Welcome to the Secondary Curriculum

GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis provides for your children, a seamless and diverse educational experience. While this section explains the curriculum from Y7-13, we see our offering to you extending from Nursery to Post-16.

Years 7-8

The National Curriculum for England is based on a structured and broad framework that outlines expected achievement for the duration of a student’s education. The curriculum also provides a regular programme of student assessment and evaluation to ensure that students are working towards levels of attainment appropriate to their age and/or capabilities. We enhance this experience further with opportunities to learn beyond the classroom, including Sport, Performing Arts and Innovation-related activities.

Years 9-11

WSO follows the GCSE and iGCSE qualification pathways. Year 9 is dedicated to skill-building in preparation for the examination content in Year 10-11, with examinations being held at the end of Year 11.

Years 12-13 (Post-16)

From option choices at (i)GCSE, our pathways broaden further at Post-16. With the broadest Post-16 offering in Dubai, we can offer pre-tertiary qualifications for almost any pathway imaginable.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), the International Baccalureate Career Related Programme (IBCP), A-Levels, BTEC, ASDAN and combinations of the aforementioned.

The choices and combinations ensure we can meet entry criteria for universities anywhere in the world. As importantly, they cater for the variety of learning preferences that our students exhibit. They are a key ingredient in our students 'authoring their own stories’ at WSO 

Andy Kai Fong 

Secondary Principal 

Secondary Curriculum

Our Secondary curriculum covers Key Stages 3 and 4.