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Appointments

Teaching in the UAE - Will it hurt or help my career?

Many people considering coming to the UAE will try to place their time in the country in…

University Preparation

UAE: Maintaining cultural identity

Many people come to the UAE with a timetable of "one to two years". In many, many cases th…

Choosing A School

UAE Speak: Education Acronyms

Acronyms and abbreviations, love them or hate them, they are now the norm, particularly in…

Finances And Funding

Financing Schooling in the UAE

If you're an expatriate in the UAE, chances are you're experience paid for private educat…

University Preparation

SATs - A Guide

What are SATs? The SAT is one of two admissions tests (the ACT being the other) required…

University Preparation

Key Dates: UK University Applications

A significant percentage of UAE students head off to universities in the United Kingdom - …

Choosing A School

WSA Reviews - How to Use Them

WSA strives to obtain the following information for each of its reviews: EXAM RESULTS:…

Choosing A School

Selective Schools – The ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Applying

Many parents in the Emirates choose to send their children to schools in their home count…

Which Curriculum

What are the Iowa Tests?

The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS), also known as the Iowa Tests, are standardized tes…

Which Curriculum

What is the Reggio Emilia Curriculum?

Reggio Emilia focuses on the educational importance of community and free inquiry (which …

Choosing A School

What Exactly is the Montessori Curriculum?

Note: In 1967, the US Patent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that "the term 'Mont…

Choosing A School

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the United Kingdom's statutory framework that s…

University Preparation

Get Rich List: UK University Millionaire Factories

If you and your child are motivated by money as well as academics, these are the top 10 UK…

International Boarding

A Student Writes: The Benefits of Boarding School

We’ve all read horror stories and seen tear-jerking documentaries about children ‘aba…

University Preparation

Advice: Preparing Teens for University

For teens who have never had to work a washing machine, cook a meal or change a bed sheet…

University Preparation

University: What UAE based Parents Should Know…

It used to be the dream of every parent to see their child go to University. Now it’s a…

SEN

Reading Recovery: What is it and How Can it Help?

Learning to read and write happens at a steady and incremental rate for many children in …

Exam Preparation

Private Tutors In UAE: Finding the Right One

Most parents in the UAE will agree that private tutoring has become the norm rather than a…

International Boarding

Boarding School: The Key Considerations

For many parents living and working as expatriates overseas, sending their child to board…

Finances And Funding

True Cost: Hidden School Fees Revealed

It’s not just the school fees that leave you with an empty wallet! Over and above …

Choosing A School

What to Look for When Visiting a School

You’ve done your online research, taken tips from other parents and now have your s…

Choosing A School

20 Questions You Need to Ask Visiting a School

As well as the observations you should make when visiting your child’s prospective …

Admissions

Is your Child Ready for School?

Your child is three, and in the eyes of the UAE old enough to go to school, entering FS1…

Parenting

5 Tips To Ease Your Child Into Year 7

Reaching the end of Year 6 can be a daunting time for your eleven year old. Mixed feeling…

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New Schools

World's First Blended Online, Physical School

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, King’s College online is being launched wi…

Society

Playful Learning: Covid's Impact on Early Years

Most parents will know by now that young child learn best in a play-based curriculum. A y…

Society

Finally! Dubai Nurseries Begin to Reopen

Nurseries in Dubai are once again busy with the sounds of happy children as they begin to…

School Performance

Students Get "Extra" 3-Weeks for A' Level, GCSEs

A-level and GCSE exams for 2021 are scheduled to go ahead next summer but with a three we…

Courses & Curricula

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award: What's In It for You?

The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award has it all; the blisters, putting up a tent i…

Courses & Curricula

IB Exams 2020-21: What You Need To Know

The Covid-19 pandemic continues, and it has been nearly a year of disruption to learning,…

Secondary Schools

Mock Exams to be 'Plan B' for A Levels, GCSEs

‘Rigorous’ mock A level and GCSE exams are to be held this winter as part of…

Society

Nurseries Reopening: The Long Wait Continues

Nurseries in Dubai have been closed since 1st March. With no formal financial relief pack…

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