OUTSTANDING SECONDARY

HEAD OF SECONDARY WELCOME

Doha British School is one of the most established schools in Qatar. It is renowned for providing an outstanding holistic education and is among the highest achieving schools when it comes to Exam outcomes in Qatar, at both IGCSE and post sixteen including IB and A Level. Many of DBS students go on to study at prestigious Universities across the world.

The secondary curriculum at DBS is at the cutting edge of the English National Curriculum and is reviewed and refined annually. The curriculum goes significantly beyond the minimum expectations and DBS offers one of the broadest range of subjects and courses from Year 7 through to Year 13. Our curriculum is underpinned by the ‘DBS Ways’ and embodies our whole school approach to character education, providing a deep and rich experience for all.

At DBS, students are stretched and challenged and the school makes no apologies for expecting the highest standards in terms of behaviour, discipline and attitudes towards all members of the school community. The high standards expected means the school offers an exhilarating and challenging learning environment where the students and staff feel safe, happy and valued.

A warm welcome to Doha British School awaits you and we are available to support any visits to the campus and experience for yourself all that this world-class school has to offer.

Darren Atkinson
HEAD OF SECONDARY

Secondary School Age 11 - 18

KEY STAGE THREE
Years 7, 8 and 9

KEY STAGE THREE
(Years 7, 8 and 9)

In Key Stage 3 our pupils cover a wide range of subjects. They are taught in mixed groups for the majority of their subjects, with setting occurring only in maths.

Our curriculum is not just about the academic challenge.  It is supported and deepened by a wide and vast range of pastoral, extra-curricular and global set of opportunities which all build on the belief we have in the importance of character education for each and every child.

Our pupils progress though Key Stage 3 where they follow a modified version of the English National Curriculum. This allows the development of the essential subject skills vital to success in both study and in life. DBS teachers encourage students to become independent learners, helping them to process ideas critically, rather than simply teaching content to pass an exam. All students study a full range of subjects including:

All Students
English
Mathematics
Science
History
Qatar History
Geography
Computing
Physical Education
Art
Design Technology
 

Some students will follow a different pathway taking 1 of 2 optional routes

Pathway 1
Music
Spanish or French
PSHE
Qatar National Vision

Pathway 2
Arabic 
Islamic Studies

During Year 9, students and parents are invited to the Year 9 Options Evening, where they have the opportunity to discuss IGCSE subject choices with teachers, leaders and our Careers Education and Guidance Counsellor.

KEY STAGE FOUR
Years 10 and 11

KEY STAGE FOUR
(Years 10 and 11)

The secondary curriculum at Doha British School offers pupils a natural academic progression from Year 7 up to University, for a global community

In Key Stage 4, all students study three core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, as well as four optional subjects over 2 years to complete their International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE). Most subjects are assessed by a combination of in classwork and a final standardised exam at the end of Year 11.

Core

English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics


Options

IGCSE
Arabic1st
Arabic 2nd
French
Spanish
History
Geography
Business Studies
Economics
Computer Science

GCSE
DT - Resistant Materials
DT - Graphic Products
Art - Fine Art
Art - Textiles
Physical Education
Music


EXAMINATION RESULTS

KEY STAGE FIVE
Years 12 and 13

KEY STAGE FIVE
(Years 12 and 13)

At Key Stage 5 or our Sixth Form area, students can choose to study from 4 academic pathways. IB, AS levels, A-levels and BTEC. These pathways offer a variety of subjects, and options, all leading to entrance to universities around the world.

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