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Subjects and Curriculum

The curriculum at DESC has been consistently described as ‘outstanding’ by both the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) and British Schools Overseas (BSO)

We follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales and students are split into the following Key Stages:

Key Stage 3:  Year 7 to Year 9 students 

Key Stage 4:  Year 10 and Year 11 students 

Key Stage 5:  Year 12 and 13 students, also know as Sixth Form

In Key Stage 3 students study the following subjects;

Arabic, Art & Design, Design & Technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) & Computing, Islamic Studies (for Muslim students only), Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Spanish, and Getting Ready for Our World (GROW).

In Key Stage 4 students select subjects to study and follow the GCSE examination specifications.

In Key stage 5 students study AS and A level GCE examinations and BTEC. For further information about the DESC Sixth Form click HERE

The examination boards we currently use are:

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