Jun
25

Another year concludes...

Dear parents,Now that the academic year has come to an end, I am writing to thank you for your support throughout the year and to congratulate your children, our students, for having done so well. It has again been a very busy and highly successful year during which we underwent two successful accreditations, the COBIS Pat...
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Jun
20

Doha College Sporting Stars Shine

Doha College's sporting stars of 2017 were announced recently and received their awards at the annual Sports Awards presentation that was also live-streamed to parents unable to attend.25 different sporting honours were awarded to over 250 students who had competed in over ten different sports and played in over 400 fixtures including two internat...
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Jun
11

Managing the transition for your child

Dash the Dolphin eases transition for Pre School children at Doha College
'Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.' (Robin Sharma) by Robin Sharma Sad. Happy. Excited. Nervous. These are just some of the emotions that many of our students (and parents) will be going though at this time of year. It is about now that we begin to look ahead at the year to come and start to consider th...
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Jun
04

Enhanced Curriculum Activities Round-Up

The advantages of Enhanced Curriculum Activities are numerous and obvious, and they fulfil different functions in the development of a child in Primary, compared to a Secondary student. They offer an opportunity for physical activity, encourage creativity, relieve stress, build confidence, foster teamwork, teach time management, help children disc...
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May
29

Doha College is first school in Qatar to receive COBIS Patron's Accreditation

Doha College has set the benchmark for what we and families worldwide are looking for in terms of quality in international British schools overseas." Mr Colin Bell, COBIS CEO Doha College is the first school in Qatar to be accredited under the new Patron's Accreditation and Compliance scheme offered by the Council of British International Sc...
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May
18

Doha College wins Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year 2017 competition

The Grand Finale of 'Qatar Primary School Choir of the Year' competition (QPSCOY) was held on Monday 15th May at the Ballroom of the Shangri-La, Doha.Primary choirs from the International School of London, Newton British School, Doha English Speaking School, Park House English School, Doha College 'Prestos' and Doha College 'Fortes' wowed the ...
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May
09

Getting the better of exam time

If someone told you they were enthused about their upcoming exams and could not wait for them to start, you might regard them with some suspicion. While exams are certainly not a breezy sail past the MIA, they could be approached in a positive manner that might ease the pressure and thus enhance results. At Doha College, we have celebrated the out...
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Apr
27

Doha College at the Qatar Botball Competition

Doha College students took part in Qatar's recent annual Botball competition, run by Carnegie Mellon University. This is a very prestigious competition and is globally run by The KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) in the United States.Students were placed in teams of 10 and competed against other schools from around the country. They wer...
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Apr
09

Year 10 and 11 finish the term in 'Excellent' style

On the last day of term, a group of Year 10 and year 11 students visited the Principal's office and personally received handwritten notes and congratulations for the excellent effort they had shown in their reports. The students chosen had achieved the highest effort grades in their year group. Mr Kane Year 10 Tutor explained, "I have 141 stu...
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Apr
05

Creative Subjects

Myth: creative subjects are less difficult than Maths or English, require less effort and are chosen by some students as a means to reduce their workload.  Truth: Art, Design and Technology, Music and Drama exams involve a range of challenging components which are designed to test technique, knowledge and composition, hardly a walk in the par...
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Apr
03

6th Form medics on-board the Flying Eye Hospital

This was a wonderful trip that inspired us even more into the medical field. When we signed up, we really had no-eye-dea how awesome this experience would be!" by Annabelle Vincent Year 12 student at Doha College Last week a few of our 6th Form soon-to-be medics had a unique opportunity to visit the Flying Eye Hospital as it touched down ...
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Mar
19

How HPL becomes second nature at Doha College

As it is well known by now, Doha College has been confirmed as one of only eight 'Pioneer' schools in the world for High Performance Learning (HPL). This is a huge honour for Doha College, and the challenge is to implement HPL in an effective and sustainable way. Vice Principal Neil Thomas and Assistant Principal Uzma Zaffar attended an induction ...
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Mar
14

6th Former's already making their mark...

"I am incredibly proud of how well my Year 12s have done not only in their subjects but also in their continued commitment to the wider school community through their involvement in clubs and committees. I wish them every success over the coming months in their mocks and final examinations."by Ms Naomi Capewell, Head of Year 12"Year 13 is a miles...
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Mar
05

Doha College student is officially on top of the World!

Doha College student Jyothsna Prakash has outshone all other students, receiving two awards for her A Level English Examinations. Jyothsna achieved the highest mark in the world for her English Language and the highest mark in Qatar for her English Literature.Jyothsna received these impressive accolades from Cambridge International Examinatio...
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Mar
01

World Book Day at Doha College

On Sunday, at Doha College, it's World Book Day. It's a celebration! It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading.We hope that this day will shine a spotlight on how great children's books are. For some children, one day, one book even, is enough to instil a lifelong love of words, re...
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Feb
20

Research on Alzheimer's wins Medical School Conference

Research on Alzheimer's wins Medical School Conference
"This was the first time we have partnered with Doha College on this conference; it was wonderful to see schools from across Qatar taking part and studying medicine.The standard of presentations we listened to would be equal to those given by junior doctors.I was hugely impressed with the level of research, the confident delivery and the students'...
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Feb
09

Go Girls!!

Excellence is always rewarded at Doha College, as our Year 8 girls discovered recently when they meet with Principal Dr Steffen Sommer. This all-star girls' team have been recognised for their outstanding effort grades, with all the students being awarded excellent or very good effort grades across all their subjects in their recent grade reports....
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Feb
08

Year 7 prove the transition from primary is easy!

Ten students from Year 7 were acknowledged today by the Principal Dr Steffen Sommer for their excellent effort grades in the recent grade reports. Mrs Iona Gordon Head of Year 7 explained, "these students have demonstrated excellent effort across all their subjects with most being awarded excellent or very goods by all their subject teachers....
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Feb
06

Doha College wins International Impact Category at British International Schools Awards 2017

Doha College wins International Impact Category at British International Schools Awards 2017
"I am absolutely delighted for Doha College to receive this award in recognition of the impact the college has made on the environment in Qatar.Our pioneering Eco Club has worked hard to introduce an ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle into our community, and the team's efforts resulted in Doha College being the first school in the MENA region...
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Feb
02

500 Words Story Competition

A few weeks ago, you may remember, a call was put out for all young writers at Doha College to impress us with their original 500 words stories. The organisers were soon buried under a mountain of entries, and reading themselves out of it was no easy task. After much discussion, debating and deliberating, Mrs Briggs picked three of the best st...
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Jan
29

Teenage issues? Doha College’s musical ‘Skin Deep’ is spot on!

In a marathon performance that brought audiences to tears of sadness and joy, Doha College students displayed some extraordinary talent. This year's production very poignantly tackled matters that impact teenagers the most, such as body image, relationships with parents, career choices, healthy living, dealing with change and more. Student Nasreen...
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Jan
16

Year 11 rock their mocks!

Mock examinations are designed to help students start revising early, to practice effective revision strategies, to improve their knowledge and familiarise themselves with exam technique and exam pressure.The mock exam results serve as an indicator of the results they can expect when they sit the final exams, and it's also a chance for additional ...
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Jan
15

Choosing A Levels and what is on offer at Doha College

Choosing the right A Levels can be a huge dilemma, especially for those who are not sure what they want to study at university and beyond. Even if students think they know the direction they want to head in, choosing appropriate A Levels is still a difficult choice.Whichever situation students find themselves in, it is important for them to remembe...
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Jan
11

Doha College celebrates students achieving excellent (I)GCSE results

​Doha College held a celebration evening that recognised the exceptional results that the students now in Year 12 achieved in their 2016 (I)GCSE examinations. The students were presented with their formal certificates by members of the staff body, and several musical performances helped to support what was a showcase for individual talents.Ope...
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Dec
20

Welcome back to a new term and a new year

With the winter holidays behind us, it is time to turn our minds to the year ahead. January is a time of reflection; looking back at previous achievements as well as mapping out our plans for the next 12 months.This is my second year as the Principal of Doha College, the school, our students, staff and the community continue to impress and amaze m...
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