British Curriculum in Dubai

Dubai English Speaking School is a high achieving 11-18 institution that studies British Curriculum in Dubai. Based in Academic City we are perfectly placed to take students from all over Dubai.

The British curriculum at DESC has been consistently described as ‘outstanding’ by both the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau (DSIB) and British Schools Overseas (BSO)

We follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales and students are split into the following Key Stages:

Key Stage 3:  Year 7 to Year 9 students 

Key Stage 4:  Year 10 and Year 11 students 

Key Stage 5:  Year 12 and 13 students, also known as Sixth Form

British Curriculum in Dubai

In Key Stage 3 students study the following subjects:

ArabicArt and DesignDesign and TechnologyDrama
ComputingIslamic Studites (Muslim students onlyMathematicsMusic
Physical EducationScienceSpanishGetting Ready for the World (GROW
 Living Independently Forever (Life) 

In Key Stage 4 students select subjects to study and follow the GCSE examination specifications.

In Key stage 5 students study AS and A level GCE examinations and BTEC. For further information about the DESC Sixth Form, please view our Sixth Form pages.

The examination boards we currently use are:




Cambridge Assessment International Education

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