In Year 7 and 8, pupils continue their broad general education. However, they are exposed to increasing depth studies and focus within subject disciplines.
In Year 9, they will begin the coverage of their IGCSE syllabi. Initially, pupils will continue with all compulsory subjects, with science taught as separate sciences for the first time. As pupils enter Year 10, they will continue with a series of compulsory subjects plus a number of options and choices. The majority of pupils will study for 10 IGCSEs.
In the Sixth Form, pupils will follow the A-level curriculum. Pupils will generally begin with four subjects and then narrow down to three during the Lower Sixth year. However, a significant proportion of pupils will study four subjects through to A-level. Pupils will have a free choice of subjects from those on offer below, though tutors, Housemasters and Housemistresses, and the Head of Sixth Form will be on hand to provide advice regarding suitable subject combinations in preparation for university applications, which are submitted in the early part of the Upper Sixth year.
There will be further academic opportunities available to Sixth Form pupils to supplement their core A-level courses. All departments will run extension sessions for pupils considering study of a particular subject at university; every June, all members of the Lower Sixth will go on a three-day subject-based trip (either within the UAE or to a worldwide destination) to explore an aspect of a chosen subject beyond the A-level specification; pupils will have the opportunity to enter academic competitions, such as the Maths Challenge, the science Olympiads, or the various essay competitions run by Oxford and Cambridge colleges; the school will run an Enterprise Competition, which will introduces all Lower Sixth pupils to the notion of running a business as part of the curriculum; and pupils will be able to undertake an 'Extended Project Qualification' in order to explore a topic of personal interest in greater depth.