Accreditations - Sunmarke School - Dubai

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Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

Sunmarke is authorised to offer the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). CIE are international British Education and Examination Boards such as the IGCSE and A Levels, universally lauded for their high standards in education.

AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance)

Sunmarke is authorised to offer AQA qualifications accredited by AQA. AQA is  an independent UK education charity and the largest provider of academic qualifications in schools that sets, holds and marks examinations in various subjects at GCSE, AS and A Level and offers vocational qualifications. AQA sets and marks the papers for around half of all the GCSEs and A-levels taken every year. AQA's qualifications and exam syllabuses are regulated by the Government of the United Kingdom, which is the regulator for the public examinations system in England and Wales, are are also internationally recognised and taught in around 30 countries around the world. Its qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs, A-levels, Tech-levels, the Extended Project Qualification and the AQA Baccalaureate.


Sunmarke is authorised to offer the Edexcel qualifications. Pearson’s Edexcel is the UK’s largest private organisation regulating school examinations that offers qualifications under the British Curriculum. It is also recognised internationally.

BSME (British Schools in the Middle East)

Sunmarke School is a member of the British Schools in the Middle East (BSME), which provides a quality-ensured network of schools, helping educators and facilitators share best educational practices and stay attuned with the latest educational systems. They run their own accreditation system and ensure all member schools follow the highest standards.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Sunmarke has applied to the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) and is an IB candidate school*. It takes three years to become an IB school at which time Sunmarke intends to offer the IB Diploma programme for Year 12 and 13. (Note, Sunmarke will continue to offer the National Curriculum of England up to Year 11). 

Knowledge and Human Development Agency (KHDA)

We are authorised by the KHDA as a K-12 school in Dubai.


* Only schools authorised by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its academic programmes. Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorisation will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit www.ibo.org

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