UAE Indian school students gear up for first-term exams in September
A lot of Indian-based schools in the UAE are getting ready for their upcoming first-term exams, which will mostly start in the second week of September.
Indian Curriculum Schools First Term Examinations
School principals have emphasized that a substantial portion of the syllabus was covered before the summer break, ensuring students are well-prepared for these assessments.
Schools have also proactively communicated the examination schedules to students and parents ahead of the summer holidays, allowing families to plan accordingly. Lalitha Suresh, Principal of GEMS Our Own Indian School in Dubai, emphasized that the examination dates were published in the school diary, facilitating holiday planning for parents.
Schools have made revision materials like worksheets and sample test questions available online so that students can study and practice at their own leisure. This has helped pupils with their preparations. Credence High School's CEO-Principal, Deepika Thapar Singh, emphasized that revision is a continuous process at her institution, with support from instructors, counselors, and administrators to help students recognize their strengths and pinpoint areas that need improvement.
Some schools have also shared comprehensive revision schedules with parents as part of their commitment to supporting learners' needs. Ambika Gulati, Principal of The Millennium School in Dubai, stated that students in Grade 3 and above will have Term 1 examinations, with Grades 10 and 12 having unit tests. She emphasized that most of the content to be tested in these examinations was covered before the summer break, and sample question papers with model answers were made available online to aid students.
While preparing students for examinations is a priority, some schools also emphasize the importance of student well-being. A few schools conduct examinations before the summer holidays to ensure that students can fully enjoy their break without the burden of exams hanging over them. Mohammedali Kottakulam, Principal of Gulf Indian High School, stressed the importance of allowing students to have a relaxing summer holiday without the pressure of exams immediately upon their return to school.