Doha College

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Entry Requirements

Doha College is a selective entry school with a focus on academic excellence. Admission is subject to criteria which vary according to the applicant’s age-group and to places being available.

Open places are not handed out on a ‘first come, first served basis’. All applicants will be expected to sit an entrance assessment and only applicants successful at the assessment will be eligible to take up open places or be added to the waiting list.

Waiting lists for all year groups are rank ordered based on academic ability as determined by the entrance assessment, examination results, previous school reports and an academic and character reference.

Admission to Years 12 and 13 is subject to meeting our minimum entry requirements at GCSE and/or A-Level (five grade C’s/5 and above with B’s/6 in the subject options selected), availability of places and a satisfactory interview as well as, academic and behaviour reference.

Entry requirements for the full BTEC Sports Diploma course may vary.

In some circumstances, students with learning support requirements will be accepted. If extensive learning support is required, then this will be discussed with the school prior to confirmation of a place.

Entrance Assessments

The assessment tests are designed primarily to ensure that the student meets the entry requirements and that the teaching and curriculum offered at Doha College match the pupil’s needs.

Entrance Assessment Summary

Year Group Entrance Assessment Duration Mode Assessment Cost
EYFS - FS 1 and FS2 Social Assessment 30 minutes Onsite / Online QR 200
KS 1 - Year 1 and Year 2 Phonics, basic writing and mathematics 30 - 45 minutes Onsite / Online QR 500
KS 2 - Year 3 to Year 6 Curriculum based reading, writing and mathematics 60 - 90 minutes Onsite / Online QR 500
Year 7 to Year 10 Cognitive Ability Test 90 minutes Onsite / Online QR 500
Year 12 Application review, interview and cognitive ability test   Onsite / Online QR 500

Online / Remote Assessments:

If the applicant would like to access the online test facility, the admissions office will provide guidance on the process and required forms. Upon receiving the completed documentation and relevant payment, a date of mutual convenience will be set for the applicant to sit the entrance assessment and test administration instructions will be sent directly to the applicant’s current school.

Remote assessments for EYFS and KS1 (Year 1 and Year 2) will be conducted via Zoom by Doha College staff.