The Creative British School is a thriving British School located in the centre of Musaffah’s commercial area. A member of the PACE education group, CBS offers high quality education to over a thousand students aged 3.8 to 18. The curriculum is modelled on the English National Curriculum and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams with The International Cambridge examination board.

The National curriculum of England is followed in Primary and ensures that all students receive the same high standards of education irrelevant of which class they are in. From grade 10, students study the IGCSE programme to complete their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and sit their final International examinations at the end of grade 11.

The Curriculum is divided into five parts: Kindergarten (KG1 & KG2), Primary (Grades 1 to 6), Secondary (Grades 7 to 9), IGCSE (Grades 10 & 11) and A-Level (Which we do not offer at the moment).

Offers a curriculum of skills and knowledge. We focus on Communication, Literacy, Mathematics, Physical development, Knowledge of the world around us, personal and social development and we also offer Arabic and Islamic lessons.


Our curriculum is carefully organised under themed topics which incorporate a range of subjects. Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 focus on English, Mathematics, Science, Arabic, Islamic, Civics/Social studies, Art and design, Geography, History, ICT and PE.


At Secondary students work towards acquiring the skills and knowledge to prepare for their IGCSEs. Students normally study around 10 subjects to give them a wide base of knowledge and skill acquisition. Subjects include English, Mathematics, combined sciences, Arabic, Islamic, Civics/social studies, French, Geography, History, ICT and PE.


IGCSE (The Ordinary level of GCSE certificate:
This is a two years course in which students study the course for two years (grade 9 and 10) culminating in International Examination completing the international General Certificate of Secondary Education Following Cambridge International curriculum. The board used is the Cambridge International Examination Board. The student sit for the IGCSE exams when they complete their second year of study (grade 10). There are two sessions June and November.
In line with the regulations and requirements of The Ministry of Education and Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, students must pass at least five IGCSE subjects (Math, English and physics) compulsory and two other subjects students can choose from (Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, ICT and Economics), thus the school offers varied chances to choose extra subjects to enable students join universities wherever they go. In addition to these subjects students must study Arabic and Islamic and pass the exams for these subjects to be promoted to the next level.


A Level (As level + A2 level):
This is the advanced level or programme of the GCSE qualification. After students complete their Ordinary level they do the A level course for 2 years (grade 11 - grade 12). The first year (grade 11) they do their AS Level in which they have to pass a minimum two subjects they choose from the subjects they studied at IGCSE level. In grade 12 students complete the subjects they studied in grade 11 with the A2 level.