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Doha College

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 46,085 ﷼
to: 77,660 ﷼
This school has more than one campus in Doha:
Al Waab Campus: Ages 3 to 18

Address: Al Bustan St, Doha, Qatar

West Bay Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 7506 Al Farouq St, Doha, Qatar

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Around 55% are British.

Ratio of local students to international students

100% international

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Additional language classes offered by the school

Arabic, French, Spanish, German

Uniform required


Waiting list

From the application pool, shortlisted applicants are invited to an entrance assessment. Applicants successful at the entrance assessment are offered places if there are immediate vacancies or placed onto the waiting list for future intake. The waiting list is academically rank ordered / banded based on assessment outcome and will be re-ranked/reordered as each new round of assessments are completed. The waiting list for each Year group typically has 3 bands, the upper band, middle band and lower band. Applicants successful at the assessment are allocated to these bands based on how well they have presented at the entrance assessment. With each new round of assessments, additional students may be added to each band. Because of this fluidity, the admissions office is unable to provide parents with a specific number / specific ranking on the waiting list. However, the parents are always notified in writing about the band that their child has been allocated to, normally within two weeks from the assessment date. Within a particular band, sibling status is considered as well. However, the siblings are not prioritised over students who are allocated to a higher band than them.

Applicants are required to be successful at the assessment to be considered for the waiting list. Re-assessments are not offered to attempt to improve positions on the waiting list.

Entry evaluation for students

All students shortlisted for places from Years 1 to 13 are required to undertake an entrance assessment. The assessment tests are designed primarily to ensure that the teaching and curriculum offered match the pupil’s needs and are of great help internally at Doha College. Entry to the College is based on availability in the Year group required, results of the entrance assessment and previous school reports.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

- Pre-School entrance assessments will consist of Pre-School teachers working with small groups of children encouraging them to complete simple social activities and practical tasks.
- Reception entrance assessments will consist of simple social activities, basic writing / pencil control, phonics and number work. The assessments normally take about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Year 1 to Year 4: Shortlisted applicants are invited in for an assessment that consists of a reading , writing and a math assessment. The assessments take about 90 minutes.
- Year 5 & Year 6: All applicants are invited for an entrance assessment that consists of a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT Test) or a reading, writing and maths assessment. The assessment takes a little over two hours.
- Year 7 to Year 12: Shortlisted applicants are invited for an entrance assessment that consists of a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT Test). The assessment takes a little over two hours.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The ideal time for apply for a September intake would be between mid-November to early January preceding the September. For example, the ideal time to apply for September 2015 would be between mid-November 2014 and early January 2015. Please refer to the Admissions page on the Doha College website for details on the application process.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A level, AS Level

Results in these examinations

93.4% of the grades were A* - C
57.8% of the grades were A/A*
80.7% of the grades were A*-B
28.8% of the grades achieved by our students were A*
96.9% of the students achieved 5 or more A* - C grades
62.3 % of the students achieved 5 or more A* - A grades

A level
88.3% of the grades were A* - C
69.8.9% of the grades were A* - B
41.9% of the grades were A/A*
14.3% of the grades were A*

School bus service available


School start time

Primary school: 7:20 am
Secondary school: 7:10 am

School finish time

Primary school: 1:10 pm
Secondary school: 1:20 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

International Award, Model United Nations, Debating, sport, music and drama as well as local and international trips.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Basketball, netball, football, rugby, volleyball, athletics, rounders, tennis, softball, swimming, water polo

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball ground, sports hall, playground.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Doha College is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Qatar providing a world class education for 1800 students between the ages of 3 and 18, who represent over 70 nationalities.
Following the school's motto Excellence for All, Excellence from All, Doha College is focused on identifying and unlocking every student’s full potential. Its rich extra-curricular programme, which covers a vast array of sporting activities as well as music, drama, educational expeditions and many other pursuits, is designed to educate the whole person. It complements and enhances our students’ learning experience, provides opportunities for teamwork and encourages independence and creativity of thought.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum at Doha College is a planned programme of courses based on the National Curriculum of England. This curriculum will lead to (I)GCSE qualification and also AS and A level qualifications, which in turn give students access to universities throughout the world.

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