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 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.