Key Stage Five at FPS

KS 5 / Sixth Form

We offer an exceptional Sixth Form for Dubai’s young adults. You are joining a community here where excellence for all is promoted, where we facilitate and provide opportunities, subject options and experiences that that will stretch and challenge you at all levels. As a dedicated Sixth Form team, our aim is to provide the support that prepares you as students for your next step in education or employment, and to encourage you to be valued contributors to the communities you will go on to live and work in. 

There will be openings for you to be exposed to an array of international cultural influences which will help to challenge your attitudes in preparation for employment in the 21st Century.

Overall, our aim is that you, our young men and women of tomorrow, have the reference points, social skills, resilience and competences necessary for happy lives and fulfilling futures.

  • Welcome to Sixth Form at FirstPoint. This is a special time in your lives where studying your favourite subjects and preparing for your final exams will open the doors to a successful future.  You will make friends for life here and I hope you undertake as many opportunities as you can, ensuring your skill set and cv stands out from the crowd.  All of the staff will give you the most amazing level of support and if you work hard you will go on to achieve your dreams. Good luck. 

    “If you think you can, or you think you can’t you’re probably right”



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    Jay Tostevin

    Head of Post-16

  • It gives me great pleasure to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Sixth Form at FirstPoint School. As you embark on this journey with us there will be times where you face challenge and hurdles you need to overcome. With that said, you will also create memories that will last you a lifetime and enable you to form a resilience, a skill set and an independence that provides you with a great standing for the rest of your adult lives. 

    Try not to become just a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” ― Albert Einstein

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    Jen Cruickshank

    Director of KS5

Explore the Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Our curriculum focuses on several different areas below

  • What Can You Expect From Us In Post 16?

    We offer an exceptional Sixth Form for Dubai’s young adults. You are joining a community here where excellence for all is promoted, where we facilitate and provide opportunities, subject options and experiences that that will stretch and challenge you at all levels. As a dedicated Sixth Form team, our aim is to provide the support that prepares you as students for your next step in education or employment, and to encourage you to be valued contributors to the communities you will go on to live and work in.

    Your experience in Sixth Form will be brought alive through:

    • Regular lectures and events with celebrated and notable leaders of academia, the Arts, Industry and Education.
    • Teaching of the highest quality by subject specialists who will encourage you to think, question and debate in a way that genuinely stretches your mind.
    • A curriculum programme examined by gold standard international A levels, BTECs and Cambridge qualifications that prepare you for entry to the best university courses worldwide.
    • Subject master classes with small group tutorials - industry specific qualifications will also be available for students.
    • A bespoke Post 16 tutor time provision with a strong focus on your wellbeing and resilience at its core.
    • Opportunities to explore outside of the normal classroom realm through industry internships and additional qualifications like Sports Leaders and the Extended Project Qualification, all recognised by further education providers and employers.

    There will be openings for you to be exposed to an array of international cultural influences which will help to challenge your attitudes in preparation for employment in the 21st Century.

    Overall, our aim is that you, our young men and women of tomorrow, have the reference points, social skills, resilience and competences necessary for happy lives and fulfilling futures.

    Miss J Cruickshank, Director of KS5 -[email protected]

  • Key Curriculum Information

    In order to apply to study in Sixth Form at FirstPoint School, you must achieve the following at GCSE level.

    • Five GCSEs including English and Mathematics Grade 4 or above at GCSE.
    • If you wish to study Science or Mathematics at A Level you are required to achieve a 6 or above at GCSE.

    On top of the Core Lesson of Moral Education which all students will take, students will have the option of four choices to study for their A Levels.

    It is important to take into consideration the university you wish to apply for Higher Education as all will have specific entry requirements for their offered courses.

    Arabic and Islamic will automatically be added to your core provision if you are an Arabic passport holder or Emirati student. 

    Students wishing to continue into Higher Education within the United Kingdom or United States: You must make sure that you explore the specific requirements of the course that you are wishing to take. The Careers Counselor will be able to help you with any information you might need.

  • Examples Of Curriculum Offering And Course Matrix / Options Overview

    Option 1

    Option 2

    Option 3

    Option 4

    A Level

    A Level

    A Level

    A Level

    Economics

    English Literature

    Mathematics*

    Media Studies

    Physics*

    Product Design

    Spanish

     

    Art

    Biology*

    Business

    Drama

    Mathematics with Further Mathematics^

    History

    English Language

    Biology*

    Business

    Chemistry*

    English Language

    Mathematics

    Music

    Physical Education

    Politics

    Photography

    Chemistry*

    Computing

    Economics

    Fashion & Textiles

    French

    Geography

    Physics*

    Psychology

    BTEC National

    BTEC National

    BTEC National

    BTEC National

    BTEC Travel and Tourism

    BTEC Sport

     

    BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

  • Assessment

  • Long Term Plans

  • Heads of Departments Contacts

    For any subject specific queries please contact your child's subject teacher. You can access the Heads of Department email addresses below. 

    English: Siobhan Dickerson [email protected]

    Arabic: Ahmed Essa [email protected]

    Islamic: Ghazala Shaheen [email protected]

    Science: Amjad Aziz [email protected]

    Maths: Emma Gore [email protected]

    Maths: Hayley Scott [email protected]

    Business and Economics: Jennifer Donaghy [email protected]

    Art: Vanessa Missions [email protected]

    Music: David Quinn [email protected]

    PE: Rod Hart [email protected]

    Modern Foreign Languages: Alexandre Merciris [email protected]

    Humanities: Candice Wright [email protected]

    Computing: Michael Bradbury [email protected]

    Performing Arts: Marie-Clare [email protected]

    Psychology: Sarah Barr [email protected]

    Design Technology: Mia Foulkes [email protected]

 

  • We rate GEMS FirstPoint School Sixth Form provision outstanding.

    Schools Compared Review

    2020

 

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