Forty high school students participated in Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar’s third annual Pre-College Summer Programme (GPS), which concluded today.
The full-time, three-week long programme that began on July 9 involved classes in a variety of academic subjects designed to train students in skills necessary for university admittance and university life. Besides English language classes to develop students'' reading, writing, note-taking, research, and presentation skills, the programme offered two levels of math classes, with a focus on applying mathematical knowledge to solve economics problems. GPS also incorporates preparation courses for the SAT standardized test, which is a requirement for admission to many universities including Georgetown SFSQ. During the programme, students also participated in supplementary practical workshops aimed at training them in library research skills, admissions and career topics such as CV writing and interview skills, and general wellness and time management techniques. This year's programme involved students from 24 schools, including nine Qatari independent high schools; ten of the 40 GPS participants were from Omar Bin Al Khattab independent secondary school for boys.