Secondary Schools in Abu Dhabi - British School in Abu Dhabi

Secondary School

The Aspen Heights Secondary School (Key Stage 3) opened with Year 7 & 8 in the 2019/20 academic year and will grow by one additional year group per new academic year.  Year 11 opened this academic year 2022/23. Year 12 will open in September 2023.

The ethos and high levels of pastoral care established in the primary school follow through to the secondary school, with young people’s ability to develop resilience, approach challenges positively, and work collaboratively for the good of the whole community being central to their learning.

Our secondary school teaching provides challenge whilst enabling our students to see meaningful links in their learning.  Children are segregated for learning in the Secondary Building, with small classes offering a high level of support and pastoral care.

We teach the English National Curriculum, together with the Ministry of Education curricular requirements, and themes will include teaching in the following subjects.

  • Core Subjects: English, Maths, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Social and Civics, Computing, Citizenship, and Personal, Social and Health Education (PHSE)
  • Foundation Subjects: History, Geography, Physical Education (including Swimming), Computing, French, Art & Design, Design Technology, and Music

Following a broad provision in Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 students will have the option to select options for further study leading to GCSE/ IGCSE examinations.