KHDA Rating: Outstanding
Additional Ratings/Accreditations: BSO Rating- Outstanding
Published Results: Unpublished
Additional Curriculum: British
31 Diploma Options: biology, business management, chemistry, design tech, economics, English A literature, environment and society, geography, history, IT in global society, maths studies, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, sports exercise science, theatre, visual arts, Spanish B, Spanish AB, Russian B, German B, French B, French AB, Arabic B, Arabic AB, Mandarin AB, German AB, English A language, Chinese B, business management.
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Nad Al Sheba, Dubai
Diploma Fees Per Annum: Dhs 100,759
2016 KHDA Analysis of the DP years: The KHDA report does not differentiate the Diploma programme from 'post 16' therefore we have published the results for this group, rather than the diploma programme specifically.
English: Very Good
Attainment in English was very good and above the IB standard. Students’ skills of literary and textual analysis were very well developed. They could compare and contrast the work of different authors and used persuasive analyses to support a reasoned point of view. This was evident, for example, in a high quality discussion of the representation of social class and gender in Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’. The large majority of students expressed their
views confidently and listened intently to the views of others. Students understood how variations in language, form and context shape and change meanings in speech and writing. Students could evaluate the effectiveness of their own extended writing, guided by their understanding of the assessment criteria.
In mathematics, a large majority of students attained above international and national standards in the IB. High standards had been maintained in recent years. In lessons and in their recent work, a large majority of students had levels of knowledge, skills and understanding that were above curriculum standards. Students’ progress from IGCSE to IB was outstanding. Students could analyse data from several sources or unfamiliar
representations to solve multi-step problems. Some understood mathematical modeling as applied in probability and statistics. Others could apply proof of logarithms confidently and could determine strategies, as well as execute techniques, to formulate quality solutions to more complex examination questions.
Science: Very Good
In science, attainment and progress were very good when compared with international and curriculum standards. Students extended and consolidated important ideas in science, such as photosynthesis, by analysing leaf pigments and understanding more deeply how light drives plant nutrition. Students were increasingly able to apply their learning and use mathematics to add precision and detail, for example when learning about levers and forces in a range of complex contexts. A minority of students rose only slowly to the demands of this course because of their weaker independent learning skills and less secure knowledge about real-life applications of science.
Learning Skills Post 16: Outstanding
Post 16 Teaching for Effective Learning: Outstanding
Post 16 Curriculum Quality: Outstanding