The information here is not exhaustive, but we hope it gives parents and students an insight into the skills, concepts and ideas they will encounter. Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which includes the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, French or Spanish, Arabic, Geography, History, Art, Drama, Music, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education. Information Technology skills are integrated into the context of each of these subject areas.

The curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9 has its roots in the English National Curriculum but has been further developed and adapted to the particular context of our school's international student body and our particular location.

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For most subjects, students are taught in their mixed ability form tutor groups. For Maths and Arabic, students are placed in sets. In Maths they study the same spiral curriculum. In Arabic, the different sets follow different courses to suit their different experience (or lack of previous experience) of the language. For Physical Education, students are taught in separate gender groups.

The History and Geography of The Kingdom is a compulsory course taken by all students in Y7. 

Islamic Civilization is a compulsory course, taken by all students in Y8 and Y9. It indicates the school's commitment to developing an understanding of the host country's culture and the wider Islamic world. It focuses on the rich cultural heritage of Islam and its contributions to all aspects of the world.

Students are assessed in various ways, depending on what is appropriate to the subject and the nature of the skills or understanding being assessed. The types of assessment used include projects, assignments, end-of-unit tests, classwork exercises, orals, practical work, presentations and end-of-year exams.

Students receive four written reports in the year. The first report, which includes attainment and learning descriptor grades for each subject, is in Quarter 1 of Semester 1. The second report is Quarter 2 of Semester 1 and contains 3 targets and strengths of the student as well learning descriptor grades. In Semester 2, students receive a further two reports in Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 on student progress in their three targets and learning descriptor grades. All students sit a mid-year and end-of-year examination. Form tutors produce one written report for each student per academic year.

Homework is seen as an important aspect of the curriculum and students are expected to complete tasks by the specified date and to the best of their ability. A homework timetable operates for all students to help them organise their time. Students receive homework in three subjects each day and each should take about 30 to 40 minutes. Two homeworks are set per week in English, Maths, Science, Arabic and French/Spanish and one homework per week in other subjects. All homework should be recorded on Managebac by the classroom teacher and parents have access to the Managebac parent portal.