Regent’s Secondary School approach encourages students to build the skills and learning habits to become independent thinkers – preparing them for life way beyond Year 13. Regent’s STEAM and Design Thinking programme as well as the range of other Signature Programmes continue to distinguish and inspire our pedagogy in Year 7 and above.
Secondary at Regent
Our Secondary school phase stays true to Regent’s Positive Education (PosEd) ethos, based on the development of academic excellence, character, values and wellbeing. The learning at Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9) provides a solid foundation to the next stage of a student’s educational journey in Key Stage 4 (Year 10 to 11) of the GCSEs and Sixth Form (Year 12 to 13) of the A-levels.
We have created an inspiring curriculum in Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9) that combines Maths, the Sciences and Technology with the Liberal Arts and Humanities that enable tomorrow’s leaders to make a name for themselves with their global perspective and holistic approach to life.
Students learn about the challenges of the workplace through guidance from our Careers Rising programme. They work on developing their resumé and job interview skills, take up summer internships at leading partner corporates and are mentored through Regent’s ‘Think & Thrive’ entrepreneurial speaker series.
In Year 10 and 11, students undertake a rigorous and stimulating two-year formal programme of the study of the internationally recognised GCSE / IGCSE qualification (the [International] General Certificate Secondary Examination from Cambridge University).
Our Options Booklet gives information about the courses students could study in Years 10 and 11. The booklet is useful as a guide to choosing the right options throughout the two-year IGCSE and GCSE. It will inform you about the areas of study within each subject and can be used to support teaching and learning.
Regent students and parents can download the PDF version of the Key Stage 4 Options Booklet from our parent communication portal, VLE
Our dynamic and innovative Sixth Form curriculum is embedded with the Positive Education philosophy and is designed to meet the needs, talents and interest of our students and help them excel in all areas.
Our Options Booklet will give information about the courses students can study in Years 12 and 13. It serves as a useful guide to choosing the right options as well as a reference throughout the two year A Levels. It will inform you about the areas of study within each subject and can be used to support the teaching and learning.
Regent students and parents can download the PDF version of the Sixth Form Options Booklet from our parent communication portal, VLE.
A Levels, GCSE & BTEC Pathways
At Regent, we understand that every child is different and so are their ambitions. While the aspirations might be diverse, there’s one common goal that drives us: to empower young hearts and minds and help them grow and adapt to the enormous changes around them. With this singular goal in sight, we offer GCSE/IGCSE and A Levels to our students from Year 10 to Year 13.
It’s not just about offering multiple pathways in our curriculum. At Regent, we create a platform for students, teachers and parents to interact, discuss and debate the merits of each subject offered under various pathways to align with the aspirations of the child. This collaborative process ensures that the decision on subject choices is an informed one and not merely intuitive.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Regent Secondary
You can find some of the best secondary schools in Dubai in the UAE. Secondary level education for the British Curriculum is divided into 3 phases in the UAE – Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9), Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11) and 6th Form (Year 12 & 13).
Secondary School admission typically starts at the age of 11 years old in Year 7, after the completion of primary education. Secondary School in the British Curriculum follows a structured approach that builds upon the foundations laid in primary education.
When selecting a secondary school near you in Dubai, there are several key factors to keep in mind to ensure that the student receives the best possible education and preparation for their future.
Here are some of the important things to consider when choosing a secondary school near you:
- Higher Education Goals: It’s essential to keep in mind where the student wants to go for higher education and choose a secondary school nearby that provides the appropriate preparation for those institutions. This may include taking specific courses or meeting certain academic standards. Visit our Careers Page for a glimpse into Fortes University Placements.
- Subject Options: Look for secondary schools near you that offer the subject options that align with the student’s interests and goals available at suitable secondary school fees. This allows students to explore different areas of study and find their passion, which can help with future academic and career choices. Here’s a video on making subject decisions.
- Weighing Different Curricula: Dubai has a diverse range of curricula available, such as British, American, IB, and others. It’s important to research and understand the differences between each curriculum to choose the one that best suits the student’s needs and goals.
- Industry Exposure: Look for secondary schools near you that provide opportunities for industry exposure, such as Regent International School’s Think & Thrive series where students can interview industry experts. This provides valuable insights into potential career paths and helps students develop relevant skills and knowledge.
- STEAM & Design Thinking: Schools that emphasise STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and Design Thinking provide students with hands-on, practical experience in problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. This prepares students for future careers in rapidly evolving industries and provides a strong foundation for higher education. Regent has a focus on STEAM from Primary School.
Overall, selecting a secondary school in Dubai requires careful consideration of the student’s goals and interests, secondary school fees as well as the school’s academic offerings and approach to education. By keeping these factors in mind, students can take secondary school admission and receive the best possible education and preparation for their future.
Secondary is unique due to our size and our focus on the students. Every single one of our teachers is a member of our pastoral team, and we ensure that every teacher knows the name of every student. This ensures that no students feel that they are just a face in a crowd, and that they know we are there to support them.
In some larger schools, students can feel lost and that no-one really knows who they are. Our students report that they like our size, and they like the fact they all know each other.
Every curriculum has its own strengths. It is best to choose the curriculum that supports their entrance into university, as each country, and each university has their own requirements.
Alongside the academic and pastoral curriculum, we also provide opportunities for students to develop their personal skills. This aligns with our positive education curriculum, and involves giving the students opportunities to practice these skills beyond the classroom. We do this through events such as Think and Thrive and our trips to Expo to take part in their Climate Ambassadors Programme.