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

Autumn/Spring Term

Dictatorship and Conflict in the USSR 1924-53

The leadership struggle, 1924–29
The rivals for the leadership, including Stalin, Trotsky, Kamenev, Bukharin and Zinoviev. Strengths and weaknesses of Stalin and Trotsky. Stalin’s steps to power (1924–29), his emergence as leader of the USSR and the reasons for his success.

Five-year plans and collectivisation
Stalin’s economic aims. Reasons for industrialisation, including the failings of the NEP. The nature of industrialisation, including Gosplan, the first three Five-year Plans, Stakhanovites. Success and failures of industrialisation. Reasons for and nature of collectivisation (1928). Kolkhoz and Motor Tractor Stations. Opposition of and removal of kulaks. Success and failures of collectivisation, including the Great Famine (1932–33).

Purges, show trials, the cult of Stalin and the revision of history
Reasons for purges, including the murder of Kirov. Key features of the purges of the 1930s. Control of the populace, including the roles of Yezhov, the NKVD and the gulags. The conditions in the gulags. Reasons for and features of the Moscow Show Trials (1936–38). Purges of the armed forces. Impact of the purges on the Soviet Union. Reasons for and methods of the cult of personality. Censorship, propaganda, ‘socialist realism’, control of education and the Soviet interpretation of history.

Life in the Soviet Union, 1924–41
Effects of Stalin’s policies on living and working conditions in town and countryside. The differing experiences of social groups. Changes in family life and employment and in the political position of women. Changes in education. Reasons for, and features of, the persecution of ethnic minorities.

The Second World War and after, 1941–53
The reasons for and extent of Soviet setbacks (1941–42), and the reasons for the survival of the USSR and success in driving back the German invasion, including war production. The significance of Stalingrad. Post-war recovery and the Fourth Five-year Plan. Stalin’s popularity. Post-war purges. The strength of the USSR on the death of Stalin in 1953 and the impact of his period in power.

Spring/Summer Term
A World Divided: Superpower Relations, 1943-72

Reasons for the Cold War
Long-term rivalry between the Soviet Union and the West and the ideological differences between Communism and Capitalism. Tensions and disagreements during the Second World War. Key features of the conferences at Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam. The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The attitudes of Truman and Stalin.

Early developments in the Cold War, 1945–49
Soviet expansion in Eastern Europe. Churchill and the ‘iron curtain’. The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan. Cominform and Comecon. Disagreements over Germany including Bizonia. Causes, events and results of the Berlin Crisis (1948–49), including the setting up of NATO and the creation of two Germanys: the Federal Republic (FRG) and the Democratic Republic (GDR).

The Cold War in the 1950s
The impact of the Korean War and the formation of the Warsaw Pact. Khrushchev and peaceful co-existence. The impact of Soviet rule on Hungary, Rakosi, de-Stalinisation, Nagy and his demands. Reasons for the Soviet invasion of Hungary, its effects and the international reaction. The nuclear arms race and its impact on superpower relations.

Three crises: Berlin, Cuba and Czechoslovakia
The U2 incident (1960) and its effects on the Paris Summit Conference. Reasons for the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, including the refugee problem. The effects of the Berlin Wall on relations between East and West Germany and between the Superpowers. The Bay of Pigs invasion, the causes and key events of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the reasons for its outcome. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia – its causes, events and impact, including the Brezhnev Doctrine.

The Thaw and moves towards Détente, 1963–72
The thaw: ‘Hotline’, Test Ban Treaty, Outer Space Treaty and Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty. Reasons for Détente. SALT talks and treaty. The extent of Détente in 1972.

Year 11

Autumn/Spring Term
The USA, 1917-29

The impact of the First World War on the USA
Economic benefits. Isolationism. Attitudes to Versailles settlement and the League of Nations. Protectionist policies.

Immigration
Attitudes to immigration. Policies to restrict immigration. The ‘Red Scare’. The Sacco and Vanzetti Case.

Prohibition and gangsterism
Reasons for the introduction of and failure of prohibition. Organised crime, including Al Capone.

Mass production and the stock market boom
Reasons for economic boom in the 1920s. Henry Ford and mass production. Hire purchase, consumerism and the popularity of the stock market. Problems in farming, including over-production and mechanisation. The decline of older industries.

The Roaring Twenties
The leisure industry, cinema, Jazz, dancing, sport, radio, advertising and motoring, morals and values and the ‘Monkey Trial’. The changing position of women, including the flappers.

The position of black Americans
The Jim Crow Laws, segregation and discrimination. The Ku Klux Klan. The influence of Marcus Garvey and W.E.B. Du Bois.

Conflict, crisis and change: China, c1911-c1989
China 1911-34
The causes, events and results of the 1911 Revolution. China under the Warlords. The May the Fourth Movement. Sun Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang. Mao Zedong and the emergence of the Chinese Communist Party.The Northern March and the Shanghai Massacres

The triumph of Mao and the CCP, 1934-49
The events and importance of the Long March 1934-5. War with Japan 1937-45 – the role of the CCP, especially the Red Army, and the limitations of Kuomintang. Key features of the Civil War 1945-49. The Battle of Huai-Hai. Reasons for the success of Mao and the CCP in the Civil War.

Change under Mao, 1949-63
Changes in agriculture and industry including the first Five-Year Plan, attack on landlords, the Agrarian Reform Law, cooperatives and collectives. Changes in the role of women. Political changes including Thought Reform, the Three and Five Antis Campaigns. The Hundred Flowers Campaign. The reasons for, key features and effects of the Great Leap Forward.

The impact of the Cultural Revolution
Mao’s motives for the Cultural Revolution. Key features of the Cultural Revolution. The Red Guards, education and the ‘cult of Mao’. Impact of the Cultural Revolution on China and Mao’s position.

China, 1969-89
Changes under Deng in education, birth control, agriculture and industry. Emergence of privatisation and westernisation. The rise and fall of the ‘Gang of Four’. Deng’s opposition to political reform. Origins of Democracy Movement 1979. The ‘Democracy Wall’ movement and Wei Jingsheng. Support of university students from 1986. Features and aims. Reaction of Deng. Tiananmen Square 1989.