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)

Autumn Term
Year 13 students will consider a range of topics related to ‘Crime and Deviance’. They begin with Interactionism and labelling theory and then consider ethnicity and crime, exploring the relationship between the criminal justice system process and ethnicity. Later on in the term sociological theories of crime and deviance will be explore, as well as the relationship between gender and crime exploring reasons for differences in male and female crime and the theoretical explanations for this. The topic of control, punishment and victims will then follow leading on to how globalisation has changed the nature of crime and the relationship between the two. Students will also consider different types of green crime and the sociological explanations of environmental harm. They will also study the relationship between state crimes and human rights. An assessment will take place in November.

Spring Term
Students will consider the final topics of crime and deviance: class, power and crime, focusing on why Marxists see crime as inevitable in a capitalist society, and understanding the nature and extent of white collar and corporate crime. Finally they will explore Realist theories of crime, investigating the causes of crime according to key theorists and the various ways of tackling it. Theory and methods will then consider types of research methods and the distinction between qualitative and quantitative data. As part of this they will spend half a day at Newcastle Law Courts to conduct their own sociological research. Other topics in this section include: sociology and science; feminist theories; globalisation; modernity and postmodernity; objectivity and values in sociology. During this term students will start to study 'Beliefs in Society'. In this module, students consider various theories of religion and also organisations, movements and members. After half term students explore religion and social change, religion in the global context and examine alternatives to secularisation theory and postmodernity. They will explore secularisation and consider ideology and science. A mock exam will take place in February.

Summer Term
This term will focus on intensive exam preparation and key skills. Students will be coached in answering the different format and types of questions on the three papers. Intensive revision of course content from Year 12 will also take place.