UAE School Guides

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…

University

University, and Parent Fears

It is fairly easy to place yourself in the position of a student and to understand his or…

University

University: Parent's Pay, But Don't Decide

So you're going to spend tens of thousands of dirhams on it, you will be the primary sour…

University

UAE Schools Fall Short on University Guidance

UAE schools are falling short when it comes to providing their students the information a…

University

UAE Universities Failing to Make the Grade

UAE universities are not winning over students from the UAE because they fail to offer st…

University

Students Failed Before Arrival at University?

Students from the UAE are not being prepared for the freedoms - academic or otherwise - o…

Parenting

'Teach Children Good Manners', Kill 'Entitlement'

Manners – the very word conjures up vaguely unpleasant associations. We have all, at one…

University Preparation

Oxbridge Admissions: No Conspiracy, It's Just Hard

Which School Advisor recently overheard one of Dubai's top schools claiming, privately, …

University Preparation

Students: How To Keep Safe When You Leave UAE

Come September, the month of new beginnings also brings with it many new challenges – es…

Admissions

A Dubai Diary: Getting a Dubai School Place...

This is one person's experience on her trials and tribulations on how to get a Dubai scho…

Which Curriculum

International Baccalaureate vs. A Level: What's Best?

As parents we want to provide the best for our children, but this is getting increasingly …

Parenting

After School Activities - An Abundance of Riches?

The choice of “after school activities” for children aged 3 – 18 abound…

Admissions

Dubai School Admissions - Secrets Revealed

Once you have applied for a place (or places) at the schools of your choice, it is unders…

Parenting

Tackling Naughty Head On: Behaviour Management

It’s that dreaded moment when the school call you in to announce that your child is…

University Preparation

'To Tutor Or Not To Tutor': The Parent's Dilemma

If you ever get into conversation with mothers of children in Dubai, the topic of “tutor…

Parenting

Academic Success: Reading to Your Child

The diversity in entertainment available to children nowadays is nothing short of - well …

Choosing A School

Disclosing Your Child's Problems to a New School

So your child has problems. You have been through some assessments and treatments, been gi…

SEN

Special Needs: Focus on What Your Child Can Do

I have been asked many times during my career as a teacher, special needs teacher, princip…

University Preparation

Cambridge Interview: What to Expect

The Cambridge Interview: The preparation Mara Westley is a former student a…

Admissions

Abu Dhabi Schools Admissions Information

Note this page has now been superseded with admissions information on reviews pages itsel…

Parenting

Tips on How to Help Your Child Succeed

There are no hard and fast rules for making students succeed, argues guest writer Micha…

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