Social Studies

Social Studies follows a diverse and engaging curriculum set by the UAE Ministry of Education that gives schools flexibility in the subject’s delivery. All students in Year 7-10 are timetabled one hourly lesson per week with a focus on promoting a holistic knowledge of the UAE, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

Students cover four key topic areas in a year: 

  • History
  • Geography
  • National Education
  • Economics

At DESC, our vision is to get to the heart of the question,

Where have we come from and where are we going to?

We view the subject as a vehicle for developing real depth of understanding in the past, present and future of the Arabian Peninsula and neighbouring countries and continents. We believe it to be crucial that students, as future leaders and shapers of our country’s future, are able to appreciate the extraordinary circumstances that have taken place in and around the UAE for them, and their family, to be here today.

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