Curriculum Activities

The Cambridge School Doha follows the National Curriculum for England (KG – Y9)

The main subjects areas are:

1.Core subjects


Core subjects include English, Mathematics, Science and Information Communication Technology.

2.Foundation Subjects


Foundation subjects include Social Studies , Art, Music and Physical Education and

3.Islamic Studies


is included for all Muslim students.

4.Arabic and Qatar History

Students will learn to expand their vocabulary and to communicate both verbally and in writing with confidence. Reading and writing fluency, comprehension and accuracy will be taught through a programme that instils the love and appreciation for the joy of reading and writing. Critical analysis and debate will form an integral part of the English curriculum. Additional support and individualised attention will be provided to help all students attain high standards and competency in English. To accelerate learning in English, students are placed in ability group from Y4 to Y11.

English

Students will learn to expand their vocabulary and to communicate both verbally and in writing with confidence. Reading and writing fluency, comprehension and accuracy will be taught through a programme that instils the love and appreciation for the joy of reading and writing. Critical analysis and debate will form an integral part of the English curriculum. Additional support and individualised attention will be provided to help all students attain high standards and competency in English. To accelerate learning in English, students are placed in ability group from Y4 to Y11.
Students will learn essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science and through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are helped to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyses causes. Students will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and integrate an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Students are also equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Science

Students will learn essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of Science and through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are helped to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyses causes. Students will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics and integrate an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them. Students are also equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Students will investigate the physical and human features of the world and will gain an understanding of the past and its relationship to the present. They will learn methods of research and investigation and engage in practical activities that are subject related. They will also learn a variety of skills including map work, fieldwork, organisation of facts and information in chronological order and geographical terminology.

Social Studies

Students will investigate the physical and human features of the world and will gain an understanding of the past and its relationship to the present. They will learn methods of research and investigation and engage in practical activities that are subject related. They will also learn a variety of skills including map work, fieldwork, organisation of facts and information in chronological order and geographical terminology.
Students will learn the value of numbers and number place and will develop competency in methods of computation. They will be taught the properties of shapes and measurements and will learn how to reason, sort, classify, handle data and develop mathematical strategies to solve problems. The mathematics strands in Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) build on the achievements and experience of Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) as well as improving the transition from Primary to Secondary School. For example, students will solve substantial problems by breaking them into simpler tasks; they will use logical arguments to establish the truth of a statement and examine critically the results of statistical enquiry. To accelerate learning in Mathematics, students are placed in ability group from Y4 to Y11.

Mathematics

Students will learn the value of numbers and number place and will develop competency in methods of computation. They will be taught the properties of shapes and measurements and will learn how to reason, sort, classify, handle data and develop mathematical strategies to solve problems. The mathematics strands in Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) build on the achievements and experience of Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) as well as improving the transition from Primary to Secondary School. For example, students will solve substantial problems by breaking them into simpler tasks; they will use logical arguments to establish the truth of a statement and examine critically the results of statistical enquiry. To accelerate learning in Mathematics, students are placed in ability group from Y4 to Y11.
Students will learn how to use information technology equipment and software and its various applications to enhance both their learning process and as a research resource. Through ICT students will also learn how to gather, sort, organise and present data and information.

Information and Communication Technology

Students will learn how to use information technology equipment and software and its various applications to enhance both their learning process and as a research resource. Through ICT students will also learn how to gather, sort, organise and present data and information.
Students will study Arabic and English. They will learn to speak and communicate effectively in the language, expanding their vocabulary and learn to read and write.

Second Languages

Students will study Arabic and English. They will learn to speak and communicate effectively in the language, expanding their vocabulary and learn to read and write.
Students will learn a variety of techniques that are involved in art and design. By becoming involved in the creative process they will gain an understanding and appreciation for creative expression and technique.

Art

Students will learn a variety of techniques that are involved in art and design. By becoming involved in the creative process they will gain an understanding and appreciation for creative expression and technique.
Students’ enjoyment and understanding of music will be developed through activities that combine listening, performing and composing.

Music

Students’ enjoyment and understanding of music will be developed through activities that combine listening, performing and composing.
Students will be taught the importance of exercise for both their physical and mental well-being. They will learn about ways to maintain good health and will develop a range of skills and techniques and participate in a variety of sporting activities that encourage teamwork.

Physical Education

Students will be taught the importance of exercise for both their physical and mental well-being. They will learn about ways to maintain good health and will develop a range of skills and techniques and participate in a variety of sporting activities that encourage teamwork.
Qatar History is taught to all students Y1- Y9
Arabic is taught to all students KG-Y9 and all Arabic speakers KG-Y13
Islamic Studies is taught to all students Y1- Y13