Welcome to El Alsson’s Sixth Form
El Alsson’s Sixth Form has a friendly and caring atmosphere with the Head of Sixth, the Assistant Head of Sixth, Leadership Coordinator and the team of Sixth Form tutors always available for advice and encouragement. Expectations are high and to realise them we encourage self-discipline and motivation. As a result, achievement is excellent and every year all of our students progress to universities around the world, with more and more applying to Russell Group and Ivy League universities.
We believe in inclusiveness, offering a wide range of A Level subjects, support programmes and most recently, differentiated pathways to success. We believe in supporting students’ range of abilities; therefore, from September 2017, our students will follow a tailored pathway which aims to cater for those with less GCSE results by August.
There is a wide variety of enrichment opportunities as part of the study programmes including Debating, MUN, EPQ Level 3, Work Experience and Student Council. All of these options ensure that Alssonian graduates are well rounded and well prepared for their applications post 18.
We have a dedicated team on hand to advise, support and monitor every El Alsson Sixth Former, from the Year 11 transition to the day they depart for Year 1 of their Undergraduate study. Should you require any further information about El Alsson’s Sixth Form, do not hesitate to contact a member of the team.
Meet the Team
To join the Sixth Form, current Alsson students must have gained at least six GCSE’s and will then follow one of three tailored pathways. Please click here to see the pathways.
As for students wishing to join El Alsson after Year 11, students must have gained at least eight A*-C GCSE’s. In addition to the student’s academic results, his/her attendance, punctuality, behaviour and overall commitment to learning will also be reviewed and taken into consideration. Please click to see:
Sixth Form Dress Code
The subjects offered are: Art & Design; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Drama; Economics; English Literature; French; Geography; History; Information and Communication Technology; Mathematics (either Mechanics or Statistics); Physics and Psychology.
Native-speakers of other ‘foreign’ languages may also be entered for GCE examinations (in past years, these have included Spanish, Italian, Russian and Urdu).
Detailed course outlines for each subject are available: Advanced Level (AS and A2) curriculum outlines
Please click here if you cannot view the Options Booklet below
All students who wish to enter Universities in Egypt (except AUC) must pass the Secondary Two/Three Arabic Religion and Civics examinations (Thanawiya’ama Arabic, Religion, Civics and Citizenship). Students are all registered for these examinations. The curriculum is addressed in some lessons each week, and Secondary 2 exams are taken in school. Final Thanaweya Amma exams (in Year 13) are taken outside of school.
As part of the ‘Leadership Programme’ every student has a weekly tutorial session with the Sixth Form Team, designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful citizens and leaders in the 21st Century. Alongside their studies, Sixth Formers are encouraged to take part in our ‘Work Experience Programme’ which involves working alongside our partners in New Giza, experiencing the life of the Engineers and Architects. Students can also work alongside our very own Marketing Department, or head down to Primary to support our Early Years departments. Students who fall below the expected amount of hours required on their timetables are encouraged to take on the Edexcel Extended Project Qualification Level 3, guided and supported by the Head of Sixth Form and Leadership Coordinator. This qualification is recognised by UK Universities as half an A Level equivalent. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities from charity work to Student Council, from Head Girl/Boy to Model United Nations conferences. These projects/roles develop community awareness and a sense of caring and leadership which is a fundamental part of El Alsson’s mission, and the kinds of qualities Universities and employers and now keen to see alongside academic success.
With ample opportunities on offer, students not only broaden their University Applications, but widen their own skills, supporting them throughout Higher Education.
Please click here for Y12 Academic Planner
Please click here for Y13 Academic Planner
Guide for GCSE and A Level Students for Universities’ Admissions in Egypt
Guidance for the future
Students are given regular support and guidance to help prepare for university and career opportunities. There are visits to, university fairs and from individual universities around the world, and support is given in completing university applications. The school is also an approved CAT testing centre, and can administer tests such as BMAT (for those wishing to study medicine in the UK).
If the Sixth Form Handbook below does not appear, please click here to view
Head Boy and Head Girl Application Information