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Our Secondary School

Our Secondary School

Secondary (Year 7-13:

Key Stage 3

Learning in Years 7 to 9 follow the National Curriculum for England, through a rigorous, specialist-taught curriculum. Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology (ICT), Arabic, Social Studies, Moral Education, French, Geography, History, Art, Information Technology, Design Technology, Music, PSHE and Physical Education. We build on the learners’ development of core dispositions by facilitating greater external-links to the Key Stage 3 curriculum that enable our students to make clear connections to the Abu Dhabi community, and international context.

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5

From Year 10, students will embark on the two year programme for IGCSE, resulting in a recognised formal qualification across a wide range of ADEK approved subjects. Years 12 and 13 will follow an ‘A level’ programme, offering students a choice of subjects and approaches. The flexibility of our approach provides students with a choice of subjects and approaches to suit their individual educational backgrounds and career aspirations. We offer breadth and balance of arts, sciences and humanities and cater to university and national equivalency requirements. It is vital that a child leaves Ajyal International School with all the necessary dispositions and qualifications to further their opportunities in life.

The minimum target for all students should be at least 6 IGCSE’s at grade C or higher (including English and Mathematics). This allows entry to the TSPS 6th Form and from there, progress to Universities in the UK, Middle East or elsewhere in Europe, America and Canada.

At Key Stage 4, all learners will be expected to work independently to ensure they have the depth and breadth of subject knowledge required for their examinations. Group and research tasks will supplement class work.

Students are required to choose 8-10 iGCSEs and 3 ‘A’ Levels in Key Stage 5 from the subjects approved by ADEK. Choices will be made under the guidance of the student’s personal tutor, school counselor and subject teacher recommendations and in consultation with parents.