THRIVING SIXTH FORM

KEY STAGE THREE

HEAD OF SIXTH FORM WELCOME

Welcome to the sixth form admissions area of the secondary school. This encompasses Years 12 and 13 and we offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme of study, International AS and A Levels, BTEC.

Whilst the IB is an academically demanding course, our students achieve great success on this programme and attend a range of universities around the world, including the UK, USA and Canada.

Kerry Walton
HEAD OF SIXTH FORM
WELCOME MESSAGE

As Head of Sixth Form, my job is to ensure your academic and personal wellbeing needs are being met. At KS5 we offer several academic pathways which you can choose to study; IB, International AS levels or a combination of IGCSEs and AS levels. Whatever pathway you choose, you will experience outstanding teaching from our dedicated subject specialists, as well as personalised pastoral support from your form tutor and the sixth form team. As well as this, we also support you in your university application process; assisting you in achieving your goals in any country across the world

Kerry Walton
  • We offer IB at two levels: diploma and course.

    In addition to the IB Diploma, we also offer a number of International AS Level courses.

    Our Sixth Form students enjoy a purpose built Sixth Form Centre, with common room, canteen and a dedicated career and study centre, which further enhances the quality of provision at this level.

IB diploma and course

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is an internationally respected and recognised qualification. Success in the IB will ensure access to good universities throughout the world.

What is special about the IB?

The IB Diploma makes sure that students do not specialise before they go to university. This means that students study six subjects, three at standard level and three at higher level. Students must choose a range of subjects, i.e. the objective of the IB is to encourage breadth as well as depth across the curriculum.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • 6 IGCSEs (or their equivalent) at grades 9 - 5 (including Maths and English)
  • 5s in subjects chosen to study at Higher Level
  • 8/9 required for Higher Level Maths
For more information on the IB diploma and course at DBS please refer to the School Prospectus

International AS and A Levels

Doha British School offers 10 International AS and A Level subjects that are aimed at providing a breadth of study to learners. Arabic, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English Literature, Geography, History, IT, Maths, Physics, PE, and Psychology are recognised by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education as fulfilling their attestation and equivalency requirements for a student’s 12th year of education. A student would need passes in any 2 AS or A subjects.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • 6 IGCSEs (or their equivalent) at grades 9 - 4 (including Maths and English)
  • 5s grade or higher in the subject to be studied
  • Average attendance of 95% over the academic year
For more information on International AS and A Levels at DBS please refer to the School Prospectus

BTEC

BTEC is a vocational qualification. Today’s employers are looking for a confident, work ready employees who have practical knowledge and technical skills that are taught when studying a BTEC.  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  • 5 IGCSEs (or their equivalent) at grades 9 - 4 (including Maths and English), for subjects with the new 9 - 1 grading system a 5 or better is required
  • 5s grade or higher in the subject to be studied
  • Average attendance of 95% over the academic year
For more information on the BTEC at DBS please refer to the School Prospectus.
  • SIXTH FORM
    UNIVERSITY GUIDANCE

    All Sixth Form students are offered university and career guidance during their course. They receive information on how to apply to a variety of international universities, and will have the opportunity to meet university representatives both in school and at different fairs around Doha.

    Many universities require AS students to complete a foundation year of study before beginning an undergraduate degree, and since admission deadlines fall between January and March, a lot of time is spent in Term 1 preparing students for the application process.

    For more information Download
    the DBS Sixth Form Prospectus

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