Diploma Program


Over the last few years, we have seen our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) grow in both the number of students and courses that we offer. Our Graduating Class of 2022 was 38 students, our biggest cohort so far. Compared to other schools around the world, our program is still relatively small which allows us the opportunity to give individual care and support to our students. The firm establishment and steady evolution of our program have been important to the school’s stability in a turbulent couple of years.

Despite the challenges and strain of the pandemic, we have always tried to maintain the high standards and rigor of the program. It has not been easy for teachers and students, but to their credit, we have been able to preserve and even enhance the quality for which QAK is renowned. The Diploma Program was able to deliver excellent quality teaching through virtual and face-to-face classes almost seamlessly as we moved from one mode to another sometimes at very short notice. We are grateful that most of the 2021-22 academic year commenced in person.

The Diploma Program requires students to take two languages, a science, a humanities subject, math and a further optional subject. In an effort to match student requirements and desires, we have evolved our own course options. This has meant additional training on our behalf as well as recruiting teachers for the additional positions. The success of QAK’s Diploma Program is in part due to the experience, qualifications and character of the teaching staff. When this is complemented by our state of the art facilities and clear, strong leadership, we are providing a suitable environment in which students can flourish.

Our DP results are strong and we are justifiably proud as our students are attending top universities in Qatar. But beyond this is our drive to graduate students of good character that reflect our values. As leaders in our society in the new future, we want to instill in them a will to be caring, knowledgeable and principled. In this way, it will greatly benefit the future of our community. In 2021-22, the QAK Diploma Program has been rock solid in the storm we are all hoping will pass soon.



Subjects in the Diploma Programme are grouped according to their content. These groups are numbered 1 to 6.

Group 1:

  • Arabic Language and Literature SL
  • Arabic Literature SL

Group 2:

  • English B HL

Group 3:

  • Business Management SL/HL
  • Geography SL/HL
  • Digital Societies SL/HL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL (This subject is a Group 3 and 4 subject)

Group 4:

  • Physics SL/HL
  • Biology SL/ HL
  • Chemistry SL/HL
  • Design Technology SL/HL
  • Environmental Systems and Societies SL (This subject is a Group 3 and 4 subject)

Group 5:

  • Mathematics Analysis and Approaches SL/HL
  • Mathematics Applications and Interpretations SL/HL

Group 6:

  • Visual Arts

Students in Grade 11 and 12 are also required to take Theory of Knowledge classes, complete an Extended Essay and fulfill the IB requirements for Creativity, Activity and Service. There is a further requirement from our Ministry that all students must study Islamic Education.

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