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  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha
  • Doha English Speaking School (DESS) is one of the oldest British schools in Doha

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Curriculum

Doha English Speaking School delivers a British Curriculum (The English National Curriculum) through British qualified teachers. The curriculum is stimulating, broad and balanced and provides every children with academic, moral, physical, creative, personal and social development.

img Curriculum3Children throughout DESS are taught by specialist teachers for Computing, Arabic, French, Music, PE and Swimming. The Curriculum is split into three different stages, according to a child’s age, Foundation Stage (children aged 3-5), Key Stage 1 (children aged 5-7) and Key Stage 2 (children aged 7-11).

Foundation Stage 1 & 2

Each child is taken through the six areas of learning which form the Curriculum Framework by being encouraged to learn through fun activities such as play and exploration. Physical development, personal, social and emotional development, literacy, maths, understanding 
the world and expressive arts and design are all taught at this stage of the child’s development.

Years 1-6

img Curriculum2Children develop an all-round education based on the Curriculum and are taught core subjects (Maths, English and Reading) as well as specialist subjects in Computing, Science, PE, and Languages. The curriculum has been adapted to deliver Arabic to every child at this level.
School trips and extra-curricular activities as well as roles in the School Council, Technical Lead roles and the DESS Environmental Group all add to a child’s development at this stage of their lives. The subjects taught at this level include Art, Design and Technology, Maths,
English, Reading, Arabic, French, Computing, Science, Music, PE, History, Geography,
Drama, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

Extra -Curricular Activities

img Curriculum4Children can choose from a wide range including chess; drama; philosophy; art; sailing; yoga; school council; environmental; swimming; basketball; athletics; choir; dance; taekwondo; gymnastics; tennis; science; and individual instrumental lessons.

Library Monitor/School Council/Technical Genius and Environmental Group

Children at Doha English Speaking School have many opportunities to contribute to the everyday life of the school in these extra roles and groups available to them.  Library Monitors
help to develop a sense of pupil ownership of this facility and it’s resources whilst the school
council meets with the Headteacher to discuss ideas for helping to develop a child’s experience
of DESS.  A Technical Genius is nominated in each class and provide help to other children in
Computing whilst our Environmental Group meet every two weeks to tend to the Community
img Curriculum1Garden and educate the wider school community on environmental matters.

In Summary, our Curriculum Offers :

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Arabic
  • French
  • img Curriculum5Islamic Studies
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic