Message from Annette Drake
At Repton Dubai our vision ‘to be a world class school, committed to wellbeing, excellence and opportunity for all’, permeates all that we do. Excellent teaching and positive, nurturing relationships underpin our students’ ambition to achieve their academic aspirations as well as contributing meaningfully to their school community. This is evident in the numerous entrepreneurial endeavours and charity events planned, driven and delivered by our remarkable students.
Every day highly skilled staff are planning learning to meet the needs of all students, challenging and supporting where necessary in order to discover individual talents and unlock every child’s unique potential. This is apparent in our outstanding examination results, but a Repton education and our measure of success is much more than simply our academic outcomes.
We are immensely proud of the range of rich and memorable learning opportunities available to Reptonians beyond the classroom and how these experiences build character, confidence and forge memories that last a lifetime. Wellbeing underpins all that we do and we are proud that our students feel safe, happy and able to grow with us, emerging as erudite, socially adept and compassionate individuals prepared for an ever changing world.
It is an absolute privilege to work at Repton where tradition intersects with innovation, where we work in authentic partnership with our families and where young people genuinely thrive.
Students study for the prestigious International Baccalaureate qualification, post 16, following either the Diploma or Careers programmes. The latter qualification is available through a BTEC qualification for both Business and Sport. At the senior school, the academic programme is organised into three terms. In Years 7-9 (Grades 6-8), pupils are taught core subjects (Maths, English, Science) in ability groups and non-core subjects in mixed ability groups.
At the end of Year 9 (Grade 8), students choose their IGCSE options and follow these over a two year period. At the end of Year 11, pupils are awarded their IGCSE certificates and those achieving a minimum of 6 passes at grade 6 are invited to join the sixth form to follow the IB Diploma Programme. For students opting to follow the IB Career-related Programme, a minimum of 5 passes at grade 5 or better are required.
The International Baccalaureate is intellectually rigorous, demanding that pupils not only attain high academic standards but also that students fully participate in out of class activities through the Creativity Activity Service (CAS) aspect of the Diploma. In addition, students study a course in the Theory of Knowledge [TOK] and complete a 4000 word Extended Essay. Through these courses pupils develop the knowledge of how to learn and positively challenge their perspectives of the world from a variety of differing viewpoints.
The current IBDP and IBCP handbooks can be found here.
GCE Advanced Level (A level)
In addition to the robust IB program and the various pathways available through this curriculum, Repton is excited to announce the introduction of the ‘GCE Advanced level’ option, more commonly known as ‘A’ levels.
This two year course will allow students to study four subjects, as well as having dedicated time to compete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). In addition to this students will also attend the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) lessons to allow for a more advanced learning experience blending aspects of the IB and A level system. The A level’s will conclude with examinations and assessments to determine the final grade upon completion of course.
A Level Subjects:
The subject that will be on offer are currently being finalised and the information booklet will be published here when the subjects have been confirmed.
The EPQ allows students to further develop their knowledge within a particular subject and go beyond the A level syllabus and course content. This allowing students to develop lifelong learning skills that prepare them for university and any future employment. Students will have an element of free choice as to what they research thus allowing them to focus on an area of interest and design their own research title, however they will be carefully supported by a designated member of staff who will meet with them on a regular basis.
We hope that this new pathway will continue to showcase the world class teaching and learning that takes place inside our fabulous institute on a daily basis. The introduction of the A level course highlights that Repton is committed to ensuring all students have the opportunity to an appropriate level of education and a pathway that meets the needs of the individual.
First Choice Destinations
Each year Repton Dubai students receive offers from their university applications, with typically well over 90% achieving offers from their first choice destinations.
Upon graduation students accept university places all over the world, including many in the QS World 100 universities including those in the USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, and Australia, however the majority focus upon the Russell Group in the UK.
Each year students are selected to interview at Oxford and Cambridge, with acceptances on to Law, Engineering and PPE programmes. Other notable destinations include;