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Lower School

Admissions Lower School

At this level, the curriculum is designed to give students a broad exposure to a wide variety of subjects and to develop their learning skills. All students study the following subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Arabic
  • French or Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • UAE Social Studies
  • Islamic Studies (for Muslim students)
  • Music
  • PE
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Computer Science


In Year 9, students will have the option to study Latin. In Year 9, all students start their GCSE study in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In addition, all students will undertake Personal, Social and Health Education in the form of Enrichment Days.


Extra-curricular art

Over 200 activities

Dubai College offers an extensive range of extra-curricular activities, and we currently offer over 200 distinct lunchtime and after school activities each week.  Although participation in these activities is not compulsory, it is highly recommended and well over 95% of our students do choose to take on at least one extra-curricular activity each week.

Extra-curricular activities

House Programme

House Programme

 A rich full house programme

The House competition is one of the enduring traditions of Dubai College.  Every student that has passed through the school will have been a member of one of our four houses, which are all named after famous pioneers and explorers:

The House Programme

Dubai College Beginner Band

Digital Skills

The digital skills curriculum has been designed to provide Year 7 & 8 with a range of creative and practical skills.  The skills can then be leveraged by subjects from across the wider curriculum.

Girls Out Loud

Girls Out Loud is a 12-month mentoring programme with the aim of empowering girls to have a positive sense of self, to set personal boundaries, use their initiative and to believe they are worth more.

Lower School Team

Our pastoral team is led by Mr Martin Woolley, Head of Lower School. He is supported by the Heads of Year, Form Tutors and Student Services Department. 

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