Arabic is the 5th most spoken native language in the world with well over 375 million speakers. The Arab region with its rapidly growing population provides a huge market for goods and services offering a variety of job options including journalism, business, education, finance, education, travel, and intelligence. Arabic is available to study beyond IGCSE and at many universities around the world.

The majority of Arab students will follow an Arabic first language IGCSE course alongside the MOE course. Upon successful completion of the examination in Y11, 12 or 13 students will receive IGCSE grade 9 to 3.

Some Non- Arab students will follow an Arabic Foreign Language IGCSE course alongside the MOE course. On successful completion of the course in Y11, 12 or 13 they will be awarded IGCSE grade 9 to 3.

There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who,thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.




Cambridge IGCSE (9–1) First Language Arabic offers candidates the opportunity to respond knowledgeably to a rich array of reading passages. Candidates will use some of these passages to inform and inspire their own writing, and write in a range of text types for different audiences.

The passages cover a range of genres and types, including fiction and non-fiction, and may also include other forms of writing, such as essays, reviews and articles.

Candidates are encouraged to become appreciative and critical readers and writers in Arabic

The KS4 Arabic Curriculum:

  • Enable students to communicate accurately, appropriately and effectively in writing
  • Enable students to understand and respond appropriately to what they read
  • Encourage students to enjoy and appreciate the variety of language
  • Complement the students’ other areas of study by developing skills of a more general application
  • Promote the students’ personal development and an understanding of themselves and others
  • KS5

    The KS5 Arabic Curriculum:

  • To develop the inspiration of all students
  • To have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Arabic-speaking world
  • To engage international students and give them skills that will support progression
  • To read and respond to material from a variety of sources
  • To make comparisons between texts
  • To construct and convey meaning in written language, matching style to audience and purpose
  • Head of Department - Mr. Magdi