Key Stage 5

Durham School for Girls Doha aims to inspire a lifelong appetite for learning in a caring environment that will develop emotional, moral and spiritual strength for future leaders.


As we move into Key Stage 5 for Year 12 and Year 13, we are looking to bridge the transition from School to University. We there for call Key stage 5 – College. Girls in this phase of learning are treated with more maturity and begin to have a more adult approach to learning and their future.

Within Year 12 and 13, we offer a range of bespoke programmes catered to our girls’ individual needs. All the programmes and subject choices are carefully aligned with the End of School Certificate requirements from the MOE and University entrance needs.

Form, Tutors, Heads of Year, and our College Counsellors all support the girls through this time with choices, applications, and careers advice. Durham School for Girls works closely with the Universities both in Qatar and abroad and we have worked hard to build excellent relationships with them. Day trial visits to Universities, Career and University Fairs, and work experience all allow the girls to make strategic and realistic decisions.

Our Dual Enrolment Program with the State University of New York – Adirondack also allows the girls a valuable experience of university study as well as gaining credits for college classes alongside their British Qualifications. Being able to have these experiences and take part in college courses, supported by the structured environment of Durham, allows, and encourages the girls to be the best they can be.

Girls in Key Stage 5 are role models for other girls. These are the girls our younger students aspire to be. Giving them the tools and environment to develop and mature we inspire them to be the best they can be.  Confidence for Life.

In Year 12, all girls will be submitted for the AS Arabic and Islamic exam which is covered by the MOE programme for Year 12.

Girls take bespoke programmes combining IGCSE and AS levels to ensure all leavers requirements are fulfilled.  A range of IGCSE subjects are available and girls needing additional support will be given an individual learning programme.

AS levels can be taken in the following subjects and may alter depending on demand. There are entry level requirements for some subjects and girls’ programmes will be decided on a 1:1 interview with the Head of Secondary depending on previous results and general academic and pastoral development.


  • English
  • Maths
  • Arabic
  • Islamic Studies
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Travel and Tourism

Key Stages

From our EYFS classes right through to Years 12 and 13, we work on positive mind sets, constructive feedback, mentoring and coaching through our buddy and house systems and student counselling. We celebrate each individual and their achievements and we challenge our Girls to work hard, try their best and be positive about themselves.