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

Year 10

Year 10 can be regarded as a preparation year that provides students with the experiences necessary to complete the GCSE Controlled Assessment. A variety of different practical, theoretical and design challenges will be completed to cover the different aspects of the curriculum. 

Term 1
In Year 10 we begin with a practical project covering material properties and joining methods. students learn materials theory, focussing on the different properties and applications. Students also create a product using the joining methods they have learned. Alongside this students develop workshop skills using various tools and equipment.

Term 2 
In term two students complete the major project which is delivered as a mini GCSE focusing on the manufacturing element predominantly.
Alongside the practical skills and design practice, throughout the year students are constantly learning about presentation techniques and the structure of the controlled assessment folder. Students will learn theory through practical tasks and also linked to the textbook, with homework tasks each week.

Term 3 
At the start of term 3 students will learn how to use Fusion 360 which is a CAD (Computer Aided Design) Software. Following CAD, students will begin a design project inspired by the work of contemporary and past designers. Students undergo a series of research activities and use their research findings to design and create a  product. Students develop their prototyping skills and presentation skills which will be vital for their controlled assessment at GCSE.

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.