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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GEMS Modern Academy/ Dubai Modern High School 

Dubai Modern Academy

KHDA Rating: Outstanding 

Additional Ratings/Accreditations: Council for the Indian School Certificate Exams

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

Programmes: Diploma (plus a bridge programme from April to June to assist those changing curricula)

Additional Curriculum: Indian

15 Diploma Options: visual arts, Spanish AB, psychology, physics, mathematics, French B, French AB, environment and society, English A literature, English A language, economics, computer science, chemistry, business management and biology.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Nad Al Hamar, Dubai

Diploma Fees Per Annum:  Dhs 49,011

Contact: here


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
External measures and international benchmarks indicated high performance in English across the school and culminating in this phase. Students could share their thoughts and ideas in sophisticated discussions. They showed that they were able to make mature connections with real life events. In their written work, students evaluated how authors achieved their effects through the use of linguistic, structural and presentational devices. Their writing was reasoned and persuasive, often creatively conveying complex perspectives appropriately and with sensitivity when dealing with controversial issues. Boys and girls performed similarly and continued to make outstanding progress. Students with SEND were making very good progress.

Mathematics: Outstanding
In mathematics, by Grade 12, examination results and external benchmarking data indicated outstanding attainment. Students could understand a wide range of mathematical concepts include many that were relevant to everyday life, for example annuities and compound interest. They could use normal probability distributions. Their problem-solving skills were enhanced by their knowledge and use of advanced calculus. Their knowledge and skills were well above the curriculum expectations. Boys and girls achieved similarly. High levels of performance were maintained in lessons and over time because the different groups of students made consistent progress. For most groups progress was outstanding. Students with SEND were making very good progress.

Science: Outstanding
As in English and mathematics, standards and rates of progress in science were high when measured against external examination results and international benchmarks. Students in science had developed effective enquiry and investigation skills. They were able to hypothesise and then develop investigations to test their hypotheses based on their knowledge and understanding. Their knowledge and skills were well above the curriculum expectations. Overall progress was outstanding; that of students with SEND was very good or better.

Learning Skills in the DP: Outstanding

Diploma Level Teaching for Effective Learning: Outstanding

Diploma Curriculum Quality: Outstanding



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