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 Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Academic Studies at KS3

While every age is special and challenging in its own way, the Key Stage Three age range, 11-14 years, involves a fresh start in which the pupils cease to be the oldest pupils in a home-room teaching system and become the youngest pupils in a new system where they have to move from one specialist teaching room to another to receive their education. This change is a challenge for many pupils and requires a major development in their personal organisational skills, marking another step towards adulthood.

The Role of the School at KS3 is:

· To develop skills and knowledge for lifelong learning                                                     

· To introduce to a wide range of subjects and studies

· To create independent, self-disciplined and self-aware students

· To lay the foundations for success at IGCSE and beyond

At MIS we believe that every child should be able to reach their full academic potential through high quality teaching,

a disciplined and positive learning environment,and a strong system of Academic and Pastoral Support.

Academic support is provided by Subject Teachers, Heads of Subjects, the Head of Year, Head of Key Stage 3

and the Head of Secondary (see staff list) and all work closely with form tutors to ensure that students are given the opportunity to achieve academically, to the best of their ability.

Subjects taught in Key Stage Three include:




Information, Communication Technology

Computer Science  

Languages (Arabic, First and Second/French/Spanish/English Enhancement)



Qatar History


Design Technology



Physical Education/Sport

Islamic Studies/Global Citizenship

Personal, Social and Health Education

The Key Stage Three Strategy

Our strategy is designed to ensure that we make the most of the time between the early education that the pupils received in Primary and the point at which they take up their IGCSE subjects. Its aims and objectives are to make sure that all pupils:

· get off to a flying start in the new system

· experience more exciting and interesting lessons

· are actively involved in the lesson, thinking hard

· are able to do more things for themselves

· make rapid progress and achieve higher standards

· are included, stimulated and make progress

· have extra support if they are not living up to their potential