Middle School

Welcome to QAW middle school!

At QAW we follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP), which we have recently been accepted as a candidate school.  This curriculum is designed to meet the educational requirements of students aged 11 to 16 year olds (grades 6-10).
The MYP is a curriculum that places emphasis on developing skills, attitudes, understanding, concepts and knowledge. There are 3 Fundamental Concepts in the MYP, representing the philosophy of international education:
 
*      Holistic Learning - the curriculum caters to the development of the whole person
*      Communication - promotes international-mindedness
*      Intercultural Awareness -encourages open and effective communication
 
Research has confirmed that these fundamental concepts provide a strong foundation for teaching and learning (Principles into Practice 2015). Students today encounter a vast array of choices in a multifaceted and rapidly changing world. Focusing on higher-order thinking skills gives students more opportunities to adapt and to make sound judgments in life.
Importance used to be placed on how much a student knew and could learn. These days it is recognized that knowledge, whilst still important, does not alone provide a student the skills to enter into today’s global workforce.
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Students predominantly have their own learning styles, strengths and limitations. At QAW we encourage our students to become active and lifelong learners. The IB programme addresses not only cognitive development but also students’ social, emotional and physical wellbeing.  The aim of the program therefore, is to develop ‘internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet help create a better and more peaceful world ‘(IBO 2013).
At QAW we require IB learners to strive to become inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective.


Figure 1 The IB Learner Profile

 
The MYP model (fig 2) places the learner at its center and stresses educating the whole person. It is driven by inquiry based learning and places importance on making connections between disciplines. MYP teachers at QAW plan units of work and regularly assess students using an array of assessment methods under the guidance of the MYP coordinator. As the school expands and there is growth in numbers, teachers will collaboratively work together in order to achieve vertical and horizontal alignment.
 
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                                Figure 2 IB MYP model

For further information regarding the curriculum please use this link: IB MYP curriculum

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Admissions open 2018/2019

October 22 2017

أكاديمية قطر الوكرة تفتح باب القبول للعام الدراسي 2018-2019 بدءاً من 22 أكتوبر 2017 من مرحلة الحضانة وحتى الصف التاسع. لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى زيارة موقع التسجيل.
Qatar Academy Al-Wakra open Admission for the academic year 2018-2019 starting 22nd October 2017, from Pre3 to Grade 9. For more information please visit the school registration website.
https://qaw.openapply.com/

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October 19 2017

This term, the Pre 4 students had been learning all about making healthy choices, through our unit "Healthy Habits" Students worked hard with their teachers to prepare and create educational presentations that included singing and acting to inform their parents about the healthy choices they want to make everyday regarding food, cleanliness and sleep.
Parents were invited to attend our interactive presentation on Tuesday October 17th. Students presented their songs and skits with great confidence. Teachers and students received great feedback from parents after the show.

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QAW Solar Art In-house Exhibition

October 19 2017

QAW students have talent! A number of students from grade 3, 4 and 5 created Solar Art projects using a solar energy component and recycling materials for the Shams Generation Project.

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