AGES 16 to 18


The pinnacle of international education, our IB Diploma Programme opens doors to the best universities in the world. Your child will complete the three core elements and specialise in six subject areas. This provides a broad education that inspires excellence and develops skills, setting every student up for the brightest of futures.
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our ib diploma programme

Our 16 to 18-year-olds have the option of studying for the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP).

The globally recognised IB Diploma is a comprehensive, two-year programme. It’s unique because it isn’t based on a particular national education system; instead, it provides a considered balance between global experiences and academic specialisation. This develops the skills required by the world’s best universities and leading employers.

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the ibDP explained

The IBDP cultivates enquiring, driven, and knowledgeable young people, who are determined to change the world for the better.

Each student studies six subject groups: Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and Creative Arts. Three are taken at a higher level and three at a standard level.

Your child will also complete the core programme – Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and Creativity, Activity and Service – to achieve their full Diploma.

  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK): a course that explores critical thinking, giving students an understanding of how we learn.
  • The Extended Essay: a 4,000-word independent research project focusing on a specific subject.
  • Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS): a range of activities that develop our students’ creative skills and wellbeing, and support our local community.
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  • Sixth Form


Every IBDP student’s day is filled with a breadth of opportunities to learn, pursue passions, and make a difference. 
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Tutor Time
Our Sixth Form students' day kicks-off with Tutor Time and registration at 7:45 am. Our learners engage in relationship-building activities, mindfulness sessions, and opportunities that boost their energy levels, as well as receiving the very best pastoral care.
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Tutor Time
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A personalised approach
Learning takes place in our dedicated Sixth Form Centre. Whichever pathway they're following, our students enjoy a wide range of subjects, experiences, and activities, all guided by our specialist teachers.
a personalised approach
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In The Jungle
Our senior students have access to their very own social and wellbeing space, The Jungle! In our Terrace café, they can hang out with friends, enjoy a tasty snack, and sit down for a freshly prepared lunch.
in The Jungle
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Inspiring innovation
Our award-winning Design, Innovation, Computing, and Enterprise (DICE) curriculum develops the knowledge and transferable skills our students need to thrive in an ever-changing world.
inspiring innovation
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An enriching collaboration
Designed in collaboration with The Juilliard School, our pioneering performing arts programme expands our students' understanding of key music, drama, and dance concepts - and inspires them to express their creativity. 
an enriching collaboration
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Pursuing passions
After lessons end, our students have more than 100 enrichment clubs to enjoy. From sports, art, music, or drama to learning a language or design technology, there really is an activity for everyone.
Pursuing passions
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the ib certificate


For some of our students, the IB Diploma Programme isn’t the right choice. That's why we offer the IB Certificate. This gives learners flexibility to study a selection of subjects and core elements, rather than working towards the full Diploma.
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Outstanding teachers make outstanding schools, which is why we only recruit the best. Your child will learn from highly qualified IB educators who are at the forefront of their subject field or specialism. Committed to personalised learning, they’ll inspire them to achieve outstanding results that propel them to the world’s best universities. 
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World-class facilities transform learning at NAS Dubai. Our expansive grounds are home to spacious classrooms, 20 tech-enriched science labs, a STEAM Maker Space, and dance studios and music rooms. We take sports seriously, too, with two competition-level pools, outdoor pitches, sports halls, and courts.


At NAS Dubai, we offer a truly international school experience, which inspires our students to achieve remarkable results and make a difference in the world outside the classroom.

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