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

PAPER 1: IN SEARCH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: THE USA, C1917–96 (WORTH 60% OF THE COURSE)


The changing political environment, 1917–80

  • A changing presidency: the rise and decline of Republicanism to 1933; the influence of Roosevelt; changing styles of presidential leadership, 1945–72; a decline in confidence, 1968–80.
  • Influences on the political landscape: from rugged individualism to New Deal ideas in the 1920s and 30s; the Red Scares and anti-communism, 1917–80; liberalism, counter-culture and the conservative reaction, c1960–80.
  • The impact of war on domestic politics: the reasons for a return to ‘normalcy’ and a commitment to isolationism, 1917–41; US emergence as a Cold War superpower from 1941; the impact of involvement in Korea and Vietnam.

The quest for civil rights, 1917–80

  • Black American civil rights, c1917–55: life in the South and the impact of northern migration, 1917–32; the impact of the New Deal, the Second World War and the Truman presidency; from legal challenge to direct action, 1917–55.
  • Black American civil rights, c1955–80: changing patterns and approaches, 1955–68, including southern-based campaigning, the emergence of Black Power and King’s northern strategy; the impact of civil rights legislation: achievements and limits to success, 1955–80.
  • The search for minority rights, 1960–80: the reasons for, and nature of, Native American and hispanic American campaigns; the emergence of the gay rights movement; achievements, and limits to success, of minority campaigns.

Society and culture in Change, 1917–80

  • The changing position of women, 1917–80: impact of the Roaring Twenties, Great Depression and New Deal on women; impact of the Second World War and suburban life, 1941–60; emergence of the women’s liberation movement, its achievements and limits to advancement, 1961–80.
  • The impact of immigration, 1917–80: the nature of, and response to, immigration in the 1920s; the impact on urban life, 1919–41; the impact of the Second World War, government policy and its consequences, 1941–80.
  • The influence of popular culture and news media: the social impact of cinema, popular music and radio, 1917–45; the social impact of television from the 1950s; the influence of broadcast news, 1920–80.

The changing quality of life, 1917–80

  • The economic environment: boom, bust and recovery, 1917– 41; the impact of the Second World War, post-war affluence and growth, 1941–69; the challenges of the 1970s.
  • Changing living standards: fluctuations in the standard of living, 1917–41; the impact of the Second World War and the growth of a consumer society, 1941–60; the impact of antipoverty policies and economic divisions, 1961–80.
  • Leisure and travel: the reasons for, and the impact of, increased leisure time, 1917–80; the growth of spectator sports; the development, and influence, of a car-owning culture and improved air travel.

Historical interpretation

What impact did the Reagan presidency (1981–89) have on the USA in the years 1981–96?

  • The effect of Reagan’s economic policies.
  • The extent to which ‘big government’ was reduced.
  • The nature and extent of social change.
  • The extent to which the presidency and US politics were revitalised.

 

PAPER 2: INDIA, C1914–48: THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE (WORTH 40% OF THE COURSE)

 

The First World War and its impact on British India, 1914–20

  • India in 1914: political geography; the British Raj; Indian society and religion; importance of India to Britain; British and Indian attitudes towards each other; Indian nationalism.
  • India and the First World War: response to the outbreak of war; Indian military and economic contribution; economic impact in India and consequences for British rule.
  • Effects of war on British rule: the impact on the Raj; the Montagu Declaration; the Rowlatt Acts, the Amritsar massacre and political aftermath; the Montagu-Chelmsford Report and the Government of India Act; significance of 1919 for British rule.
  • The growth of nationalism: impact of war; the Indian National Congress and emergence of Gandhi; the Lucknow Pact and role of Jinnah; Home Rule Leagues; response to British legislation and the significance of Amritsar, 1919-20.

Changing Political Relationships, 1920–30

  • Gandhi and civil disobedience, 1920–22: Gandhi’s aims and beliefs; his becoming leader of Congress 1920; the noncooperation campaign; significance of his imprisonment.
  • Congress reorganised, 1922–30: membership and organisation; political participation and ‘back to basics’; the ‘young hooligans’; the Nehru Report; the Lahore Congress and purna swaraj; the salt satyagraha and consequences of civil disobedience.
  • The Muslim League: the Khilafat movement; re-emergence of Muslim values; the concept of separateness; breakdown of relations with Congress; Jinnah’s beliefs and aims; the significance of failed attempts to reunite with Congress.
  • British response: control and concession; reasons for and reception of the Simon Commission; the Labour government and the significance of the Irwin Declaration.

Consultation and Confrontation, 1930–42

  • Failure of the Round Table Conferences, 1930–32: the First, Second and Third Conferences; reasons for failure, including the role of Congress, the situation in Britain and divisions over separate elections.
  • Political developments, 1932–35: Indian reaction to the failure of consultation; the Communal Award and Gandhi’s response; the Yeravda Pact; support and opposition in Britain for constitutional change.
  • Government of India Act and its impact, 1935–39: partial implementation; nationalist response; outcome of the 1937 elections; rejuvenation of the Muslim League; divisions within Congress; attitudes towards the British Raj.

Reaction to outbreak of the Second World War: Congress and Muslim League responses to the declaration of war; the Lahore Resolution; nationalist reaction to the August Offer; Bose and the Axis Powers.

The road to independence,1942–48
Impact of the Second World War on Indian politics: threat of invasion; the Cripps Mission; the ‘Quit India Campaign’ and its repercussions; Wavell’s appointment as Viceroy; the Bengal Famine; the failure of the Simla Conference 1945.

The changing relationship between Britain and India, 1942–45: impact of war on British rule and Indian nationalism; the influence of the USA; the Labour government’s Indian policy.

Attempts at political settlement, 1945–46: the impact of Indian elections; failure of the Cabinet Mission; Direct Action; interim government under Nehru.

Withdrawal, partition and independence, 1947–48: Mountbatten and the decision to withdraw; reasons for partition and the nationalist response; the partition plan; the Boundary Commission; independence for India and Pakistan; British withdrawal and communal violence.