LOCATION: AL RAYYAN, DOHA
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 20
Our new Sherborne WAY, is our unique curriculum that is based on the National Curriculum of England, but further enhanced by our wonderful, caring team of staff, who prepare the children for a lifetime of learning, helping each of them find their brilliance.
It fuses our moral values and learning dispositions, with a refreshed, vibrant and modern take on a rigorous, engaging, enriching thematic approach, with its foundations taken straight from the National Curriculum of England; developing the skills children will need to thrive as adults in the 21st century.
This provides children with the foundational knowledge, the future skills, the self-belief and the sheer, unbridled joy of learning they deserve, as well as shaping well-educated, well-round children, who achieve their potential in a happy and nurturing school.
In the Prep School most teaching takes place in form groups although pupils are taught by specialist teachers for Arabic, Islamic Studies, French, Music and PE / Games. Year groups also come together for big projects like drama productions.
Classes are small, ranging from 16 in Pre School to a maximum 24 in Year 6 and teaching is delivered by a mostly British and British trained staff. Teaching is supporting by a well-trained group of Teaching Assistants, who work closely with both the Form Teachers and the Learning Support Department to provide classroom support to groups of pupils.
This support may be to help pupils who are finding a concept challenging, or it may be to stretch on the more able.
The Prep School is a member of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and is the BSME Lead School for Primary Mathematics.
LOCATION: MALL OF QATAR, DOHA
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 20
The Senior School follows an enhanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England in Years 7, 8 and 9. The school prepares boys and girls for I/GCSE and GCSE examinations in Year 11. In the Sixth Form the school offers a broad range of subjects leading to AS Levels (Year 12) and A Levels (Year 13). The school also offers BTEC Business in Year 12 for pupils who have not met the AS/A Level entry requirement or for pupils who are better suited to a project-based academic programme that has an emphasis on continual assessment.
All Senior School pupils are taught by specialist teachers who have experience of the British curriculum in their subject and classes are small, ensuring that all pupils receive plenty of individual attention. Expectations of the pupils are high and the school’s I/GCSE results exceed the UK national averages by some distance.
In 2021 the Senior School achieved an amazing set of I/GCSE, AS and A Level results.
At I/GCSE 93% of pupils achieved 5 or more passes at grade 4 and above (up from 91% in 2020) and 85% of pupils achieved 5 or more passes (including English and Mathematics) at grade 4 and above.
At AS Level 58% of all grades were either a grade A or B – up from 50% in 2020 and 40% in 2019. 80% of all grades were in the A* to C range – up from 74% in 2020 and 54% in 2019.
At A Level 20% of pupils did exceptionally well achieving an A* or an A in all their subjects. 84% of all grades were in the A* to C range (up from 83% in 2020).
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
LOCATION: AL EBB, DOHA
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 24
Teaching in the Girls’ School follows a similar structure to that in the Prep School in that teaching takes place in form groups and some subjects such as Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History are taught by specialists. The school has chosen to focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) through the use of increased ‘Enquiry Based’ and ‘Project Based Learning’ lessons. From September 2021 a Music specialist will be added to the school and there will be some cross phase teaching in upper KS2 by core subject specialists in the Senior section (the school is due to open Years 7-10 in the Senior section of Sherborne Qatar School for Girls in September 2021).
In September 2021 the Preparatory section of the girls’ school will grow to two form entry and it is envisaged that Key Stages will come together for larger projects such as drama productions. Classes sizes are currently and will continue to be on a par to those in the Prep School, ranging from 16 in Pre School to a maximum 24 in Year 6. The Senior section of the girls’ school will also have a maximum class size of 24. Teaching is delivered by a mostly British and British trained staff. Teaching is supported by a well-trained group of Teaching Assistants, who work closely with the Form Teachers. Classes are differentiated to cater for all abilities but where pupils require further support, one-to-one support assistants may be employed on an hourly basis.