2016-17: 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.
2016-17: Dubai's IB Diploma Schools
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GEMS Dubai American Academy 

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KHDA Rating: Outstanding 

Additional Ratings/Accreditations: CIS, NEASC, MEIBA

Published Results: Across the GEMS IB Schools the pass rate in 2016 was 92 percent and the average score 33

Programmes: Diploma

Additional Curriculum: US

32 Diploma Options: Biology, business and management, chemistry, computer science, design tech, economics, English A language, English A literature, environment and society, history, IT in global society, math studies, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, theatre, visual arts, Swedish A Literature, Spanish B, Spanish AB, Russian A literature, German A literature, French B, French AB,  Dutch A literature, Dutch B, Danish A literature, Arabic B, Afrikaa A literature, sports exercise science, business management.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Al Barsha, Dubai

Diploma Fees Per Annum: Dhs 80,640

Contact: here


2016 KHDA Analysis of the DP years
(In this report the KHDA DID NOT differentiate between the attainment of High school students and diploma programme students in their reporting, therefore it should be noted that the attainment mentioned is not specific to the Diploma programme)

English: Outstanding
In English, students’ skills of literary analysis were exceptionally well developed. They were able to read and critically analyze extracts from a wide range of demanding texts. They were able to explain the use and intended effects of different literary features. Students’ writing was reasoned and persuasive, conveying complex perspectives. They made relevant connections and references to contemporary events. Well-developed speaking and listening skills enabled students to engage in high quality, and well-informed, discussions on a range of topics. Outstanding progress continued the pattern of previous years.

Mathematics: Outstanding
In mathematics, most students in this phase attained levels that were significantly above international benchmarks. Grade 12 students performed extremely well, with over 99 percent exceeding international standards in their IB Diploma over a three-year period. Students with SEND also achieved well, making good progress.

Science: Outstanding
Students’ performance in science, in this phase, continued the recent trend of outstanding attainment and progress. The use of technology was commonplace and very well embedded, allowing students to conduct research on-line, submit work electronically and view and conduct virtual experiments. Knowledge was gained through sophisticated scientific working processes. Grade 11 physics students had an excellent understanding of wave behavior. Progress was rapid and at the conclusion of high school, students were very well prepared to move to their next stages in education.

Learning Skills in high School: Outstanding

Diploma Level Teaching for Effective Learning: Outstanding

Diploma Curriculum Quality: Outstanding



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