From August 2018, FPS A Level will be introducing its Breadth Curriculum which lies at the intersection of the liberal arts and STEM disciplines. The Breath Courses are designed to be intellectually stimulating courses that aid the development of critical thinking skills, while introducing students to a multitude of new fields. Students are encouraged to pursue their intellectual curiosity by exploring unfamiliar subject choices, while gaining holistic and multiple perspectives in the process. The courses also facilitate interdisciplinary education as students interact with their peers who come from different educational backgrounds.
All students are required to take 1 breadth course of their choice per term. Although, there will be no formal CIE examinations for these courses, students will be graded on coursework, classroom participation, and attendance.
A different combination of courses will be offered each term. The list of courses will be updated as more breadth courses are added.
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A graduate of Middle Eastern Technical University, Mr. Amir Anjum is a qualified Electrical Engineer. His enthusiasm and experience is reflected through the years that he has been teaching students. His focus has always been critical thinking and constructing an environment that is conducive to learning. He challenges his studentsto aspire to be the next generation of Pakistani scientists and physicists.
One of the most renowned and sought after teachers of Biology, we are privileged to have Dr. Hasnain as part of the FPS A Level team. Dr. Hasnain’s mastery over the subject and his ability to break down the most complex topics is rather astounding.
He holds an MBBS Degreefrom the University of Sindh Medical College and is a faculty member of some of the best A Level institutions in Karachi.
A MBA with expertise in accounting and mathematics, Mr. Farough is one of the most renowned names in the field of mathematics and further mathematics.
A seasoned teacher whohas been a part of the FPS family through its earlyyears of development, he has witnessed the evolution of the program and student body. Despite numerous accolades and years of teaching experience under his belt, his camaraderie with students the most special aspect of his teaching philosophy.
Amanagement accountant by profession, a member of Public Finance Accountants, currently serving as a Director at EAST(Educational Advisory Services & Training since 2008, Mr.Mateen’s portfolio is bursting at the seams. Furthermore, he has also been serving as the “Chief Examiner on Aga Khan Education Board” since 2010.
Mr.Mateen has an expansive experience in the teaching profession for well over 18 years.He has taught at the undergraduate level for British Universities for the NCUK (Northern Consortium UK, LSE – London School of Economics (External program) and the BA (Accounting and Finance)BBA and MBA programs at the local universities.
As the former Head of the Karachi office for ACCA and also Manager Student Affairs, his guidance for students who are seeking a degree in Business and Management is invaluable.
Mr. Fawad, is one of the youngest and trendiest teachers of economics in the city, is very passionate about dispersing his knowledge with his students. He believes that students of economics should not only understand abstract models, but also should be able to apply them to their everyday lives. He is a strong proponent of inculcating students witheconomic knowledge, both empirically and theoretically, developing a deep knowledge of global and local economic trends.
Mr. Fawad is a graduate of the University of Toronto, and has his CFA under progress. He also holds a diploma in Supply Chain Management and has attendeda Financial Services Underwriting Program in Toronto, Canada.
With a Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering, and a vast amount of teaching experience under his belt, Mr. Masood is one of the most brilliant minds at FPS A Level. In his words, mathematics allows students to break down complex problems into its component parts by using logic. Thus, he is a strong proponent of the school of thought that suggests that all students should studymathematics regardless of their area of study. This is because mathematics is applied in all facets of life.
Mr. Sibtain believes that chemistry should be accessible to everyone since it is an essential component in understanding the world around us. Mr. Sibtain’sdedication to the subject can be gauged from his commitment toteaching, and the outstanding results his students have produced across the board.
In addition to being a renowned teacher, he is also a Chief Supervisor for the CAIE. His track record speaks for itself, having achieved for three years “Outstanding Result in CIE A Level – 2012, 2014 & 2015.
Although he began his career in the corporate world as a public relations executive in the 1990’s, Mr. Ansari’s professional journey came full circle when he joined the education sector. Along with his unparalleled professional work experience, he holds impressive qualifications such as anMBA in Marketing and Human Resources, which is a testament to his business teaching portfolio.
He is also an avid reader with an appetite for everything that is under the sun, his thirst for knowledge knows no bound - this is evident from the achievements and laurels in associated with his name. Most notable among these is his “Case Study Solution” that was published in the Harvard Business Review in April 2012. Adding to this is a world distinction that a student of his received in the Cambridge International Examinations 2012.
Whether the stock markets are bearish or bullish, Mr. Zeeshan is a teacher for all seasons.
With a graduate degree in Media Management from California State University, and an Mphil in progress, Mr. Rizvi’s expertise lies in the realm of sociology. He strongly believes in the social fabric of community, and is consistently contributing to the development of community at large. He is also a renowned name in the media industry and has been playwriting dramas that he has produced for the media houses in Pakistan.
Although he was initially a business graduate, his gradual love for computers led him to pursue further education in this field. His greatest strength is that he encourages students to make difficult but correct career choices in the realm of technology, business, and artificial intelligence. Due to hiseffective pedagogical methods and vast knowledge, students tend to view him not only as teacher, but also as a mentor
Over the years, he has aligned himself with several prominent institutions in the education sector,and is one of the few teachers that have such a far reaching influence.
With a Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Mr. Babar has always had a natural inclination towards teaching due to his strong family history in the profession.Following in the footsteps of his brother, teaching has always been his forte. Mr. Babar was also drawn towards teaching as he felt that the educated class was not contributing enough towards shaping the next generations of Pakistani leaders and thinkers. As a corollary, Mr. Babar wants to give back to his country, by imparting his knowledge across all his students.
As a physicist, he is an avid follower of astronomy, and has kept a keen interest in astrophysics and extraterrestrial matters. He is a firm believer in integrating the latest technologies in the classroomand bonds well with students due to his innovative and engaging teaching practices.
An electrical engineer by profession – he is also one of the youngest administrators in the education sector in Karachi. Having a dynamic personality, he has worked rigorously to bring changes to FPS A Level.
He started his career at the O Level where he still teaches chemistry, but has gradually risen through the ranks. As a leader, Uzair believes in leading from the front, and ensures that every student at FPS A Level matters.
A literature and history aficionado, Mr. Liaquat Hashim,leaves no stone unturned in igniting the same curiosity and passion in his students. Mr. Liaquat covers a wide spectrum of subjects, ranging from English Language, English Literature and General Paper.
Mr. Liaqat’s professional journey is strongly correlated to his past experiences that have entailed a lifetime of travel and professional work experience in 4 different continents. His students can often be heard discussing anything for current affairs to the environment.
An MBBS from Dow University, Dr. Rubina has been a part of FPS A Level team since 2007. For over a decade, she has seen the constant evolution and progression of the CIE curriculum. As a corollary, her teaching methods have consistently evolved to keep up with the latest trends and demands of the current students In addition to being connected with CAIE, she is also a Certified IB Examiner.
It is her strong belief that you must be keep up with the times, or be swept behind.
An entrepreneur in his own right,holding aMasters in Economics from Karachi University, and having completed abrief stint in the United Kingdom, Mr. Fahd possesses a lifetime of knowledge and adventure. He continuously strives to explore new avenues, and this aura is a prominent feature of his teaching methodology and practices.
In addition to the above qualifications, he has also completed his Foundation and Management level at CIMA.
Holding an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing from IBA, HusnaKazi’s expertise lies in the fields of macroeconomics, international trade and labor law. Using a holistic approach to economics, she believes that the development of any country is intricately linked to the understanding of its economics. Ms. Husna is characterized by not only high standards of teaching, but is also passionate about research work that she shares with her students.
She possessesa Master’s degree in English Literature from India, and a trio of bachelor degrees in the fields of Economics, Literature and Psychology. Ms. Shehla’s work emphasizes theunderstanding of cultures and societal norms, hence aiding the development of critical thinking skills. She also prioritizes the essential communications skills that are required in the 21st century. Her pedagogical skills and courses leave a long lasting impact on each student’s lives.
Ms. Shehla has also been striving to improve the linguistic skills of students by portraying their ideas through different mediums such as film, photography, and multimedia presentations.
A graduate of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, her artistic vision knows no limits as it is not confined by society or any of the norms that govern it. Ms.Meera instills the same passion in her students, pushing them to explore the boundaries of their creativity regardless of their subjects as art is meant to transcend academic borders.
Meera is a visionary, who has a penchant for turning the most obscure ideas into reality. From event management to fashion design, she has been able to influence the school in unique and unimaginable ways.
With a triple Master’s in Education, Literature and Linguistics – Carol’s command over the English language is unparalleled. She believes adventures start at the reading of a book and commence when we follow those spirits while chasing them in real life. Her class management skills and influence is seen across a wide spectrum of subjects offered at school and the students find it relatable and interesting.
From classics to modern day literature, KhalidaUzma pedagogical methods make the students absorb not only the beautiful language, but also makes studentsmelancholic about their history and culture. She is viewed as the torchbearer of the Urdu language, ensuring that our mother tongue neverfades into obscurity. Shas also authored and published book on Urdu poetry.