Secondary School

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and Year 8) and Key Stage 4 (Year 9 to Year 11)

The Secondary School covers the ages of 11-16, and is split into two distinct stages, Keys Stage 3 (ages 11-13) and Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16).

Key Stage 3

The Years 7 and 8 curricula integrating IMYC inspire students and meet the unique needs of their teenage brains during a time when many, overwhelmed by the combination of the transition from the primary to secondary education. 

At this stage, the learning goals seek to encourage the holistic development of internationally-minded learners. Rigorous and deep learning is represented under the categories of knowledge, skills and understanding through enquiry, research and problem solving learning. 

Opportunities to experience and practice individual qualities and dispositions like resilience, morality, communications, thoughtfulness, respect and adaptability are built in the learning tasks within the curriculum.

Subjects at this level

Islamic Education (in Arabic and in English)  Arabic for Arabs   Arabic for Non-Arabs 
English Mathematics  Science 
UAE Social Studies  Moral Education  Geography 
History  Life Skills  Computer Science 
French/ Urdu
Physical Education (PE)

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 prepares students for the IGSCE Examination. In Year 9, the students do a Pre IGCSE programme where they explore a broader variety of subjects before they make an informed choice of subjects for IGCSE. Years 10 and 11 students study IGCSE subjects as per their choice made at the end of year 9. Assessment in Key Stage 4 is carried out according to a point scale system of 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. Our students are inspired to learn through a range of interesting skills. Independent thinking, research, and resource collection and effective communication are the essential skills focused on at this level. 

Opportunities for individual experiences are encouraged as they communicate and actively participate in the world around them; these include work experience, university seminars and workshops, and other relevant activities that we feel will add value to student development and preparation.

  • Core Subjects

    Core subjects at this stage consist of:

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Arabic (for Arabic students)
    • Islamic Education (for Muslim students)
    • Computer Science or Information Communication Technology
    • Physical Education
    • Moral Education
  • Electives

    Furthering our commitment to individual student-development, we offer a variety of elective subjects for students to select from when designing their curriculum. These electives include:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Economics
    • Business Studies
    • Accounting
    • Geography
    • French
    • Urdu
    • Combined Science
    • Art and Design
  • Skills Programme

    We offer a range of skills to develop through our skills development programme in Year 9 and 10. They students can choose any one skills from the list given below:

    • 3D Printing
    • Public Speaking
    • Physical Health
    • Debate
    • Music
    • Art Skills
    • Chess


Meet our
Head of Secondary Stage (Girls)

Mini Mathew

Mini Mathew has been leading as Assistant Principal at The Westminster School, Dubai since December 2019. She brings thirty years of experience and expertise through her work in various British curriculum schools in Dubai, where she fostered a nurturing learning environment for staff and students.


Meet our
Head of Secondary Stage (Boys)

Hamad Rashid

Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Hamad entered the world of education when he started teaching part-time at an institution while working towards his university degrees.

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