The Secondary school serves the developmental needs of students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) and Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13).
The Gulf English School curriculum for Years 7 to 11 is based upon the National Curriculum of England and Wales (2014). It is modified slightly, as all Arabic students will also complete Arabic and Islamic studies, whilst all students continue to be taught Qatari History. Those students who do not study Arabic are taught an additional modern foreign language (Spanish). Students who are confident learners in English are also taught French.
Students in Years 7 to 9 take English, Mathematics, Geography, History, and Science. Computing, Art, Music, Physical Education, and PHSE are also an integral part of the curriculum in Key Stage Three.
In Years 10 and 11, students opt to continue studying a wide range of subjects at I/GCSE level or BTEC Level 2. The Key Stage 4 curriculum follows externally set syllabi with formal examinations at the end of Year 11 for I/GCSE, whereas BTEC subjects have continuous assignments throughout Years 10 and 11 without a final exam. All students in Years 10 and 11 must study English, Mathematics and Arabic/Spanish.’
The subjects and courses offered can be viewed in our IGCSE Options Booklet (PDF 2.26MB)