Leading the way new educational initiative
Durham School for Girls was opened in 2019 as the first British All-Girls School in Qatar. Based on the traditions of over 600 Years from its sister school in the UK, Durham mixes old and new in an innovative and dynamic way. The school has grown from strength to strength and now proudly has nearly 1000 students.
Offering a range of IGCSE qualifications ranging from Business Studies to Fashion Design, Physics to Food and Nutrition, the school addresses the needs and interests of the girls. Emphasis is placed on English, Arabic, Maths and Science and, giving the girls a strong foundation to build upon. As a High-Performance Learning School, all girls are given the opportunities to believe in themselves and to be the best they can be.
Confidence for life is the school motto and this is addressed through both security in their academics, but also developing the girls to be the best versions of themselves socially and emotionally.
In September 2021, the school will launch its Year 12 classes. These new courses will be a first in Qatar offering an innovative concept of Dual Enrollment. Girls will have the opportunity of following a traditional route to University through the British A ‘levels, but also be able to take University credits live alongside their studies. The Dual Enrollment allow qualifying students to enroll in college courses transferable to Universities at Education City, such as Georgetown and Texas A&M and Qatar University, as well as abroad. All whilst still studying in the security of Durham School.
In a unique collaboration with State University of New York, (SUNY) the girls will attend live lectures through advanced technology and be a member of a university class, taught by the University faculty. These credits will be recognized by Universities here in Doha allowing Durham Girls to be completing Year 13 and their A ‘levels but attending College credits at the same time. This process is the first of its kind in Doha and is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education.
Durham School is delighted to be able to give this opportunity to the girls and can’t wait for this programme to start in August 2021.
Applications are now open for Year 12. For more information contact email@example.com