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

Year 10

Term 1 
Students undertake an introduction to Graphics and the types of projects that it entails throughout the first term in year 10. 
We investigate what Graphic products are, what they are made from and how they have been developed. Students are then introduced to their first design brief and must create ways in which to promote a new fragrance brand, designing the corporate identity and drawing on associated research such as colour psychology, shape, image and the needs of the target audience. Students then explore D&T specific ICT software to generate a more sophisticated professional look. 

Once the branding is established they then move onto 3 dimensional design and again use ICT software to enable them to create original bottle designs for their fragrance. The learning up this point is then consolidated with a packaging design for the final presentation. 

Term 2
In term 2 students investigate board game design and experiment and develop further understanding of different tools and equipment but also build on skills and knowledge gained previously.Both of these tasks enable students to access all the skills and knowledge necessary to design and make an effective final GCSE project which they begin in year 11.

Throughout the academic year along with the practical make we also prepare for the exam and practice exam questions and underpin the knowledge and skills progressed and developed through the practical making.

Term 3
Term 3 sees the level of detail required from research, design ideas, making skills and theory ‘step up’. The aim is still relatively skill heavy but with added emphasis on theory aspects which will integrate through coursework and exams. The theory emphasis will be delivered and students will investigate materials, making processes and quality control.

Year 11

The majority of Year 11 will be focused on the controlled assessment unit. This is a design and make activity where the students will demonstrate their skills, knowledge and understanding of resistant materials by designing and making a high quality product.

Term 1
Students will be introduced to their coursework unit and start to research and design a product based on a given design brief. Students carry out an analysis of their chosen design brief. Detailed research and analysis is undertaken in order to help the students to gather information to help them to design and write a design specification.

The students will use the information gather in their research and design a range of possible solutions to their chosen design problem. The students present their work in an A3 format using a range of different design and presentation techniques. At the end of the design ideas section the students evaluate each idea to identify the best design to develop into a final design solution.

Term 2
Students develop their chosen design into a final realised solution. Testing, modelling and experimentation are required in order to achieve a final design. Presentation drawings of the final design are produced detailing materials, processes and sizes. Every detail of the final design must be thoroughly considered and tested. A detailed production plan is produced alongside a cutting list of materials needed for the manufacturing process.

This whole term is dedicated to the manufacture of the designed and planned product. Students have approximately 16 hours to produce their final piece of practical work. During this time students are expected to produce a “Diary of manufacture” to evidence the making of their product.

Term 3
Final testing and evaluation of the finished products carried out. Work is presented in the final folder for submission for final assessment. Structured time for revision and past exam paper exercises.