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 Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis 

GEMS Wellington Academy

KHDA Rating: Very Good (previously rated Good)

Additional Ratings/Accreditations: BSO Rating- Good

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

Programmes: Diploma

Additional Curriculum: British

25 Diploma Options: biology, business and management, English A language, English A literature, environment and society, film, geography,  maths studies, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, visual arts, Spanish AB, French B, French AB, Arabic B, theatre, Spanish B, Mandarin AB, IT in global society, economics, design tech, computer science and business management.

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Silicon Oasis, Dubai

Diploma Fees Per Annum:  Dhs 79,185

Contact: here


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: Outstanding
Students' attainment in English was outstanding and well above the International Baccalaureate (IB) averages. Students had very well-developed skills of reflection and analysis. They articulated their views
confidently. Virtually all students were able to extract information from challenging texts. They were able to compare and contrast the work of different authors and used persuasive analyses to support reasoned points of view. Appropriate use was made of references to quotations and sources of evidence. They understood how variations in language, form and context can shape meanings in speech and writing. On extended writing tasks, most students made accurate reference to texts and sources. They drafted, edited and evaluated the effectiveness of their own writing, guided by their understanding of the assessment criteria. Students made outstanding progress.

Mathematics: Good
In mathematics, the majority of students made better than expected progress, although attainment levels of most students in external examinations were only in line with expected national and international expectations. There were regular opportunities to develop inquiry, investigation, critical thinking, discussion and problem solving skills. Students enjoyed manipulating advanced mathematics. They were also engaged in higher order thinking and reasoning within supportive environments. The competent and effective use of technology, including graphic calculators, was a strong learning skill. In lessons and their recent work, such as the IB internal assessments, all groups of students made good progress in achieving the learning objectives.

Science: Very Good
In science, students' mastery of scientific concepts was very good across the curriculum standards. Students engaged in higher order thinking and reasoning within supportive environments. This was particularly the case in the laboratories during practical work. All groups of students made very good progress in their abilities to apply newly acquired knowledge and understanding. 

Learning Skills Post 16: Outstanding

Post 16 Teaching for Effective Learning: Very Good

Post 16 Curriculum Quality: Outstanding



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