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    In 2020, 25% of our students achieved 40 points and above in the IB Diploma.


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Arabic and Islamic Studies

The British International School Abu Dhabi has been recognised our contribution to the progression of Arabic and Islamic Studies across Abu Dhabi.

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Arabic Language Overview


All our students from beginners to native speakers have the opportunity to study Arabic with us. Familiarity with Arabic allows our students to understand more about their surroundings in Abu Dhabi, and is also beneficial with settling in during the first few weeks in the city. Lessons are tailored to each student to ensure different ability levels are catered for.

Islamic Studies Overview


We teach Islamic Studies from Year 1 to Year 12 for Muslim students, including both native and non-native Arabic speakers. We follow the Ministry of Education curriculum which is designed to provoke challenging questions about the ultimate purpose and meaning of life, beliefs about God, the self and issues of right and wrong.