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Apr
09

Year 10 and 11 finish the term in 'Excellent' style

On the last day of term, a group of Year 10 and year 11 students visited the Principal's office and personally received handwritten notes and congratulations for the excellent effort they had shown in their reports. The students chosen had achieved the highest effort grades in their year group. Mr Kane Year 10 Tutor explained, "I have 141 stu...
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Apr
03

6th Form medics on-board the Flying Eye Hospital

This was a wonderful trip that inspired us even more into the medical field. When we signed up, we really had no-eye-dea how awesome this experience would be!" by Annabelle Vincent Year 12 student at Doha College Last week a few of our 6th Form soon-to-be medics had a unique opportunity to visit the Flying Eye Hospital as it touched down ...
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Mar
19

How HPL becomes second nature at Doha College

As it is well known by now, Doha College has been confirmed as one of only eight 'Pioneer' schools in the world for High Performance Learning (HPL). This is a huge honour for Doha College, and the challenge is to implement HPL in an effective and sustainable way. Vice Principal Neil Thomas and Assistant Principal Uzma Zaffar attended an induction ...
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Mar
14

6th Former's already making their mark...

"I am incredibly proud of how well my Year 12s have done not only in their subjects but also in their continued commitment to the wider school community through their involvement in clubs and committees. I wish them every success over the coming months in their mocks and final examinations."by Ms Naomi Capewell, Head of Year 12"Year 13 is a miles...
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Feb
20

Research on Alzheimer's wins Medical School Conference

Research on Alzheimer's wins Medical School Conference
"This was the first time we have partnered with Doha College on this conference; it was wonderful to see schools from across Qatar taking part and studying medicine.The standard of presentations we listened to would be equal to those given by junior doctors.I was hugely impressed with the level of research, the confident delivery and the students'...
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Feb
09

Go Girls!!

Excellence is always rewarded at Doha College, as our Year 8 girls discovered recently when they meet with Principal Dr Steffen Sommer. This all-star girls' team have been recognised for their outstanding effort grades, with all the students being awarded excellent or very good effort grades across all their subjects in their recent grade reports....
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Feb
08

Year 7 prove the transition from primary is easy!

Ten students from Year 7 were acknowledged today by the Principal Dr Steffen Sommer for their excellent effort grades in the recent grade reports. Mrs Iona Gordon Head of Year 7 explained, "these students have demonstrated excellent effort across all their subjects with most being awarded excellent or very goods by all their subject teachers....
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Feb
06

Doha College wins International Impact Category at British International Schools Awards 2017

Doha College wins International Impact Category at British International Schools Awards 2017
"I am absolutely delighted for Doha College to receive this award in recognition of the impact the college has made on the environment in Qatar.Our pioneering Eco Club has worked hard to introduce an ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle into our community, and the team's efforts resulted in Doha College being the first school in the MENA region...
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Jan
16

Year 11 rock their mocks!

Mock examinations are designed to help students start revising early, to practice effective revision strategies, to improve their knowledge and familiarise themselves with exam technique and exam pressure.The mock exam results serve as an indicator of the results they can expect when they sit the final exams, and it's also a chance for additional ...
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Dec
20

Welcome back to a new term and a new year

With the winter holidays behind us, it is time to turn our minds to the year ahead. January is a time of reflection; looking back at previous achievements as well as mapping out our plans for the next 12 months.This is my second year as the Principal of Doha College, the school, our students, staff and the community continue to impress and amaze m...
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Dec
15

Shining stars from Year 9 close the year

Students from Year 9 were recognised today by the Principal, Dr Steffen Sommer for the excellent effort they have shown across all their subjects.As Head of Year 9, Mrs Tina Jackson explained. "It never ceases to amaze me how committed and driven these Year 9 students are; they are a shining example to the rest of their year group."Australian Maia...
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Nov
21

Reports reward 6th Form efforts

"This is an important year for all our students, hard work and organisation are very important as they prepare for their examinations." El Thomson, Head of Year 13 A group of our 6th Form students had cause to celebrate today when they received their grade reports. Not only have they shown excellent effort but the target and predicted gra...
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Nov
09

Students welcome a "Brave New World" at Model United Nations conference

Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations that educates participants in current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations agenda. by Mrs Joanne Conly, MUN Director at Doha College The statistics for Doha College's Model United Nations (MUN) conference held recently at Doha Colleg...
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Sep
19

New enhanced Leadership Team formed for 2016

Doha College has undergone a deep-reaching re-think of its Leadership Team as we begin this new school year. The result is a very strong team with a comprehensive approach to all aspects of the school's progress as we journey towards accomplishing our mission.Each member of the Leadership Team has taken on, in addition to the roles reflected in the...
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Aug
28

Doha College welcomes new educational programme

Welcome back to the start of the new term, I hope you all had a restful summer. For my team at Doha College this year is more than just the start of another academic year, but a year where we welcome a new vision and a new approach to learning as we develop 21st-century global citizens.The vision that guided us thus far was "To be recognised ...
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Jun
29

FDC celebrate hugely successful year

Dear Doha College CommunityAs our academic year draws to a close I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to the Doha College community for making this year one of our most successful years ever in the Friends of Doha College. Our fundraising events this year included ice lolly sales, discos, and of course the hugely popular Spring Fayre! These eve...
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Jun
28

Year 9 students' recognised as top 5% in their year group

Students from Year 9 were recognised for achieving an incredible Level 8 grade in Mathematics, English and Science in the recent Key Stage 3 tests. Level 8 is the highest level any international student can achieve at Key Stage 3. "This is an astonishing achievement explained Mr David Kane, Head of Year 9. These students represent the top 5% of ou...
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Jun
27

Languages get an Ambassadorial boost at Doha College

Language learning was boosted at Doha College when students from Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) took part in a language enrichment day that was overseen by His Excellency the British Ambassador Mr Ajay Sharma.The day was designed to allow students to experience Arabic, French, German and Spanish, the languages taught at Doha College, and to apprec...
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Jun
23

Years 8 and 9 report excellent effort

Today was the turn of Year 8 and 9 to receive their end of year grade reports. A few students met with Principal Dr Steffen Sommer who congratulated them on the excellent effort grades they had achieved.As head of Year, Mr David Kane explained, "This is a wonderful way to celebrate the end of a successful year. These students have achiev...
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Jun
20

Year 7 are off to an excellent start in Secondary

Our Year 7 students showed what an excellent start they had made to their first year in Secondary as they received their grade reports. The all-girl group were recognised today for achieving 'excellent' and 'very good' in their effort grades across ALL of their subjects.Mrs Sarah Rodgers, Head of Year 7 explained "I am incredibly proud of my ...
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Jun
13

Amazing academic attainments for Year 10 as we finish the school year

Our Year 10 students finished the year in style with excellent academic attainment in their end of year tests. Nine students were singled out after achieving 5 A*s or more in their subject target grades in their recent reports.We spoke to four of the group:Our passionate physicist, Hamza from 10S achieved 5A*s, 1A and 1B. Aside from Phys...
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Jun
12

July Summer Camps with Evolution

It’s been a wonderful year for Evolution with a range of new initiatives that have been successfully introduced. We have been tremendously proud of the way that Evo coaches have been able to support the school this year, which has been an ongoing target of ours. By sending in coaches on a daily basis to support both curricular and extra-curricular activities, DC students have benefitted from specialised coaching across the full spectrum of sports that we offer. Looking forward to next year, this is an area that we hope to develop further with lots of exciting ideas in the pipeline.

The coaches are all now looking forward to a well-deserved rest over the summer, but not before delivering camps and clinics throughout the first 2 weeks of July. Evo camps and clinics are open to all DC students from 3-16 years of age across a number of sports including football, basketball and swimming.

For more information please contact the office on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or the website – www.evosportsqatar.com


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Jun
09

Introducing our new Governors

​Dear Parents, Students and StaffOur Governors all serve a fixed term of office, and this year we have seen several changes to our long standing members. We have a number of new members, both appointed by Governors and elected by parents, and I would like to take this opportunity to introduce them.You will also find more information on our website ...
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Jun
05

Commonwealth water polo champion crowns Doha College sports stars

Commonwealth water polo champion crowns Doha College sports stars
Doha College's 2016 sporting champions were announced last week in front of guest speaker Eleanor Thomson who, as well as being a commonwealth water polo player, also swam the English Channel in 2013.Kartik Sharma was named Sports Man of the Year for the second year running, Ané Botha was Sports Woman of the Year and was also presented with a Ser...
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May
29

Sugar - sweet poison

Sugar - sweet poison
Continuing our focus on healthy living, Mr Douglas Briggs, Vice Principal of Student Services, held a series of assemblies over the past few weeks on the topic of 'Sugar in Our Diets'. The facts and the data he presented proved astonishing to the children and staff who attended, and the picture emerging showed there i...
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