SEK International School Qatar, in Doha, has received the authorization needed to teach the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), for 11 to 18 year olds, and the Diploma Programme (DP), for 16 to 18 year olds. It therefore becomes the sixth SEK International School to offer all three IB programmes, which are taught between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
This authorisation means that six of the 9 international schools belonging to the SEK Educational Group – SEK-Qatar is one of them – now offer all the International Baccalaureate’s programmes. The schools are: SEK-El Castillo, SEK-Ciudalcampo, SEK-Atlántico, SEK-Catalunya and SEK-Alborán, in Spain, and SEK-Qatar, in Doha.
SEK-Dublin (Ireland) is authorised to offer the Middle Years Programme to its students from the ages of 13 to 16 and SEK-Santa Isabel in Madrid (Spain) offers the IB Primary Years Programme for 3 to 12 year olds.
Marta Rodger, Director General of SEK International Schools commented, “SEK Educational Group is really pleased to see our school in Qatar become an ‘IB World School’ authorized to implement the continuum of IB programmes, offering a consistent educational option across the different school stages, in line with philosophical and pedagogical objectives of our institution.”
SEK-Qatar’s Principal, Vivian Arif, in welcoming the achievement, said “We are immensely proud to have achieved the authorization from the IB for the MYP and DP. It is a validation of our hard work and commitment to reaching SEK-Qatar’s vision of providing high quality education to our international community of students”.
Thinking critically and internationally
The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB) offers international education programmes to the community of schools throughout the world who are recognised as “IB World Schools”, with continuous, exhaustive and rigorous evaluations.
IB programmes encourage students to stand out and achieve their personal and academic goals, with a study programme that promotes an international mind-set, research and critical thinking and boosts solidarity, intercultural understanding and respect for fellow men.