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Curriculum

A modern international curriculum based on the UK model

We are a British-style international school following an English curriculum carefully adapted to meet the needs of a diverse student body.

Curriculum details

Our core curriculum is the English National Curriculum. The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum) is used for the 3 to 5 year olds, and the Primary Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.

We supplement this with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), and the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) for our youngest students.

All students also study Arabic Language, Islamic Studies and Qatar History.

See below for more details on each of these elements of our curriculum.

Structure of Year Groups

As a Primary School, our children range in age from 3 to 11 years of age.

The norm for UK National Curriculum schools is to group classes into Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. However, because we use the IPC curriculum we choose to use their naming convention of Mileposts, which is slightly different:

MilepostAgeYear groupEquivalent Key Stage
Foundation Stage3 - 4FS1Early Years
Foundation Stage4 - 5FS2Early Years
Milepost 15 - 6Year 1Key Stage 1
Milepost 16 - 7Year 2Key Stage 1
Milepost 27 - 8Year 3Key Stage 2
Milepost 28 - 9Year 4Key Stage 2
Milepost 39 - 10Year 5Key Stage 2
Milepost 310 - 11Year 6Key Stage 2
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English National Curriculum

UK-style curriculum, adapted for the needs of an international environment

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International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Exciting international curriculum that develops students through enjoyable academic, personal and ...

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International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)

Foundation Stage curriculum based on international best practices, holistic enquiry and play-based ...

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Arabic and Islamic

Our Arabic Language and Islamic Studies Department provides specialist teaching for both Arabic and ...