Arabic High School

Arabic High School

Arabic High School Curriculum

The Arabic section of the High School is not yet operational as SBEC tries to ensure a ‘slow but sure’ progression from ECD, to Junior School and eventually to High School.   Since the Arabic section was recently opened, students have been admitted at the foundation level as a way of building a strong Islamic foundation for them.  The first batch of ECD pupils graduated to the Junior School in 2014.  However, as students gradually progress to the High School, they will follow the National and International (Cambridge) programs, in addition to their Islamic and Arabic programs.  Students will learn 14 subjects in the first 3 years of high school (Forms 1,2 and 3), namely:

  • English
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Art & Design
  • Design & technology
  • Physical Education
  • Public Speaking
  • Qur’anic Studies
  • Arabic Studies
  • Islamic Studies

Once the students progress into forms 4, 5 and 6, the subjects they learn are divided into three streams; Arts, Science and Commerce.These  include:


  • Physics,
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Additional/Pure Mathematics
  • Sociology
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Economics


A selection of the above subjects is learnt (depending on the stream a student chooses), in addition to some of the core subjects (Maths, English, Arabic etc.) covered in the first three years of high school.


Students are registered for the Cambridge IGCSE examination at form 5, from where they will proceed to the Advanced Levels (Form 6 & 7)


SBEC hopes to produce holistically nurtured bilingual students who have acquired a solid foundation to shine in post-secondary or University education.  Furthermore, SBEC aims to produce competent citizens who will add great value for national and international development, while respecting and upholding the values, cultures and traditions of their respective countries and the world at large.