Secondary and 6th Form

Doha College has an outstanding Secondary and 6th Form where students are encouraged to play a full and active role in all areas of school life. We offer a supportive, yet challenging environment in which our students can achieve their best and where we prepare them for the next stage in their adult life.

Students at Doha College have the opportunity to be part of a well-established and globally renowned international school where the emphasis is on every student reaching their full potential. The college has a commitment to providing a safe learning environment, where students can enjoy all the benefits Doha College has to offer.

The transition to Secondary school can often be daunting. Our Transition Programme has been developed to support and prepare our students as they enter Key Stage 3. This programme builds links between Primary (Key Stage 2) and Secondary (Key Stage 3) so students become familiar with the Secondary campus, the structure and also building mentors with older students. Have a look at what worried our students when they started Secondary. [Transition video from Youtube]

With an emphasis on academic excellence, careful attention is given to students’ individual learning needs. Regular monitoring and tracking as students move from Year 7 to Year 11, help to prepare the way for the transition into 6th Form. We follow the National Curriculum for England which is adapted to meet the needs of our international student body. At age 16, students sit the internationally recognised qualification of the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSEs) before going on to sit A-Levels in our 6th Form.

As with all aspects of the college, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and take advantage of the broad and balanced curriculum. The school offers excellent opportunities through many local and overseas trips, Duke of Edinburgh's International Awards, Model United Nations, debating, sporting events, music, drama as well as an extensive Extra-Curricular programme.

The House system within the college is highly competitive and hosts a range of activities throughout the year. Students are encouraged to show a loyalty to their House by getting involved in the many enrichment activities available.

Curriculum

The Secondary curriculum at Doha College is a planned programme 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 6th Form, we follow the A-Level courses which qualify students for entrance to universities throughout the world. 

Key Stage 3Key Stage 4

One of the aims of the curriculum for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) is to allow students to benefit from as wide a range of subjects as possible. In addition to core subjects, students follow a broad range of subjects enabling them to identify where 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 the Head of Student Welfare. 

CORE LANGUAGES

English

Mathematics

Science

Physical Education

French

Spanish

German

Arabic

ARTS HUMANITIES

Art and Photography

Computer Science

Design Technology

Drama

Music

Geography

History

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 two sciences from biology, chemistry and physics) and physical education. For students following two 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 to study. 

At the end of Year 11, most students will sit a total of ten GCSE/IGCSE examinations, which are globally recognised. 

CORE LANGUAGES

English

Mathematics

Science

French

Spanish

Arabic

HUMANITIES ART/TECHNOLOGY

Geography

History

Social Studies

Art and Photography

Technology

Drama

Music

Computer Science

Muslim students will also cover Islamic studies.

In Years 10 and 11 students typically study nine GCSE subjects and have a wide range of 22 options open to them.

The subjects covered in Years 10 and 11 are as follows:

CORE    
English Maths Double/Triple Science
(Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Arabic Islamic Studies
(Muslim Students only)
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OPTIONS    
Arabic GCSE Business Studies Computer Science
Drama Economics Fine Art
Food Tech & Nutrition French Geography
Graphics History Media Studies
Music Physical Education Product Design
Spanish Textiles  Photography GCSE