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Skills For Future Workplace
Our STEAM & Project-based Learning Curriculum

To be successful requires a different way of thinking. Fortunately, these skills can be learned. The key skills for tomorrow’s jobs, the 4C’s – Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity – are abilities that can be learned and practised just like reading and writing. “Project-based learning”, where students “learn by doing”, is the most effective way to develop these skills. It is a hallmark of Regent’s Secondary pedagogy and is what makes us so completely unique as a school.

Our Secondary School provides a strong foundation in the core subjects of English, Maths and the Sciences interwoven with the Liberal Arts and Humanities, with an additional emphasis on STEAM and “Project-based Learning” that will create tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers and inventors. Secondary School offers innovative design technology labs that mirror startup work environments to inspire students to learn and develop skills applicable to the real world.

Through our STEAM and Project-based programme, students design and fabricate steel, wood and acrylic prototypes plus mechanical, electrical, and control systems while creating autonomous programming. Students also learn deep coding and programming skills. Critical thinking, teamwork and project management are integrated throughout the STEAM concentration.

Rather than being siloed into English or Chemistry class, students work in large labs where they apply knowledge and skills from across all subjects of the curriculum. The lab mimics the workplace with equipment for computing, design technology, art, music and science. This after all how people work in the real world.

Students work on real-world problems such as, for example, designing an artificially intelligent shoe for disabled people. Students will break up into groups some working on figuring out the best thermodynamics of the shoe using Physics; other students will work on ascertaining the most resilient materials using what they have learned in Chemistry; others will write the website content and brochures to market the shoe using their English skills; the coders will code the website front-end and back-end database and put up a Shopify or Magento e-shop to sell the shoe on the net honing their computer science skills; and other students will draw up a business plan with cashflows, test marketing the product on YouTube, crowd-sourcing the funding of manufacture of the shoe on Kickstarter; and finally the group of students will compete in Regent’s annual Shark Tank entrepreneurship competition presenting their project to Regent’s judges to win some funding from the school.

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Enable students to develop skills so that they can succeed in a changing world

Applied Innovation

High-quality technological resources to provide students with real-world digital skills

Sports & PE

Building character, set goals, encourage risk-taking and develop strategic thinking

Creative & Performing Arts

Encouraging students to be creative, inquisitive, disciplined and determined

What makes Secondary at Regent so unique?

The quality of the curriculum provided by the school is outstanding.

It is broad and balanced, and enriched by a wide range of extracurricular activities. A thematic approach is used across the school to develop learning through connections across subjects, context and the pupils’ passions.

BSO Inspection Report

Very strong curriculum with rich learning opportunities

that has an impact on the child's progress.

KHDA Report

My role model is Elon Musk and to become a tech entrepreneur.

Regent has given me the skills and confidence to get there. In a variety of STEAM & Project-based Learning projects, I have worked with classmates learning to code in Python and Java, build robotic vehicles, and construct IoT sensors. We have won multiple competitions in the UAE and abroad for our tech projects and talent. Remember my name because I promise you will hear a lot more about me.

RIS student

With an amazing senior leadership team and experienced educators,

a Regent education is interactive and collaborative. They truly make school a rich and memorable experience.

Former RIS Parent

My school feels like home.

I love coming to school every day.

RIS EYFS student

Possibilities are infinite at Regent for a child.

There are no limits to let my child’s imagination grow at Regent. He has become extremely ambitious in his thinking and outlook and what he believes he can do, which is great. Children are encouraged to take chances, try anything and not be afraid.

RIS Parent

The strong sense of community makes Regent more than just a great place for study.

It’s a great place for families to get to know each other and make new friends. The Regent community spirit is outstanding.

Head Girl 2018-19

Regent has given my daughter a new start.

This school has encouraged her to gain confidence and to express herself. The teachers are always available to help. My child has blossomed and is so heartening to see her inner wonder come out.

RIS Parent


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