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The 3 BIG Changes Coming To GCSE Exams

The 3 BIG Changes Coming To GCSE Exams

#1 What is changing? There’s a new Grading Scale for GCSEs. The Grades given in GCSE results will change from the old alphabetical (A to G) to a numerical... Read On

CISCE Vs CBSE

CISCE Vs CBSE: The Primary Curricula

CISCE Vs CBSE – which is best suited to your child? With the recent news that DPS-Academy in Dubai is set to close, the spotlight has fallen on the... Read On

The IB Vs The UK: The Primary Years Curricula

The IB Vs The UK: The Primary Years Curricula

While many parents understand the IB and UK curricula differences at post 16 level, there are far fewer who truly comprehend the teaching, monitoring and assessments employed by each... Read On

Ditch Homework for ‘Home Learning’

Ditch Homework for ‘Home Learning’

Samantha Steed, Principal at Ranches Primary School, is a passionate advocate for home learning.     Parents today lead busy lives and homework can often be a source of... Read On

A-Level or IB: Why A Combined GCSE, IB Curriculum Works

A-Level or IB: Why A Combined GCSE, IB Curriculum Works

Having discussed both the ‘purely’ British and IB systems in previous articles, in this- the final feature, we tackle the UAE’s newest curriculum offering- the British system to (I)GCSE... Read On

A-Level vs IB: Why Choose IB as the Curriculum

A-Level vs IB: Why Choose IB as the Curriculum

We all know the age-old curriculum debate. What’s best- all British or entirely IB? Or could it be the popular ‘hybrid’ combination of both? In an attempt to settle... Read On

A-Level vs IB: When, Why to Choose a British Education

A-Level vs IB: When, Why to Choose a British Education

We all know the age-old curriculum debate. What’s best- all British or entirely IB? Or could it be the popular ‘hybrid’ combination of both? In an attempt to settle... Read On

Alternative Education, Home Schooling in the UAE

Alternative Education, Home Schooling in the UAE

For most parents, the school options here in the UAE are nothing short of bamboozling. With a slew of price-brackets, curricula, locations, languages and facilities all jostling to attract... Read On

The New ‘A’ Levels: A Return To ‘The Gold Standard’?

The New ‘A’ Levels: A Return To ‘The Gold Standard’?

With the upcoming changes to A Levels less than an academic year away, schools are now giving their utmost attention to their post-16 curriculum model for next year. The... Read On

American curriculum in Dubai: What You Need To Know…

American curriculum in Dubai: What You Need To Know…

Dubai offers a selection of fifteen different curricula at its extensive private school network. American curriculum schools are among those available, but what does an American curriculum truly consist... Read On

IB and A’ Levels: The Difference is The Student

IB and A’ Levels: The Difference is The Student

In 2004 the American psychologist Barry Schwartz published a book called ‘The Paradox of Choice’. In it, he argued that the freedom of choice which enables residents of modern,... Read On

International Baccalaureate vs. A Level: What’s Best?

International Baccalaureate vs. A Level: What’s Best?

As parents we want to provide the best for our children, but this is getting increasingly harder to identify. In part the reasons for this are the  vast range... Read On

6th Form ‘Life’: Living, Beathing, Sleeping with IB

6th Form ‘Life’: Living, Beathing, Sleeping with IB

Students anticipate the promised land of sixth form for the vast majority of their secondary school years. When we arrive for the autumn term of year 12, able-bodied from... Read On

IB versus A Level: The Real Value of the IB, A Student View

IB versus A Level: The Real Value of the IB, A Student View

At the end of year 11, secondary school students following a UK curriculum are faced with an intimidating landscape of choices. One of the most important decisions they have... Read On

IB vs. A’ Level: Which Curriculum is Right for You?

IB vs. A’ Level: Which Curriculum is Right for You?

The UAE offers a myriad of curricula – details here – for parents who, in their home country have only one national option. A key choice, particularly for those going to UK... Read On

What is the KHDA and What does it do for you?

What is the KHDA and What does it do for you?

What does KHDA stand for? The ‘Knowledge and Human Development Authority’ What does it do? Basically it is Dubai’s regulatory authority for education, responsible for the growth, direction and... Read On

What Exactly is the Montessori Curriculum?

What Exactly is the Montessori Curriculum?

Note: In 1967, the US Patent Trademark Trial and Appeal Board ruled that “the term ‘Montessori’ has a generic and/or descriptive significance.” Therefore, in the United States and elsewhere,... Read On

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

What is the Early Years Foundation Stage?

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the United Kingdom’s statutory framework that sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and... Read On

IB, GCSE, Indian..? Which Curriculum is Right?

IB, GCSE, Indian..? Which Curriculum is Right?

When moving to the Emirates and finding a suitable school for your child, there are probably more options for types of schools than you would normally be used to.... Read On