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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is recognized around the world as a rigorous and efficacious college and university preparation program. Students graduate from Qatar Academy ready to face the demands of university life in terms of academic preparedness, but also in terms of how well they know themselves and their learning styles.

The Qatar Academy IB program's strength, and what sets it apart from other pre-college and university programs, is its comprehensive curriculum. Students are required to study English, a second language (Arabic, French or Spanish), math, science, humanities and an elective subject of their choice. Electives can include visual arts, theater and music or a second science or humanities subject. Students are also required to write a 4,000-word research paper on a subject of their choice, an area in which Qatar Academy students excel.

This record of academic excellence is also evident in the final results of the IB Diploma examinations. QA students consistently perform at a standard above the world average and have gained entry to Ivy League universities in the US, Russell Group universities in the UK, Education City universities in Qatar and the most prestigious universities in Canada and Australia.

IB Diploma teachers at Qatar Academy cooperatively plan and assess students’ work to ensure that learning opportunities and grading are consistent and accurate. Teamwork is at the heart of what we do and as a team we help produce caring, motivated young people who are equipped to take up leadership positions locally and around the world.

Curriculum Documents

Qatar Academy uses a curriculum which has been specially developed to meet international standards and the needs of our students. The content of this curriculum is taught and assessed using pedagogies supported by the International Baccalaureate programs. At Qatar Academy, the two years of the IB Diploma are taken in Grades 11 and 12. Each student is required to take six academic subjects, and in addition must follow a two-year course in Theory of Knowledge, write an Extended Essay and participate in the CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) programme.

Language and literature
Language A: literature SL/HL
Language A: language and literature SL/HL

Language acquisition
Language B SL/HL
Language ab initio SL

Individuals and societies
Business management SL/HL
Economics SL/HL
Geography SL/HL
History SL/HL
Information technology in a global society SL/HL

Biology SL/HL
Chemistry SL/HL
Environmental systems and societies SL
Physics SL/HL

Further mathematics 
Mathematical studies SL
Mathematics SL/HL


Film SL/HL
Music SL/HL
Theatre SL/HL
Visual arts SL/HL

All of the above are IB documents and are available at

Diploma Handbook

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While academic success is at the heart of our mission, Qatar Academy Senior School is equally committed to the education of the whole child.

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About Qatar Academy

Qatar Academy is part of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, a private, chartered, non-profit organization founded in 1996, by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the father Emir.

It is the mission of Qatar Academy to provide internationally accepted, comprehensive, English medium programs plus Arabic and Islamic studies from pre-school through to secondary graduation. Comprising a Primary School and a Senior School, it occupies a magnificent campus in Doha.

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