Seniors at Sherborne Qatar
The senior school at Sherborne Qatar opened in September 2011, admitting pupils to each new Year Group annually until we reach Year 13 in 2015.
The senior school operates in its own purpose-built annexe on the main school campus. It has thirteen classrooms, all with interactive whiteboards and full ICT access, a computer room with portable technology, a drama studio and a library. We also have separate laboratories for Science, a dedicated large Art room and a range of rooms for class and individual Music lessons. There is a large, shaded sports area and an indoor Sports Hall.
All of our teachers are specialists in their curriculum area and are well-qualified and trained. The majority of the teachers are highly qualified and recruited from the UK and are fully conversant with the requirements of Key Stages 3, 4, and 5. As part of our commitment to engaging the best teachers we can, recruitment takes place in London and Sherborne UK, and involves senior colleagues there in the selection process.
Class sizes are set at a level that ensures all pupils have as much individual attention as necessary, because we believe that we must address each child's needs as fully as we can. Those who are the most able are given work that will challenge and stretch them; those who can sometimes struggle will be set tasks that aim to build their confidence in the subject.
As part of our commitment to excellence, we offer Academic Scholarship Awards to pupils entering Year 10. Not only are successful Scholars at the top in academic terms, but they also play a full part in the whole life of the school. There is a Scholars' Programme that further encourages enquiry and independent learning.
We offer a broad range of courses at KS4. In 2014 the first cohort of pupils will sit a wide range of GCSE subjects through the Cambridge and Edexcel Examination Boards.
We are already preparing courses at KS5 for our Sixth Form pupils which will allow them to study a range of subjects, leading to AS and A Level examinations. As part of that preparation we are developing a programme that will lead pupils naturally towards the broad range of requirements now expected of all sixth formers. Importantly, we never forget that we are educating the whole child for life beyond school.
Senior pupils enjoy a wide range of enrichment activities in school and in Doha. An after-school activity programme runs over the academic year, challenging on a termly basis, including sailing, a school drama production, choirs, language lessons, sports clubs and debating. There are fixtures played against other schools both in Doha and in the BSME region. Visits to plays and concerts, museums and galleries all feature in the programme.