Darul Uloom Dewsbury Curriculum Design

Curriculum Aims

Our curriculum serves the aims of Darul Uloom Dewsbury which endeavours to work on the following: 

  • Transform the educational achievement of our young people.
  • Elevate the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation – from all backgrounds – to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and professions.
  • Lead a drive based on rigour and high expectations designed to improve standards.
  • Mould pupils into active British citizens, with a sense of responsibility for their actions.
  • Encourage pupils’ social participation within their community.
  • Promote the development and nurturing of young leaders.
  • Give pupils a practical and more successful understanding of their rights and responsibilities in society.
  • Allow pupils to develop their individuality.
  • Promote the physical and mental development of pupils.
  • Empower pupils with the necessary skills and abilities to play a full and inclusive role within society, consistent and comfortable with their beliefs and principles.
  • Fulfil school and statutory requirements.
  • To support the mission, vision and values & Ethos of the Institute.

Curriculum intent 

Pupils will follow a curriculum which intentionally builds on prior knowledge, skills and concepts. The curriculum is sequentially ordered to ensure secure understanding at one point is deliberately built on in future units and year groups. It is designed to ensure that there is depth and breadth to the knowledge, skills and concepts pupils are taught to avoid insecure and superficial understanding that would inhibit secure progress. It ensures that pupils are well prepared to study higher-order content that allows them to access the highest levels of attainment. The curriculum is also designed to ensure pupils can confidently use subject vocabulary and terminology.

The curriculum of Darul Uloom Dewsbury recognises that all knowledge is sacred and worthy of pursuit and that learning is a lifelong tradition in Islam.  

By providing a holistic education, in a spiritual environment, underpinned by divine principles, the Institute of Islamic Education aims to create and nurture accomplished individuals, who will go on to make positive contributions to the communities in which they live.

The Institute’s curriculum is designed to foster thought, curiosity and a desire for learning in all students, regardless of their backgrounds, strengths and needs.  The curriculum should be a gateway to opportunity and a knowledge-based vibrant community in the United Kingdom and beyond. It must also reflect national policy and priorities. need to be educated citizens, and also helps to create an appreciation of human creativity and achievement

The curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider Institute curriculum.

Curriculum Subject

  • A Level Religious Studies
  • A Level Urdu
  • A Level Arabic

Islamic Sciences and Arabic literature (Darse Nizami)

  • Arabic Language
  • Arabic Literature
  • Arabic Etymology
  • Arabic Syntax
  • Jurisprudence 
  • Phonetics
  • Logic
  • Rhetorical Studies
  • Islamic Inheritance 
  • Exegesis  
  • Quran Tafseer
  • Sihah Sittah