School for Girls Prep Curriculum
At Sherborne Qatar School for Girls, our learning objectives are simple and straightforward.
We aim to deliver a British Curriculum infused with STEM principles and provide comprehensive instruction in Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Qatari History, as required by the Ministry of Education of Qatar.
To achieve these objectives, our curriculum is carefully designed, taking into consideration the following guidelines:
- Based on The National Curriculum of England 2014, adapted to meet the needs of our local and international pupils.
- We follow the National Curriculum of England and incorporate the Ministry of Education of Qatar's curriculum for Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Qatar History.
- We offer specialised Islamic Studies lessons for our Muslim pupils.
- English is the primary language used on the playground, encouraging bilingualism and fluency in both English and Arabic.
Our academic curriculum is divided into three Key Stages:
- Early Years (Pre-School and Reception)
- Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
- Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5, and 6)
We prioritise progressive learning across all Key Stages and have implemented comprehensive curriculum policies across the entire school.
Each phase of our education prepares our pupils for the next, and our teachers collaborate across different stages to ensure the holistic development and progress of every child.
During the Pre-Prep phase (Pre-School, Reception, Year 1, and Year 2), we focus on language acquisition. Our dedicated efforts ensure that our girls can confidently communicate and write in both English and Arabic while following the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.
From Key Stage 2 (Year 3 - Year 6) onwards, we provide excellent instruction in core subjects while nurturing expertise in STEM. STEM education is seamlessly woven into our curriculum. It goes beyond teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics subjects. STEM fosters a holistic approach to learning, cultivating inquisitive thinking, collaboration, innovation, and teamwork skills.
Science, History, Geography, Art and Design Technology are delivered thematically through Enquiry Based / Project Based Learning and the STEM education approach. This means that the children are following a line-of-enquiry in order to answer specific questions and develop educational skills. We are passionate that an Enquiry-Led / Project Based Curriculum will enable children to take more ownership of their learning and be more creative and inquisitive in their studies.
To further enhance our curriculum, we offer a wide range of extracurricular activities that provide our pupils with diverse opportunities to explore and expand their learning beyond the classroom.