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Arabic and Islamic Studies

Arabic and Islamic Studies

In accordance with the Ministry of Education’s prescribed curriculum, both the Arabic Language and Islamic Studies are a compulsory part of the VISS curriculum.

Arabic Language

We offer two types of Arabic courses as prescribed by the Ministry of Education to our diverse range of students: 

  • Regular Arabic Courses: Arabic is offered as a compulsory language up to Grade 12 for all native 

  • This is compulsory for all Arabic Native speakers up to Grade 12

  • Special Arabic Courses: This course is for students who have never studied Arabic as a language.

  • This subject is for those children who will study Arabic as a non-native  speakers up to Grade 12

  • All Arabic courses are taught using a similar range of engaging methods and strategies as used in other subjects


Islamic Studies

While optional for non-Muslim students, Islamic Education is compulsory for all Muslim students at all levels and is taught by highly qualified, carefully selected teachers. Islamic Education is taught in Arabic for the native Arabic speakers and in English when the class consists of non-Arabic speaking students or a combination of Arabic and non-Arabic speaking students. 


Ministry Subjects Frameworks: Available in Arabic only 

Social Studies

In line with UAE national priorities, VISS students study UAE social studies curriculum from Prep to grade 9,The objective of the course is to provide students with in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding in history, geography and civics, which emphasise the links and relationships between diverse groups, people, science and society.


Students will contribute, as responsible citizens and residents of the UAE, to the building of a cohesive society that is inclusive of all, while preserving the UAE culture, heritage and traditions. The students will deepen their sense of national responsibility, which will enable them to convert those national values into daily practice.


There are two separate curriculums: UAE social and national studies for Arabs and UAE social studies for non-Arabs.



Moral Education

The moral education initiative was launched under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. This course is designed to deliver meaningful lessons to all age groups encouraging students to build their own learning and experiences over the course of their schooling in the UAE.


The moral education program covers four pillars: Character and morality, the individual and the community, civic studies and cultural studies. Moral Education teachers in collaboration with parents and other stakeholders go beyond textbooks and classroom teaching, providing students with engaging educational experience that include informal learning methods such as field trips and community initiatives and projects.

Moral Education curriculum can be taught in Arabic or English.




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