Curriculum

GEMS Winchester School Fujairah offers a value-based British education and is one of the few reasonably priced private schools in Fujairah to offer world-class standards of education.

Curriculum: National Curriculum for England

Grades: Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) to Year 10*

At GEMS Winchester School Fujairah we teach the traditional UK curriculum but in an international context where the UAE Ministry of Education syllabus is incorporated into the curriculum structure.

In addition to the development of specific skills and competencies, the curriculum emphasizes enquiry, creativity, analytical evaluation and other skills needed to meet the challenges of the future.

Course Structure

Students are introduced to English, Mathematics and Science through activities that include the teaching of:

  • Shapes
  • Colours
  • Letters
  • Numbers
  • Seasons

FS1 and FS2

Age:  4 and 5 years old

The KG of school introduces young learners to school-life, as students develop their motor skills, foundation-level numeracy and literacy skills, and self-esteem through play-based learning activities in a safe and exciting environment.

Years 1, 2 & 3

Age: 6, 7 & 8 years old

Students are still discovering their skills and competencies, and at this stage they are introduced to subjects that will lay the foundation for learning as they go into higher year levels. Learning is still exciting and the learning atmosphere is stimulating.

Core Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Other Subjects:

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Humanities (History and Geography)
  • UAE Social Studies.
  • Arabic (for Arabic speakers)
  • Arabic (for non-Arabic speakers)
  • Islamic Studies (for Muslim students) or Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) (for non-Muslim students)
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Art

Year 4 to Year 9

Age: 9 years old to 15 years old

Students start to rationalise and think independently. The curriculum sets challenging targets and its methodical implementation encourages each student to pursue individual targets and goals. Older students are ready for creative and accelerated learning; they become aware of the need to set daily goals and have long-term objectives.

Core Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Other Subjects

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Humanities (History and Geography)
  • UAE Social Studies.
  • Arabic (for Arabic speakers)
  • Arabic (for non-Arabic speakers)
  • Islamic Studies (for Muslim students) or Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCEE) (for non-Muslim students)
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Art
  • French

*Winchester School Fujairah will grow each year adding higher grades until it has all grades from FS1 to Year 12 by 2020. This means that Year 9 will open in September 2017, Year 10 in September 2018, Year 11 in 2019 and Year 12 in September 2020.