Departments and Subjects

Departments and Subjects

The Early Years Foundation Stage

 At 4 years of age the child is initiated into schooling in FS2 through innovative methods of teaching and learning and fun filled activities, within the framework of The National Curriculum for England. A positive attitude to school is fostered through individual attention, encouragement and support. Our endeavor is to make learning exciting and pressure free in a safe, secure and happy environment making the transition from home to school easy and enjoyable. 


During these formative years, the programme is geared for developing self-esteem, social and interactive skills, in addition to the basic cognitive and motor abilities. Learning takes place directly through formal teaching including ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and an activity-based programme. The focus is on both individual as well as group activities.

The Foundation Stage children are suitably prepared for literacy and numeracy methods following phonic methods and well-graded writing patterns. Emphasis is laid on a comprehensive foundation-building programme focusing on enhancing skills in reading, speaking writing and listening.

There are 3 Prime Areas of Learning namely:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development

 

And 4 specific areas of learning namely:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

 

The below listed provision supports learning in all the seven areas of learning in the Foundation Stage at TWS.

  • Reading Area
  • Writing Area
  • Maths Area
  • Sand Play/Water Play
  • Malleable
  • Construction
  • Role Play
  • Creative Play

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Key Stage 1: Year 1 and 2 (Ages 5 to 7)

The Primary Curriculum of Key Stage 1 for Year 1 and 2 is designed to engage students in their learning and to ensure there is continuation and progress from the Foundation Stage.

In Key Stage 1, students evolve and grow, intellectually and emotionally. They are given opportunities to more formal activities to build their confidence and learning skills. Socially preferred behaviour patterns are inculcated through a focus on etiquette and values which will lay the foundation for students’ social interaction and development.

For Key Stage 1, there are three core subjects:           

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

 

In addition, there are foundation subjects and these are:

  • Arabic A (for Arabic Speakers)
  • Arabic B (for non-Arabic Speakers)
  • Islamic Education A (For Muslim Arab Students)
  • Islamic Education B (For Muslim non-Arab Students)
  • PSHE (For non-Muslim Students)
  • Geography and History
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Information and Computing Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

 

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Key Stage 2 : Year 3 to 6  (Ages 7 to 11)

Our school’s Primary curriculum in Year 3 to 6 of Key Stage 2 aims to produce confident and competent learners and good communicators. Students develop independence as well as respect, humility and compassion for others.

Creative expression, problem solving and critical thinking is emphasized throughout as students move through Primary School. They participate in diverse extra-curricular activities, and develop their personal interests and individual personalities. They work in collaboration, develop their self-esteem and confidence, raise the bar of their goals, and extend and build their character.

For Key Stage 2, there are three core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

                                                                                                                     

In addition, there are foundation subjects and these are:

  • Arabic A (for Arabic Speakers)
  • Arabic B (for non-Arabic Speakers)
  • Islamic Education A (For Muslim Arab Students)
  • Islamic Education B (For Muslim non-Arab Students)
  • PSHE (For non-Muslim Students)
  • Geography and History
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Information and Computing Technology
  • Second language options include French or Urdu
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

 

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The Middle & Senior School 
Key Stage 3 [Years 7 & 8]


In Years 7 and 8, a strong foundation is laid for students in a wide range of subjects. The integrated academic course lays the foundation for the IGCSE program in Years 9 to 11.

These subjects are

 

  • Arabic A (for Arabic Speakers)
  • Arabic B (for non-Arabic speakers)
  • Islamic Education A (For Muslim Arab Students)
  • Islamic Education B (For Muslim non-Arab Students)
  • PSHE (For non-Muslim Students)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography and History
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Second language options include French or Urdu
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Key Stage 4 [Years 9, 10 and 11] 
Key Stage 4 prepares students for the IGSCE Examination. Assessment in Key Stage 4 is carried out according to the IGCSE, from grades A to G. Skills learned at Key Stages 1, 2, & 3 are brought into sharp focus as the student enters this level. Independent learning, critical thinking, research and enquiry and effective communication are the essential skills focused on at this level. The subjects taught includes

  • Arabic A (for Arabic Speakers)
  • Arabic B (for non-Arabic speakers)
  • Islamic Education A (For Muslim Arab Students)
  • Islamic Education B (For Muslim non-Arab Students)
  • PSHE (For non-Muslim Students)
  • English as a Second Language
  • English as a First Language
  • Mathematics
  • General Science (for Commerce students)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Sociology
  • Business St
  • Economics
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Computer Science
  • ICT
  • Second language options include French/Urdu /Arabic IGCSE/Arabic EDEXCEL
  • Travel and tourism
  • Environmental Management
  • Art and Design
  • Global Perspectives
  • Physical Education

Sixth Form  
We offer General Certificate of Education (GCE) at Advanced level (A Level) as a two year program.  The first year (year 12) is the Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) and the second year (Grade 13) is a continuation to complete the A-Level program.
AS Level is typically taken at the mid-point of an A-Level program. We offer AS Level as a qualification in its own right to increase breadth in the curriculum and to allow students to complement other subjects that they are studying.

The following subjects are offered in the Sixth form:

  • Islamic Education A (For Muslim Arab Students)
  • Islamic Education B (For Muslim non-Arab Students)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Accounting
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Business St
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Applied ICT
  • Global Perspectives
  • General Paper