CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS
Our Secondary curriculum is academically rigorous and designed to develop critical thinking and analytical skills as well as an ability to communicate ideas effectively.
Although the syllabus is based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales, we deliver significantly more than this baseline as we prepare our Secondary students for university or direct entry into the workplace.
Key Stage 3
They learn to conceptualise, problem solve, empathise and lead – and also develop an understanding of the challenges facing the modern world.
For children who need a little extra support, additional learning, or their own space to grow, our specialist learning support teachers provide encouragement, support, and more time complete tasks. Booster groups are also available for reading, Mathematics, and building fine motor skills development. We also offer differentiated sets for English, Mathematics, Science, and Modern Foreign Languages (MFL).
Compulsory subjects for Key Stage 3
Assessment is integral to our learning and teaching. It makes sure each student’s progress is closely monitored against personal learning targets. Daily reviews of individual progress are the basis upon which personal targets are adjusted as each student progresses through Secondary school. An assessment at the start of Year 7 serves as the baseline for each subsequent end-of-year review.
Progress is tracked each term using National Curriculum Standard Assessment external tests and considering the views of class and subject teachers, heads of department and senior staff. The results are captured and communicated to parents in the end-of-year school report.
We encourage students to build their confidence, curiosity, and resilience by taking academic risks, experimenting, exploring, investigating, and testing theories.
We believe that the development of wellbeing, resilience and social skills is as important as academic development and ensure that Personal, Social and Health education is delivered via a programme of mentoring sessions.
Watch these videos from our curriculum leads for more information on each of our GCSE Options:
GCSE – KEY STAGE 4
(Years 10 and 11)
In Key Stage 4, the focus is on GCSE/IGCSE examination subjects.
The core curriculum subjects which students will study for two years before completing external GCSE/IGCSE examinations in are:
- English (Language and Literature)
- Science (this can be taken as three separate subjects – Biology, Chemistry and Physics or as a Combined Science Course)
To find out more, download our GCSE Options Booklet.
In addition, students must take PSHE, Social Studies and
(for Muslim Students) Islamic Studies.
For the Broader Curriculum, students select additional GCSE/IGCSE subjects to take to examination level. The options include:
We invite you to visit us, and experience for yourself what makes Jebel Ali School such a special place to be.
Our highly experienced Admissions Team is on hand to discuss and answer any questions or queries. Our admissions process begins with the completion of an online enquiry, an invitation to a school tour with our Academic Team followed by a formal application.
We look forward to welcoming you.