A school’s curriculum must be designed in a way that shows how students can make outstanding progress from one key stage to the next and at DBS Al Wakra this is exactly what we have done. The excellent learning that takes place in our primary classrooms lays the foundations for the outstanding learning that follows it in the brand new specialist buildings in our secondary provision from Year 7 to Year 11.
Our teachers have mapped and designed our whole-school curriculum so that all of the dots are connected and we are aware of what has come before and what is still to come.
We communicate the intended learning of our students’ lessons to parents both weekly and half-termly using a range of documents and strategies appropriate to each key stage.
Strong foundations are important if you are building something that you intend to be long-lasting and successful.
At secondary level, our students will have access to broad and balanced curriculum which offers a wide range of learning opportunities and which prepares them perfectly for the next steps in their educational careers.
The Secondary School curriculum at DBS Wakra focuses on supporting young, confident adults to reach their potential in line with our DBS Learner profile. Students should leave us prepared to face the challenges of life after school.
We create the right kind of learning environment so that our children are fully supported as they take on the challenges of becoming young adults.
Our focus on involvement outside the classroom alongside academic excellence aims to create the opportunity for students to become world changers in both their local and global communities.
Our courses are designed to meet the academic, personal and cultural needs of our students and better equip them for future challenges, while at the same time creating enjoyable learning environments that inspire and motivate.
Courses in, Art, Music, Design Technology, ICT, PE, History and Geography are compulsory at Key Stage 3, along with the core subjects of Maths, English and Science that they will continue up to age 16. They will also study Arabic or Spanish. This extensive curriculum is taught by highly qualified specialist teachers who make full use of the school’s specialist facilities.
Individual mentoring is provided to students by their personal tutors. There is a structured programme of trips and visits, including camps, that form an important part of the curriculum. These opportunities outside the classroom are designed to develop interpersonal and leadership skills, environmental awareness, independent learning and time management skills.
As they progress through Key Stage 3, students become self-motivated, independent and enquiring learners and ready to take on the challenge of IGCSE courses.
In Years 10 and 11, all students follow IGCSE courses in English Language and Literature or English as an Additional Language, Mathematics, Science and Arabic or Spanish. In addition students choose a range of subjects suited to their individual aspirations and abilities. There is a detailed guide to the courses available and advice provided by senior teachers in helping students make the best decision.