Backup Carriculam - The Oxford School Dubai

Backup Carriculam

Key Benefits


Preparation for secondary education: The CIPP is excellent preparation for the next phase in a student’s education and progresses students seamlessly into middle year curriculum and IGCSE. We provide excellent services to help the students in this phase cruise into the next phase with ease.


External Benchmark: The primary program provides teachers with an external benchmark to inform their teaching and easily measure student’s progress overtime. It also allows detailed, structured reporting to parents. We provide excellent services to help the students. 


International Curriculum: The primary program is appropriate and relevant internationally and has been designed to be culturally sensitive. It includes top quality teaching and assessment resources involving appropriate contexts for teaching and learning in international schools.

Key Stages

The Oxford School is following the UK National Curriculum through Cambridge Pathway for students from Foundation Stage (FS) to Post-16. The school curriculum is adapted to the local requirements, supplemented by the UAE Ministry of Education. The school is an accredited Cambridge International Examination, and Edexcel centre prepares students for life beyond the school.

Our programmes are deeply rooted in the Islamic values and Emirati culture by incorporating the world cultures to nurture our students as global citizens. The school is following a skill-based curriculum, that helps students to become confident, reflective, responsible, independent, and compassionate human beings.

The school is following a range of subjects from FS to year 13 to ensure adequate skills are embedded in their system to succeed in this new world. Islamic education is compulsory for the Muslim students from year 2- 13 and the Arabic language is taught for Arab and Non- Arab students separately. Arabic- A is taught for year 2- 13. Arabic- B is compulsory for year 2-10, and it is an optional subject for year 11- 13.

Key Stage Foudation Stage Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Sixth Form
Age 4 5-8 7-12 11-15 14-17 16-18
Year Group FS2 Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 6
Year 7
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Year 13

Cambridge International Primary Programme

The Oxford School is a registered member of the Cambridge International Primary Programme which gives school a framework to develop Mathematics, English and Science skills and knowledge in young children. The Primary Curriculum framework identifies a comprehensive set of learning objectives for the three key subjects for each year of primary education. It provides a natural progression through six stages of primary education from Stage 1 when children first enter primary education (at about age 5) to Stage 6 when they usually move on to secondary education (at about age 11). The program allows teachers to follow the progress of their students over time and analyze performance within their classes and against an external benchmark.

Key Stage1

It consists of Year group 1 & 2 for students of 5 to 7 years of age. Students in Key Stage 1 are introduced to foundations in reading, writing, science, mathematics and information and communications technology (ICT) through a system of practical applications, supported by a positive and stimulating learning environment.Children learn best when they actively participate in the learning process. Learning through structured play and a regular program of field trips forms an integral part of the Key Stage 1 curriculum.

Subjects Taught In Key Stage 1
  • Art
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Islamic Education
  • Physical Education
  • Moral Education
  • Music
  • Drama
Key Stage 2 (Year 3 - Year 6)

Ongoing assessment ensures that each child’s progress and development are continuous and meet predetermined standards. The core academic curriculum includes instruction in English, Mathematics, Science, UAE Social Studies and Information and Computing . Children are introduced to foreign languages with a choice of French or Urdu. Arabic is taught to all children and caters for native and non-native speakers. The overall education experience is supplemented with instruction in Art, Physical Education, Arabic and Islamic Studies. Both formative and summative forms of assessments are conducted. 21st Century

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 - Year 9)

Students in the age group of 11 to 14 fall under this category. Assessments both Formative and Summative are conducted for these students. From the academic year 2019-20  students are guided in choosing the subjects for IGCSE  they would be taking in the third term of Year 9

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & Year 11)

Students in the age group between the age of 14 to 16, come under this category. At the end of Year 11, students appear for the IGCSE Examination after thorough preparations. 

Subjects For Cambridge Board IGCSE Examination
Compulsory Subjects
  • Mathematics (Compulsory)
  • English (Compulsory)
  • Information and Communication technology (Compulsory)
  • UAE Arabic Ministry Syllabus (Compulsory) for Arabic A 
Optional Subjects
  •  Business Studies   /   Physics   /   Psychology
  •  Accounts   /   Chemistry   /  Geography
  • Economics   /   Biology   /   Travel & Tourism
As And A Level (Year 12 And Year 13)

Other than the subjects offered for Cambridge Board IGSCE Exams, this is for the learners who fall in the year group 14 to 16. At the end of Year 11, students appear for the IGCSE Examination.

Subject Options Available In The As Level Are
  • Mathematics (Edexcel/ Cambridge)
  • Arabic Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • English Language
Subject Options Available In The A Level Are
  • Mathematics
  • Information Technology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Accounts
  • Economics

A wide range of teaching and learning resources are used at this level. According to the rules of the U.A.E Ministry of Education students in Grade Twelve / Thirteen must study and pass an examination in Arabic Language and all Muslim students must study and pass an examination in Islamic Education if they want to pursue their further studies in the U.A.E.(Separate courses for Arabic and Non-Arab students).

Moral Education is Compulsory for AS and A levels .