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Emirates International School – Jumeirah, Profile

Emirates International School-Jumeirah was founded in 1991 and has grown to accommodate over 2000 students of approximately 80 nationalities from EY1 to Year 13. The school is demonstrative of the highest international standards in both curriculum and instruction. Emirates International School-Jumeirah has shared a rich association of over 25 years with the IB and was the first school in the UAE to offer the IB Diploma Programme. The school is proud of its status as an IB World School and is one of the few schools in the world and the UAE to be authorized to provide all four IB programmes; the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP). Between the first graduating class of 1994 and our most recent class of 2019, Emirates International School-Jumeirah has entered 1348 candidates for the IB Diploma Programme. 1166 (87%) students have been awarded the IB Diploma.

Students enter the secondary school in Year 7 when they start the 5-year Middle Years Programme. English is the medium of instruction at the school, with language options including the Ministry of Education's Arabic language curriculum, French and Spanish. It is the school’s policy not to rank our students, nor to predict bonus points for the TOK Essay and the Extended Essay. The school does not report GPA or subject credits.

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP core, comprising of Theory of knowledge (TOK), creativity, activity, service (CAS) and the extended essay (EE). Each student takes at least three (but not more than four) subjects at the higher level (HL), and the remaining at standard level (SL). SL subjects have a minimum requirement of 150 contact hours and HL subjects of 240 hours. HL and SL courses differ in scope, with students expected to demonstrate a greater body of knowledge, understanding, and skills at the higher level subjects. Students choose courses from the following subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and the arts. Students may opt to study an additional subject from sciences, individuals and societies, or languages, instead of a course in the arts. Both SL and HL subjects are scored on a scale of 1- 7 points, resulting in a 42 point system. There are a further 3 bonus points available for the core components of the extended essay and theory of knowledge taking it up to a total of 45 points. Bonus points are not factored into the predicted grades reported by the school. We do not rank our students.

Emirates International School-Jumeirah students are consistently challenged to reach their full potential both in and out of the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of after-school activities and events like the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Model United Nations, competitive sporting teams, musical and theatrical performances as well as numerous and varied excursions. Furthermore, students actively organize fund-raiser events like the 'pink week' for breast cancer awareness and charitable shows like the 'runway to relief' and 'saving with sounds' supporting various social causes at school. Students are also given numerous leadership opportunities as head boy, head girl, prefects, peer mentors, house captains and ambassadors in the student council ensuring their holistic development. 

The average IBDP scores in the last five years have been 31-34 points which have consistently exceeded global averages of slightly below 30 points. Our graduates are accepted at some of the world's most prestigious universities. Our 2019 IBDP results saw one of our students achieve 44 points from a possible 45. The school's average was 33 points, once again exceeding world averages. Students from the graduating class of 2019 have gone on to pursue studies at top universities like the University of Warwick, King's College London, University of Manchester, New York University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of California- Berkeley, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McGill University, University of British Columbia, McMaster University, Queen Mary University of London, University College London and University of Nottingham. Over 150 different universities from around the world visited the school in the last three years.

 

Area Destinations of Emirates International School-Jumeirah Graduates from the Last Six Years for university, work experience and military service.

 

Class of 2013- 2014

Class of 2014- 2015

Class of 2015- 2016

Class of 2016-2017

Class of 2017-2018

Class of 2018-2019

Destination

Number of students

Percentage %

Number of students

Percentage %

Number of Students

Percentage %

Number of Students

Percentage %

Number of Students

Percentage %

Number of Students

Percentage %

UK

18

30

24

31

24

27

20

22

17

16

31

26

UAE

6

10

10

13

17

19

20

22

31

30

19

16

USA

15

25

24

31

15

17

11

12

12

11

19

16

Canada

8

13

9

12

11

13

11

12

21

20

23

19

Europe

8

13

6

8

6

7

14

15.5

13

12

11

9

Asia

1

2

2

3

3

3.5

6

7

5

5

5

4

Middle-east except UAE

0

0

1

1

1

1

4

4.5

0

0

3

2.5

Australia

1

2

1

1

6

7

2

2

0

0

1

0.8

Africa

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

Gap Year

3

5

0

0

3

3.5

3

3

6

6

8

6.7

Total

60

100

77

100

88

100

91

100

105

100

120

100

 
 

 

Universities & Colleges Attended by Emirates International School-Jumeirah Graduates from the Last Six Years

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon

American University of Sharjah, UAE

Boston University, USA

Central Saint Martins, UK

Charles University, Czech Republic

Goldsmith, University of London, UK

Emory University, USA

International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia

King’s College London, UK

Loughborough University

London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

McGill University, Canada

Monash University, Australia

Newcastle University, UK

New York University, USA

New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Northeastern University, USA

Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi, UAE

Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

Yale- NUS college, Singapore

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), USA

Western University, Canada

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Stanford University, USA

Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands

University of Arts London, UK

University of Basel, Switzerland

University of Birmingham, UK

University of British Columbia, Canada

University of California at Berkeley, USA

University of California at San Diego, USA

University of Chicago, USA

University of Glasgow, UK

University of Illinois Urbana (UICU), USA

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya- (UIC-Spain)

University of Leeds, UK

University of Leicester, UK

University of Melbourne, Australia

University of Nottingham, UK

University of Sheffield, UK

University of Surrey, UK

University of Sussex, UK

University of Sydney, Australia

University of Toronto, Canada

University of Warwick, UK

University of Waterloo, Canada

University of York, UK

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

 

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