Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Welcome to Sixth Form at Cambridge International School - Sharjah

At GCS we offer an enriched selection of personalised learning at Post 16, all leading to University entrance. We offer our students a wide range of subjects allowing each student comprehensive opportunities to effectively ‘Choose their Future’, by studying A-Levels in subjects they are passionate about. All learning is delivered through traditional face-to-face classes and supported by independent study, combining the best of academic and digitally enhanced learning, leading directly to university or high-end employment.

Studying A-Levels, offer students an opportunity to specialise in four subjects in Year 12 and then focusing on their best three subjects in Year 13

A-levels are assessed by a series of examinations although, for some subjects, there is a coursework element included as well.

Entry to the A-Level provision will be subject to entry requirements which will be discussed on an individual basis.




From the Head of Secondary

Keiron Tucker

Dear Parents, It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Post-16 provision at GEMS Cambridge, Sharjah.

I am incredibly proud of what we offer for our A-level students because I believe that we provide a broad range of subjects for students of all types and abilities, in keeping with the inclusive ethos of our school. We offer subjects that ensure that we meet the needs of a wide variety of students preparing them for life after secondary school. Our subjects provide us with the opportunity to create bespoke programmes for our students to ensure that they engage in courses they are passionate about and which will open gateways into tertiary education following Post-16.

A-level qualifications are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. At GCS, we will continue to put our students first ensuring they are able to achieve their full potential.

Keiron Tucker

Giving Back to the Community

At GCS, we endeavour to provide students with opportunities to follow their passions outside the classroom as well as within it. We place a strong emphasis on developing leaders and encourage students to develop these skills. In our Sixth Form, we would ask more from our students in leading the school and developing these ever-important skills through providing support for the community in which we are situated.

International AS & A level

International A levels are recognised by all the top universities worldwide. These are 2 year courses with assessment split over the 2 years. International A levels are similar to A levels but they have a more flexible, modular structure than A level and the syllabus content is designed to have greater international relevance. Unlike AS level, international AS level modules can be retaken to try to improve a student’s score. The AS is half the content of the A level and counts towards the final A level result. It is taken at the end of Year 12. Assessment is 100% examination. 

Compulsory Subjects

At GCS, all students will study Islamic/ Enrichment Activity, Arabic and Moral Education

During Moral Education, Arabic MOE and Islamic Studies, students will be studying the ministry approved curriculum.
This is a requirement from SPEA.


  • Business Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Entry Process

Entry to Sixth Form is conditional to meeting the following prerequisites:

  • The minimum requirement of 5 (i)GCSEs at grade 7 (b) or above
  • Individual subject requirements as per the course choice information
  • Completion of a CAT4 assessment with A-Level predicted grades taken into account
  • Successful interview with the Sixth Form team
  • Reports for the past 2 years from previous schools (external candidates)

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