Primary Curriculum

RGS Qatar offers a high-quality education based on the National Curriculum Framework for England and Wales. Our holistic educational approach develops respect, tolerance, and understanding, allowing each child to achieve academic achievement while also developing the skills and aptitudes necessary to adapt and prosper in a fast-changing world. The school provides a secure and safe atmosphere in which children are challenged to develop the required intellectual, social, and athletic qualities. We place a strong emphasis on individual growth while also encouraging students to consider themselves as valuable and contributing members of our school and community.

Pupils in Years 1 to 6 are taught by their class teachers for the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and Computing. Each class benefits from a dedicated Teaching Assistant and a maximum class size is 25. Our curriculum is further extended to include a wide range of subjects including, History, Geography, Art and Design and Design and Technology. Pupils in the primary school also benefit from access to Science and Design and Technology laboratories which further enhance teaching and learning. As in our Pre Prep Department, Music, PE and Languages are taught by specialist subject teachers in dedicated classrooms.

By the end of Year Six, all of our pupils are well prepared both academically and socially for the excitement and new challenges of secondary school.

Our pupils embark on a lifelong learning adventure in Year 1, when they begin the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Staff contact promotes a smooth transition from early childhood to primary school, ensuring learning continuity.

The curriculum is mostly presented in a topic-based method, with discrete subject courses where needed. This permits youngsters to learn in circumstances that are important to them and to develop connections between subjects.

The fundamental topics of English, mathematics, and science are all heavily emphasised. Geography, history, art, design technology, citizenship, and Personal, Social, and Health Education are among the other disciplines (PSHE).

Students in primary school also have speciality teachers who teach them Arabic, Islamic, music, Physical Education (PE), and when they use our big primary school library.

We also incorporate Qatar History into our primary school curriculum. This curriculum aims to educate pupils about the environment in which they live in Qatar, with a focus on local culture, global issues, Qatar’s progress, and society’s multicultural aspect. This aids children’s development as global citizens.