Secondary School

Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 (Year 7 to Year 13)

Years 7 to 9, known as Key Stage 3, follows the National Curriculum for England and includes the subjects:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Computer Sciences
  • A selection of second languages
  • Art and Design
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social and Health Education

In Key Stage 4 and 5 (Year 10 to Year 13), the IGCSE curriculum is introduced. A range of subjects, catering for a variety of academic needs and interest, are offered. 

Compulsory Subjects

  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education

Optional Subjects

  • ICT
  • French
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Accounts
  • Economics
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Media Studies
  • Travel and Tourism and
  • Environmental Management

Key leadership qualities are very important in these senior years. Students in these classes will be challenged to accept and develop responsibilities as leaders and citizens of the world.

Head of Secondary School

Foued Mahouachi

Bonjour, I am Mr. Mahouachi and I am glad to be part of the GEMS CIA family. I joined GEMS Cambridge International School, Abu Dhabi in 2014. Since then I have been involved in several aspects of our school’s life, from being a Head of Year, a Head of Department to a Deputy Headteacher more recently.

Foued Mahouachi - Secondary Deputy Headteacher