The British council allows private/ home school students to register through the Edexcel curriculum. The Students in Dubai can complete their high school with edexcel (British Council) at a much faster pace and at very low fees. www.dubai-tuitions.com helps students / parents to find the best Homeschooling / private schooling options (Curriculum & tutoring options).
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We at www.dubai-tuitions.com recommend the following options for students who wish to take the Private School Registration route:
1) For Grade 10 / Year 11: The best option is to go for Edexcel IGCSE curriculum. The British Council allows private candidates to register for the exams.There is a wide range of subject choices and dubai tuitions team can give you very good guidance on how and where to find tutors specializing in these subjects.
2) For Grade 11 & 12 / Year 12 & 13: There are three options available:
a) A Levels: Edexcel Board (UK) offers AS / A level registration for Private candidates.
b) High School Diploma: There are many American High Schools that offer accredited diploma programs. Most of these qualifications are accepted by universities.There are online programs and distance learning options available to the students.
c) GED: This is not a high school diploma but an equivalency test that is offered by College Board.
We have observed that the Edexcel Board (UK) offers a more structured program for the schooling which is widely recognized. The High school Diploma program from US High schools are recognized and accepted by US universities.
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Advantages of giving exams privately through the EDEXCEL & British Council:
The schools in UAE that offer British / US Curriculum charge fees anywhere from Dhs 1200—5000 per month. In spite of the high fees, the students still need a lot of personal attention in the form of private tuitions. This means additional expenses for the parents to the tune of Dhs 1000 per month.
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The school fees are spread over three years (Years 9th, 10th and 11th) and in addition to this the exam registration charges with the British Council comes to about Dhs 2000—3000 (for 6 or more subjects). Homeschool / private registration students have to pay very low fees.The IGCSE qualification through
a regular school costs the parents around Dhs 150,000 spread over three years. Compare this with Home/private registration costs which range from Dhs 12000 to Dhs 16000 spread over 6-8 months (includes tuitions & exam registration)
2. Personal Attention
www.dubai-tuitions.com recommends only those training centres where the focus is to deliver quality coaching for every student with emphasis on personal attention. Typically, a classroom has not more than 7 students at a time. This makes it a small group and increases the attention given to the students.In the schools the classroom strength is 20-30 with absolutely no personal attention. The timings are convenient for parents and the children (10 am to 1 PM) unlike schools where the whole day from 7 am to 4 pm is wasted with no additional skill enhancements.
3. Learning Environmemt:
The tutoring sessions will be at a licensed tutoring center in Knowledge Village. This provides an ideal learning environment which is intensive in terms of learning content. The tutoring session is more effective than a general classroom teaching session in a regular school. In a span of three hours, a lot of learning takes place in a tutoring session. Tutoring Lessons will be conducted in Dubai Knowledge Village at "Gore's Tutoring Center" ; www.gorestutoring.com
4. Additional Skills development
Private / Home schooling allows parents to think of educating their children in a specialized manner rather than the ineffective general school syllabus.The parents can easily afford to send their children for extra curricular activities (language learning, sports etc) especially when there are huge savings on the school fees.
*NOTE: The private registration candidates cannot get their certificates attested by the Ministry of Education, UAE. This means they cannot enroll in UAE Govt Universities. Most of the expatriates prefer to send their children to Freezone universities in UAE or abroad. Hence, there will be no issues related to attestation by ministry of education, uae.