UAE School Guides

Surveys

Happiness in the UAE: What Draws & Keeps Residents

The WhichSchoolAdvisor.com  Happiness survey asked what is the single biggest thing…

International Boarding

Boarding Schools: How to Choose a Senior School

William Rees, a former head of Admissions at Eton College and now a consultant at My Tuto…

Parenting

Pre-School Role Play, How to Do It, And Why

As parents, we’re always trying to think of ways to make play meaningful for our ch…

University Preparation

Life After Exams... So, What To Do Next?

If I had been asked to describe what I expected to be feeling after finishing my final I…

Exam Preparation

Controversial Revision Advice - That Works

Every year, in the run up to their final exams, Year 13 students are bombarded with bookl…

International Boarding

Boarding Schools in the UK: Plan Early

William Rees, former Head of Admissions at Eton College and now a consultant at My Tutor…

Which Curriculum

IB and A' Levels: The Difference is The Student

In 2004 the American psychologist Barry Schwartz published a book called ‘The Paradox of…

University Preparation

Preschool Assessment: How to Prepare

You have decided that your children are ready to start pre-school, but how can you ensure…

Exam Preparation

Student Stress: How to Spot it, How to Manage it

Stress . A mere 30 years ago we hardly knew the word; now it is an accepted fact of life,…

Parenting

Noise: Cutting It Out of Your Child's Life

We live in a noisy world. Compared to a fifty years ago, our lives are conducted amid cons…

Choosing A School

UAE Schools: The 'Surprise' Inspection Debate

Most international school inspection regimes are like the UAE’s and “known”. This me…

Exam Preparation

Want Exam Success? Go to Sleep!

When pressed for time, one of the things we all readily give up on is sleep. It is almost…

Parenting

Pre-School Assessments: Is My Child Ready?

It’s already the beginning of May. We’re into the magical months for schools.…

Choosing A School

For Profit v.s. Not for Profit UAE Schools

In my twenty-five years of experience as an educationalist in the UAE there has never been…

Choosing A School

KHDA 2013/14 Dubai School Ratings in Full

School Name Curriculum 2013-2014 overall rating 2012-2013 overall rating …

Admissions

Transferring Schools in/to the UAE - The Rules

WhichSchoolAdvisor.com is frequently asked about the rules regarding switching and transf…

Choosing A School

Choosing a Nursery: How, and What to Look For

Nursery schools in the UAE, unless part of a larger school, are not yet subject to KHDA in…

Choosing A School

School Brands: Are You Getting 'The Real Thing'?

By Mark Atkins, Headmaster,  Foremarke School Dubai . I have no less than three Cartie…

Society

Dubai: Where to Live, A How To

Choosing where to live, not just in Dubai, but actually anywhere in the UAE, should be ba…

Exam Preparation

Eating Your Way to Academic Success

Study after study shows that what we eat affects our performance – affecting not only ho…

Choosing A School

UK Academic Boarding Schools at a Glance

If you are considering a UK boarding school , these are, presently, the country's top ach…

Parenting

Recycling: Educating Your Children To Respect the Planet

Recycling is regarded as a bit of a “nerdy” thing to do, the prerogative of the well-o…

University Preparation

Plagiarism: Playing Fair in the Academic 'Game'

When students decide to pursue their education at tertiary level, either at undergraduate …

Exam Preparation

Exam Time: A How-To Revise Guide

Such is the competitive nature of most school systems that examination outcomes become th…

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