British Curriculum Overview
GEMS FirstPoint offers The National Curriculum for England taught by fully qualified and experienced staff. British education has achieved a reputation for quality and is recognised and respected around the world. One of the huge benefits is how transferable it is – students can move seamlessly from country to country or move back to the UK while studying the National Curriculum of England.
GEMS FirstPoint School has designed its curriculum around the global needs of our students. Fundamentally, we offer the National Curriculum for England; however, we also incorporate the goals and values of GEMS Education and the rich national influence of the UAE. This mix results in students being offered a modern, exciting and educationally advanced curriculum.
The value of receiving an international education in a global environment cannot be measured, and students are encouraged to discover more about the world and are supported in doing so.
The student body is multi-cultural with members from more than 90 countries represented. All lessons are taught in English. Students are prepared for the GCSE examinations, AS and A levels and ultimately for universities of their choice. Whilst maintaining a strong focus on academic success at FirstPoint, we also endeavour to develop well-rounded students who are prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
The curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). The key stages are divided into Foundation Stage, sometimes called ‘Early Years’ (ages 3 to 5), KS1 (Years 1 & 2), KS2 (Years 3 to 6), KS3 (Years 7 to 9), KS4 (Years 10 & 11), followed by KS5 (Sixth Form). Each Key Stage is managed by an individual mini-Head of school.