Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form Prospectus 2019/2020

  • Welcome to DESC Sixth Form Booklet – please click HERE
  • The Curriculum Explained Booklet – please click HERE
  • Subject Booklet – please click HERE

Admissions to the Sixth Form from current DESC students

  • All internal students must complete an online Sixth Form Confirmation Form, which will include their subject choices in the Sixth Form. This must be completed by Thursday 31st January 2019.
  • When the offer of a place is made by the College, a non-refundable deposit of AED5,525 must be paid within 7 working days of the date of the offer letter, this includes a non-refundable re-enrolment fee of AED525 (inclusive of VAT). The AED5,000 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.
  • To access Level 3 courses, students must attain the minimum of 5 GCSE passes at Grade 4 (Grade C) or above. There are specific entry criteria to gain access onto A level courses, please see Choosing an Appropriate Academic Pathway for further details.
  • Students must confirm that they are taking up their place in the Sixth Form by 3pm UAE time on Thursday 22nd August 2019 (GCSE Results Day) otherwise the place may be re-allocated to another student.

TO COMPLETE YOUR SIXTH FORM CONFIRMATION FORM, PLEASE CLICK HERE


Admissions to the Sixth Form from other secondary schools

  • A completed online application form and a non-refundable Application Fee of AED525 (inclusive of VAT) must be submitted by Thursday 31st January 2019. Applications made after this date may still be considered, however, preference will be given to students who apply before this date.
  • Supporting documentation, including a copy of the most recent school report and a letter of recommendation from the Headteacher/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 AED8,525 must be paid within 7 working days of the date of the offer letter, this includes a non-refundable enrolment fee of AED525 (inclusive of VAT). The AED8,000 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 (Grade 4) or above. There are specific entry criteria to gain access onto A level courses, please see Choosing an Appropriate Academic Pathway for further details.
  • Students must confirm that they are taking up their place in the Sixth Form by 3pm UAE time on Thursday 22nd August 2019 (GCSE Results Day) otherwise the place may be re-allocated to another student.

TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FOR A SIXTH FORM PLACE, PLEASE CLICK HERE


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.


Who to contact

To contact our Admissions Department, please email either admissionsmanager@dessc.sch.ae or alternatively, you can call 04 360 4866.


ALL PLACES ARE OFFERED AT THE DISCRETION OF THE HEADTEACHER.