UPDATED APRIL 2014 OUR SCHOOL HAS SWITCHED TO ENGLISH IGCSE, READ THE POST BELOW TO FIND OUT WHY! AQA 4705, new this year. The Year 10 English Language GCSE external exam is taking place on June 9th 2011. It counts for 40% of the total English Language GCSE, the other 60 % has already been completed during ..Continue Reading
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Here you will find practical and informative articles connected to Living in Dubai. Articles range from how to sell a car to where to get your jewellery dipped. Find alternative ideas for where to take your visitors, other than a Mall. Read about my experiences of school life in Dubai as regards teenagers. Let me know what you find the most useful in this category; is there anything you would like me to research and include on the website?
UPDATE APRIL 2014 THE ENTIRE SYSTEM HAS CHANGED AGAIN ! STILL THREE EXAMS, BUT MUCH MORE FOCUS ON WRITTEN ANSWERS, BOTH LONG AND SHORT, AND JUT A TINY BIT OF MULTIPLE CHOICE. SOME QUESTIONS VERY AMBIGUOUS IN MY VIEW….MY ADVICE IS TO LEARN FROM MARK SCHEMES AND ENCOURAGE YOUR SCHOOLS TO DO THE SAME ESPECIALLY ..Continue Reading
It’s not that children (and many parents) don’t know about the following study tips, it’s good to be reminded and get significant influencers of your children (friends, teachers, grandparents to reinforce these ideas) often hearing them from mum (again) is like water off a duck’s back ! You could try to get your school to ..Continue Reading
GCSE’s (or General Certificate of Secondary Education) is what my older daughter is studying for in Year 10 at school. But I thought I had till the end of Year 11 for the BIG EXAMS, but no GCSE’s are done in meaty chunks now with a major part of each subject marked as a controlled assessment. ..Continue Reading
The pleasure of watching a Bollywood movie in Dubai is determined by where you go to see it. I went to Dubai’s Lamcy Plaza, where a bag of Maltesers, 2 small coffees and one large popcorn came to the princely sum of Dhs 25! Go on a Friday morning and you’ll probably have the cinema to ..Continue Reading