Science - 6th Form

Biology

 At Key Stage 5 the Biology department follow the Cambridge International Examination syllabus.

Why study Biology?

  • The developments in biological sciences is never ending. New technologies lead to new discoveries that have a direct impact on modern society. From making synthetic organs to finding a vaccine for cancer, there is something of interest to everyone.
  • A level Biology is an essential requirement for any biology based degree, including medicine. Qatar intends to become a country that leads in healthcare and there is a range of opportunities available to students studying Biology here.
  • Having an A level in Biology provides students with choices in many different career pathways, from healthcare to horticulture. A biology graduate is an independent learner with an enquiring mind, able to problem solve and assess the impact of biological advancements in modern society.
 Term 1Term 2Term 3
AS A Cell Structure
B Biological Molecules
C Enzymes
D Cell Membranes and Transport
E Cell and Nuclear Division
F Genetic Control
C Enzymes
F Genetic Control
G Transport
H Gas Exchange
I Infectious Disease
J Immunity
K Ecology
Revision and examination practice
A2 L Energy and Respiration
M Photosynthesis
N Regulation and Control
O Inherited Change (Gene technology now in section R)
N Regulation and Control
P Selection and Evolution
Q Biodiversity and Conservation
R Gene Technology (includes some material originally in O)
S Biotechnology
T Crop Plants
U Aspects of Human Reproduction
Revision and examination practice

Chemistry

At Key Stage 5 the chemistry department follow the International Edexcel examination syllabus, WCHO.

Why study A level Chemistry?

  • Chemistry is the central science and impacts on all facets of our lives from plastics to drugs, from the synthesis of new high‐performance materials to essential quality analysis
  • A level Chemistry is an essential requirement for many popular degrees e.g. medicine, engineering, dentistry
  • A Chemistry-based degree gives you an excellent qualification for a wide career choice within science, industry or commerce. A Chemistry graduate is numerate, analytical, practical and has good problem solving, presentation and communication skills 

Subjects Covered

LevelContent
AS Unit 1: The Core Principles of Chemistry
AS Unit 2: Application of Core Principles of Chemistry
AS Unit 3: Chemistry Laboratory Skills I
A2 Unit 4: General Principles of Chemistry I: Rates, Equilibria and Further Organic Chemistry
A2 Unit 5: General Principles of Chemistry II: Transition Metals and Organic Nitrogen Chemistry
A2 Unit 6: Chemistry Laboratory Skills II

Physics

Why study physics?

  • Physics is a fascinating subject for anyone who wants to understand how everything in the physical world – from the smallest technological device to the universe itself – works.
  • Physics is essential for further study in a wide range of fields including all branches of engineering and technical design.
  • Physics at AS/A2 level is a highly regarded qualification which can open many doors in the future. It can give students an advantage when applying for a huge range of degree courses and jobs, in every field from medicine to economics.

At Doha College the students study Edexcel physics, following the concept-led route through the course.

Course Content

Year 12 (AS Level)

ModuleContent
Physics on the Go Mechanics and materials
Physics at Work Electricity, waves and the nature of light
Exploring Physics Practical physics skills

Year 13 (A2 Level)

ModuleContent
Physics on the Move Further mechanics, electric and magnetic fields, particle physics
Physics from Creation to Collapse Thermal energy, nuclear decay, oscillations, astrophysics and cosmology
Experimental Physics Practical physics skills