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The Sixth Form community is an integral part of the school and you will have many opportunities to play a full part in school life.

Our Sixth Form students have a lot to offer the younger members of the school – their experience, their abilities, the example they set, and their time. How students decide to get involved will be dependent on each student, but simply by establishing a mature presence in the school you influence the attitudes and expectations of younger students.

There is a very distinctive ethos of respect for the maturity of Sixth Form students. We aim to respect the choice which has been made to continue studying and to forge a new relationship between students and teachers, based on partnerships in learning.

We give considerable responsibility to our students and, in return, expect of them an adult approach to their work and environment. There are also considerable opportunities for broadening your experience and developing important skills and qualities through the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities which you will find described in our handbooks.

Here are some important features of our Sixth Form provision:

· Quality teaching and results.

· Outstanding and personalised career guidance and support.

· Excellent links with higher education establishments around the world. GES has an annual careers fair and college fair that gives students, employers and universities the opportunity to discuss and explore in greater detail a student’s future education pathways.

The Gulf English School gives students an opportunity to choose the course they would want to study, whether as preparation for further education or to gain qualifications needed before you embark on the employment of students’ choice. The Year 12 handbooks are available in the downloads section of the website. Here you can view subject and course options. (INSERT Website)

Study at AS-Level is demanding but also satisfying as it provides an opportunity to explore students own interests within subject areas as well as meeting the requirements of international, external examinations. There is a marked difference to studying at Sixth Form. It is expected that for each hour of instruction in class, students devote another hour out of class to reviewing the subject matter. Getting involved will ensure that you leave the school with the skills required for higher education or employment.

The Sixth Form curriculum coordinators (AS or IBDP) will help guide you through your time with us. Their work is coordinated by the Assistant Head of Secondary in charge of 6th form. These coordinators, alongside the school counsellors, and with the involvement of the Sixth Form teaching staff, advise on the arrangement of work and the use of study time, but the motivation must come from the student.