Senior School

Key Stage 4 and 5 (Year 9 to Year 13)

In Key Stage 4, the IGCSE curriculum (Year 9, 10 and 11) 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

BTEC Level 2 Qualifications

  • Sport
  • Performing Arts  
  • Engineering


During the final two years of school, students sit for the AS and A levels. Again, a wide range of subjects are offered which assist in preparing students for higher studies or a multitude of career opportunities.

BTEC Level 3 Qualifications

  • Business
  • IT
  • Media  
  • Travel and Tourism


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

David Craggs
As Vice Principal and Head of Secondary at GEMS Cambridge International School – Abu Dhabi I have worked for GEMS for 3 years. I have 16 years’ experience in education and was previously Senior Deputy Headteacher in one of the largest schools in Europe. 


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