The Arabic Department plays an important role in the academic life of the school. Arabic and religion are taught to a high standard following the ministry syllabus. The Arabic department teaches reading, writing and spoken Arabic. There is a special programme of Arabic language for foreign students and another for foreign students in Islamic studies. Arabic children have Arabic lessons from Reception. Non-Arabic speakers begin learning the language in Year One. All students are encouraged towards the GCSE/IGCSE Arabic language exams. Native speakers are prepared for the Ministry of Education High School Examination in their final year to facilitate entry to Kuwait University. The Arabic department also provides a one year ‘A’ level Arabic language programme for Year 11 students. Students, especially those joining Egyptian Universities are encouraged to join the demanding IGCSE first language Arabic class. GES Arabic teachers have been involved in an intensive training course with the inspectors from the UK. Arabic Arabic for Foreigners Content will be available soon. Content will be available soon.