Academy Academy Description ADEK Rating Curricula Location
Al Ain Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

Very Good With Outstanding FeaturesEnglish National CurriculumAl Ain
Al Bateen Academy

FS2 - Year 3 PYP Primary School, Year 7-13 Secondary School. Mixed

Very GoodEnglish National Curriculum,IB Diploma Programme,IB PRIMARY YEARS 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

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
The Pearl Academy

Primary, Mixed

OutstandingEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi
West Yas Academy

Primary & Secondary, Mixed

GoodAmerican Massachusetts State CurriculumAbu Dhabi
Al Forsan Nursery

Nursery Mixed

Not ApplicableEnglish National CurriculumAbu Dhabi

Purpose of study
A high-quality citizenship education helps to provide students with knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in an international community.  The content of the curriculum is delivered with careful reference and alignment to the requirements of the UAE Social Studies programme, the recent moral education ‘pillars’ and ADEK’s student competency framework.

In particular, citizenship education should foster students’ keen awareness and understanding of government and how laws are made and upheld. Teaching should equip students with the skills and knowledge to understand political and social issues critically, to weigh evidence, debate and make reasoned arguments. It should also prepare students to take their place in society as responsible citizens, manage their money well and make sound financial decisions. The national curriculum for citizenship aims to ensure that all students: 

  • acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of how the United Kingdom and the UAE are governed, the political systems and how citizens participate actively in
  • develop a sound knowledge and understanding of the role of law and the justice system in society and how laws are shaped and enforced
  • develop an interest in, and commitment to, participation in volunteering as well as other forms of responsible activity, that they will take with them into adulthood
  • are equipped with the skills to think critically and debate political questions, to enable them to manage their money on a day-to-day basis, and plan for future financial needs.

Teachers will develop students’ understanding of UK government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens within a democracy. UAE government will be included in the programme to facilitate students’ comprehensive understanding of their current setting and citizenship in the Arab world. students should use and apply their knowledge and understanding whilst developing skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments and take informed action. students should be taught about:

  • the development of the political system of government in the United Kingdom and the UAE, including the roles of citizens, Parliament, assemblies and the royal family
  • the operation of Parliament and government, including voting and elections, and the role of political parties
  • the nature of rules and laws and the justice system, including the role of the police and the operation of courts and tribunals
  • the roles played by public institutions and voluntary groups in society, and the ways in which citizens work together to improve their communities, including opportunities to participate in school-based activities
  • the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting, and managing risk.