British Section


 

Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage Three)


Students choosing the British Section in Years 7 and 8 follow an accelerated programme based on the Key Stage Three National Curriculum of England.

This two-year Lower School curriculum is broad and balanced, comprising studies in: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Art, Music, Drama, PE, Design Technology, Arabic and Religion. HRCF (Homeroom Community Forum). offered as a regular feature in the timetable, provides the opportunity for students to access an enrichment curriculum in personal, social and health education.

During Year 8 students have opportunities to discuss the options available to them for further study. Options Meetings and parent/student/teacher consultations enable appropriate choices to be made as they graduate from the Lower School and embark on their external examination courses.

Formative assessment of all forms is undertaken in all subjects throughout the academic year and reported to parents in formal school report cards thrice yearly. Formal internal examinations take place for all Year 7 and 8 students towards the end of each academic year, in June.
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Years 9 and 10 (Key Stage Four)


Students study 8 IGCSE subjects (or 9 if they choose to include Arabic) and are examined at the end of Year 10. Regular internal assessment occurs throughout the two years in the form of marking classwork, homework and tests, in addition to more formal mid-year (Year 10) and end‑of-year examinations (Year 9).

A full list of the courses on offer is included in the school's Options Booklet which is available on request. In addition to their exam subjects, students study the Ministry of Education's curriculum of Arabic, Religion and Civil Studies, as well as participate in PE lessons (4 periods per week) and HRCF (Homeroom Community Forum) which is offered as a regular feature in the timetable and provides the opportunity for students to access an enrichment curriculum in personal, social and health education.

 Years 11 and 12 (Key Stage Five)
Students study AS levels in Year 11 and complete selected subjects to full A-levels in Year 12. The public examinations are held at the end of each year. A minimum of grade C at IGCSE is required to begin an AS-level course. Details of the courses on offer are included in the school's Options Booklet which is available on request. Students are advised to choose their AS and A-level courses with regard to their University and career aspirations. Internal assessment follows a similar pattern to that in Years 9 and 10.

In addition to their exam subjects, students study Arabic, Religion and Civil Studies, as well as participate in PE lessons (4 periods per week) and HRCF (Homeroom Community Forum) which is offered as a regular feature of the timetable and provides the opportunity for students to access an enrichment curriculum in personal, social and health education.

Upcoming Events

Sunday 28th October 2018 to Thursday 1st November 2018
WINTER UNIFORM CHANGEOVER PERIOD

Tuesday 30th October 2018
Y/G 7-8 Halloween Social – 6.00-8.00pm

Tuesday 30th October 2018
DP12 to AUC – 8.30am-2.00pm

Wednesday 31st October 2018
Y8 Plan for Grad Event

Thursday 1st November 2018
Senior Dinner

Thursday 1st November 2018 to Saturday 3 November 2018
Secondary Pioneers Leadership Retreat

Sunday 4th November 2018 to Thursday 8th November 2018
FS1 Siblings Assessments

Sunday 4th November 2018 to Thursday 8th November 2018
Y4 CATS

Friday 9th November 2018 to Saturday 10th November 2018
IA Bronze Practice

Sunday 11th November 2018
Remembrance Day Event

Sunday 11th November 2018 to Thursday 15th November 2018
Y2 CATS

Sunday 11th November 2018 to Thursday 15th November 2018
MUN Trip to Suldzol

Tuesday 13th November 2018
Y8 Industry Day

Tuesday 13th November 2018
G8-9 MAP Parent Sessions

Thursday 15th November 2018
G/Y/DP11-12 Art Trip

Thursday 15th November 2018 to Saturday 17th November 2018
BSME U15 Games in Abu Dhabi

Sunday 18th November 2018 to Wednesday 21st November 2018
Y8 Plan for Grad Consultations

Sunday 18th November 2018
IBDP Job-Alike Event – 3.00-5.00pm

Monday 19th November 2018
Y6 Production

Tuesday 20th November 2018
SCHOOL CLOSED - Prophet Mohamed’s Birthday

Thursday 22nd November 2018
SCHOOL CLOSED – American Thanksgiving

Monday 25th November 2018
Y8 IGCSE Options Exhibition - 2.00-4.15pm

Monday 25th November 2018 to Thursday 6th December 2018
FS1 Assessments (non-siblings)

Monday 25th November 2018 to Thursday 6th December 2018
Primary Class Photos

Tuesday 26th November 2018
Peri Showcase

Wednesday 27th November 2018
IBDP Parent Information Session - 3.00-4.30pm

Thursday 28th November 2018
G7 Parents’ MAP Session – 3.00-4.00pm