Conditions of entry into Sixth Form: YEAR 12
Compulsory education in Kuwait ends after Year 11. Sixth Form comprises Years 12 and 13.
The Sixth Form at International British School (IBS) caters for high-achieving students who are studying towards International Advanced Subsidiary (IAs) Level or International Advanced (IA) Level qualifications.
Only students with academic, behaviour and attendance records that indicate a very high likelihood of success at IAs Level may join Year 12 at IBS.
1. General requirements for continuing IBS students:
- Grade A*-C or 9-4 on the final Year 10 report in any subject to be studied at IAs Level;
- Grade A*-C or 9-4 on the Year 11 winter report in any subject to be studied at IAs Level;
- Grade A*-C or 9-5 in the final Year 11 examination in any subject to be studied at IAs Level;
- Grade A*-C or 9-5 passes in at least 6 GCSE or IGCSE subjects;
- Fewer than five days (or half-day equivalents) of unauthorised absence in Year 11.
The Examination Officer and Head Teacher will adjudicate the case of any student who joins IBS directly into Upper Department and whose English capability is still developing, who narrowly fails to meet one of these general requirements or for whom a serious disciplinary issue emerges.
Entry to certain IAs Level subjects for which it is not necessary to have completed the corresponding GCSE or IGCSE course will be reviewed on a case to case basis.
2. Future intentions meetings:
During Term 3, the Examination Officer and the Head of Secondary hold meetings with Year 11 students and, if desired, their parents. These meetings aim to ascertain students’ plans beyond Year 11 and to establish provisional IAs Level option choices for students who hope to enter Year 12.
IBS will reserve a place on an IAs Level course for any student who is meeting the general requirements at the time of the future intentions meeting and who has achieved grades A*- C or 9-5 in the mock examination for that subject.
Students who are meeting the general requirements at the time of the future intentions meeting but who do not achieve mock examination grades required in a subject that they wish to study at IAs Level, will be placed on a waiting list and admitted to the course, only if they continue to meet all general requirements and if they achieve the required grades in the final public examinations, subject to available places on the course.
The foregoing conditions of entry are applied to any student from another school who applies to join Year 12 at IBS as closely as the system in their current school permits. Further supporting documentation and/or entrance testing is usually required.