Sherborne Qatar School for Girls is committed in policy and practice to the delivery of the National Curriculum of England and Wales whilst fulfilling the requirements set out by the Ministry of Education.
It is recognised that for a school such as ours the National Curriculum does not represent the whole of the curriculum, and that our setting within the international community of Qatar and beyond allows for and enriched curriculum.
We aim to develop pupils’ knowledge, skills and talents by supporting them to become curious, enquiring, reflective, problem-solving and independent learners. Sherborne Qatar School for Girls adds an international dimension to the pupils’ learning and experiences which will increase opportunities for them in later life.
Pupils at the School for Girls experience a balance and range of subjects which prepares them for higher education, lifelong learning and successful employment in their chosen field.
At Sherborne Qatar School for Girls we follow the principles of the British National Curriculum (The National Curriculum for England) and teach the three subjects of Arabic, Islamic Studies and Qatar History in line with the Ministry of Education’s requirements in private schools.
Within the framework of the National Curriculum, and with relevance to the international setting in which we find ourselves, the school plans and organises teaching and learning in the way that best meets the needs of our pupils. Each subject has a curriculum overview and describes the topics studied in each subject, together with the method of assessment we are each half term.
The grading of assessments in each subject is set using the principles of the British National Curriculum, although it is understood that some subjects require slightly varied academic competencies, more akin to international learning and international qualifications. The most important indicator of academic achievement is that your child shows progress and improvement.
Subject teachers will be able to explain how assessments are graded in their particular area and will be able to explain how your child can make progress throughout Key Stage 3 and onto I/GCSEs in Years 10 and 11 and A/S & A Levels in Years 12 & 13.