Bawabat Al Sharq, Baniyas City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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GEMS Cambridge International School Abu Dhabi

Bawabat Al Sharq, Baniyas City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Key Facts

Welcome

GEMS Cambridge International School (GCIS) – Abu Dhabi, is a thoroughly modern school which takes an equally modern approach to education. Located just off the Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road in Al Mafraq, Adu Dhabi, this British curriculum school delivers an exceptional standard of education to children at foundation stage all the way through to Year 13, from age 3-18.The GCIS – Abu Dhabi, is an international school with a real difference, providing children from all over the world with invaluable opportunities to realise their full potential academically, socially and personally.

Student Body

Number of students in school

0

Most common nationality

Emirati

Local / international student ratio

33% local : 67% international

Classroom

Teaching assistants

Yes

Additional language Classes Offered

Yes

arabic, french

Native speaking teachers

Yes

Homework assigned

Yes

Language support

Yes

The school has support for students whose first language is not English, as well as courses they can attend, in order for them to improve their English language skills. The Cambridge Young Learners Course for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL) difficulties is administered by Cambridge University and runs for 12 weeks in the year with an exam at the end. Personalized support and interventions allow EAL students to improve their English as quickly as possible.

Average number of students per class

31

Academics

Curriculum

British

External examinations/ assessments available

igcse

School profile

GEMS Cambridge International School (GCIS) – Abu Dhabi, is a thoroughly modern school which takes an equally modern approach to education. Located just off the Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road in Al Mafraq, Adu Dhabi, this British curriculum school delivers an exceptional standard of education to children at foundation stage all the way through to Year 13, from age 3-18. The GCIS – Abu Dhabi, is an international school with a real difference, providing children from all over the world with invaluable opportunities to realise their full potential academically, socially and personally.

Learning principles

The ‘British’ National Curriculum prepares students for the IGCSEs, AS & A Level University of Cambridge examinations, which are recognised by colleges and universities around the world. There is also the opportunity to study vocational subjects to prepare students for the world of work. This all starts with the foundation programme for children aged 3-5, which prepares the school’s youngest and most enthusiastic learners to begin the National Curriculum. This starts at the age of five in Key Stage 1, and continues through to Key Stage 4 and 5. This approach is certainly paying off, with educational results that are significantly above the UK average. Pupils from our British curriculum school in Abu Dhabi have been accepted to 97 universities from 26 countries in the last three years alone.

Student Support

Support for special learning needs

Yes

The school places great emphasis on the early identification of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). If a student requires SEN support, it is discussed with parents and teachers, and appropriate measures are taken to enable that support in class. Provision for students with SEN fall within 3 categories, namely Wave 1: Students who are referred to the Inclusion Team by teachers, who may in the future, require additional support. Formal assessments may be discussed as an option with parents; Wave 2: Students who have had a formal assessment, resulting in a diagnosis such as a Specific Learning Difficulty, but who do not require individual one-to-one support, fall within this category. These students will benefit from small group work and targeted interventions by teachers and support staff as appropriate.; Wave 3: Students who have a formal diagnosis with a written report from an outside professional, such as an educational psychologist, will be eligible for individual one-to-one support provided by an Learning Support Assistant (LSA). Additional fees are due for this service. Parents will receive weekly reports and will be involved in IEP target setting and reviews.

Support for gifted and talented students

Yes

Students who achieve well above the expected level of progress for their year group, may fall within the G&T group of students. Provision for students in the G&T will challenge students in an exciting way, allowing for opportunities for students to achieve more and develop their talents even further.

Education psychologist available

No

Extra-Curricular Activities

Supervised care before/after school

No

Sports activities available

    Yes

Games activities, swimming, athletics.

Facilities, Services & Policies

Lunch provided

Yes

Students bring lunch boxes from home. A clean and well-stocked canteen sells healthy snacks and drinks during break times. Hygiene and strict quality control of food are regarded as top priorities.

Food alternatives

No

Is religion practised at school

Yes

School time
School Start Time School Finish Time

1899-12-30 07:45:00 UTC

KG2: 11:45 am; KG3 - G12: 2:00 pm

Admissions

Admission process

Assessment

Deadline for registration

No

Waiting list

No

Leadership & Staff

Number of staff

0

Fees & Financials

Annual fees

usd 30,800

Contact

admissions_cia@gemsedu.com

Bawabat Al Sharq, Baniyas City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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