Jeddah Prep and Grammar School offers opportunities for exceptional academic success coupled with tremendous opportunities for personal and social development. At JPGS a combination of careful planning and monitoring and excellent teaching enables students to exceed their expected “A” Level grades.
The academic attainment of our students has led to a near 100% placement rate in Further or Higher Education across the world, with the vast majority of our students being offered admission in some of the top universities in the UK, USA and Canada. The continued growth in the popularity of the “A” Level programme at JPGS has meant that this year’s intake of 33 students has continued the steady increase since 2012 when we admitted 20 students in Y12. Admission is selective, with students expected to have a minimum of 6 IGCSE grades of B and above (with at least C in Maths and English).
Nevertheless, in an increasingly competitive world achieving academic success alone is no guarantee of gaining a place in oversubscribed universities. This is one of the reasons that our sixth formers participate in the Student Assistant Placements, in which they act as assistants within classes and mentors to the children in the Preparatory School. This initiative has proven to be invaluable in terms of developing personal skills such as time management, teamwork and communication skills. The SAP’s aim to help provide students with the additional experiences and knowledge that students need to develop their personal qualities and increase their potential as employees.
In addition to a thriving sports programme with a number of our students have achieving international honours for representing Saudi Arabia in sports such as rugby, our sixth formers have been active in the performing arts with terrific performances in production of “The Trial of William Shakespeare”, “Oliver Twist” and the annual JPGS Eisteddfod. This year’s senior production is “Grease”. Sixth formers will also participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as well as going on an art and cultural to Capadoccia in Turkey. Other trips arranged by subject areas such as the Social Sciences have arranged educational trips to London. The Sixth Form experience at JPGS is sure to leave students with rich and indelible memories of their time with us.