Deira International School

Overall summary of IB and IGCSE Examination Results 2018

We are very pleased with the IB Diploma and Career-related Programme results this year and extremely proud of our students and all they have achieved at DIS. Our highest performing student gained 43 points, 76% of students gained 30 plus points (54% is the world average). Our pass rate of 92% places us amongst the highest performing schools in the region. Our students’ success reflects their commitment to their studies, high levels of support from parents and personalised care along with the highest standards in learning and teaching that is a hallmark of practice here at DIS.

Congratulations to our GCSE students on their superb results, reflecting the diligence and commitment to learning of DIS students at DIS. This year's results gave much to celebrate with our highest performing student gaining 9 A* grades! 89% of our students achieved 5 A-C grades including in English and Maths. Given that Deira International School is a non-selective and inclusive school, we are particularly proud of all that our students have achieved. Numbers of A*-A achieved were particularly impressive across a range of subjects including English and Maths achieving 38% and Literature 44% respectively. Science results for Biology and Physics were 79% and Chemistry 66% A*/ A. Excellent results across a range of subjects including Design Technology 77%, History 55%, Drama 60% and Economics 52% A*/ A. Other impressive scores A*-B included French 91%.

Our Sixth Form options are varied and very exciting; we are confident that the pathways being chosen by our students will ensure continued success in gaining entry to various prestigious universities across the globe, such as  Oxford University, University of Leeds, University College London, Kings College in the UK; Boston University and University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in USA; McGill University and Yale University in Canada; and many other prestigious universities around the world.


Examination Results

Universities Destinations


Oxford University
University of Manchester
University of Coventry
University of Leeds
University College London
University of Brighton
University of Nottingham
Imperial College London (UCL)
Kings College


McGill University
Yale University
Western University
University of Toronto
University of British Columbia
University of Mcmaster


University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
California State University, Long Beach
George Mason University
The New School
University of Illinois
Purdue University
University of California, Davis
Parsons School of Design New York
Santa Clara University
Loyola Marymount University


New York University Abu Dhabi
American University of Sharjah
Middlesex University Dubai
Alpha Aviation Academy        
The Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation

Middle East

American University of Beirut


Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands)
Leiden University (Netherlands)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands)
IED Barcelona (Spain)


Sophia University (Japan)

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