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|Language of instruction
|Native English teachers
|Extra languages (other than English)
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|Number of students
|Number of nationalities represented in the school
|Most common nationality
|Ratio of local students to international students
46% local : 54% international
|Language support for students not fluent in English
English as Additional Language
|Additional language classes offered by the school
|Use of technology in the classroom
As a Bring Your Own Device school (BYOD) students in Years 3 – 9 have access to iPads and an Apple pencil to promote creativity, work collaboratively and gain access to transformational feedback opportunities through selected applications.
The classroom is no longer a static environment with a teacher working from the front. With multiple display panels, teachers can provide several learning opportunities for students within the same lesson. Teachers utilize iPads to roam freely around the classroom, providing focused support where needed and sharing resources and activities via Apple TV’s.
Virtual Reality headsets allow students to explore space stations, walk on the great wall of China and visit the Holy Kaba, without stepping out of the classroom! 3D printers, digital visualizers, interactive tables, and a selection of software applications equip students with 21st century digital skills in preparation for life beyond school.
Students will use Augmented Reality on their devices to understand key knowledge in an immersive, experiential and interactive way rather than through a worksheet or video. ISCS uses, technology to aid learning, enhance student experiences and empower them to learn independently through the use of technology. All aspects of learning will be carefully tracked, and parents have access to their child's learning and feedback given by the teacher, which will promote a strong home-school learning experience.
|External examinations or assessments available
IGCSE, A Levels
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs
ISCS is proud to have an established partnership with the Maharat Learning Center. The Maharat Learning Center in Dubai has been established to provide children and young adults with special educational needs the tools and strategies they need to access and succeed in mainstream education. Maharat Learning Center is a smart learning center equipped with the latest state of the art technology for learning and teaching.
|Entry evaluation for students
|Brief description of entry evaluation required
Admission will be based on entrance test for each year and key stage level. Due to high demands prospective students for Year 3 and above will also be required to undertake a CAT4 (Cognitive Ability Testing) test on a published date and location.
|School start time
|School finish time
KG1 - KG2: 12:30
|School bus service available
|School provided lunches
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered
Graffiti club, cooking, art, pottery, gardening, robotics, football, netball, gymnastics, chess, my gym, basketball, swimming, boxing, Arabic, creative writing, debate, code, French, Quran, science, reading, STEAM, innovation.
|Sports facilities at the school
Playgrounds: The indoor and outdoor playgrounds are equipped with specialised safe flooring and multi-provision for different games, creating a safe level of usability.
Multi-Purpose Hall: Multi-Purpose Hall is built to the facilities of the Secondary School for various activities such as sports, special events, exams, etc.
Swimming pool: The large, covered swimming pool is heated in cooler months so the lessons may continue throughout the year.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school
The International School of Creative Science - Nad Al Sheba was founded with a deep-seeded passion to create a unique K-13 institution that imparts academic excellence by providing modern curriculum learning, highly attentive tutoring, and superior facilities – all within an unparalleled environment that fosters traditional values and develops well-rounded youth.
|Teaching approach of the school
ISCS offers the National Curriculum of England & Wales (both Cambridge and Edexcel) combined with the UAE National Curriculum, providing a strong emphasis on Arabic & Islamic Studies. This unique combination ensures academic excellence at all levels as has repeatedly been observed by the outstanding results for IGCSE/GCSE O Levels and GCE A Levels where ISCS secondary students have been ranked among top global achievers in education by Edexcel several years in a row.