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


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    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

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Arabic and Islamic Studies

The British International School has been recognised for its contribution to the progression of Arabic and Islamic Studies across Abu Dhabi and recently held a workshop on best practice in this field for other private schools in the city.

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Arabic Language Overview

All children from beginners to native speakers get the opportunity to study Arabic with us. Familiarity with Arabic allows children to understand more about their surroundings in Abu Dhabi and can also prove to be beneficial with settling in during the first few weeks in the city. We offer lessons tailored to different ability levels.

Islamic Studies Overview

We teach Islamic Studies from Year 1 to Year 12 for native and non-native Arabic speaker Muslims as part of the normal school curriculum. 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.