Year 12 subjects
Almost all students opt to study 4 A levels at the start of Year 12 study. A majority of students drop one of their subjects on entry to Year 13.
The subjects offered at A level are: Arabic, Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Drama & Theatre Studies, Economics, English Literature, the Extended Project (AS only), French, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology and Spanish.
Students who are registered with an Arab nationality (as per the nationality on the Emirates ID card) must study Arabic A in Years 12 and 13. Students registered with a non-Arab nationality (as per the nationality on the Emirates ID card) who are already studying Arabic A and wish to continue this subject in Years 12 and 13 may select Arabic A in place of one of their A level subjects. This must be indicated in the online application.
Applicants who hold an Arab passport and are currently attending school outside the UAE must contact the Registrar.
Islamic Studies is compulsory for Muslim students in Year 12 and 13 .
Games are compulsory for all students. All Sixth Formers participate in the Moral Education programme to prepare them for the challenges of life after Dubai College. There is also a timetabled ‘TopUP’ (Top University Preparation) lesson in a variety of subjects in Year 12 and 13 with the intention of bridging the gap in knowledge and understanding between A level and university.
During the course of Year 12, some subject sets may become too small as students decide not to continue with a subject; if this is the case, we reserve the right to combine subject sets at the start of Year 13 in the interests of the maintaining the quality of learning and teaching. Consequently, there is no guarantee that staff teaching the A level course in Year 12 will necessarily teach the same students in Year 13. We also reserve the right to not offer an elective subject at GCSE and A level if there is insufficient demand for it