With public schools offering education solely for Emiratis, private schools in Dubai on the other hand offer a wide range of curricula catering to its highly diverse expatriate population.
According to the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), there are 185 private schools in Dubai with a total of 273,599 students.
There are 58 British schools in Dubai. According to the recent KHDA report, 10 schools are rated ‘Outstanding’, 9 schools are rated ‘Very Good’ and 27 schools are rated ‘Good’. Overall findings of the KHDA report suggest that the majority of students attending Dubai private schools that have adopted British curriculum are in schools judged to be ‘Good’ or ‘Better’ overall.
The British curriculum is also known as the National Curriculum of England. Generally, it is a structured curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students. The quality of British education is world renowned and respected.
The curriculum is characterized by its aim of development of the whole personality through differentiated teaching and learning activities. British curriculum stresses the importance of independent thought. Students learn by questioning, problem-solving and creative thinking, rather than mere retention of facts.
These goals are achieved through a variety of teaching and assessment methods designed to develop analytical thinking and global mindset among students.Some facts about the British curriculum:
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