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Ambitious Learners

Learning at the highest level is the mark of a quality school. In our Nord Anglia Education family of schools, we are developing the concept of every child being ambitious in their learning, to be the best that they can be.

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When your child enters school, they starting out on their educational adventure. 

In making the most of a child's talents, we encourage our students to be ambitious in their time at school.  We want them to set themselves high targets and to be hungry to learn in a supportive and challenging educational environment. Being ambitious in school helps to develop their confidence as well as academic ability.

What is Ambition Based Learning?

Ambition Based Learning is a contemporary approach to learning, which helps students to make use of the facts and principles they learn. The approach is not necessarily new but it does draw on modern ideas of understanding how children learn and how our brains develop, particularly in the early stages of our lives.  It may be true that you are never too late to learn but it is also true that it is easier to learn new ideas when you are young. Developing the ambition to be lifelong learners is a trait that we wish to encourage in all of our students at Compass. 

How does it work?

Ambition Based Learning draws on the latest thinking in cognitive development and learning methodology, and is delivered by highly qualified and experienced teachers.

It features a combination of challenges, guided learning and collaborative study, developing your child's skills in both individual and group work. This takes place inside and outside the classroom, and teaches students to develop their own analytical skills. Not only will your child remember important facts and ideas, they will be able to apply them to other concepts and look at the world through critical eyes. They will then take these ideas and develop them through our Global Campus, drawing on the access they have to others through the Global Online Classroom and through our expedition programmes.

Teachers in the Nord Anglia Education community collaborate to develop new and exciting ways to implement positive approaches to learning through our Nord Anglia University platform.

How will it benefit your child?

This approach is designed to help every student develop into an enterprising, ambitious learner and become a strong performer.

Our success is built on the understanding that it is important to develop social confidence as well as academic grades. Our students are inspired to think for themselves, to apply reasoning and to weigh up arguments independently.

This is how we set ourselves apart from other premium schools in Doha and across the world.

With the right opportunities and support, student potential is unlimited. Encouraging children to be ambitious learners enables teachers, parents and students to work together to create the perfect educational climate for success.

Our students are encouraged to enhance their leadership skills, and to work maturely and effectively with others. They will be challenged with events and activities that build their social confidence. They grow up with people from many different countries, and are taught to respect all cultures and beliefs.

Why will your child perform better here than at other schools?

Schools in the Nord Anglia Education consistently achieve excellent results in exams, and students progress to some of the world's finest universities.

Nord Anglia Education schools have an outstanding track record in preparing students to excel. 

  • One in three of our graduates went on to one of the world's top 100 universities.
  • In 2019, students at Nord Anglia Education schools achieved a 93% pass rate in the IBDP, with four students attaining the maximum score of 45 and five students achieving a perfect score in 2018.
  • One in seven achieved 40 or more points in the IBDP, while the average score of 33.7 was 13% higher than the global average.
  • 36% of Nord Anglia students achieved A-Level grades A* to A grades in the 2018/19 academic year, compared to the UK average of 26%.
  • 90 per cent of Nord Anglia students’ IGCSE grades were A* to C in 2018/19. This was significantly higher than the UK average of 67 per cent.

In 2019, Compass students achieved our school's highest ever average score, 32 points out of a possible 45. The average score was 8%  higher than the IB global average of 29.63 points, widening the gap between Compass International School Doha and other IB schools around the world. 

2019 graduate Aisha Serpedin placed in the top 2% of IB students worldwide, achieving 42 points. This is the level of attainment required to gain admission to the world's most prestigious universities, such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Stanford. 

Aisha’s achievement continues Compass’ strong record of academic excellence and year-on-year improvements. In the 2017/18 academic year, Compass graduate Audrey Palosse achieved 40 points, placing her in the top 8% of IBDP students globally and in the 2016/17 academic year, Mujahid Khan achieve 41 points, placing him in the top 4% of IBDP students globally.

Our school has a record of outstanding IGCSE results. In 2019, two Compass students were awarded ‘Top in Qatar’ by Cambridge International Education for the highest mark in Qatar for two IGCSE subjects: Coordinated Science and Art & Design.

Nord Anglia Education schools are diverse communities of students from all over the world. While studying with us, your child will gain a lasting respect for a variety of cultures, and will be given a grounding in languages that will set them up to explore opportunities all over the world. Our Global Campus initiatives enable them to collaborate in tasks, competitions, expeditions and performances with students in schools across the globe.

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Building: 55; 670 Al Abareeq Street; Zone: 51
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PO Box 22463
Building: 34; 926 Al Baihaqi Street; Zone:32
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