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The written subjects are weighted more heavily, but all subjects are relevant for successfully completing the yea
A poor grade in a written subject must be compensated by a grade of at least “satisfactory” in a written subject. In the case of a poor grade in a non-written subject, a grade of at least “satisfactory” in a non-written subject is sufficient. The school’s regulations regarding completing the year apply.
The German grade is composed of the DaF grade (50%) and the regular German lessons (50%). Grades are rounded up. Example: a 2 in DaF and a 5 in regular German results in an average is 3.5 so the final grade would be a 4. The German grade is always the main focus.
Up until the end of 9th grade if the student starts in Realschule.
Written subjects are: German, Mathematics, English, French/Arabic.
Non-written subjects in 5th grade are: Physics, Biology, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education, Islamic Studies/Ethics, Qatari History, IT, Learning how to Learn.
In the written subjects, the number of class tests per year corresponds to the number of hours taught in that subject per week. In the non-written subjects, there may be one long test and several short tests per semester.
At least “sufficient” in all subjects or an insufficient grade must be compensated (see Question “How can poor grades be improved?“)
As a guideline, the grades in the written subjects (Mathematics, General Studies and German) must not add up to more than 7, with the emphasis on Mathematics and German. For example, a 2 in German, a 2 in Mathematics, and a 3 in General Studies adds up to 7.
The teachers will change in the individual subjects. There are class teachers and subject teachers.
Yes, the DaF coordinator in responsible for the distribution of DaF hours among the children.
As a Realschule student, how can I transfer to a Gymnasium after the 10th grade and what grade point average do I need?
As a Realschule student, you need an average of 3.0 in written subjects and 3.0 in non-written subjects.
Gymnasium students take final exams in German, Mathematics and English. Realschule students always take final exams in German and alternately in English (2022) or Mathematics (2023).
The qualifying* Mittlerer Bildungsabschluss (including report card and examination after 10th grade) entitles the holder to transfer to the gymnasiale Oberstufe (IB® and GIB® at DIS Doha as well as at most high schools in Germany – please check with the school for conditions. There are differences in foreign languages), the vocational Gymnasium (in Germany), the Fachoberschule (in Germany) and other diverse education and training opportunities.
*Requirement for the “qualifying Realschulabschluss” is an overall performance of 3.0 including the examination papers. The exact grade key can be obtained from the school.
What grade point average is required to be promoted to the 11th grade of the upper secondary school (GIB Diploma Program at DIS Doha)?
At Realschule level, the “qualifying Realschulabschluss” must be achieved. Only the transfer from the 10th to the 11th grade is not sufficient. The prerequisite for the “qualifying Realschulabschluss” is an overall performance of at least 3.0 including the examination subjects. The exact grade key can be obtained from the school.
At the Gymnasium level, promotion from the 10th to the 11th grade must be guaranteed and an overall performance of at least 3.0 in the written and oral examination subjects. The exact grade key can be obtained from the school.
Gymnasium students take final exams in German, Mathematics and English. Realschule students always take final exams in German and alternately in English (2022) or Mathematics (2023). In addition, there is an oral examination in either History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or French. Realschule students can also choose English/Mathematics if these were not part of the written exam.
Yes, starting with the school year 2021/2022, an internship in the upper secondary school is mandatory. Information on this will be provided by the school in due course.
Yes, there is an informational evening at the end of 9th grade and a parents’ evening at the beginning of 10th grade. There is usually at least one informational evening with details about the Mixed Language International Baccalaureate. In addition, the head of the Middle Level of the Secondary School informs the students several times about the procedure of the written exams as well as the oral exams, and also passes on information.