- 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
Welcome to the Sixth Form 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.
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
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.
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.
DBS offers 10 International AS and A Level subjects that are aimed at providing a breadth of study to learners. Arabic, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, IT, DT, Business Studies, English Literature and Music 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.
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.
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