Secondary

The Secondary section educates students aged 11 to 16 in years 7 – 11.

n years 7, 8, and 9, students follow curricula based upon the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum for England and Wales.  Approximately, half of the timetable is devoted to the teaching of the three ‘core’ subjects; English, Mathematics and Science.

Students also study Geography, History, Art and Design, Information Technology, French as a foreign language, Personal Social Development (PSD) and Drama.  Assembly is held once a week.  All students participate in a varied Physical Education program.

In Year 10 students commence the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), a two year program culminating with assessments at the end of Year 11.

Students are awarded an internationally recognized qualification, equivalent in standard to the British GCSE and the International GCE Ordinary level.

IGCSE is used by schools in over 90 countries throughout the world and has been recognized as a qualification for matriculation purposes by Universities world-wide.

Examination leads to the award of one of eight grades (A*, A, B, C, D, E, F and G) in each subject, the highest grade is A*.  All grades down to grade G are passes, however, the aim is for all students to achieve a C grade or higher in all entries, since these higher passes contribute to accessing Advanced level programs at 16, and undergraduate courses later on.

In some subjects candidates take examinations at one of two levels, Core or Extended, with the second level designed for higher ability candidates.

International School students normally enter between 9 and 13 subjects at IGCSE.

Results are excellent.

 

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