“Educating the individual is this country’s most valuable investment. It represents the foundation for progress and development”.H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE
Welcome to the website of the Al Dhafra Campus of the Applied Technology High School (ATHS). I hope that you will enjoy your visit and will discover why our world-class school graduates are among the most successful not only in the UAE, but across the whole Gulf region.
The government of the UAE has challenged educational organizations across the seven Emirates to play a central role in the development of the “human capital” of this country. At ATHS Al Dhafra, we are proud of the role we play in educating and training the most talented young Emirati scientists, technologists and technicians, those who will contribute during their careers to the development of a secure, diversified and competitive future economy for the Al Dhafra Region and the wider UAE.
Every one of our students graduates from our school with an advanced level of knowledge in the scientific and mathematical disciplines. During their time with us, our students also learn the skills required to apply their understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts to find solutions to “real world” problems and challenges. Cross-curricular project work (for example through the STREAM initiative and preparation for national competitions) provides an opportunity for our students to work in teams, to be creative, to develop their design and innovation skills, and to discover the satisfaction of a “hands-on” approach to learning. Through team-based learning activities we develop our students’ 21st century skills of collaboration, communication and positive competition. Every day we challenge our students to be evaluative, to think critically, and to use these skills to make positive choices in their lives. And through cultural events, competitions, sport and other activities we aim to inspire our students with a sense of purpose, enthusiasm, personal ambition and a high level of patriotism.
Throughout their time at the school, our students benefit from the valuable partnerships that we have developed with business and industrial organizations in the UAE and overseas. Through a programme of work placements, internships, industrial visits and guest speakers, these partnerships provide a firm foundation from which our students can orientate themselves to the world of work, develop their vocational skills, and understand the many exciting career pathways available to them.
In these ways and others we have placed our school at the forefront of the Emiratization of technological and scientific careers in the country. Whether you are a parent, a prospective student, a teacher or an employer, I hope you will find our website and our school an inspiration!
Welcome to the website of the Al Dhafra Campus of the Applied Technology High School (ATHS). I hope that you will enjoy your visit and will discover why our world-class school
Since the establishment in 2005, IAT was envisioned as a world class integrated educational system of career-based technical education that would produce the scientists, engineers, and technicians needed for the UAE to build a knowledge-based economy. IAT’s mission is to promote various programs of study in order to meet the industrial and technical requirements of the UAE, and provide appropriate specializations to cover the industrial and technical requirements for a competent workforce. While career clusters are designed and customized in accordance to local community needs and requirements, enrollment in a particular program is primarily dependent on student interests and academic achievement.
The IAT curriculum is designed to offer standards-based rigorous academic core combined with hands-on cluster based courses. The Curriculum Matrix details the distribution of periods per week for each subject area, each period being 45 minutes with a total of 45 periods per week. The term “Cluster Requirements” under Subjects refers only to the total number of periods designated to career cluster courses.
Mission of the Assessment Department
Enhance student achievement while simultaneously closing all identifiable gaps by providing timely and accurate data about student performance on school-based, system-wide, and standardized assessments.
Our philosophy is to support the learning process and encourage student success. This support is enacted by ensuring that the learning outcomes achieved are the ones assessed. We decline to assess learning outcomes that are never realized albeit intended. Our grading system is a mere measurement of student’s mastery of achieved outcomes. Below is an embellishment on this philosophy…
By and large, assessment at any educational institute serves two key functions. First, it certifies that students have attained the knowledge and competencies identified in the course learning outcomes. In other words, it testifies that internationally recognized standards are met. The successful completion of assessments to an acceptable degree may be used for progression through higher grade levels and even the selection of other clusters. Assessments that are used to measure student performance on the completion of a course are referred to as summative assessments. Secondly, assessments can be used as a valuable tool for teaching and learning...
The mission of Admissions and Registration Department is to coordinate and provide a wide variety of services that support the academic career of IAT students from pre-registration to post-graduation.
The Institute of Applied Technology is committed to prepare all its Students for career success in the demanding 21st century knowledge economy. Therefore, IAT has established admissions procedure for incoming students to assure that their aptitude and capabilities fulfill the basic skills needed to pursue their career-oriented educational goals.
Accepting new admissions for the Applied Technology High School Academic Year 2020 - 2021 starting January 2020. Use the button below to access the online registration form.
Our schools are fortunate to be able to take advantage of technology in the form of iPads and iBooks providing a relevant delivery platform which is extremely engaging for the students. The iBooks have been written by the CDU to meet the specific demands of the curriculum and have been customised to meet the English language level of the students.
Schools are committed to a Plan-Do-Review (PDR) process. The most important stakeholders, the students, are involved in this process and are encouraged to add content and to offer suggestions to improve the look and feel of the iBooks, as are teachers. In addition to this, the key attribute of iPads, ubiquitous access, enables teachers to make full use of Web 2.0 technologies. Students are able to improve research, retrieval, collaborative and writing skills as they use their iPads to complete tasks. These skills have been identified as being essential for success in the 21st century.
The easy access to the Internet provides countless opportunities for modelling. Students are able to watch podcasts of professionals in the work place, or explanations about specific topics. This exposure enables learning to be far more meaningful...
The role of the Learning Resource Centers, (LRCs), is to provide students with access to resources and up-to-date information in both print and electronic format. The LRCs are student-centered, dynamic learning hubs, which provide the means to transform the students’ learning experience from a conventional one into an interactive, autonomous, one-to-one learning experience.
To reinforce this vision professional, qualified Librarians are on hand to provide support and assistance to both students and staff. Librarians provide orientation sessions and facilitate information literacy classes both in the LRC and in the classroom taking this opportunity to introduce students to the latest resources, which support the learning and teaching objectives of the curriculum. Information Literacy sessions provide students with opportunities to develop their critical thinking skills, conduct research, respect...