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IGCSE Curriculum at Compass International School Doha

When they reach upper Secondary, students begin to take their own path and select the subjects that will shape their future direction.

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The next chapter of your child's education will give them the opportunity to choose the subjects they enjoy, and lay the foundations of a fulfilling life.

In Year 10, students at Madinat Khalifa and Themaid,  start studying for their IGCSEs. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education is the international version of the GCSE exams, which form part of the widely-recognised British Curriculum.

These exams provide a solid bridge to further study such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or A-Levels, and give children more autonomy to choose the subjects that inspire them. Students will tackle a range of subjects before sitting exams at the end of Year 11. The highest grade that can be attained is an A*, while the lowest is a G.

The IGCSE exams are built on a number of core subjects. All students are required to take subjects such as mathematics and English, while they will also tackle biology, chemistry and physics. Islamic Studies and Arabic are compulsory for all Qatari students.

Beyond this, students are offered a number of options for additional subjects. These include:

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Geography
  • History
  • Islamic
  • ICT
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • Psychology
  • Design Technology

Students receive support from school staff in choosing the subjects that are right for them, and that prepare them most effectively for their chosen career. Our school also produces an IGCSE Options Guide with detailed information on each subject available, and why it might be attractive for an ambitious learner. At the bottom of the page you can find IGCSE Guides for Madinat Khalifa and Themaid.

Nord Anglia students excel. Our educational approach enables every student to reach high levels of academic and social success. 

Across the Nord Anglia Education family of 76 premium international schools, over 90 per cent of our students’ grades were A* to C in 2020/2021. This was significantly higher than the UK average.

Our school has a record of outstanding IGCSE results. In 2021, 72% of Compass students were awarded A*-C grades.

Read more about our impressive IGCSE results. 

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Themaid Campus

PO Box 22463
Building 16, Street 1457, Zone 51
Al ThemaidDohaQatar


Gharaffa Campus

PO Box 22463
Building: 55; 670 Al Abareeq Street; Zone: 51
Gharrafa DohaQatar


Madinat Khalifa Campus

PO Box 22463
Building: 34; 926 Al Baihaqi Street; Zone:32
Madinat KhalifaDohaQatar


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