Doha College

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Doha College
Doha college-2.jpg
Excellence for All, Excellence from All
Location
Al Waab & West Bay
Doha, Qatar
Coordinates 25°15′37″N 51°28′59″E / 25.26028°N 51.48306°E / 25.26028; 51.48306Coordinates: 25°15′37″N 51°28′59″E / 25.26028°N 51.48306°E / 25.26028; 51.48306
Information
Type Private
Established 1980
Principal Mark Leppard
Grades Pre School-Y13
Number of students > 1200
Average class size 20
Hours in school day 6 Hours 10 Minutes(7:10 - 1:20)
Houses
  • Griffin     
  • Dragon     
  • Phoenix     
  • Salamander     
  • Unicorn     
  • Roc     
Colour(s) White or grey          (Sixth Form) and navy blue     (Ks3 and Ks4)
Publication Majlis (English)
Feeder schools Doha English Speaking School, Doha College Primary, Doha College West Bay Primary
Website

Doha College is a school located in Doha, Qatar. Doha College (or DC) was founded in the 1980s. It has a student body of over 1,200 people from 58 nationalities. The school is academically selective.[1] The school is sponsored by the British Embassy and is a not for profit organisation.

History[edit]

The school opened in 1980 to meet the growing demand of a British curriculum in the country and is one of the oldest schools teaching the British curriculum in the region.[2]

Curriculum[edit]

The School follows a British Curriculum. Students from Pre-School to year 9 follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales.[3]

In years 10 to 11 the students take part in GCSE's where many subjects are available for the students to choose from.[4]

Admission[edit]

To gain admission in the school students must sit an entrance test before which a form fee of Qr 200 must be paid regardless of whether or not admission is gained.[5] There is a Qr 10,000 security deposit that needs to be paid, followed by a yearly Capital fee of Qr 5000. The fee structure for the school is as follows:[6]

Fee Details Pre-school Reception to Year 6 Year 7 -11 Year 12-13
Autumn Term QR 10407 QR 11966 Qr 20381 Qr 22397
Spring Term QR 10407 QR 11966 Qr 20381 Qr 22397
Summer Term QR 10407 QR 11966 Qr 20381 Qr 22397
Total Per Year QR 36221 QR 40898 QR 66143 Qr 72191

Campus[edit]

The schools intake is from normal admissions as well as from DESS campus and the new West Bay Campus [7] gifted by the Supreme Education Council Qatar.

The schools current campus in Al Waab boasts:[8]

  • Heated Swimming pool
  • A football pitch
  • 3 multipurpose halls
  • A gym
  • An auditorium
  • A primary hall
  • 16 Science labs
  • Multimedia systems in all classes with interactive whiteboards and speakers
  • 2 DT workshops
  • 3 Art rooms
  • 7 ICT suites
  • Secondary and Sixth Form tuckshops

West Bay campus is primary only (pre-school to year 6) and will open in September 2013 with 670 school places. The West Bay campus is located in Al Farouq Street behind University Petrol Station. The school has also announced plans for its new campus.[9] Which is planned for September 2016.

As well as this students and staff also use the nearby rugby club.

Competitions[edit]

The schools hosts many competitions with others schools in the country and in the region as well as this some students have participated in International competitions such as the British junior games.[10]

Expeditions and Trips[edit]

During their school years students take part in many expeditions and trips some of which are:[11]

  • Duke of Edinburgh's International award expeditions to (Qatari Desert, Nepal, Wales)
  • Science trips to USA and Bali
  • DT trips to Netherlands
  • Drama trips to UK
  • Geography trips to malls in Qatar, the desert, and the UK
  • Art and Photography trips to New york and Washington DC

As well as these students take part in international and national competitions.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Doha College Website: [1]