British curriculum

Learn more about the National Curriculum for England

Are you keen to enrol your child in a school which teaches the British curriculum? You're certainly not alone. This internationally respected curriculum is now taught in 150 countries across the world.

So what defines the British curriculum? What makes it so special? Is it a good fit for your child's education? Let's take a closer look...

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Why choose the British curriculum?

Also known as the National Curriculum for England, this is a broad and balanced system which covers all of the major arts, sciences and humanities subjects. With a wide-angle view and a liberal approach, it's great for keeping track of progress and encouraging achievement all the way from primary school to college level.

Rigorous and well-organised, the British curriculum has been designed to give students, parents and teachers a clear overview of progress at every educational stage. A detailed framework gives learners an easy-to-navigate map to help them identify, work towards and achieve their academic goals.

Focus: creativity & critical thinking

No matter where in the world your child is studying, the British curriculum has been developed to promote independent critical thinking and embrace creativity. Your child will study all of the essential subjects, focussing on creative thinking, forward planning and the developing those all important life skills. Ultimately, this is a curriculum designed to help young people meet the challenges of a changing world.

British international schools and British curriculum schools in the UK all work to encourage debate and discussion. Teachers are trained to grow active, inquisitive learners and to help students voice their own ideas with confidence. With equal emphasis on both independent and group work, this curriculum has one core goal: to help young people flourish academically and personally inside a flexible system.

Key features

  • Established in 1988
  • Popular in international schools worldwide
  • Broad, balanced and student centered
  • Includes regular national bench marking
  • Culminates in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education, AS and A level certification
  • Recognised by universities worldwide

GEMS Education teach the British curriculum to an exceptional standard all over the world. To learn more about enrolling your child on the British curriculum in the United Arab Emirates and beyond, contact our team for further information.

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