Dubai Silicon OasisDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
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GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon OasisDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

Key Facts

Welcome

GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis is a world class private school in Dubai that teaches children from foundation stage to sixth form (year 13). As one of Dubai’s most prestigious new developments, the campus offers a bright, modern, well-resourced environment for our diverse group of students. The GEMS Wellington Academy is located within Dubai’s integrated technology park – the Dubai Silicon Oasis, and is close to Dubai’s major transport and business hubs.

Student Body

Number of students in school

0

Nationalities represented

95.0

Most common nationality

British

Local / international student ratio

3% local : 97% international

Classroom

Teaching assistants

Yes

Additional language Classes Offered

Yes

spanish, arabic, french

Native speaking teachers

Yes

Language support

Yes

English as an Additional Language (EAL). Language support is provided for Years 2-9. However, the school does not have intensive remedial programmes for students falling behind by more than a grade level in their English proficiency. Intensive support to develop age appropriate English language skills may be offered to a limited number of students in each grade level. Parents may also be encouraged to provide additional English language support at their own expense.

Academics

Curriculum

British

External examinations/ assessments available

english early years foundation stages,

igcse,

gcse,

btec,

ib diploma,

ibcc,

a levels

IGCSE/GCSEs: The most significant achievement is that the average for those IGCSE / GCSE students at GEMS schools achieving 5A*-C including Maths and English has risen from 75% in 2009 to just over 80% in 2010. This result is 30 percentage points higher than the UK average last year which was 50.7%. The overall pass rate for GCSE at the majority of GEMS Schools is close to 100%. In the UK in 2010, it was 69%. 36% of marks achieved by GEMS students were A* to A – this is 14 percentage points higher than the UK. A Levels: The pass rate for A level examinations A* - E across all GEMS schools offering the English National Curriculum was 98%, which is above the UK national average. It is striking that 52% of GEMS A level students scored A*- B.

School profile

GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis is a world class private school in Dubai that teaches children from foundation stage to sixth form (year 13). As one of Dubai’s most prestigious new developments, the campus offers a bright, modern, well-resourced environment for our diverse group of students. The GEMS Wellington Academy is located within Dubai’s integrated technology park – the Dubai Silicon Oasis, and is close to Dubai’s major transport and business hubs.

Learning principles

GEMS Education focuses on holistic education that extends beyond the classroom to embrace a wide range of enrichment activities including sports, nature trips, arts and crafts and exploratory excursions that provide a well-rounded experience and development of student potential. GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis follows this philosophy and is developing the unique needs and talents of the Students. GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis follows: - The Early Years Foundation Stage - The National Curriculum for England - International accredited UK based Qualification Pathways IGCSE, GCSE & BTEC - The International Baccalaureate Diploma and Careers Related Certificate GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis provides innovative approaches incorporating competence development, blended learning and personalized qualification pathways, whilst providing all children with every opportunity to succeed in the future.

Student Support

Support for special learning needs

Yes

The school has limited capacity for children with additional learning needs. However it does not have the provision for children with severe or complex educational needs.

Support for gifted and talented students

No

Education psychologist available

No

Extra-Curricular Activities

Supervised care before/after school

No

Sports activities available

    Yes

Physical education

Facilities, Services & Policies

Lunch provided

Yes

Three student restaurants and two parent cafes are available.

Food alternatives

No

Is religion practised at school

Yes

School time
School Start Time School Finish Time

7:45 am or 8:00 am depending on the grade

KG1: 12:30 pm; KG2: 1:30 pm; KG3 - G12: 2:00 pm

Admissions

Can students join after academic year begins

No

Admission process

Yes, a placement test.

Admission and language criteria

All students admitted to Years 5 - 13 will be required to sit an age related placement test to ensure that he / she is prepared for the high quality education on offer at GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis. Younger children may also be asked to sit an assessment if they have been studying a different curriculum. For all applications, the child's latest school report is used instead of an interview, and as a result of that scrutiny it might be that we then ask for a test to be taken by younger children too. When applications are from overseas, GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis will contact the child's existing school to courier placement tests so that the children may undertake these in their own school. The expense of this action is to be borne by the parents of the child making the application. Offer of a place is not solely based on entrance test, and all parents should provide GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis with the most recent copy of their child's school report when submitting an application form.

Deadline for registration

No

Waiting list

No

Leadership & Staff

Number of staff

0

Fees & Financials

Annual fees

usd 73,080

Contact

registrar_wso@gemsedu.com

Dubai Silicon OasisDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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