ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

 Mid-year Admissions to Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Applications of students from outside Dubai for Years 7, 8, and 9 are accepted throughout the year. Students are eligible for admission if it is believed that the school can meet individual students’ needs.

Applications from students coming from other British curriculum schools within Dubai can be accepted up to the start of the second term as per the Ministry of Education (KHDA) regulations. Transferring from International or American schools to British curriculum schools is not allowed mid-year.

Admission decisions are based on a student’s previous educational record, and, if necessary, a placement assessment, an interview and/or a letter of recommendation from the present school.

We have a limited number of places for children with special educational needs. All applicants whom we feel require support in this area will be assessed to identify whether the College can meet their individual needs.

September 2018 Admissions – Now Open

Admissions to Key Stage 3 (Years 7- 9)

Year 7 places will be offered on a first come basis and our admissions will close once all available places have been filled.

Year 8 and 9 places will be offered on a first come basis as and when places become available in these year groups.

Admission decisions are based on a student’s previous educational record, and, if necessary, a placement assessment, an interview and/or a letter of recommendation from the present school.

We have a limited number of places for children with special educational needs. All applicants whom we feel require support in this area will be assessed to identify whether the College can meet their individual needs.

Admission to Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Key stage 4 students follow a two-year GSCE/IGCSE curriculum. Students can only be admitted into these years at the beginning of the school year.

Year 10 applicants will be required to complete an assessment to assist with making suitable GCSE subject choices.

As Year 11 is the second year of the two-year GCSE course, entry is limited to those who have successfully completed the first year of the course and whose GCSE courses and examination boards match those at the College.

Admission to Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13)

Our Sixth Form offers several pathways for post-16 students including Foundation, GCE AS and A levels, as well as BTEC National qualifications.

Applications can be submitted at the College once students have received their predicted GCSE grades. A conditional offer will be made based upon these grades. Once final results have been released, the offer will be confirmed if the required grades have been met. If the required grades are not met, the College will explore the possibility of offering the student an alternative pathway that may be more suited to them.

HOW TO APPLY

Please download and complete the relevant application form (see below). This should be submitted along with all required documents listed on page 4 of the form and the non-refundable application fee of Dhs.800.

Students offered a place at The English College will be placed in a year group as per the regulations laid down by the UAE Ministry of Education.

All students must be registered with the KHDA. It is, therefore, essential that all required documentation is handed into the school when requested to allow us to complete this process within the time frame stated by the KHDA.

Applications can be submitted to the Secondary reception at any time during school opening hours.

For all admissions enquiries please contact our Registrar, Tamsin Halis at: admissions@englishcollege.ac.ae

Tel: 04-3943465 x 205