The Senior School
is comprised
of Years 7 to 13

Education at Repton Abu Dhabi is a continual process of discovering, learning and maturing, as pupils supported by their teachers and their parents, progress through the various key stages of their school life. Probably our greatest challenge as a school is to develop in our pupils the capacity for independent thought and action, and then combine this with rational and responsible decision-making.

In all its many and varied aspects the Senior School presents pupils with a new set of challenges: they must adopt new techniques of study, and learn to work predominantly on their own. Pupils are encouraged to develop their intellectual curiosity and to use their academic initiative thus instilling a sense of individual responsibility for their own futures and actions.

In the Senior School, we follow a combined British independent school curriculum and one common to international schools around the globe. This curriculum incorporates elements of the English National Curriculum but also allows highly skilled teachers to develop an appropriate curriculum for an independent school in an international environment. The whole course of study through the school is designed to develop pupils as independent and lifelong learners as well as encouraging a spirit of intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge both in and out of the classroom. This is achieved not only by what is studied in lessons but by formal prep time and links between academic and co-curricular opportunities.


The direct medium of instruction is English, but the study of Arabic, in addition to fluency in other languages, alongside an appreciation of related social and cultural issues, is a key element in the Repton academic programmes.

Year 9 provides a foundation course covering a large number of subjects, enabling our pupils to become familiar with new subjects, while preparing them to make their IGCSE choices.

In Years 10 and 11 pupils study for IGCSE in a wide variety of subjects. These are divided into core and option subjects giving pupils between nine and twelve IGCSE subjects to study during the two year course. In the Sixth Form, (Years 12 and 13), all pupils take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, recognised world-wide for its integrity and universal quality standard.