Curriculum

A CBSE curriculum designed and developed by the NCERT

The UIS offers students a 21st century education built on the strong principles and framework of Indian education.

  • Curriculum: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), designed and developed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi
  • English language medium
  • Curriculum enhanced with learning programmes that strengthen our enquiry-based learning
  • Digital resources are used for teacher and student collaboration
  • Project-based learning tasks provide problem solving situations in which the core outcome is to help students learn to think, collaborate, communicate and feel
  • Arabic language is taught and is compulsory for Muslim students in Islamic studies
  • UAE culture, heritage and cultural appreciation are taught and emphasised to our students

Early Years (KG 1 & KG 2)

Our main objective for the Kindergarten years is to help our young students develop their cognitive and motor skills. During these formative years, we give our young learners individual attention as they are introduced to school life in a friendly and stimulating atmosphere.

Subjects at the Kindergarten Level:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Studies

Music, Art and Craft, Physical Education and Sports activities are also woven into the curriculum. Students participate in fun-filled activities, including games, music, art and craft, story sessions, field trips, special weeks, assemblies and events.

Primary School – Grades I - IV

Our curriculum facilitates development of Foundational Literacies that cover Language Skills, ICT skills, Numeracy Skills, Financial Literacy, Cultural or Civic Literacy, as well as Scientific Literacy.

Subjects for Grades I to IV:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Environment Studies (Science + Social Studies)
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Science
  • Computer Science

The Middle School – Grades V - VIII

At our upper primary stage, integration of Science and Technology, bringing Mathematics closer to life and the introduction of integrated thematic approaches to teaching of Social Sciences, are some of the new elements of the curriculum.

  • Languages: emphasis is placed on developing all skills, such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and thinking in a balanced manner.
  • Science and Technology: the focus is on developing the key concepts which cut across all the disciplines of science and on encouraging learners to improvise simple equipment and design experiments.
  • Social Science: emphasis is placed on the processes of learning and developing academic and social skills rather than mere acquisition of facts.

The pace of academic demands is slowly accelerated and, while holistic growth is always the focus, our students are gradually prepared to accept challenges. Our students become aware of the need to set goals and have long-term objectives.

Subjects at the Middle School Level:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Social Studies
  • Islamic Studies / Moral Science
  • Malayalam / Hindi (choice of one from Grade 6. Until Grade 5 Hindi is the only II Language Option)
  • Arabic
  • Music, Art and Craft, Physical Education and Sports activities are included in the timetable to make sure that latent talents are developed.

The Secondary School – Grades IX & X

During these years, each student’s intellectual, aesthetic, physical and cultural growth is strengthened and extended to a foundation course that enables them to excel in the CBSE board examination. A smooth transition from childhood to adolescence progressively adds value to their primary education.

NOTE: The All India Secondary Examination, conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, is held at the end of Grade X.

Subjects offered in CBSE:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Science
  • Optional languages include Hindi and Malayalam
  • Arabic is a compulsory subject in Grades IX and X. A school based internal examination for Arabic is conducted in both the years. Islamic Studies examination is conducted for Muslim students in both the years.
  • Work Experience, Art Education and Physical Education classes as per CBSE requirements are also woven into the curriculum.

Senior Secondary

GEMS United Indian School has plans to naturally grow to offer Senior Secondary levels of education in the near future.