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Ibn Seena English School Review

Ibn Seena English School is a private K-12 school located in Al Shahba, Sharjah.
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AED 8,500
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AED 5,320 - 10,384
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Opening year
1978
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Ibn Seena English School
School phase
All through
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
AED 8,500
Annual fees
AED 5,320 - 10,384
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Status
Open
Opening year
1978
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First Published:
Saturday 28 July, 2012

Updated:
Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Ibn Seena English School is a private K-12 school located in Al Shahba, Sharjah.

Ibn Seena English School was first built in 1978 under the patronage of the ruler Sharjah, H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohd. Al Qassimi and follows a British, English speaking curriculum with a number of qualification programs offered including A-level and IGCSE.

The school deserves credit in publishing its results which may be found here

That said the school appears to do very well indeed.

In 2014/15 of the 461 pass results at IGCSE, 23.5% were A*, 29.5% were A, 30% B and 16% C. In total the school recorded 461 results that constituted a pass.

In 2015/16 the school seems to have done equally well. Details below:

 

Subjects A* A B C D E F G U
English 30% 17% 25% 18% 10%        
English Lit 54% 37% 6% 3%          
Mathematics B 36% 45% 13% 1% 4%        
Human Biology 22% 46% 20% 13%          
Gen. Biology 52% 24% 13% 11%          
Chemistry 59% 20% 15% 7%          
Physics 61% 20% 17% 2%          
History 16% 45% 20% 12% 4% 3%      
ICT   36% 33% 19% 9% 3%      
Economics 4% 35% 22% 35%   4%      
Accounting 9% 26% 26% 26% 4% 4% 4%    
Commerce 35% 43% 9% 9% 4%        

 

What is interesting is that the leap to A' Levels seems to have been one too far. The school has replaced its A' Levels with 'easier' AS Levels. For the last year we had information for, 73 grades at A' Level were A* to C, but does not tell us how many grades fell below the pass rate.

Note: AS levels may be sufficient for UAE universities, but they would not be sufficient for top-tier UK institutions.

The school appears to offer a number of activities besides the academic, but the school's Web site does not really make clear what extra-curricular clubs are offered.

The school aims to offer quality schooling that is affordable. Fees range between 5,530 AED for KG students to 10,688 AED for grade 12 students. Unusually, fees can be paid monthly. Detailed fee information here.

Parents by and large do feel the school offers some value for money, however the school falls below the UAE average for the likelihood that parents would recommend the school, and above the UAE average for parents who have considered moving their children from the school.

Overall there is a measured but real support for the school. "Shows promise, but could do better" would be the most likely conclusion to a parent's report card on Ibn Seena.

 

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