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The Importance of Choice

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There are many ways to identify a good international school, and whilst many schools will have international staff, an international student body and an international curriculum, few can offer truly meaningful collaborations and a true choice of pathways to enter top Universities.

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Compass International School’s ground-breaking collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the best universities in the world, falls into this category. MIT provide Compass students with unique challenges to develop their technological and thinking skills throughout the school year. They also provide training for Compass staff and provide opportunities for Compass students to visit MIT to take part in student events. Compass’ collaborations do not stop there. Their Music, Dance and Drama curriculum is in collaboration with The Juilliard School, the world-renowned performing arts conservatory. Compass is the only school in Doha to offer this curriculum. Juilliard artists visit the school each term, and curriculum specialists visit the school to offer training and advice to teachers on a regular basis.

Parents send their children to international schools to seek entry to the world’s top universities. Whilst most schools can offer only one pathway, via either the British style A-Level or the International Baccalaureate, Compass’ opening of their new state of the art Themaid campus mean that they can now offer both internationally recognised qualifications. Simon Porter, Director of Quality and Staff Development and Head of Secondary, Themaid Campus

Students and parents in Year 11 receive intense counselling and information sessions to enable them to make the best choice for them. They can then move between the campus of their choice to do the qualification with best chance of getting them into the top institutions. Compass’ highly trained international staff will then give them the best opportunity of entering the university of their choice by choosing the most beneficial choice of subjects and qualifications. Top universities demand a fully balanced education in addition to excellent examinations results, and Compass’ unique collaborations with the best institutions in the world offers the best pathway to these goals.

Compass International School is now offering A-Levels for the 2020/21 Academic Year, in addition to the IB Diploma

Find out how your child can succeed inside and beyond the classroom here.

Every day is an open day at Compass International School. Contact our Admissions Team today for a personalised tour at any of our four campuses around Doha. Email or call +974 4034 6801.

Simon Porter is a Times Education Supplement “Subject Genius” for Science and contributed to Professor Deborah Eyre’s recent book on High Performance Learning.

Themaid Campus

PO Box 22463
Building 16, Street 1457, Zone 51
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Gharaffa Campus

PO Box 22463
Building: 55; 670 Al Abareeq Street; Zone: 51
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Madinat Khalifa Campus

PO Box 22463
Building: 34; 926 Al Baihaqi Street; Zone:32
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PO Box 22463
856 Wadi Al Ghusn Street; Building 14, Zone: 53

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