Education Features & News
You’re settling into your seat, excited to be leaving for the summer...
Holding your breath that the flight is going to go well… and it starts mommy I am bored, mommy I want the toilet, mommy I want ... and oh boy we have not even left the ground yet! Getting onto a plane with kids can strike terror into the hearts of mommies the world over, how are we going to get through this you wonder? Well with some excellent planning, some smart purchases and setting off early you could make this summer’s trip home an adventure. Just follow these tips. Read more >>
The Benefits of Studying Abroad
Roving reporter Daisy Lucas takes a look at the benefits of studying abroad by comparing studying in the UK to studying in Dubai. The UK recently allowed universities to charge GBP 9000 per school year which has made the prospect of studying abroad or even in Dubai a very real possibility, as the fees do not add up to much more than that. She also looks at the toll that leaving the familial takes on young students and how some cope with the pressures of day-to-day life. Read more>>
International Baccalaureate vs A-Levels & Scottish Highers
Is IB the new gold standard to guaranteed entry to university in the UK?
Having gone through the whole IB Diploma syllabus with my daughter, we decided that our son was not an IB student, he went to boarding school for A Levels after GCSEs. Is one course better than the other? IB is rolled out as a perfect route to university, and there is no doubt about it, the IB Diploma is a highly respected qualification. However there are conflicting views regarding the ease of obtaining a university place with an IB Score. There is no doubt that the IB Diploma offers breadth and depth in the subject courses, but in my opinion, is definitely for high achievers. Joyce tells us here experience. Read More>>
Dubai & Sharjah School Fees
We have a round up for you here of most of the best and popular schools in Dubai and their fees. We've also got curriculum, grade, location and contact details for you to give you all the information you need when trying to find a school. We really hope this helps with your search for the perfect school or college for your children in Dubai.
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Work Experience In Dubai
Experiencing the world of work… here’s how to get the best out of it
As parents you probably remember your work experience placement from school or the Saturday job you had as a teenager and how much you learned from them. Teens in Dubai can’t get Saturday jobs, paper rounds and the like here, so here we take a look at how your child can get work experience to help them in their career choice and with their work ethic as well as building their confidence. Read More>>
Choosing The Right School For Your Child
With so many schools in Dubai to choose from, it can be a monumental task trying to decide which school to enrol your child in. How to choose a school for your child? Since Dubai is a transient and not always the ultimate destination for some expatriates, the type of curriculum, style of teaching, and language of your home country (or the country of your next expat assignment) are generally important deciding factors for a school. As many different types of educational curriculum are offered in Dubai, ranging from British, American, Canadian, Australian, Arabic, and Indian to the International Baccalaureate (IB) system, this may be one way of weeding out different schools.Here are the top important points to keep in mind to help you make this tough decision. Do as much research as you can to help you along your way. Read More>>
KHDA New School Fee Framework Released
The KHDA has released the new school fees framework on April 8th 2012- this means that schools ranked Outstanding can increase their fees by 6%, those rated good by 4.5% and all others by 3%.The objective behind the development of a framework to regulate school fees is to protect the students and their parents as beneficiaries of educational services. Here you can read the KHDA announcement and also get access to a PDF explaining the whole framework. Read More>>