3,082 Posts #2 • Sep 1, 2013 (Edited) can't over any info on GEMS Silicon Oasis, but i can offer some info about GEMS. The number going into Higher Education is buoyant and can be attributed not just to subject teachers, but also to the work of the Academy’s HE and Careers advisors. In addition to the academic focus of the school, WSO claims to offer over 90 Extra- Curricular Activities where students can participate with both recreational and competitive objectives, including; Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, Science, Maths, Book Club, Choir, Strategy Games, Arabic, Debating, Cricket, Ball Skills and Band. By Ghada Helmy Nahnoush (Jun, 2014) | Reply, my son is atttending wellington silicon oasis and we had a very good experience with the teachers, and also he made good friends. They have got a highly proactive principal at the helm with a large team of qualified teachers (who are always a pleasure meeting over parent-teacher meetings). We especially like the move to offering three way route to post-18 education with A Levels now being added to IB and BTEC. A copy of the inspection report can be found here. Each student is given personal attention for each learning objective. No question. Thus the 2018-19 report remains the most recent one. Top 25 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Dunks of All Time (2000-2016) HD Best List - Duration: … 96% of students gained five or more GCSEs with A*-C grades (9-4 grades), 37% of all entries were A* or A grades (9-7 grades), 9% of students gained A* or A grades (9-7 grades) in all subjects. The design and implementation of the curriculum, and its adaptation to meet the needs of individual students or groups was also again rated Outstanding across the school. Instead it will participate in a one day review visit, for which no new report will be issued unless there is a change in overall rating. Avg. We encourage the various talents of GEMS Wellington Academy DSO opened in September 2011 with approximately 1,000 students, and more than doubled in size after that first year to 2,930 students, taking students from ages three to 17. Thank you for your interest in GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis. 45% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at Grades 9-7 (A*-A) and 93% of them achieved 5 or more GCSE at grades 9-4 (including English and Mathematics). As is so often the case, a specific focus on improvement for Arabic and Islamic Education will be key to the overall performance and rating of the school. Join. A free inside look at company reviews and salaries posted anonymously by employees. UAE students develop apps that push creative boundaries, Tarinn Callender, champions GEMS WSO, Centre of Excellence for Performing Arts, GEMS Education gives students fresh choice at post-16 with new suite of BTECs, GEMS Education students put the UAE on the map at World Street Dance Championships, GEMS Education’s GCSE students celebrate outstanding result, GCSE, A-Level exams in UAE could be cancelled; school heads await official decision, Covid-19 vaccine: UAE minister urges teachers, education staff to get jab, Covid vaccine UAE: Schools see spike in students opting for campus lessons, Covid-19: Some Dubai schools hold online exams as cases rise. These culminate in one of the richest IBDP and IBCP offers in the region. Excellent provision in the FS enables children to develop rapidly from their starting points to reach high levels of achievement; Students' very good and outstanding academic and personal development ensure that they are very well prepared for their next stages in education; The rich curriculum provides all students with an excellent range of achievement opportunities; Leaders have successfully established a learning culture that promotes effective collaboration as well as individual development; Leaders at all levels are effectively sustaining the high standards of performance and have the capacity and ambition to improve the school further. WSO announced that for 2020 i/GCSE results: No results for GCSE or IB were posted on the school's website for 2019, but based on Facebook posts, we know that: We feel that it is a real shame that the school has not provided more information and direct comparisons, although on the face of it, the percentage of students achieving all A*- A (9-7) grades, and the percentage of students gaining 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C have improved. School. I find the school very supportive and informative and all issues and activitys in and around the school. 100% of all entries for Triple Science were graded 7 or above, 100% of Dance grades were graded 7 or above, 51% of all results within English and Mathematics were at grades 9-7. The  blended courses are taught by experienced IB teachers and examiners through a mixture of synchronous (live) and asynchronous sessions (meaning students do not need to be in the digital class at a particular time) with all materials and resources available on the learning platform. Updated February 2019 – GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis KHDA 2019 and SchoolsCompared.com verdict 2019 “GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis stands out in so many ways – but, bottom line, it is our deeply embedded culture of innovation that sets our school apart for me – our experienced teachers are fundamentally and genuinely committed to using the most advanced … The school currently has inter-school squads in Football, Rugby, Netball, Swimming and Athletics. To connect with GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis, join Facebook today. There is stronger satisfaction over academic performance with around 85% wholly or partially satisfied with this. The overall IB pass rate was 94% - this is 7% percent higher than last year's results; The average IB point score was 32, a 2 point growth on previous results; 22% of Year 13 students scored more than 35 points. He has had so many opportunities and the teachers very supportive. Join. . GEMS Wellington Academy DSO opened in September 2011 with approximately 1,000 students, and more than doubled in size after … They are safeguarded by a robust child protection policy and they respond well to the school's promotion of healthy lifestyles. We encourage the various talents of our students in order to ensure that they all develop a confidence and independence that is … Does your child attend this school? GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has just received its seventh KHDA report, and has been rated Very Good for the fourth year in a row. WSO has gained a strong reputation for its Sports Academy, which aims to identify the UAE’s most able athletes, and welcomes student athletes from around the world to study and professionally train at WSO, as well as having the opportunity to receive sports scholarships (mainly in the US). We have children in a different GEMS school. This, again, will need to be a focus for the school, especially in relation to Arabic as a first language and Islamic education, given that the largest proportion of students at WSO is of Arabic extraction. 4.6. By SG J (Dec, 2011) | Reply, My daughter has been attending GEMS Wellington Academy for the past academic year, she is happy there and I have made some great friends too. If so, click on the link below, and we will forward your request for information to the school or schools of the same type that we are confident have availability. By Priyanka (Jul, 2011) | Reply, 28 Reviews Good sized teaching areas with Interactive Whiteboards in every classroom, Visual Arts Suite including Art Rooms and Viewing Gallery, Performing Arts Suite, including Music Practice Rooms, Dance Studio & Drama Studio. In all phases, students’ understanding of Islamic values and cultural diversity is outstanding for their age, as is their sense of social responsibility and environmental awareness. Fairgreen Partners with Swiss School to Launch IB Careers Programme, Bright Learners Private School Offers A New Fee Structure to Families, ‘Boarding in Dubai is a fantastic opportunity,’ says David McKeown, How students can achieve success in global competitions, UAE youth who strive to make a difference (Alka Sathyan & David Isaac), ‘More schools should be using retrieval practice,’ suggests Kate Jones, ‘Online learning models are more flexible & scalable,’ says Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar. All this in a school that is viewed as highly supportive and inclusive by both the KHDA and COBIS. The average point score for the IB Diploma was 30 points. Leadership at all levels is strong, committed, and promotes innovative learning approaches. 87% of students passed the IB Diploma; this is 8 percent higher than the international pass rate, which is 79%. In Islamic education and Arabic, teaching is more varied and sometimes progress is reduced. COBIS does not directly mirror the inspection process of the KHDA, but seeks to ensure that members reflect the ethos, standards, facilities and resources which make the education provided fundamentally British at heart. There is a big jump in fees between Primary (FS2 to Year 6) at AED 46,319 and Secondary which starts at AED 73,080 from Year 7 to 9 inclusive. Engaging activities ensure that children make a strong start to their education. Inclusivity is highly regarded by parents. GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis is a distinctive and special place where children feel valued and imagination is very much alive. We encourage the various talents of our students in order to ensure that they all develop a confidence and independence that is recognised by everyone who meets them. GEMS Wellington Academy (Branch) was inspected by DSIB from 14 to 17 November 2016. At WSO, learning is not confined to the classroom but it is accessible all day and in a range of learning spaces. The key areas for improvement identified by the Inspection team focus on the need to: As we mentioned earlier, GEMS Wellington Academy DSO should be on the cusp of Outstanding. Parents are confident that staff listen to their concerns and believe the school has very effective arrangements of care and welfare. 25,000+ Parent Reviews, Tuition Fees, Ratings, Curriculum | Silicon Oasis | GEMS Wellington Academy (WSO), is a distinctive and special place where children are safe, happy and well supported. They are excited to come home each day and share all they have learned and accomplished! The BTEC qualification is, as the name suggests, a qualification focused largely on Business and Technology. In post-16, attainment and progress are variable across subjects. This is certain to have been a disappointment to the leadership team and seems to result from ongoing changes among leaders as a result of the staff changes from a year ago. Students' personal and social development is exceptional. WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey. Offering world-class facilities WSO places special emphasis on pioneering teaching and learning and the integration of technology into the curriculum, in keeping with the educational rationale of the Academy and the vision of the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority. This highly practical and customised approach provides students with a specialised programme of study that is widely recognised by employers and universities globally. Highlights, however, include the following summary: "Leadership of the Academy is strong and experienced, such that a period of sustained stability is now possible. The Elite Performing Arts Academy aims to recognise and nurture exceptional talent from the earliest stages. or. 14K likes. Thank you once again for doing your part to keep Edarabia the most trusted education source. Your email address will not be published. We pride ourselves on offering a fully blended approach to learning and gaining the right balance between social interaction and use of technology which deepens and extends learning. Sports Facilities at GEMS Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis. Improve achievement in Arabic languages and Islamic Education by ensuring: more accurate assessments of students' progress by teachers; students have a better understanding of the progress they make in lessons; evaluation procedures provide leaders with a more accurate picture of student performance. Most outcomes for students in the Foundation Stage, Primary or Secondary school are either Very Good or Outstanding, with the Sixth Form have regained its Outstanding and Very Good ratings for English and Maths respectively, following a drop back in 2017-18. In primary and secondary, attainment is very good in all three subjects, and progress is generally very good and outstanding. GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis is a distinctive and special place where children feel valued and imagination is very much alive. Student's personal development and social responsibility are exemplary. Where the school falls down - or rather, needs to improve further - is with regard to Teaching and Assessment. The staff of teachers is one of the best. Avg. My kids are going to Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis & I have discovered that a number of the FS teachers (yes teachers - not assistants) are not in any way qualified to teach. GEMS Wellington Academy (WSO), is a distinctive and special place where children are safe, happy and well supported. Educat…, Both Pearson Edexcel and Cambridge International exam boards have issued statements confi…, 0.4km View 42 reviews. Facilities at Wellington DSO are pretty impressive, as you would probably expect of large purpose built facilities by GEMS. We provide an education that meets our students’ future needs, and not those of the past, and to make their learning experiences both inspiring and relevant. There are 329 teachers in total (the majority from the UK) and all are said to have appropriate teaching qualifications. The teachers have been fantastic. A BTEC National qualification can lead to employment, continuing study, or professional development programmes. By Adeel (Jun, 2018) | Reply, GEMS Wellington is a wonderful school with a solid British curriculum. Avg. We think that there is a lot to admire at GEMS Wellington Academy DSO! The addition of A Levels means that students will have four different pathways to choose post-16. The curriculum is rich and varied, and designed to develop a range of learning skills as well as knowledge and understanding. Parents are firmly engaged with the school’s work. GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 14K likes. These include: GEMS in general does not disappoint in terms of the facilities it provides to its students, and it has not wasted the opportunity in the development of the purpose-built school to invest in future proofing its WSO offering. There is also a strong sense of community and genuine sense of caring about each other. These changes have not impacted the strong relationships between the school, parents and the community. Following its achievement, for the fourth time, of a Very Good rating, the latest KHDA inspection report describes the best features of GEMS Wellington Academy DSO as follows: Overall, this is a school that should be on the cusp of Outstanding, and whilst last year's report showed some slippage in relation to Students' Achievement, the latest report indicates that attainment and progress in English and Maths in the Secondary and post-16 sections have regained their Outstanding and Very Good ratings respectively. In line with the KHDA's announcement in September 2019, as a school rated either Very Good or Outstanding, WSO will no longer be required to submit to a full annual inspection by the DSIB inspection team. Some 110+ nationalities are represented within the student body, with the largest single demographic noted as students from Arab countries. We would urge interested families to read the full report. There is without doubt more to be done; notably in the Primary, Secondary and post-16 sections in relation to Maths and Science (all largely rated Very Good), whilst the FS section is rated Outstanding across all three core subjects. This is a school driven by strong leadership with the inspection team noting that "Leaders at all levels continue to sustain and improve high levels of school performance...Parents are enabled to be active partners in their children's learning.". Whilst this is rated Outstanding in the FS section, it is rated 'only' Very Good across the rest of the school. 14K likes. We particularly like the approach to blended learning taken by WSO long before Covid 19 and Distance Learning was on anyone's tongue. It currently has just under 4,000 students and teaches to Year 13. Book Now. GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis prides itself on an admission policy that does not discriminate against any child or family... Age Placement Guide The Academy places students in age-appropriate grade levels in accordance with the Ministry of Education/KHDA regulations. The school provides very strong support for students with SEND, within a very caring and inclusive school environment. Web Design by Grafdom. And we very much welcome the clearly holistic approach that enables students to indulge their passions in Sports and Performing Arts as well as the academic elements of their education. As children mature, we are able to scrutinize their academic progress and build a precise picture of each child’s potential; this allows us to reward a child’s hard work over a period of time and brings Early Years Foundation and more senior curricula much closer together, acknowledging that WSO is very much one Academy. 153 Gems Education reviews. The protection, care, guidance and support of students also achieves Outstanding ratings across the board, with support for students of Determination also rated Outstanding, one of handful of schools to have achieved this. He is pooled in with higher grades and that is like an hour or so later. GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (WSO) is a GEMS Education school. Facilities at the school are state of the art and well rounded. The Academy is in its ninth year of operation, and its building programme is complete. According to GEMS, ArtsEd supports WSO’s "already enriched" Performing Arts curriculum through the delivery of “specific programmes” and “additional opportunities” that will enrich the curriculum accessed by all students. Would recommend them to other parents! Avg. 95% of the 675 parents who responded to the KHDA's pre-inspection survey stated that they were satisfied with the quality of education at the Academy. 4.6 of 5 stars. 2020 results for i/GCSE and IB were based on assessed results due to the cancellation of examinations as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic. View 42 reviews. The average points score for the Diploma was 30. Students in Key Stage 4 follow IGCSE and GCSE Examination Courses and students in the Sixth Form prepare for either the IB Diploma or the IB Career-related Programmes or alternatively the UK-based BTEC and, as of the 2019-20 academic year, A Levels. See the 0 reviews and ratings for GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis, made by parents, students and teachers of GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis. Fees: AED 51,005, 24 Reviews GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis is on Facebook. These culminate in one of the richest IBDP and IBCP offers in the region. Call +971 4 515 9000. In 2018, there was no breakdown between the IBDP and the IBCP, although based on the average world pass rate provided, these would appear to be for the Diploma: WSO published the 2017 GCSE/iGCSE results which were as follows: There is still less information in regard to the IB Results with no mention of individual student achievement or details of higher level results. 4.6. Attainment in Islamic education and Arabic is mostly acceptable with good progress in places. They are flexible qualification, and can be taken alongside A levels. We encourage students to take an active interest in their learning environment where they elect Student Ambassadors and link the school community with the interests of the student body. The Academy was awarded runner-up in "Best Sports Schools in the UAE" (Teen Sports & Fitness Awards, 2016). Our most valued partnership is with our parents and students. GEMS Wellington Academy, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) has just received its seventh KHDA report, and has been rated Very Good for the fourth year in a row. By Chris Bradders (Nov, 2015) | Reply, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL! GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis. Book Now. The teachers have been fantastic. The school successfully modifies the curriculum to meet the needs of all groups, including those with SEND. It is virtually at capacity in terms of student numbers in a challenging market place and the academic provision has been enhanced by the addition of BTEC and A Levels, running alongside the IBDP and the IBCP, so that retention in Years 12 and 13 is now improving and numbers are very healthy indeed. GEMS Wellington Academy Students of Determination Policy Protect & Support August 2019 First Implementation Date I September 2011 Review period I Yearly Date last reviewed I August 2019 Responsible persons I Leader of Provision for Students of Determination – Primary and Secondary SENDCo’s PO Box 49746, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Tel: +971 4 5159000 Fax: +971 4 3424412. No degree at all, no teaching qualifications or teaching experience. In the Foundation Stage, attainment and progress are outstanding in English, mathematics and science. Welcome to GEMS Wellington Academy – Silicon Oasis that opened with nearly 1,100 students in a brand new purpose built school in September 2011.GEMS Wellington Academy offers the National Curriculum for England and we are ambitious to be an outstanding international school serving students aged from 3 – 18, where students make excellent academic progress and develop as the whole - child … This appears to be driven by weaker performances in some subjects, and no doubt the school will address the areas identified - notably in Maths and Islamic Education which were picked out by the inspection team. GEMS Wellington Academy - Silicon Oasis. Leaders set a clear vision and direction for the school’s work. Elsewhere, teaching is very good, although quality is not as consistent. Students interact with classmates in real time and have questions answered directly by their Digital teacher. 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