Regardless of the age level or Key stage we focus on values with students being taught the meeting of community, friendship, doing the best for yourself and others, and caring for their environment. This makes the international school a small and supportive group who work together and look out for one-another.
Expatriate pupils or foreign passport holders enter the international elementary school from age 6 and up. Many will choose to graduate from our kindergarten but we realise that our local community is constantly changing and we therefore have entry points in every year-group. Parents simply apply using this website and we can then arrange for a tour of our campus to show you our facilities and answer your questions. The information below is brief as we believe that communication in person is so important. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Students entering in Grades 1-5 follow a curriculum modelled on Key Stages 1 and 2 of the English National Curriculum. This is centred on literacy and maths as research shows that these are the cornerstones to a successful education. We also study science, Topic (a combination of Geography and History) and has specialist teaching in expressive arts and Physical education. However, we mix the best of both Western and Eastern practise and we want students to fully embrace their local culture. Therefore, all student study Chinese to a level differentiated for their ability.
International secondary school
As pupils progress to Key Stage 3, they enter the international secondary school where they will continue to study the English National Curriculum with the addition of Mandarin. We also increase the amount of specialist teaching to ensure that students are stretched and challenged by experts in their subjects.
In Year 10, pupils choose subjects to study at IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) level. The following subjects are compulsory:
- English as a first or second language
- Mandarin as a second language
In addition, students select at least two from three science subjects (physics, chemistry or biology) and a further three subjects, one of which should be a humanity (geography, history or economics) and one an aesthetic (music, art or drama). Students commence A-level courses following completion of their IGCSE programme.
When students leave us they will have the academic qualifications to succeed in the next stage of their education, the skills to make the best of their abilities, and friends which we hope will last a lifetime. If you would like to find out more please apply online and get in touch with us.