Students at GES have their first taste of Business Studies through the BEAD programme, a rotation of Drama, Business Studies, Accounting and Economics.

Business is a popular option choice for students in Year 9. In Years 10 and 11 students work towards the Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies syllabus which aims to develop learners' understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence.

Learners not only study business concepts and techniques but also enhance related skills such as numeracy and enquiry. The syllabus provides both a foundation for further study at Cambridge International AS Level and an ideal preparation for the world of work.

  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Business Studies

Introduction to Accounting 

Accounting is the language of business and it is "the process of identifying, measuring and communicating economic information to permit informed judgments and decisions by users of information."

Accounting is essential to the recording and presentation of business activities in the form of business accounts. 

Accounting involves:

  • Recording business transactions in financial terms
  • Reporting financial information to the owner of the business and other interested parties
  • Advising the owner and other parties how to use the financial reports to assess the past performance of the business and to make decisions for the future.

Businesses need to record financial transactions in the form of business accounts for very practical reasons: 

  • They need to quantify items such as sales, expenses and profit
  • They need to present these figures in a meaningful way to measure the success of the business 

In short, without accounting a business will cease to exist and will not be able to identify how much sales it has made and how much expenses it has incurred during the year.

Career Paths:

  • Auditing
  • Financial Accountant
  • Management Accountant
  • Working in an Accounting Firm
  • Setting up own business
  • Bookkeeper
  • Sales/Purchase Ledger Clerk
  • Financial Analyst

Welcome to the Gulf English School Secondary Information and Communication Technology Department.

AT GES we consider that ICT is the learning and teaching tool of the 21st century. By teaching pupils using ICT, we are not only helping them learn better; we are preparing them for a workplace and world already dominated by the computer!

Within the department we deliver ICT to all pupils in years 7and 8 covering the key skills of computer use. After this program of study the students can decide to take options to continue ICT or Computer Science at IGCSE.

They then can choose after completion of IGCSE to continue through AS and A2 levels.

This past academic year the ICT department, in conjunction with the Math department took part in the World Math Day Challenge, which involved some 20,000 participating schools from across the world. The students competed against other students from other schools in a real time challenge, where the students could see their results online and live.

In the future we shall be competing in similar events to encompass other curriculum areas.

We firmly believe that learning should not only be productive for the student but fun as well!
Incorporating ICT and multimedia resources into lessons is a great way to engage pupils – using technologies, devices and applications that they already enjoy using and will use for the rest of their lives!

A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world.

Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.

The core of computing is Computer Science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming.

Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use Computing to create programs, systems and a range of content.

Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through Computing and Information and Communication Technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Computer science is the study of the foundational principles and practices of computation and computational thinking and their application in the design and development of computer systems.

Learning computational thinking involves learning to program, that is to write computer code, because this is the means by which computational thinking is expressed.

Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science enables learners to

  • develop an interest in computing and to gain confidence in computational thinking and programming.
  • develop their understanding of the main principles of problem-solving using computers.

Learners apply their understanding to develop computer-based solutions to problems using algorithms and a high-level programming language. They also develop a range of technical skills, as well as the ability to test effectively and to evaluate computing solutions.

Students at GES have their first taste of Business Studies through the BEAD programme, a rotation of Drama, Business Studies, Accounting and Economics.

Business is a popular option choice for students in Year 9. In Years 10 and 11 students work towards the Cambridge IGCSE Business Studies syllabus which aims to develop learners' understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence.

Learners not only study business concepts and techniques but also enhance related skills such as numeracy and enquiry. The syllabus provides both a foundation for further study at Cambridge International AS Level and an ideal preparation for the world of work.