In a move bound to attract the attention of parents and students in Qatar, Doha College – a pioneer school in high performance learning, is expanding their range of subjects offered at A Levels from September 2017.
At this time of the year, Year 11 students choose what they will study at A Levels, and making this choice can be a huge dilemma, especially for those who are not sure what they want to study at university and beyond. To assist with this life-shaping process, Doha College is taking a pioneering step by introducing three new subjects for the next academic year, namely Environmental Science, Sociology and Travel & Tourism.
Environmental Science has been introduced as an alternative to the A Level sciences. It is a subject that is a worthwhile choice for students who are particularly interested in studying Biology, Geography or Environmental Science at university, or who are considering a career in ecology, countryside management, wildlife conservation, marine biology and planning.
Sociology offers students the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and understanding of central aspects of sociological thought and methods. It is as seen as a very good facilitating subject; i.e. it sits well with a number of different subjects, for example; Sociology / Geography / History / Psychology or Sociology / Media / Business / Economics or Sociology / English Language / Biology / PE.
Travel & Tourism encourages learners to appreciate the scale and importance of the travel and tourism industry and recognise the positive and negative impacts the industry may have on people, environments and economies. This diverse course covers a variety of skills which can support options related to business, customer relations, marketing and travel.
Neil Thomas, Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning, explained:
This new development makes Doha College home to the widest range of subjects amongst the British Curriculum schools in Qatar. With 25 available subjects, DC offers students the luxury of choosing fields that are complementary while still different; it makes it possible to create a rounded mix that is attractive to universities while it still retains flexibility, so re-assuring to those students still on the fence.’
Over 130 young people study at Doha College’s Sixth Form, and a staggering 94% are accepted into their first choice university. More information on open-day-doha-college-6th-form. Applications for the Sixth Form are now open at dohacollege.com/6th-form.