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
By C Hoppe
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 Emirates International School 

Emirates International School Jumeirah

KHDA Rating: Good 

Additional Ratings/Accreditations: N/A

Published Results: In 2015 93% of the cohort passed the Diploma while the average score was 33

Programmes: PYP,  MYP, Diploma, CP

Additional Curriculum: British

34 Diploma Options: biology, business management, chemistry, computer science, economics, English A language, English A literature, English B, film, geography, history, IT in global society, math studies, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, theatre, visual arts, Urdu A literature, Spanish B, Spanish AB, Korean A literature, Italian B, Italian AB, French B, French AB, Chinese A literature, Arabic B, Arabic AB, Environment and society, German B, Persian A literature.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Umm Al Sheif, Dubai

Diploma Fees Per Annum:  Dhs 71,702

Contact: here


2016 KHDA Analysis of the DP years

English: Outstanding
In English, students’ attainment and progress were outstanding, with most students attaining levels above international standards. Their speaking and listening skills were highly developed. Students were able to express their ideas very clearly in small and larger groups, and in planned and spontaneous situations. Students engaged with a wide range of literary genres, analysing and responding with perceptive, personalised commentary. For example, they conducted deep discussions on relationships and the themes in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Their extended writing was well-structured and showed clear lines of reasoning and projection of students' individual voices as authors. Different groups of students made excellent progress against curriculum expectations.

Mathematics: Very Good
In mathematics, a large majority of students had secure knowledge of statistics, functions and basic calculus. They could confidently apply their skills when answering examination questions. The performances of standard level students were above the curriculum expectations, while higher level students attained outcomes that were in line with expectations. Students made very good progress in acquiring analytical skills and in their ability to apply multiple concepts to unknown situations.

Science: Very Good
Students' attainment in science was very good, with the large majority achieving Level 5 or better. A large proportion of students studied biology and their results were outstanding. However, despite students having a good grasp of concepts covered, test results for chemistry and physics were less well developed. For example, students could design an investigation to test the validity of a formula in physics and calculate the molar mass of an acid using volumetric analysis in chemistry. Overall, a large majority of students made better than expected progress in both lessons and examinations.

Learning Skills in the DP: Outstanding

Diploma Level Teaching for Effective Learning: Very Good

Diploma Curriculum Quality: Outstanding

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