Early Years

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) comprises Nursery and Reception classes, and offers a fun, safe and caring environment for children to learn through play and exploration. We adopt a hands-on approach to learning which allows the child to have fun exploring the world, while developing their physical, cognitive and social skills in a creative way.

In EYFS we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) where the curriculum and activities for 3 to 5-year-olds are based on the Early Years’ Programme of the National Curriculum for England (UK). This covers three prime areas of learning and development:

  • Communication and language;
  • Physical development; and
  • Personal, social and emotional development

and four specific areas:

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Understanding the world; and
  • Expressive arts and design

While this programme allows for learning through play, it provides a holistic experience and prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 & 2).

Class Size

There is approximately 20 students per class.


Primary

Primary School students in the international school follow the IPC, which is based on the National Curriculum for England (UK) but is adapted for international students. This dynamic curriculum is being rapidly taken up by international primary schools all over the world. It follows a child-centred, thematic approach with rigorous assessment to ensure not only that each student’s progress is monitored and enhanced but also that children enjoy their schooling. External assessment at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) is through the Checkpoint tests administered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

Class Size

There is approximately 25 students per class.


Secondary

The Secondary School students in the international school follow the programmes of study of National Curriculum for England (UK) appropriately modified for international students. Throughout Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9), all students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) together with Geography, History, Design & Technology, Music, Drama, Physical Education (PE), Art & Design and two further languages. External assessment at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) is through the Checkpoint tests administered by CIE.



In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), students in the international school choose from a range of courses leading to the internationally renowned and recognised qualification, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. The options choices at our school have been designed to provide all students with a breadth of study that will ensure the widest and least restrictive subject combination with which to enter post-16 study. For this reason there are six compulsory areas:

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Science - pupils are expected to study at least ONE science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
  • Modern Foreign Languages - pupils are also required to study a minimum of ONE foreign language (Malay or Mandarin Chinese). Pupils must have studied this language in Year 9. If students are Malaysian Passport holders then they MUST study Malay.
  • Humanities and Arts - pupils must select one subject from the Humanities or Arts (Art & Design, Business Studies, Drama, Design Technology, Economics, Geography, History or Music)

A programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is offered throughout the school for all students.

Class Size

There is approximately 25 students per class.