Thriving Sixth Form

Head of Sixth Form Welcome

Welcome to the sixth form admissions area of the secondary school. This encompasses Year 12, and we offer the International AS Levels, starting from September 2022.

Whilst AS Levels are academically demanding courses, our students achieve great success on this programme and attend a range of universities around the world.

Darren Atkinson
Lead Head of Secondary

Welcome Message

As Lead Secondary Head Teacher for DBS, my job is to ensure your academic and personal needs are met, providing you a platform for success. At Al Wakra KS5 we currently offer 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 senior 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

Darren Atkinson


Doha British School offers subjects that are aimed at providing a breadth of study to learners.

– English Language AS
– Maths AS
– Physics AS
– Chemistry AS
– Biology AS
– Business AS
– Geography AS
– History AS
– Arabic AS
– Spanish AS

The subjects 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.

  • 5 A*-C or 5 – 9 grades at IGCSE including English and Mathematics
  • B or 5 grade or higher in the subject to be studied
  • Average attendance of 95% over the academic year
For more information on the IB diploma and course at DBS please refer to the School Prospectus


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