Sixth Form - Post 16
This is an exciting time for GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail (WEK) as we prepare for the opening of our Year 12 in September 2018). We have created an inclusive and attractive Sixth Form offer that we believe will meet the needs of our students and those in other schools who are looking for a broader and more flexible offer than that offered elsewhere in Dubai. We will do this by providing a range of A level and International A Level qualifications.
It is important that students opt for qualifications that offer them the best chance of success and that will open the door to higher education and the workplace. During the application process for our WEK Sixth Form, students will be well supported through our Careers Information and Guidance Service (CIAG).
As a general rule, our entry requirement for Year 12 will be a minimum of 5 GCSE grades at 4 and above. This will usually include Mathematics and English. Individual subjects have their own requirements which are outlined in the Sixth Form prospectus. Some courses, such as mathematics and the pure sciences, will require a grade 6 or 7 and above as these courses demand a particular academic skillset in order to achieve a successful outcome. If a student does not quite make the grade for a particular course they can still be considered on a case by case basis. Please note that students will have the opportunity to re-take their mathematics and English GCSEs in Y12 and Y13 if necessary whilst studying other qualifications.
In parallel to these qualifications, we will run an enrichment programme to ensure students are developing the broad range of skills and attributes that future employers and universities are looking for. Our curriculum at WEK will offer the depth and rigour of A Level whilst embracing the broad skills-based approach of the International Baccalaureate. This is a natural progression for WEK given our approach to learning as exemplified through the WEK Learner Profile and the extensive enrichment programme on offer. Look out also for our Sixth Form sports programmes in swimming and football that will bring another unique dimension to Sixth Form life.