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Facts about GEMS World Academy - Dubai

Our experienced educators have over 900 years combined IB experience

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Our alumni have gone on to study at 20 Russell Group Universities

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Our PYP students maintain our roof top garden and sell the vegetables that they grow to the community as part of our Entrepreneurship Programme

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8th United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon is our official GWAMUN ambassador

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Our Elite Athlete Programme supports students to excel in both their studies and sports outside of the Academy

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We have received the EcoSchools Green Flag for the past 6 years

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Our onsite Careers and Counselling Hub is available to students from Grade 7 onwards

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We have the largest Mother Tongue Language Programme of any Academy in the UAE

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We are the only Academy in Dubai to have a 3D planetarium

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Our students and teachers collaborated to design our new elementary outdoor play and learning area

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We are the only Academy to offer in-Academy student entrepreneurship incubator and accelerator programmes

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We embed entrepreneurship into the curriculum from Grade 3 to Grade 12

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We are one of just three Academies in the UAE to have a 50m Olympic sized pool

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Our IBDP pass rate is higher than the UAE and world averages at 100%

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Our IBDP average score of 37 is higher than the UAE and world averages

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Our student body is made up of over 90 different nationalities

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We have over 120 Enrichment Opportunities

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GWAPA is our dedicated community created by our parents

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Our entrepreneurship partners include Middle East startup giant WAMDA who offer mentorship to our students

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Every student is assigned to an Academy house; Zuhr, Razi, Sina or Battuta with competitions each term

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Our Strings Programme is available to all students Grade 2-7 as part of the curriculum

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Week Without Walls is our yearly experiential education programme for students Grade 6-12

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We offer a CPD UK accredited Mini MBA programme free of charge for our Grade 11 students

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Our Music Department includes 5 grandpianos, a recording studio and digital editing suite

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Our Athletic Department includes a 400m weatherproof, rubberised running track

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Our multipurpose sports hall includes an 8m rock climbing wall

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We are the only Academy in Dubai to be a signatory of the ‘School Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals’

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We have a ‘Very Good’ rating with KHDA

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We are truly international with no nationality representing above 10% of the student body

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We have sister Academies in Chicago and Singapore allowing us to share best practice, exchange programmes and sports competitions

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Our EAL and SEND departments are consistently rated “Outstanding” when inspected by KHDA

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In April each year, GEMS World Academy - Dubai offers an IB Bridging Programme, to help transition students who have studied other curriculums into an IB Diploma

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Our Academy was opened by Bill Clinton in September 2008

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We have a Teaching Assistant in addition to the Class Teacher in every class from PYP until Grade 5

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Over 60% of our graduates have gone on to study at a top 50 QS World University including; Cambridge, Yale, Princeton and Oxford

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Our Auditorium can seat over 600 students or guests

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Each year our students represent over 90 different sports teams that compete in DASSA

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We have an onsite shop, “The Dragon’s Den” managed voluntarily by our parents

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We have a fully equipped green screen room within our Performing Arts Department

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Each year GEMS World Academy - Dubai is involved in over 500 competitive sports fixtures

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Last year, two of our students scored 45/45 points in the IBDP

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Our teachers come from 27 different countries, with the majority from the UK, US, Ireland and Australia

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Four of our IBDP students have received Oxbridge offers this academic year

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Over 130 of our students are involved in the Entrepreneurship Club

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Over 30 of our parents who are business owners or CEOs offer mentorship to our students

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All students from Grade 4 onwards have the opportunity to learn either French or Spanish within the curriculum

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The Entrepreneurship Fund was established to invest in students' entrepreneurial ideas in partnership with Samsung

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