High School

The Multinational School Riyadh aims to offer its students an educational experience that will equip them with all the lifelong learning skills they would need to become successful citizens in the 21st Century. Entering the High School brings with it many different opportunities and challenges. The courses we offer will help our students prepare for the next level of their education.

For more information on our each of our High School courses and areas , please download our High School Options Booklets. These booklets provide a curriculum overview, recent student results, student expectations and detail the learning outcomes under each subject.

Should you require any further information please contact our High School Principal Peter Heron, our Deputy Principal Ann Philip (Years 9-12) or our Assistant Principal Vai Mahutariki (Years 6-8).

Year 6-8 Prospectus

Our Cambridge Lower Secondary Framework offers a flexible curriculum that we develop to suit our Multinational Student needs. We have a curriculum framework for each of the core subjects – English, English as a second language, mathematics, humanities and science; as well as other languages, the arts, and physical education – providing a clear teaching structure. We also use a variety integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress.

Each curriculum framework is designed to engage learners in an active and creative learning journey. We have a clear focus on critical thinking, working together, solving problems, and communicating effectively and creatively.

The curriculum takes into account the different ways that children learn, it supports innovative teaching and learning activities and promotes a “hands on” child-centred environment. The curriculum assists us in meeting the multicultural needs of our students. Throughout the curriculum there is specific material that caters for the needs of students that have English as a second or third language. The Curriculum also supports special needs children to meet the learning outcomes of Multinational School.

Yrs 6-8 English Humanities Maths Science IT Languages Art Music Drama or Dance PE MOE EVENTS
Lessons per fortnight 9 7 9 9 2 4 2 2 1 3 1 1

Year 9-10 IGCSE Prospectus

Cambridge IGCSE is the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-15 year olds, leading to globally recognised and valued Cambridge IGCSE qualifications.

Schools worldwide have helped develop Cambridge IGCSE, which provides excellent preparation for the Cambridge Advanced stage including Cambridge A/AS Levels and as well as other progression routes. It incorporates the best in international education for learners at this level. It develops in line with changing needs, and is regularly updated and extended. Cambridge IGCSE teachers can draw on excellent resources, training and advice from subject experts.

Yrs 9-10 English Maths IGCSE OPTIONS (ABCDE) Non Examination
A B C D E IT, PE or ARTS MOE EVENTS
Lessons per fortnight 11 9 6 6 6 6 6 2 1 1

Year 11-12 A-Level Prospectus

The Multinational High School Diploma aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help create a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. Students completing the program will gain the necessary foundation for further university studies upon high school completion. Subjects in the HS Diploma program are based on the International Baccalaureate standard level curriculum and the American Diploma curriculum.


Cambridge International A/AS Levels and Edexcel are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. They are taken in over 125 countries and offer a choice of 60 different subjects. Some US universities give up to a year’s credit as a result. Every year, thousands of A Level students gain places at the best universities worldwide.

Yrs 11/12 A-LEVELS Non Examination
A B C D LIFE SKILLS MOE EVENTS IT, PE or ARTS
Lessons per fortnight 12 12 12 12 2 1 1 2

Year 11-12 Diploma

Yrs 11/12 English Maths Science Humanities Life Skills MOE Psychology or IT Events Business or ART PE/ Stem/ Drama
Lessons per fortnight 10 10 9 9 2 1 4 1 4 4

Curriculum Overview

Entering the High School brings with it many different opportunities and challenges. The courses we offer help our students prepare for the next level of their education.We hope students make the most of their opportunities. We have a proven track record of supporting students to help them fulfil their potential.

Students in the High School must have a responsible attitude towards their studies. They play a key role to play in maintaining our school ethos and reputation and set an example for Primary students. High School students need to balance their work demands with their personal life, but they will be supported. We have high expectations of our students to develop their academic and personal strengths to help them succeed in the future.

If you need further information on the Cambridge International Examinations pathways the documents below will give you information in both English and Arabic. There is also a short presentation which will also provide guidance.