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 13 (EXAM BOARD: AQA – PLEASE NOTE YEAR 12 AND YEAR 13 FOLLOW DIFFERENT EXAM BOARDS)

Autumn Term

Students will build on knowledge gained in AS; this year will be a synoptic year, together with the study of new concepts and issues.

The term opens with the language investigation; students will have an abstract and a suitable title for coursework folder, and this term prepares students in analysis data and forming apt conclusions.

Students begin studying the theories and concepts central to A2 study of English language: Child language acquisition and the history of English/language change. Students will look at contemporary texts before examining Middle and Old English.

Students will continue with the English Renaissance and the importance of religious texts and Shakespeare.

Key Dates:

  •  w/c 12 October: discursive essay about CLA theorists, and an investigation into Middle English and COURSEWORK FIRST DRAFT

Spring Term

Students will begin the Spring term with a synoptic test looking at a transcript analysis of children’s talk, and a comparison of different bibles. This term covers children’s written language acquisition and how children learn to read and write, including national strategies. Students continue their study of the history of language looking at the rise of Standard English and prescriptivism, and move on to the industrial revolution and Victorianism.

Key Dates:

  • w/c 11 January: COURSEWORK FINAL DRAFT
  • w/c 7 March: mock exam

Summer Term
The study of the history of English language comes full circle in the summer term as students revisit the 20th century, and its major concepts. Crucial to this term is preparation for terminal exam, and students will revisit concepts and issues first studied in Year 12.