Our enrichment programme improves and enhances the value of provision at JAS Sixth Form. Students are provided with an abundant array of opportunities and are supported to develop essential skills, qualities and experiences in their chosen role, responsibility, interest or aspiration.
As a long-standing, highly-reputable International school with a wealth of community and business links, our students are supported to undertake relevant work experience in Year 12 and Year 13 with a weekly double-period (an afternoon) on their timetable. Not only will regular work experience enhance a student’s university and job application, but it will also develop an abundance of personal qualities and career characteristics.
We are the only school in Dubai to value work experience in this way, and for the times that students aren't on a placement, they have the opportunity to complete online courses or workshops.
Sixth form students will have an abundance of extra-curricular activities available to them; from rehearsing for the Drama production to joining a debating society. It is within our ECA programme that students discover themselves and pursue their passions outside of the classroom. Sixth form students also have the opportunity to inspire their peers by creating and leading their own clubs and societies.
JAS Student Leadership Programme
Sixth Form students are our most mature and responsible students, they are role models for all other students. Our certificated leadership programme encourages and empowers students to demonstrate initiative and ownership, to feel confident and comfortable representing the student voice, to work closely with staff and to personify the JAS values at whole-school and sixth form events.
Leadership skills are fostered through a wide range of available roles and responsibilities. Students across Year 12 and Year 13 will be able to apply and campaign for leadership positions. Opportunities available, but are not limited to; create and lead clubs or societies, complete the Gold Duke of Edinburgh International Award, become a peer-counsellor, become a JAS prefect, and/or become Head Girl, Head Boy, Deputy Head Boy or Deputy Head Girl.
At JAS we offer the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) International Award; Bronze Award in Year 10, Silver Award in Year 11 and Gold Award across Year 12 and Year 13. As part of the Gold Award, students are expected to complete community service, commit to learning a new skill, commit to regular physical recreation and complete a 5-day/4-night adventurous journey, which includes a project. The adventurous journey is likely to be an overseas residential which is a truly memorable experience for all students involved.
Within the curriculum, some A-Level courses require completion of a field trip to collect research and data that is relevant to the topic. Please see our ‘Academic Provision’ handbook for specific information.
For more information, download our Sixth Form Prospectus