1st = British School Al Khubairat
One of the few schools that can top Dubai College in terms of exam results despite it being non-academically selective, 2014 saw excellent A' Level and GCSE results. At A Level 8.8% of all results was an A* grade, 25.8% an A, 29.2% a B, and 21.5% a C. Less that 10% of results were D or lower. If that were not impressive enough, at GCSE, 29.2% of results were A*, 35.1% an A, 27.9% a B and 12.8% a C. Only 4% of exam results were lower than a C grade.
Perhaps it comes as no surprise then that for many this is the best British school in the capital. It has history - it is not too far of its first 50 years, it gets results, and it develops the human - it is not just an examination machine. As our review notes, the school "claims to be a “centre of excellence for music and performing arts in the region”. It offers lessons in more than 20 instruments as well as voice coaching; has “numerous instrumental ensemble and choral groups meeting weekly”; and collaborates with some of the world’s leading musicians and orchestras who visit Abu Dhabi throughout the year. The school is also “committed to becoming” a centre of sporting excellence for the region, offering specialist sports coaching in rugby, netball, cricket and football, with a team of leading sports coaches from the UK."
The biggest problem with the British School Al Khubairat is getting into it in the first place. It is no wonder, those parents of children that have are highly appreciative of having managed to do so.
Full review here.