the modern world.

Kazakh Language and Literature
This course increases the level of understanding of Kazakh language and is an excursion into the depths of the literary works of Kazakh people. Formation of understanding among students of the basics of the language makes it possible to study the culture of Kazakh people. An important aspect is the formation of students' language skills that allow them to build a competent and meaningful speech.

Physics
This course is aimed at the formation of knowledge about the world around and the laws and patterns of physical phenomena. Physics explains everyday phenomena in the environment based on hard facts and scientific evidence.

Chemistry
This course provides an opportunity to look in more detail at the processes and transformations taking place around us. During this course, we will be able to see that everything in the world consists of substances and how these substances undergo changes. The main focus of this course will be the properties and reactions of substances under various conditions.

Biology
This course is aimed at studying the foundations of the surrounding world and understanding the laws of its existence. Studying biology empowers students to understand the unity of all living things and their evolutionary relationship at levels from biomolecules to ecosystems.

Introduction to Law
Introduction to Law course provides students with a basic comprehension of the concept of law and legal system. Students will learn different laws, understand logic behind them and discuss issues within the legal systems. The aim of this course is to shape more rational and open-minded individuals by giving students an understanding of their own legal rights and responsibilities.

ICT
This course is aimed at studying methods and processes for collecting, storing, transferring, and analyzing information using computer technology.

World History
The course of world history is an additional prism for processing, analysis and perception of the surrounding reality and a new opportunity for the all-round development of the personality in the face of changing reality.

Russian Language and Literature
By studying Russian language students gain knowledge about the world and people, realize the value of the language as a reflection of the national cultural heritage, an instrument of cognition of the surrounding reality, a means of interethnic communication. At the same time, students come into contact with culture and art in Russian literature lessons.

Physical Education
The purpose of physical education at school is to promote the all-round development of the personality through the formation of physical culture of the student's personality. The components of physical culture include good health, correct physical development, the optimal level of motor abilities, knowledge, and skills in the field of physical culture.
AGS components
Advanced Mathematics (AMTS)
This course prepares all students in grades 9-11 intending to take the SAT exam with a comprehensive guideline to SAT strategies and techniques. The course covers the Reading, Writing and Language, and Mathematics content found on the exam, along with an in-depth and extensive guide to the optional essay. By the end of the course, students will have an opportunity not only to master effective test-taking strategies, but also to thoroughly practice using material covered during class, homework, and proctored full-length practice tests.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
In this course, students cover all the basic skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS Academic Module test with confidence. Students will familiarize themselves with the different kinds of questions that appear in each section of the test and, through guided practice, they will become skilled at answering all question types. They will also practice grammar structures, vocabulary, and functional language relevant to each section. Mock tests will be administered regularly with a particular emphasis on providing individual feedback and advice to students.

Research Methods
The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the role and conduct of quantitative and qualitative research. The course takes a step-by-step approach to the design and implementation of quantitative and qualitative techniques including case study, surveys, interviews, participant observation, textual and media analysis. Students will be able to manage and analyze data and will be equipped with the knowledge and ability to undertake original research projects.

Financial Literacy
This course is designed to teach about effective personal financial management. The course is designed for high school students, who are soon to start their life journey with personal finances. Practical knowledge and necessary skills will be main goals of the course.

Advanced English
Advanced English is a course designed for students to extend their knowledge in grammatical aspect of the language and to practice it accurately and appropriately with control and without overwhelming. In the lessons, students learn the target language in different thought-provoking contexts with the goal of communicating fluently.

Digital Literacy
This course is aimed preparing students for 21st century learning. The main goal of the course is to teach and assess digital concepts and skills to use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities.

Problem-Based Learning
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop communicative and interactional skills. It helps to acquire analysing and problem-solving skills by working on different cases. Students will learn data collection tools and have a hands-on experience.

Project-Based Learning
This course provides teenage learners with a motivating opportunity to practice their English in a meaningful context and with a clear goal. It allows students to consolidate the language that they have learnt and encourages them to acquire new vocabulary and expressions. PBL course helps to provide a strong team feeling within a class and builds strong relationships among learners.

Critical Thinking
This course includes fundamentals of logic, reasoning, and practical applications of critical thinking in both academic disciplines and real-life scenarios. Over the course, students learn the basics of logic, such as premises, conclusions, and arguments. In addition, such aspects as logical fallacies are investigated, followed by a number of individual and group projects aimed at applying the acquired knowledge and tools.

Class Hour
Additional time for communication with students, for educational, cognitive, and informative purposes.

College and Career Counseling
This program aims to build knowledge about the value and importance of the professional definition of students. This program is built on the basic principles of career guidance and aspects of psychology, allowing you to create an individual development path for each student. In the process of learning, students acquire the knowledge necessary for passing the procedure for admission to foreign and domestic universities, which includes writing motivation letters, creating a portfolio, searching for educational institutions according to the student's interests.
Sports
We are committed to the comprehensive development of our students and members of the school community. Therefore, the AGS
hosts a "Health Day" once a week.

During the quarantine, in order to improve physical health of students and prevent a sedentary lifestyle, AGS provides online Physical Education lessons twice a week with an experienced fitness trainer.

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