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Sixth Form Expansion At JESS

Sixth Form Expansion At JESS

Whichschooladvisor met JESS Arabian Ranches’- Ian Thurston deputy head of Key stage 5 and Kosta Lekanides head of IB programmes, to find out more about the school’s innovative Sixth... Read On

‘Helpline’ Launched to Counsel CBSE Exam Students

‘Helpline’ Launched to Counsel CBSE Exam Students

Relief for stressed pupils and parents facing the upcoming Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams has come in the form of a ‘hotline’.  The telephone is being manned... Read On

Westminster Students and Pupils ‘Vent’ Via Social Media

Westminster Students and Pupils ‘Vent’ Via Social Media

The announcement of the closure of Westminster School in Dubai has sparked a social media campaign by students to save the school. “The Westminster school is closing in 2014!... Read On

Dubai Student Maths, Science Progress Below Global Average

Dubai Student Maths, Science Progress Below Global Average

Is Dubai a good place to educate your child? Comparing academic performance with peers internationally is no easy feat, but international assessment in mathematics and science show students in the... Read On

GEMS to launch 10 new schools, 30,000 new places

GEMS to launch 10 new schools, 30,000 new places

GEMS Education, the single largest provider of education in the UAE has announced plans to open 10 new schools in the Emirates over the next two years. The UAE... Read On

KHDA kept busy with 74 complaints against schools in 30 days…

KHDA kept busy with 74 complaints against schools in 30 days…

Parents have lodged 74 complaints against Dubai’s private schools this month at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) according to a Gulf News report. Their concerns range from... Read On

KHDA Launches IB Partnership as Curriculum Interest Surges

KHDA Launches IB Partnership as Curriculum Interest Surges

Schools following the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum in Dubai are facing high demand, with enrolments growing by 66 percent, according to a Gulf News report. As a result the... Read On

Abu Dhabi Schools Score Well in GCSE Results

Abu Dhabi Schools Score Well in GCSE Results

Pupils at Abu Dhabi’s largest British school have been celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results which contrasts with the general trend in the UK where overall results have... Read On

UAE Raises School Leaving Age to 18

UAE Raises School Leaving Age to 18

News that authorities in the UAE have agreed to raise the school leaving age to 18 from 14 has been welcomed by educationalists.  The draft federal law making it... Read On

Hundreds of Grade 12s Caught Cheating by Blackberry

Hundreds of Grade 12s Caught Cheating by Blackberry

Hundreds of Grade 12 pupils at state high schools will have to retake their biology exam after the Ministry of Education confirmed that they had cheated. In total 633... Read On

Average School Fee Rises to 17,172 AED

Average School Fee Rises to 17,172 AED

The average fee paid for a pupil to attend a Dubai school has risen to Dh17,172 a year according to figures released by the emirate’s education regulator, the Knowledge... Read On

One out of 2 UAE Children Now Getting Private Tuition

One out of 2 UAE Children Now Getting Private Tuition

Almost every second school student in Dubai now goes to an after-school private tutor according to figures cited in UAE newspaper Gulf News, which reports the “Shadow Education” market... Read On

Bumper Year for CBSE results

Bumper Year for CBSE results

The class 10 results for the Indian curriculum Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams were announced Thursday, with 98 per cent of the 6000 students studying in the... Read On

Dubai Schools Set For “British” Test

Dubai Schools Set For “British” Test

How well are schools that say they are following the British curriculum in Dubai, doing so? That’s the question the independent “British Schools Overseas” (BSO) assessment will soon answer... Read On

School Fees Set for Maximum Increase

School Fees Set for Maximum Increase

The good news – more schools than ever achieved the outstanding grade from the KHDA. The bad news? Because of that more schools than ever plan to increase their... Read On

Dubai Outstanding Schools Triple

Dubai Outstanding Schools Triple

The number of students studying at private schools rated outstanding by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has tripled over the last 12 months, according to the latest... Read On

6% Rise in UAE School Fees – Report

6% Rise in UAE School Fees – Report

Outstanding schools in Dubai will be allowed to raise fees by six percent for the academic year 2012-13, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) said on Sunday. It... Read On

Top UK sports school set for Dubai

Top UK sports school set for Dubai

Talks are underway to bring one of the UK’s most prestigious schools to the Middle East reports Arabian Business. Millfield School, which has a roll of 1,700 pupils and... Read On