Speaking to Mrs E Robinson, Principal at Jebel Ali School, we asked her what we have to look forward to in September.
“Whilst our Sixth Form is newly established, it is built on the longstanding reputation, values and ethos of our primary and secondary school. We continue to follow the National Curriculum for England and offer a wide array of A-levels and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).”
“Personalised pathways and a pioneering timetable allow our students to select up to four A-levels subjects, receiving expert guidance from our subject specialists, who collectively have over 250 years of GCSE and A-level teaching experience.”
“Besides our academic provision, Sixth Form students will follow our unique ETHOS programme, which includes; Enrichment, Tutor, Health & Wellbeing, Options & Aspirations, and our Skills (Life & Study) programmes.”
We asked Mr J Batten, Head of JAS Sixth Form, to tell us about the JAS ETHOS programme and how will students benefit from it?
“Our Enrichment programme offers our students an array of opportunities to develop essential skills, qualities and experiences in their industry of interest or aspiration. As a long-standing international school with a wealth of community and business links, our students are supported in undertaking relevant work experience. They are offered extensive workshops alongside expert talks within a dedicated afternoon each week on their timetable. This programme is sure to enhance a student’s university and/or job application, and will also develop an abundance of personal qualities and career characteristics.
“Our Options and Aspirations Programme helps our students make a well-informed and confident transition to university and/or employme
“Each Sixth Form student is assigned a tutor group. Tutor groups are ‘vertical’, meaning students mix across Year 12 and Year 13, this encourages a community feel across the Sixth Form and Year 12 students are able to learn from Year 13 students as they prepare their applications and examination schedules. All students receive extensive academic and pastoral support with advice and guidance from their tutor, head of year and subject teachers.
“JAS has always prioritised students’ health and wellbeing alongside their academics. The results of the annual GL Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) assessment, shows our students are amongst the happiest and most comfortable across Dubai, this remains a priority in the Sixth Form. Our pioneering timetable, which balances study time with a delayed school start time, and with a support team that includes our whole school counsellor, fosters students’ cognitive, physical and emotional development.
“Personalised pathways and a pioneering timetable allow our students to select up to four A-levels subjects”
“Our Options and Aspirations Programme helps our students make a well-informed and confident transition to university and/or employment. Mock-interviews, career days, industry talks, guidance meetings, use of Unifrog, and access to our Options and Aspirations Advisor, provides students with bespoke guidance and expert advice and in line with their aspirations.
“We know, through links with UK universities, that successful preparation for leaving home and studying abroad is essential, particularly for expatriate students. We believe that academic qualifications alone are not enough. JAS Sixth Form students will be suitably prepared through the completion of our innovative Skills (study skills and life skills) curriculum that fosters academic achievement and develops cooking, laundry, DIY, and other lifelong skills.”
For more information, email [email protected], visit www.jebelalischool.org, listen to our recently recorded sixth form podcast www.jassixthform.podbean.com, or follow us; @jassixthform and @jebelalischoolofficial
MRS E ROBINSON,
PRINCIPAL AT JEBEL ALI SCHOOL
Mr J BATTEN,
HEAD OF JAS SIXTH FORM