The Sixth Form at Dubai College prides itself on academic distinction, extra-curricular dedication and a strong pastoral network.
Those who put on the blue shirt for the first time are embarking on a two-year journey of great challenge and reward, of greater independence and impact.
Our students nourish a long-standing excellence in the interrelated spheres of academia, sport, creative arts and philanthropy, whilst also building their character to rise to the pressures and demands of today’s world.
Though our students are perhaps best known for their academic achievements (with 73.4% of our A Level grades awarded as an A or A* this year), each and every one of them also contributes to a thriving community of excellence outside the classroom. Our senior students star in a range of sports, both locally and internationally, they create staggering works of art, design, music, dance and drama within our state-of-the-art facilities and they co-ordinate countless charity events, raising AED 250,000 last year to support our schools in Nepal. Our extensive pastoral programme supports the students’ social and emotional development whilst arming them with the tools to navigate the transition to university and work, typically overseas. Sixth Formers also lead positive change through the student parliament and support younger students through our mentoring and study skills programmes.
In short, our Sixth Formers are extremely busy. Yet for all of these tried and tested, traditional trademarks of a top-performing Sixth Form, what stands out is the students’ character and kindness: they are committed and compassionate in equal measure. We are immensely privileged to work with them for these two years and are equally proud of them when they leave. The vast majority end up at their first choice university with 50% heading to the UK, 27% going to the USA and a further 15% studying elsewhere. Last academic year, 24% of our Year 13 students received offers from the top ten universities in the world (QS World University Rankings for 2024).
These words hopefully reveal a flavour of our flourishing, dynamic and diverse environment, but the best way to get to know us a little better is to arrange a visit and to meet our students directly. They are our best ambassadors.