Sixth Form - Post 16
This is an exciting time for GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail (WEK) as we prepare the way ahead for our Post-16 students to aspire to become who they want to be, hence our strap line ‘Who are YOU becoming?’ At WEK, we have created an inclusive and attractive Sixth Form curriculum that we believe meets the needs of all our students and those in other schools who are looking for a broader, unique and more flexible offer than that provided elsewhere in Dubai. We do this by delivering a range of high quality, leading edge, internally recognised pathways including A Level, International A Level and International BTEC qualifications (from Sept 2020 subject to KHDA approval.
It is important that students opt for qualifications that provide the best chance of success and that will open the door to higher education and employment. Therefore, during the application process for our WEK Sixth Form, students will be well supported through our dedicated Careers Information and Guidance Service (CIAG).
Our entry requirements for Year 12 will depend on one of the three curriculum pathways selected. As a general rule, the entry requirements for our A Level courses require 5 GCSEs at grade 6 or above including Maths and English. Individual subjects have their own requirements. iBTECs offer a more career-related international option and pathway to University and employment. The entry requirement for iBTECs at level 3 require 5 GCSEs at grade 5 and above.
In parallel to these qualifications, we will deliver an enrichment and work-related internship programme through various external partners to ensure students are developing the broad range of skills and attributes that future employers and universities are looking for. Our Post-16 curriculum at WEK will offer the depth and academic rigour from A levels, the career-related skill development from iBTECs, whilst embracing a broad skills-based pedagogy in lessons similar to other international qualifications such as the International Baccalaureate (IB). This is a natural progression for our WEK students given our approach to learning as exemplified through the WEK learner Profile and the extensive enrichment programme on offer.