Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

Secondary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma ProgrammeAbu Dhabi
Al Mamoura Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Girls Only

Good With Very Good Features English National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Muna Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Yasmina Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary Mixed / Secondary Segregated 

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Curricula
In Year 11 students should have achieved a minimum of B grade at IGCSE level and a grade B in either Biology or Physics.  Due to the required numeracy skills in the course, it is also recommended that students have a minimum of grade B in Mathematics at GCSE/IGCSE level.  Some areas of essential knowledge from IGCSE Chemistry are listed below:
 
States of matter
Atomic structure
Relative formula masses and molar volumes of gases
Chemical formulae and chemical equations
Ionic compounds
Covalent substances
Metallic crystals
Electrolysis
The Periodic Table
Group 1 elements — lithium, sodium and potassium
Group 7 elements — chlorine, bromine and iodine
Oxygen and oxides
Hydrogen and water
Reactivity series
Tests for ions and gases
Alkanes, Alkenes, and Ethanol
Acids, alkalis and salts
Energetics
Rates of reaction
Equilibria
Extraction and uses of metals
Crude oil
Synthetic polymers
The industrial manufacture of chemicals
 
Assessment for AS Level final examinations
All students must sit three examination papers The Core Principles of Chemistry (1hr 30 mins), Application of Core Principles of Chemistry (1hr 30 mins), and Chemistry Laboratory Skills I (1hr 15mins).
 
Assessment in class
Students are continually being assessed on their knowledge in lessons.  However, formal assessments throughout the year are below
October - Formulae, equations and amounts of substance
October - Energetics
October - Atomic structure and the periodic table
October – Bonding
November - Introductory organic chemistry
November  - REDOX
December – unit 1 Mock examination
January - Kinetics
January - Shapes of molecules and ions
January - Intermediate bonding and bond polarity
January - Intermolecular forces
February - The periodic table, groups 2 and 7
February - Organic chemistry
February - Chemical equilibria
February - Mass spectra and IR
March - Green chemistry
March - Mechanisms
March  - Practical chemistry
March  - Mock exams
 
Homework
Students in Post 16 Chemistry will be set around 2 hours homework per week and will be expected to take on at least five hours of reading around the subject.