Our curriculum is based on the UK National Curriculum for England and is enriched and personalised where appropriate. The UK National Curriculum framework indicates that students be exposed to a core of essential knowledge required to be educated global citizens. At Jebel Ali School, we go beyond this requirement and engage our students in wider world perspectives and fields of study that are stimulating, intriguing and have the potential to develop thinking, understanding and doing skills. We will enrich our curriculum by incorporating ideas and best practice from other curricula such as the International Baccalaureate (IB) using ideas from the core of IB such as creativity, action and service and RSA Opening Minds, which focuses on Core Competencies such as citizenship, relating to others, and managing situations and information. Please see:
It is recognised that the academic core curriculum is only one of the essential elements necessary in a child’s education and daily we task our students to develop themselves and their understanding as a part of our school community and curriculum. Our goal is to educate, engage and enthuse our students so that they become well rounded, successful, confident, reflective and responsible individuals ready to take their place in society.
Jebel Ali School strives to deliver a curriculum that is rich and varied in order to foster a love of learning in its students. It is hoped that with this approach, students will develop lifelong learner habits that keep them curious about, and interested in, the world around them. We develop thinking skills that allow for deep learning to take place as they progress through the school.
Learning is carried out in an atmosphere of trust and respect and students are expected to take responsibility for their learning and reflect on what they have learned. Staff are responsible for regular monitoring of learning in order to regularly assess student progress, to give informative feedback, to celebrate successes and to identify any required intervention and target individual needs.
In addition to the academic provision, we will address social, physical and emotional needs of our students through learning and teaching that focuses upon the standards, welfare and well-being of each student.
The pastoral programme will include facilitating a comfortable transition from Key Stage 2 where the Year 6 curriculum model is developed gradually in Year 7 by the introduction of specialist teaching in certain curriculum areas. Students will be given specific support and advice to successfully manage the structure of the Year 7 curriculum during which the process of increasing their independent learning skills is further developed. This allows Jebel Ali School to provide thorough preparation for the rigours of the curriculum at GCSE and A Level.
Pastoral care is a vital component that exists in all aspects of the Jebel Ali School experience. Knowing and caring for our students is as important as our learning and teaching. The daily educational structure provides a framework where the school’s pastoral responsibilities are central to student success. Every teacher, parent and student is expected to play a significant role in this aspect of the Jebel Ali School community.
Students will take the 6 core subjects as specified by the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority). These include Arabic, Islamic Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. In addition, students will study Humanities, Spanish, Art, Drama, Technology, Computer Science, Music and Physical Education. The number of lessons allocated to each subject is outlined below.
|Mathematics||English||Science||Arabic||Social Studies||Islamic Education|
|No. of Lessons||4||4||4||3||1-5||1-5|
|Spanish||Humanities||Art||Technology||Music||Drama||Computer Science||Physical Education|
|No. of Lesson||3||3||1||1||1||1||1||2|
To support this curriculum, the school hope to offer French Language Club and a Food Technology Club. As the school expands, these subjects will be incorporated into the daily curriculum and students may choose between Spanish and French in Year 8. Both GCSE and A Level Spanish, French and Food Technology will be offered along with the remainder of the subjects identified above.