A-LEVEL AND BTEC OPTIONS
Making subject choices in Year 11 is a very important process here at Jebel Ali School. It is an opportunity for students to take ownership over their studies and work towards their aspirations. During the course of the academic year, our Year 11 students will be making subject choices and we hope that the information provided in the Sixth Form Prospectus will be helpful to both students and parents. The booklet contains key information on each subject and provides a course overview, entry requirements and links to career progression.
Please download the booklet and read through the information so that you are fully briefed on the A-level options process. In addition, we will encourage our current Year 11s to download a copy so that they may use it as a reference source when considering their options.
It is incredibly important to choose subjects for the correct reasons. We know that there is an apparent correlation between a student’s passion and their likelihood to succeed, therefore whether attending a guidance interview or independently perusing our academic provision, we advise students to consider, firstly, their interest and enthusiasm for the subject; secondly, the potential to help access University courses; and, thirdly, to think about their career aspirations.
Watch these videos (two pages) from our curriculum leads for more information:
Sixth Form Options
Sixth Form Options Introduction - Ms. Davies
BTEC Business - Ms. Sweet-Jones
BTEC Production Arts - Ms. Channon
A-Level Arabic - Mr N Dwedari
A-Level Art - Mrs E Scarr
A-Level Biology - Mrs L Moore
A-Level Business - Mrs L Secker
A-Level Chemistry - Mrs E Keeley
A-Level Computer Science - Mrs C Coyle
A-Level Drama - Miss R Channon
A-Level DT - Mr S Kuznetsov
A-Level Economics - Mrs L Secker
A-Level English Literature - Mrs E Berry
A-Level French - Mrs J Sims
A-Level Geography - Mr M Rice
A-Level History - Mr Timcke
A-Level Maths - Mr S Sonsin
A-Level Further Maths - Mr Sonsin
*Videos for A-level Media Studies, Politics, Further Maths, and Photography will be available soon.
SIXTH FORM TIMETABLE
The JAS Sixth Form timetable is different from the Secondary School’s, Sixth Form students only have two timetabled tutor sessions a week, which allows them more time for lessons and independent study.
Referencing the example below, this timetable shows a student’s week when they have selected three A-level subjects (Business, Geography and Maths) and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Each student will be guided on how to use their independent study time effectively, but it is widely accepted that A-levels require 2-3 hours of work to be completed outside of the classroom and our timetable allows this.
Example 4x A-level timetable: