RAK Academy Secondary School
P O Box 975
Ras al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971 (0)7 2362441
Fax: +971 (0)7 2362445
Welcome to Ras Al Khaimah Academy: Secondary School
RAK Academy Secondary School is a growing school. It provides pupils with a genuinely welcoming start to the next stage of their education. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the diverse needs of our students by taking account of good educational practice from around the world both in planning the content of our curriculum and also in assisting our continuing search for the most effective methods of presenting this to our pupils.
In Years 7 and 8 and 9, we teach the modified version of the English National Curriculum of England and Wales and our pupils take the Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations (replacing the SATS) in Mathematics, English and Science at the end of Year 9. In Years 10 and 11, students study I/GCSE courses and are entered for the final examinations at the end of Year 11. In Years 12 and 13, students follow the IB Diploma Programme or the GCE AS and A levels. All students are taught Arabic and we follow the syllabi set by the Ministry of Education. There are separate classes for Arabic and non-Arabic speakers. All Muslim students are taught Islamic studies.
In a purposeful and busy day, teaching is organised into regular subject periods, with a daily homework programme which is monitored by the form tutor. The academic life of the school is supported by an active pastoral team who work hard to ensure that all pupils are able to benefit from their life in the secondary school.
Within each lesson, cultural awareness is promoted throughout the curriculum. Subject departments provide a varied programme of delivery with teachers delivering lessons using a variety of teaching styles and differentiated activities, which ensure that all students access the curriculum, and are inspired to reach their full potential.
Parents are kept regularly informed of pupils' progress by a combination of Parents' Evenings, assessment reports and student diaries. Parents may also request for meetings to discuss progress.
Success is measured not only in academic achievement but also in terms of growth in maturity; a respect for the individual; and the development of social awareness, self-discipline and motivation. The secondary school promotes an environment in which it is considered natural to help and support others within the school and give service to the wider community.
Activity does not stop with the normal school day. Indeed we encourage all pupils to participate in the extra-curricular activities. RAK Academy provides many varied opportunities for extra-curricular activities and the vast majority of the students take part in at least two activities per week.
Children's awareness of world issues is raised through participation in charity events such as Shoebox Appeal, Environmental Week and Charity Day to name but a few; their local community spirit is heightened by the participation in local beach clean-up activities and visits to the local hospital. The International Award for Years 10+ students encourages students to become involved in such activities to develop their social, musical and sporting skills.
We value the partnership between parents and school and see the education children as a joint venture. Therefore, we will keep parents informed of their progress and achievements and suggest ways in which they can meaningfully engage in their continuous improvement.
If you have any questions or would like any additional information then please do not hesitate to contact the school. We will be delighted to provide you with the details you require. If possible, do come and see the school at first hand. We will be delighted to welcome you.
Head of Secondary