Key Stage 4 prepares our pupils for external examinations.
They study both core and optional subjects over a two year period. Students are encouraged to enter for examinations early to allow a greater range, and total number of, subjects to be examined.
Our students are expected to achieve far above national and international averages.
Students are then guided in their options for IB examinations and university entry.
During Key Stage Four pupils work toward external examinations in a range of subjects. Some of these, notably English, Mathematics, Science and Computer Science are considered "core" and are taken by all students. Others are chosen from option blocks. Students have a wide range of choices so that they are able, within boundaries, to tailor their learning to their interests while maintaining a core group of subjects that will allow them academic options later in their studies.
The examinations are iGCSE examinations administered and marked in the UK. These examinations are recognized globally and prepare students for University entry qualifications.
Nord Anglia International School Dubai is an academically focused school. As such our students are expected to achieve at a very high level and the pace of our teaching reflects this.
Students are able to enter Mathematics and English iGCSE in Year 10 to allow scope for further study.
The KS4 Options Guide can be downloaded below and is also available from the school.
Please note that in line with other independent schools, NAS Dubai charges for all external examinations. Parents will receive invoices which will cover fees for i/GCSE and IB examinations.
Re-sits will be charged as an additional cost (should they be required). Students, who have special requirements (i.e. a reader/scribe), may also incur additional charges. It is not possible for NAS Dubai to include these charges in the general school fees as each individual student incurs different costs.