Lower Secondary

Alpha Cambridge School Lower Secondary Curriculum

Years 7 to 9


In the Lower Secondary school, students study Cambridge International Curriculum building upon the learning that has taken place throughout the primary phase. The Cambridge Curriculum provides a broad and balanced academic curriculum, enhanced and enriched by field trips, events, competitions, activities and participation in the Extra Curricular Activities programme.

The medium of teaching at ACS is English, with Arabic as the language of instruction in Arabic, Qatar History and English and Arabic in Islamic Studies lessons. The curriculum throughout the secondary phase prepares students for the Cambridge International Examinations (CAIE), culminating in students taking a focused two-year examination course in Years 10 and 11, leading to IGCSE qualifications (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), and then an option to take international AS and A Level programmes in year 12 and 13.


The curriculum includes Maths, Arabic, English, Science, ICT, Social Studies, Islamic Studies and Qatar History.  Subsidiary compulsory subjects may include Music, PE, and Art. Students also benefit from taking part in field trips, cultural events, competitions, and other activities and events that enrich their academic learning.


Years 4-9 are taught by specialists in all subjects. The subjects included in the curriculum are: Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qatar History, English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Social Studies and ECA Student’s progress is monitored and assessed against age-appropriate standards through Continuous Assessment tests, which take place regularly throughout each term. In addition, there is termly and end of year school examinations.