Ages 16 to 18


At Compass International School Doha, our A-level curriculum takes our students to the best universities across the globe. On our Themaid campus – which has some of the most advanced learning environments in Qatar – your child will gain a deep understanding of their chosen subjects.

Our A-level curriculum

Our A-level students study at our ultra-modern Themaid campus.

In their first year, students typically choose four A-level subjects. They then sit their AS-level exams before deciding whether to continue with all four or focus on three. In Doha and across the country, some universities accept students with a minimum of two AS-level qualifications.

There are a few things to consider when choosing A-level options.

What does your child enjoy? What are they good at? If your child is passionate about a subject – or they have a talent for something – they’re more likely to do well.

What does your child want to do in the future? If they have a university course or career in mind, they may need to pick certain subjects.

We group subjects together to create our timetable. Students will choose one subject from each group (listed below). For example, one subject from option 1, one from option 2, etc.

Option 1: Art and design, history, business studies

Option 2: Biology, Spanish

Option 3: English language, English literature, maths

Option 4: Chemistry, Arabic, economics

Option 5: Computer science, PE, physics, geography


Learning in extraordinary ways

Teaching and learning is tailored to your child’s needs and interests. Lessons focus on collaboration, innovation, and creativity, building your child’s confidence, teaching leadership skills, and giving them a global perspective. Learning is enhanced through world-leading collaborations with MIT, The Juilliard School, and UNICEF, too. Beyond the classroom, our students enjoy extra-curricular clubs, residential trips, and opportunities to get involved in our community.


Outstanding academic outcomes

In 2021, nearly 40% of our students achieved an A grade - more than double the UK average - and 100% of our graduates went to university.


Our world-class teachers will personalise your child’s entire learning experience, creating tailored academic pathways and exceptional opportunities that inspire them to succeed.

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