Students enter Secondary School from the age of 11 and in Years 7 to 9 follow a course of study which provides a broad and balanced range of learning experiences. The curriculum includes the following core subjects:
4- Art & Design
5- Computer Science
6- Physical Education and
7- Modern Languages (French as a Second Language) (Year 7)
Besides these Cambridge curriculum courses students also study the following subjects as per the requirement of the Ministry of Education, UAE.
8- Islamic Education (mandatory for Muslims)
9- Arabic (for Arabs & Non-Arabs)
10- Social Studies
11- Moral education
At the end of Year 9 students have to sit for transition checkpoint (Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint examination) conducted externally by Cambridge International Examination in three main study areas of the curriculum that include English, Mathematics, and Science.
These checkpoint examinations: