As a school we are here to support all students no matter what they decide to do. The Year 11 students had one to one interviews with members of the SLT to discuss their plans for next year and the specifics of courses they are looking at, and the appropriateness of them for their future university destinations. This culminated in over 70 attendees at our IB Options Evening where they heard firsthand from both students and teachers regarding the rigours of the IB Diploma here at Compass, but also the reward. We invest in the specialist teachers at this school, and if the student has the correct work ethic they will succeed, just like Aisha, a Compass 2019 graduate, who achieved 42 points out of a potential 45 points, placing in her in the top 2% of all IBDP students globally.
Years 7 and 8 were lucky enough to be visited from a local author, Lea Koivisto, to talk about her latest book "Camu the Camel and His Big Dream". Lea is a published author from Finland but has lived in the Middle East for many years. She spoke to them regarding the process of writing a book and how it’s edited, she read out a section of the book and explained her editorial process behind character development. These skills will be enhanced further in their English lesson. In English the students are all studying poetry. This is to tie in with the Poetry Evening on Wednesday 18 March. This is a great event and shared with the primary school. The English department will be analysing all the student’s work to see who makes it on to the stage.
This week we look forward to discussing and celebrating International Women’s Day as well as preparing the students for our Shakespeare performance of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Head of Secondary, Madinat Khalifa