The Secondary School starts in Year 7 (Grade 6) and currently finishes at Reach British School in Year 11 (Grade 10). Our Year 12 (Grade 11) classes will open in September 2019. Years 12 and 13 are not a compulsory stage of education within the British system, although for students wishing to pursue university study, completion of A-levels or a recognized equivalent is essential.
Key Stage 3 – Year 7 to Year 9
At KS3 students are required to study the core subjects: Maths, Science and English and the following foundation subjects: Art, Physical Education, History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language (MFL), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Physical Education (PSHE). The Ministry of Education provides teachers with curriculum guidance for Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Social Studies UAE. These programs of study include the knowledge, skills and understanding a student is expected to acquire in this key stage. They all provide the necessary foundational skills and knowledge so that students enter Key Stage 4 with the best foundations for success.
In year 7 all students sit a cognitive ability test that is repeated in year 9, the results provide the teacher, student and parents with a clear indication of what grade a student is likely to obtain at the end of Year 11 for their iGCSEs. Key Stage 3 teachers assess students using the new IGCSE criteria levelled 1-9, however, each year group is capped at a level relevant to its course material.