The curriculum at Doha College is a planned programme of courses based on the National Curriculum of England, which leads to GCSE, (I)GCSE and A level examinations, which qualify students for entrance to universities throughout the world.
In the 6th Form students follow A Level courses which qualify students for entrance to universities throughout the world.
The transfer of students between the UK, or anywhere else in the world, and Doha College, is straightforward.
Key Stage 3
One of the aims of the curriculum for Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) is to allow students to benefit from as wide a range of subjects as possible. In addition to English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education, a number of foundation subjects form part of the curriculum. This ensures a broad and balanced education, and also enables students to see in which fields their interests and talents lie. All students take part in all aspects of the curriculum, including Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which is normally delivered by a Form Tutor who also monitors academic progress and is usually the main focus for contact within the school. Any parent wishing to know more about the PSHE programme should contact the Key Stage leader or a Vice Principal.
Key Stage 4
At the end of Year 9, students choose the subjects they wish to follow at GCSE and IGCSE examination level during Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4). The compulsory subjects of Mathematics, English, Science (students must choose at least 2 sciences from Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and PE . For students following 2 science subjects, a further four optional subjects may be chosen. Students choosing to study biology, chemistry and physics are able to take three optional subjects choosing to study. PSHE is also taught to all students.
At the end of Year 11, most students will be able to sit a total of ten GCSE/IGCSE examinations, which are recognised throughout the world.
Work at A level is academically demanding and acceptance onto a particular course will be subject to a student having achieved at least five GCSEs at grade C or better, or equivalent and a minimum grade B in the subject(s) chosen. Teacher recommendations will also be taken into account when deciding whether or not to accept a student onto a particular course.