Important Notices


Lower Secondary

Lower Secondary (Year 7 to 9)

The lower Secondary School is the stage which provides education between the Primary and Upper Secondary School. The students of the Lower Secondary School are aged between 11 and 14. According to the Cambridge standards, the Year 7 to Year 9 classes are defined as Key Stage 3.

At Key Stage 3, students continue to deepen their knowledge and skills in the subjects studied at Key Stage 2. The curriculum here is diverse and broadly based. Pedagogy and assessments are inherently linked and is centered on the intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of students. At the end of Year 9, students sit for the Cambridge Checkpoints in English, Mathematics and Science. The papers are also marked in UK for benchmarking purposes.

Year 7 to 9 Subjects: A choice is made between Arabic and French for non- Arabic students and the following subjects are compulsory.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Social Studies
  • ICT
  • Qatar History
  • Islamiyat

The curriculum provides a learning experience that is more than the sum of the qualifications, subjects and activities that are visible on the school schedule. This is because careful attention in curriculum design and implementation is given to learning within, across and between the subjects and activities. All teachers and school staff support the development of the learner attributes and other qualities identified in the school’s vision.

Based on the Vision and Mission of the school, we at the Lower Secondary:

  • Pursue academic excellence yet cater for individual differences in learning styles and abilities.
  • The curriculum, co-curriculum together has a global perspective, preparing students for citizenship in a democratic, multicultural society. The students in the Lower Secondary are encouraged to:
    • Be themselves, showing tolerance and respect for the rights of others.
    • Appreciate social, religious and cultural differences.
    • Grow in self-respect, taking responsibility for their own actions and conduct.
    • Become leaders, experienced in decision-making.
    • Strive in all areas of human endeavour from the subject-based disciplines to sports and leisure-time activities.
    • Become confident, active, resilient, self-reliant and successful lifelong learners.

We at NAKIS offer the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme for learners aged 11 to 14 years. We shape the programme around to suit the learning of our students there by emerging our young learners who are confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. The programme provides a natural progression for children from lower secondary education and prepares them for post-14 education programmes that lead to formal qualifications.

By offering Cambridge Lower Secondary, we provide a broad and balanced education for our learners, helping them to thrive throughout their schooling, work and life. The success of this programme is reflected in the praiseworthy results our students have achieved at IGCSE, AS and A Level examinations in recent years.

All students study all subjects at Key Stage 3 (including Arabic or French), choosing options for Key Stage 4 in May of Year 9. Students are regularly assessed, and their progress is monitored throughout the year to ensure that they are working at the expected level.