Why study Arabic?

As an independent Islamic school we are fortunate to be able to create a bespoke curriculum that caters to both secular subjects and Islamic education.

One subject that crosses both sides is Arabic as a Modern Foreign Language. Whilst we also teach Quran and Tafseer, Modern Arabic is taught from the early years of Nursery and Reception right through to GCSE. With Arabic being the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world, it is also the official language of over 20 countries and there are well over 375 million native speakers of the language. It is also an official language of the United Nations, the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union.

#OurNorthRoad Secondary students have taken well to their Arabic Pre-GCSE course where they have been learning how to communicate information about themselves, their family and their friends. They have learnt different vocabulary, including adjectives, pronouns and sentences on how to describe physical appearances and personality. There have been numerous exciting pieces of writing produced and consistent progress have been made.

Our GCSE students have been learning about ‘My Holiday’, a topic of interest possessing rich content and students have been expressing their ideas and experiences both in writing and in speaking الحمد لله

Learning Arabic at GCSE provides opportunities for further study as there are numerous reputable universities now offering Arabic courses such as Oxford, St Andrews, Warwick and Manchester to name a few. Those who study Arabic can find careers in a variety of fields: journalismbusiness and industry, educationfinance and banking, translation and interpretationconsulting, foreign service and intelligence, and many others إن شاء الله تعالى