Key stage 1

The National Curriculum for England begins at the age of five years and continues through three stages. These are Key Stage 1 (Year 1-2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6) and Key Stage 3 (Year7-9). Arabic and Qatar History are included for all students. An Islamic study is compulsory to all Muslim students.

The child’s progress is closely monitored using classroom monitor and assessed against appropriate age-performance standards. Every encouragement and help is provided for children to attain their full potential.

Focusing on whole-child development, proper attention is given to the social development, skills, knowledge and understanding that children need to interact efficiently in a complex and changing world.

Our aim is that by the end of Year 2, all students will have developed social skills, a love of learning, will be able to read and write and use simple mathematics to an appropriate level for their age or better. They will have gained a significantly improved understanding of our world through knowledge of elementary history, geography and science and of course, they will have begun to develop their creative talents in art and music alongside their physical development through sports and gymnastic activities.

Key Stage 2

The Junior School programme follows Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum for England and continues to build on the foundations that are established in the Primary School.

Ongoing assessment is recorded using CM and ensures that each child’s development is continuous and meets predetermined standards. We encourage students to think independently to use their initiative and to participate in a meaningful and active manner in the learning process.

The core academic curriculum includes instruction in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arabic,Qatar History and Information and Communications Technology. The overall educational experience is enhanced and supplemented with instruction in Art, Music, Physical Education and Islamic Studies for all Muslim students.

A selection of extra-curricular activities broadens opportunities for students to enhance their natural abilities or to challenge themselves through development of new interest areas. Extra-curricular activities may include drama, choir, art and design, a variety of sports activities and a number of school clubs.

Students learn how to master the practical use and application of information communication technology, both as an individual subject area and through the integration of ICT throughout the curriculum as both a teaching and learning resource. Students learn how to research, organise data and communicate through the use of ICT.

Development of leadership qualities and skills are put into practical application in the Junior School through various programmes, which provide each student the opportunity to share class responsibilities that nurture organisational skills, co-operation, accountability and team spirit.

By the end of Year 6, our aim is that all students would have gained a well-rounded education. The vast majority of our students will have gained academic attainment beyond their significant expectation. They would have matured through understanding and character development and they will be exceptionally well prepared to meet the demands of their secondary education.