3 Key Benefits of Attending Online School in Abu Dhabi


If you live in Abu Dhabi, you’ve chosen one of the best places to live in the UAE. The city is a visual treat known for its beautiful architecture, natural landscapes, theme parks, booming economy, and impressive skyscrapers. However, Abu Dhabi’s appeal doesn’t just end at its aesthetic beauty. The city is also known for being home to talented, hardworking, committed, driven, and focused students.

Each year, students living in Abu Dhabi make their parents and teachers proud by securing top grades, attending some of the most prestigious universities globally, and starting successful careers. This process isn’t easy. While students must have a conscientious approach to learning, they cannot achieve stellar grades without a little help.

Quality schooling goes a long way in helping students hone their academic talents and achieve excellent learning outcomes. Over the past five years, online schooling has gained traction across Abu Dhabi. Today, thousands of parents are proudly sending their children to esteemed online schools across the city.

In this blog, we’ll dig deeper. What are the benefits of attending online school in Abu Dhabi? Should you make this switch as a student? Moreover, should you proceed with this transition for your children as a parent? Continue reading, take notes, and feel free to ask us questions towards the end of the blog. We’re always happy to help. Let’s begin!

1. Improved Grades

The conventional schooling model offers numerous disadvantages to students. In most conventional schools across Abu Dhabi, as many as 25 or even 30 pupils are taught in a single classroom. This is an alarmingly high student-teacher ratio. As a result, students fail to receive one-on-one attention from their teachers.

There are simply too many students present in the classroom for the teacher to equally and evenly distribute their attention across each child. Consequently, teachers fail to pick up on critical insights. They fail to understand each student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. They also fail to develop a good grasp of each student’s learning patterns.

Understanding and analysing these insights is imperative. This process helps teachers understand how to personalise the sessions for each student. Lack of personalisation results in low levels of class engagement. Students don’t pay close attention to their lessons, which affects the overall knowledge absorption and retention rates in the classroom.

Online schooling veers away from this approach. At Cambridge Home School Online, we keep the student-teacher ratio as low as possible (8–10 pupils per group). Moreover, we have a team of MA/MSc/PhD qualified subject specialist teachers on board. Our teachers use an independent curriculum to deliver effective, engaging, and retentive lessons. By covering greater academic breadth and depth, we help our students develop a nuanced understanding of their lessons.

This is the academic head start students need to succeed. It helps them secure better grades and become well-rounded learners. Our learning outcomes prove the efficacy of our approach.

In June 2021, 86% of our IGCSE students secured A*s and As in their target subjects. 83% of our A Level students secured two As and a B or higher, as requested by top universities. Moreover, all students who applied received offers from some of the best universities globally. By equipping students with the tools they need to perform well, we help them achieve high levels of success.

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2. A Healthier School-Life Balance

According to a survey, UAE students reportedly have the second-highest anxiety levels for Math. Why is this the case? Many schools across the UAE, specifically Abu Dhabi, have a culture of overworking students. Pupils are pushed beyond their limits. Their teachers don’t demand academic excellence; they demand academic perfection. This strategy backfires.

Instead of performing well, students crumble under stress and underperform. Their grades suffer. However, their mental health also takes a toll. Many students living in the UAE suffer from stress, anxiety, burnout, and self-doubt. Online schooling adds flexibility to the mix, flexibility that’s heavily lacking in the local schooling system.

At Cambridge Home School Online, we have a razor-sharp focus on helping our students secure top grades. However, we also want our students to play sports, socialise with their friends, develop new skills, explore their hobbies and interests, travel with their family, go on excursions and explorations, do volunteer work, and so on.

Academic growth is important. However, it’s not enough. Effective schooling also takes personal, social, moral, and ethical growth into account. By offering a healthy school-life balance to students, we ensure that they a) grow across different facets of life and b) don’t fall into the trap of student burnout, stress, anxiety, fatigue, and self-doubt.

We provide one-on-one success coaching and pastoral support to every student. Additionally, students are taught a well-balanced curriculum that doesn’t require them to sit in class for an unnecessarily long duration. Once their classes conclude for the day, students can learn outside the classroom. Combined with academic growth, non-academic growth helps students become well-rounded, multi-talented, and content learners.

3. A Diverse Learning Experience

The online schooling model helps bring students together from all over the world. At CHS Online, we teach students from dozens of countries and hundreds of cities. As our students learn together, they have a diverse schooling experience.

The world is becoming increasingly cosmopolitan today. As students travel across different countries, they must be accepting of other people. Our teachers cultivate the essence of empathy, respect, multi-cultural inclusion, and appreciation in students.

By building these critical soft skills (among several others), we ensure that our students become responsible, kind, and considerate individuals who contribute to society.

About the Author

The author is an education specialist at Cambridge Home School Online. Established in 2002, the esteemed online school has over 20 years of experience in providing a quality British online education to students.

Presently, students living in the UK, Europe (including Western Russia), Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa can apply to the institution. Parents who are interested in enrolment can explore the institution’s homeschooling process.