Academic Overview

Foundation Stage

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is based upon four principles:
  • A Unique Child:- developing resilient, capable, confident and self-assured individuals
  • Learning and developing:- an acknowledgement that children learn in different ways and at different rates
  • Enabling environments:?where opportunities and experiences respond to the individual needs of the child by developing a strong partnership between practitioners, parents/carers and the child
  • Positive relationships:- supporting the children in becoming strong and independent

Play underpins the curriculum provision. Children have the opportunity to play indoors and outdoors on a daily basis. Children play spontaneously, although they will be given adult support when needed. It is through play that the children will develop intellectually, creatively, physically, socially and emotionally.

Our aim is to ensure that children enjoy their Early Years experiences in the care of well qualified and caring staff. We lay the foundations for the children's future successes through a stimulating and 'hands-on' curriculum that is divided into the following areas:

  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

Primary School

Al Sadiq Islamic English School follows the UK National Curriculum for England supplemented by UAE Ministry of Education. The school aims at giving students the skills they need to succeed in this new world, and helping them grow the confidence to practice those skills. ASIES has developed an enriched curriculum that is relevant and stimulating offering the children a range of experiences and catering for individual learning styles.

Our programmes have a detailed, planned and integrated curriculum scheme, from the age of 4 to 16. It is a skill-based curriculum, that helps students to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative individuals.

Secondary School

Secondary education provides the learner with opportunities to: acquire necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes for the development of the self.

Key Stage 3 Overview

The curriculum in KS3 has some key guiding principles:

  • Recognise and build on the KS2 curriculum and therefore maximise learning in KS3.
  • Ensure students are adequately prepared for success in KS4 and beyond.
  • Ensure students are able to have the necessary skills to access the curriculum in KS4 and beyond, such as adequate levels on literacy, numeracy, independence, and extended writing.
  • Ensure the curriculum gives students opportunities for further engagement both inside and outside of school.
  • Ensure the needs of students in the ever-changing world in which we live are continued to be met.
  • Ensure students in year 7 are supported in the transition from primary to secondary.
  • Ensure that students are supported to succeed in the curriculum.

Key Stage 4 Overview

The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) has been designed for 14 to 16 year old students to prepare them for further academic success.

The KS4 curriculum is based on a number of guiding principles:

  • A core curriculum is provided which is essential for all students' future success.
  • An optional element is provided which is personalised around every student.
Both of these principles give students solid foundations on which to progress to further study and future life.