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Top Schools in the UAE – The SchoolsCompared.com Awards Official Shortlist 2019

by David WestleyFebruary 14, 2019

Best School for Technical Education (including the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme and/or BTEC) – The Shortlist 2019

Best schools for BTEC and the IB Career related Programme in the UAE, Dubai and Abu Dhabi Awards

The following schools have all achieved short-listing for the 2019 SchoolsCompared.com Best School for Technical Education in their UAE for their very significant investment in often very expensive technical programmes to ensure that every child has a choice of academic and technical options in their educational journeys.

A commitment to technical education and breadth of technical subject provision is a key measure of a school’s genuine commitment to meeting the needs, potential and ambition of all children. 

How many schools offer provision in engineering for young men and women, despite engineering being the lifeblood of industry. How many offer technical programmes with Tourism, Sport and Business?

Schools with technical stream options celebrate inclusion – and opportunity. Many believe these technically equipped schools are the real life blood of entrepreneurship – uniquely providing students with the gifts to make and create the world, rather than simply reading about it. 

Providing students with a technical education, including BTEC and the International Baccalaureate Career-related programme, is expensive for schools. It requires, in some cases, the same sort of investment you would need in setting up a manufacturing facility in industry.  Schools that invest here, we believe, should be celebrated as pioneers – and recognise for their commitment to all children.

All the schools listed here too, in different ways, provide outstanding breadth of academic, technical and ECA options for students to ensure that every child can meet his or her individual ambitions, potential, and ability.

Each of them endeavours to provide added value to each child’s journey to ensure that every student leaves school meeting or exceeding baseline academic and whole child expectations.

When we have looked at schools, we have weighted those that plough back investment into facilities, teacher salaries, resources and school improvements year-on-year to improve education for children.

All of the schools shortlisted endeavour to deliver a benchmark for the best technical education for children available in the UAE.

Finally, we have looked across all areas of provision, investment, innovation and achievement that support each school being shortlisted.

The finalists and winner of the Best British School in the UAE will be announced on 7 March 2019 at a glittering awards ceremony kindly hosted in association with Dubai Parks and Resorts, on a night that will bring together schools, their teachers and leadership, to celebrate and recognise all that they achieve for our children each year.  

Best schools for BTEC , IBCP and technical education in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Al Yasmina School, Abu Dhabi – review here, and here

British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi – review here, and here

Dubai British School Emirates Hills – review here, and here

Dubai English Speaking College (DESC) – review here, and here

GEMS First Point – review here, and here

GEMS Wellington Academy Dubai Silicon Oasis – review here, and here

GEMS Wellington International School – review here, and here

Greenfield Community School – review here, and here

Jumeira Baccalaureate School – review here, and here

Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) Arabian Ranches – review here, and here

Repton School Dubai – review here, and here 

Sunmarke School – review here, and here

Uptown School – review here, and here

 

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About The Author
David Westley
David is the co-founder and GM of Which Media, the owner of WhichSchoolAdvisor.com and SchoolsCompared.com