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British National Curriculum for England

We are a Top British International School in Dubai. As such, we deliver the National Curriculum for England (NCfE). This provides a high level of rigor and challenge for our pupils and ensures that they are provided with a modern and relevant internationally recognized curriculum.

The NCfE comprises of three core subjects:

  • English 
  • Mathematics
  • Science

and these are supported by delivery of NCfE foundation subjects:

  • Music 
  • Design and Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Language (Year 3 onwards)

In addition, children in Junior School will study the valuable local curriculum subjects of:

  • Arabic Language
  • Islamic Education (for Muslim students Years 3 onwards)
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Moral Education

Homeroom teachers teach all subjects with specialist teachers being responsible for the delivery of PE, Arabic, Islamic and Music. 

Junior School incorporates two sections:  Key Stage One for 5-7 year olds in Year 1 and Year 2, and Key Stage Two for 8-11 year olds in Years 3 to Year 6.

More about Moral Education (MEC)

Moral Education is an innovative, engaging curriculum designed to develop young people in the UAE, of all nationalities and ages, to understand universal principles and values. Our lessons are based around four main pillars:

  • Character and Morality
  • The Individual and The Community
  • Cultural Studies
  • Civic Studies

At Kent College Dubai, we aim to teach MEC using a cross-curricular approach, providing engaging and meaningful lessons for children in Year 2-6 that expand on our Learner Profile attributes. This helps children to develop lifelong skills and qualities that allow them to live in a multi-cultural environment and become responsible members of our international community.

Moral Education also aims to provide children with an understanding of the UAE, how it was formed and how it is governed today.

More about UAE Social Studies

Social Studies helps explain the world we live in. Pupils learn about the past and present, become aware of what it means to be a global citizen, discover new places around the world, and find out about economic choices, trends and more. At Kent College Dubai we believe it is important for young people to fully understand the environment that they are growing up in. The Social Studies curriculum explores the people, society and community of Dubai and the UAE.

A British Curriculum School in Dubai with various Graduation Pathways

Dubai offers a plethora of educational curriculums, the choice of which is a deeply personal one which depends very much on each individual pupil, and what they hope to achieve in their lives once they finish Senior School. It’s a tough choice, and we are often asked by Junior School Parents: “How do I know now, while my child is in Junior school, what graduation pathway will be suitable for them when they are in Senior School?” It’s a difficult call to make so early on in your child’s educational journey, and that is why at Kent College Dubai, we offer various graduation options for your child to choose from once they reach Senior School. We are a top international British Curriculum School (GCSE and A Levels), we offer BTEC in Performing Arts, Sports or Business, and we are an IB Candidate School.

Best British Junior School in Dubai

Please explore this EYFS/Junior School section to learn more about what to expect from Kent College Dubai. You can also explore more about our school’s ethos and history in the About Us and School Life sections of this website. We look forward to welcoming you to Kent College Dubai – please do get in touch with our Admissions team to come for a tour of our World Class Facilities.

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