Part 1. The Curriculum options.
The following represent the mainstream options for children at 16 in the Emirates. Prospective parents should note that many of the Tier 1 British and IB schools now offer children the choice of academic and technical qualifications. As of 2017-18 this choice is no longer available in Indian schools in the Emirates following changes by the CBSE and ICSCE.
International Baccalaureate Diploma [IB DP]
International Baccalaureate Certificate(s)
– Academic/Technical hybrid
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme [IB CP]
T Level (due to be implemented in 2019-20)
BTEC Level 3
EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
Indian School Certificate (Class XII) [CISCE Schools]
CBSE Class XII [CBSE Schools]
Certificate of Vocational Education Year 12 is not currently offered in the Emirates [CISCE Schools]
CBSE vocational subjects have been discontinued as of 2017-18
High School Diploma
EmSAT (replaces Common Educational Proficiency Assessment, Cepa, from 2017-18)