Students and their families are invited to come along and find out more about our outstanding IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) at Madinat Khalifa and IGCSE at Madinat Khalifa and Themaid.
Compass is your child’s pathway to the world’s best universities with IGCSEs, A-Levels and the IB Diploma.
Applications are open for the 2020/21 Academic Year. Find out how your child can succeed inside and beyond the classroom at cisdoha.com or contact our Admissions Team to arrange a personal tour: firstname.lastname@example.org or +974 4034 9821.
Our 2018/19 graduates achieved an average score of 32 points in the IBDP, our school’s highest ever score and 8% higher than the IBDP global average score.
Compass graduate Aisha Serpedin scored 42 points out of a possible 45 points, placing her in the top 2% of achievement worldwide.
In addition to this, Aisha challenged herself by sitting four Higher Level subjects in her IB Diploma. As a result of her success, Aisha is now studying medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar.
As students consider their options for next year, Aisha shares her personal experience of the rewards and challenges of the IBDP at Compass:
"The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), is a two-year programme that consists of 6 subjects, three taken at higher level and three taken at standard level. The IBDP incorporates essay writing and has a higher emphasis on critical thinking. The strategies that I was disciplined with, such as starting with a research question, finding supporting articles, writing the essay, citing references, etc. when I wrote my Psychology Extended Essay, guided me in several works that I was obliged to do for medical school.
"The IBDP takes the time to teach students how to carefully formulate research papers. I joined medical school knowing the basics of essay writing in a research context but the programme also emphasised and taught me critical thinking skills, which is highly appreciated by university professors. They feel the extra effort shown in being evaluative and critical helps to establish a more profound understanding of the essay topic in question."