Sixth Form Admissions

Admissions to the Sixth Form from current DESC students

  • All internal students must complete an on line Sixth Form Intentions form, which will include subject choices in the Sixth Form. This must be completed by 31st January 2018.
  • All students are required to attend a guidance interview to allow the College to make a final decision regarding the chosen subject options before confirmation of a place in the Sixth Form.
  • When the offer of a place is made by the College, a non-refundable deposit of AED5,500 must be paid within 7 working days of the date of the offer letter, this includes a non-refundable re-enrolment fee of AED500.  The AED5,000 deposit will then be deducted from the first term’s fee.
  • Applications made after this date will still be considered, however, teaching groups and Option Columns will be based on the applications made by 31st January 2018. Please note that some option groups may be full or subject combinations not available after this stage.
  • All offers of Sixth Form places are unconditional and DESC will guarantee to find a suitable academic pathway for all students who are offered a place.
  • To access Level 3 courses, students must attain the minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C (Level 4) or above. There will be specific entry criteria to gain access onto A level courses, please see Sixth Form Entry Criteria for further details.
  • Students must confirm that they are taking up their place in the Sixth Form by 3pm UAE time on Thursday 23rd August 2018, GCSE Results Day, otherwise the place may be re-allocated to another student.

Admissions to the Sixth Form from other secondary schools

  • A completed application form and a non-refundable Application Fee of AED500 must be returned to the Registrar by 22 February 2018. Applications made after this date may still be considered, however, preference will be given to students who apply by this date.
  • Please note that the Option Columns and staffing will be based on applications received by 31 January 2018, so early applications to the Sixth Form are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
  • Supporting documentation, including a copy of the most recent school report and a letter of recommendation from the Head teacher/Head of Year needs to be provided along with the application form. All students are  required to attend a formal interview to allow the College to make a final decision regarding the offer of a place in the Sixth Form.
  • If the offer of a place is made by the College, a non-refundable deposit of AED8,000 must be paid within 7 working days of the date of the offer letter, together with a non-refundable enrolment fee of AED500.  The AED8000 deposit will then be deducted from the first term’s fee.
  • All offers of Sixth Form places are unconditional and DESC will guarantee to find a suitable academic pathway for all students who are offered a place with us.
  • To access Level 3 courses, students must attain the minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grade C (Level 4) or above. There will be specific entry criteria to gain access onto A level courses, please see Sixth Form Entry Criteria for further details.
  • Students must confirm that they are taking up their place in the Sixth Form by 3pm UAE time on Thursday 23rd August 2018, GCSE Results Day, otherwise the place may be re-allocated to another student.

ALL PLACES ARE OFFERED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE HEADTEACHER.


Please note:  An original Leaving Certificate from the previous school is required to register a child with any school in the United Arab Emirates. Please ensure you request a Transfer Certificate from your current school if you are arriving from outside Dubai.  Students transferring from Dubai Schools should give notice to the current school that your child will be transferring to DESC. Without a Leaving Certificate, a school is unable to register a student with the Ministry of Education and the student will not be able to attend school in the UAE. You should note that the certificate must not be dated more than three months prior to the date of entry to the new school.


Sixth Form Admissions for 2018/2019

Sixth Form Intentions Form (existing DESC students)  – please click HERE

Sixth Form Applications (external students) – please click HERE

Welcome to Sixth Form – please click HERE

The Curriculum Explained – please click HERE

Subject Booklet – please click HERE


Who to contact

To contact our Admissions Department, please email either registrar@descdubai.com or registrar2@descdubai.com or alternatively, you can call 04 360 4866.