What is different about the Dubai College Sixth Form?
As a school we champion four interrelated educational spheres: the philanthropic, the sporting, the creative and the academic. The Dubai College Sixth Form is in the first instance an extension of that philosophy. So far so familiar.
Our charities committee, however, is more akin to a small scale NGO than a lunchtime club, the amount we raise per year for our chosen charities is hugely impressive and the student led structure is professionally organised with a coherent hierarchy that oversees relevant subcommittees. Students in the charity committee do not simply raise money through bake sales, they make a tangible and lasting impact on the lives of others.
Dubai College also has an enviable sporting reputation both within Dubai and beyond. Its senior teams have been very successful for a number of years in numerous sports whilst they have toured extensively both in Asia and beyond. Although we have enjoyed high profile success in rugby, netball, football and cricket the diversity of our sporting Sixth Form has ensured excellence in basketball, swimming, athletics and water polo. We are now seeking talented individuals who can contribute to our successful sporting future. Website Sports Link
Within the creative arts we have outstanding opportunities for music, art, dance, drama and design. One of our Year 12 students is the current Young Musician of the Gulf, an event which we hosted last year, whilst several of our current and recent students were also awarded the runner up and section prizes. The number of concerts produced on an annual basis and the level of commitment required by musicians often leads the school to be dubbed Dubai Music College, a moniker which we gladly bear. Website Activities Link
The staggering exam results in the art department speak volumes about the teaching on offer in this subject as does the number of students who opt for art foundation over traditional degrees on an annual basis. Dance and drama also form an integral part of our programme with recent productions covering a broad spectrum of genres ranging from musical (Hairspray) through Shakespearean (The Tempest) to contemporary (Punk Rock). That the work produced by Dubai College is regularly used by the UK exam board as exemplars of what can be achieved in publically examined Design and Technology also testifies to the opportunities available within DT. Website Examination Results Link
It is their performance within the academic sphere for which Dubai College students are probably best known, however, with 74% of them achieving A* or A grades at A2 Level; a figure that is unmatched in the region. In fact were we to be included in the UK league tables we would be ranked 23rd out of those who choose to be included and the 7th best co-educational school in the country (Daily Telegraph A Level League Table 2013). As a consequence around 40% of our Sixth Form students apply for Oxbridge, Veterinary, Medical and Dentistry courses in the UK as well as the top ranked colleges in the USA and the rest of the world on an annual basis. Website Destination of Leavers Link
It is for these reasons which Dubai College claims to be different. We do not simply offer a broad curriculum for our students rather our students distinguish themselves in this broad range of curricular and extra-curricular activities and they are the ones who drive the school forwards. Website Sixth Form Curriculum Link
If you would like to be part of the next cohort of Dubai College Sixth Formers to lead the school over the coming two years we would love to hear from you. Website Admissions Documents and Application Form Link