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Doha British School Ain Khaled

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CurriculumsIB and British
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 23,420 ﷼
to: 68,746 ﷼
Address: Salwa Road South, Doha, Qatar
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

No. It is a requirement that all students are competent in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French and Spanish.

Max. number of students per class

The school accommodates up to 25 children in each classroom.

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are well resourced with good quality furniture and learning materials, and each is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and / or projector.
The school supports Secondary learners with dedicated computer suites, equipped with desktop computers and interactive whiteboards. Primary learners have regular access to mobile devices (tablets) in their classrooms.

External examinations or assessments available


Results in these examinations

IB: The average points score for 2013 was slightly below International Average (30.0) and compared very favourably to International Average in 2014 (30.1).

GCSE/IGCSE: For the overall 5 A*-C results in 2014 these compare very favourably with the UK national average (75.2%). The results showing 5 A*-C (including English and Maths) are well above UK national average in both 2013 (UK National 58.6%) and 2014 (UK National 56%).

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Doha British School is committed to providing all learners with additional learning needs with opportunities to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and to enable them to participate fully in the life of the school. DBS operates an open access policy, however learners at DBS must be able to access the curriculum.

Learning support offered

The class or subject teacher specialist will refer the learner to the Learning Support Coordinator. The Learning Support Coordinator will review the strategies which have already been employed within the classroom; the communication between the teacher and parent and the results of any standardised or summative assessments. Further specific tests and/or observations may be carried out by the Learning Support Coordinator.
If a learner is found to need additional support (i.e. more than is provided through the differentiated curriculum), then this will be provided through an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The learner will be placed on the Learning Support Register. Learners who are on an IEP are provided with additional support in a number of ways including:
- classroom organisation and management;
- in-class support by Learning Support Assistant or Learning Support Teacher;
- withdrawal for individual/small group work;
- use of specialist equipment;
- home / school learning initiatives.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The first way in which DBS caters for more able learners is through differentiated teaching, i.e. inclusive teaching that takes into account the learning needs of all. In some subjects, for some age groups, classes (or ‘sets’) are formed based on ability levels. Learners are able to move between sets based on reviews of their progress and achievement.
A second response to learners who are more able or talented, is through specific, additional programmes and opportunities that further stretch their learning across a range of fields. Examples include:
- Literacy support for more able writers in the Primary school;
- F1 in schools;
- The World Scholar’s Cup;
- Model United Nations.

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

It is a snapshot assessment of cognitive and reasoning ability.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, depending on availability of spaces and whether you submitted an application during the admissions period.

School start time

7:05 am or 7:10 am depending on the grade level.

School finish time

12:45 pm or 1:30 pm depending on the grade level.

School bus service available


Uniform required

All learners at DBS up to Year 11 must wear school uniform.
Young people studying in the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) are expected to wear office attire in black, brown, navy or neutral tones.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Cartoon drawing, puppet club, maths, iPad/tablet club, debate club, cross country, football, rugby, cricket

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Astro-turf games pitch, running track, 20 metre indoor swimming pool, 2 gymnasium, table tennis centre, fitness centre, courts, playgrounds

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

DBS is a vibrant, welcoming international school providing a first class education which will enable all pupils to thrive in an increasingly dynamic global environment. The core purpose is to ensure that every pupil gains as much from DBS as possible. This is based on the fundamental belief that all learners can, need and want to achieve. DBS is dedicated to improving educational attainment and the life chances of pupils regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, ability or disability.

Teaching approach of the school

As an IB World School, DBS is committed to the IB Learner Profile. The DBS Learner Profile is an adaption of the IB Learner Profile, using language that is accessible for younger learners.
The DBS Learner Profile is being introduced throughout the school. In Secondary, for instance, Star of the Week awards are presented to learners who display profile characteristics. In Primary, planning deliberately incorporates chances for learners to develop according to the profile.

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