GEMS World Academy - Dubai

IB Plus

GEMS World Academy – Dubai believes the International Baccalaureate to be the best educational experience on offer today. It is the gold standard in international education and has been shown to provide the best preparation for the most competitive universities and beyond. The IB is most distinctive, however, in that it is more than simply a qualification; it is a broad and coherent educational vision, supported by a clearly defined set of values that prepare our students and staff as global leaders. IB at the Academy provides a distinctive educational experience for our students. It allows students to study a wide range of subjects and have a variety of experiences, while giving them the freedom and opportunity to choose the subjects they wish to study in greater depth. Opportunities exist for students to develop specialised knowledge and skills in topics that interest them the most. The IB also provides teachers with the opportunity to engage with students in topics and questions that the students find interesting. IB students also develop the ability to take on new ideas from across the disciplines throughout their lives. We are authorised to deliver the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes and are accredited by the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

All our programmes are guided by the philosophy and framework of the IB. Through the IB Core we deliver volunteering, critical thinking and reflective projects, allowing students to develop skills and experience beyond their academic qualifications. A defining feature of the ethos of GEMS World Academy – Dubai is its fully inclusive community with very strong academic results, moving its IB Diploma Programme results significantly above the world and UAE averages each year. We are the strongest Mathematics academy in the UAE. Our graduates gain acceptance into the top universities in the world and our students regularly feature in podium positions in innovation and entrepreneurship challenges.

Explore the International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum


IB Diploma Programme Results

Congratulations to all our students on their 2021 exam achievements in the IB Diploma.

IB Diploma

 High Achievers

We believe that students’ achievements and successes should be recognised and celebrated. By marking the achievements of our students, we hope to instill a sense of confidence and pride that will follow them through their educational adventure, whilst inspiring those around them.

Here are just a few of our top IB students

Our Chief Education Officer of GEMS Education and CEO/Principal of GEMS World Academy – Dubai, Dr Saima Rana, on

The International Baccalaureate

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Featured Story

Alexandra’s journey to one of the top Law schools

Alexandra Tsalidis, GEMS World Academy’s Valedictorian for 2018-19 and one of the Academy's best performing students in the IBDP has chosen to study Law at Cambridge University. She talks about her journey and how the Academy shaped her into an independent critical thinker.

What Does

The Research Say?

About the benefits of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum


Some of our University Acceptances