2016-2017: Dubai's IB Diploma Schools

If you're planning the IB Diploma (IBDP) for your child, then you need to know which schools offer the most effective teaching, which are the most cost-effective and which achieve the all important results.
2016-2017: Dubai's IB Diploma Schools
By C Hoppe
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Jumeirah English Speaking School Arabian Ranches 



KHDA Rating:Outstanding 

Additional Ratings/Accreditation: BSME

Published Results: In 2015, 79 students sat the diploma programme and of these 77 passed with an average point score of 35. The average point score achieved by students in each IB subject was 5.8 (out of 7) and over a half of students achieved more than 35 points.

Programmes: Diploma

Additional Curriculum: British

29 Diploma Options: biology, business management, chemistry, design tech, economics, English A language, English A literature, environment and society, geography, history, IT in global society, maths studies, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, sports exercise science, theatre, visual arts, business management, Spanish B, Spanish AB, French B, Arabic B, Arabic AB, Afrikaa A literature, French AB, Dutch A literature.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Arabian Ranches, Dubai

Diploma Fees Per Annum:  Dhs 86,006

Contact: here

 

KHDA Analysis of the DP years

English: Outstanding
In English, all students in Year 13, exhibited excellent language skills. Most students demonstrated a very sophisticated technical knowledge of English, which they used to engage in meaningful discussions on literature. The level of dialogue and interaction when discussing the texts of Jane Eyre and the Great Gatsby, for example, were at an exceptionally high level. Students engaged collaboratively through peer review and student-led learning to draw comparative links between texts.

Mathematics: Outstanding
Attainment and progress were outstanding as evidenced by the confidence shown by most students in manipulating advanced mathematics, higher order thinking and reasoning. Examination results in the IB Diploma had been outstanding over the last three years, with levels above the world averages. These results reflected the consistently high quality teaching that students received. Students of all abilities were supported and challenged to achieve optimum results Lessons were conducted in highly encouraging learning environments, which included the integration of technology as a learning tool and  the regular use of real life contexts to link curriculum areas and bring the subject alive. As a result, students thoroughly enjoyed their mathematics lessons.

Science: Outstanding
In all science subjects, attainment and progress were above curriculum standards and world averages, and had been for the previous three years. Biology, at the higher level, was the most successful in exceeding international expectations. The large majority of students consistently met or exceeded their target levels. Progress in lessons was outstanding because students were consistently challenged and supported by teachers with excellent subject knowledge and questioning skills. In a Year 12 biology lesson for example, students were very well supported in researching areas to investigate as personal projects.

Learning Skills in the DP: Outstanding

Diploma Level Teaching for Effective Learning: Outstanding

Diploma Curriculum Quality: Outstanding

 

 

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