The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) comprises Nursery and Reception, 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 where the curriculum and activities for 3 - 5 year olds are based on the Early Years Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum for England. This covers the learning areas of Communication, Language and Literacy, Problem Solving Reasoning and Numeracy, Physical Development, Creative Development, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
While this programme allows for learning through play, it provides a holistic experience and also prepares children for learning in Key Stage One.
The Primary School
Primary school students in the international school follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which is based on the National Curriculum for England 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 child’s progress is monitored and enhanced but also that children enjoy their schooling. External assessment at the end of Key Stage 2 is through Cambridge International Primary Programme Test administered by Cambridge International Examinations.
The Secondary School
Secondary school students in the international school follow the programmes of study of National Curriculum for England appropriately modified for international students. Throughout Key Stage 3 (age 14), all students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) together with Geography, History, Design & Technology, Music, Drama, PE, Art and two further languages (one of which will be Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin is encouraged as the second). External assessment at the end of Key Stage 3 is through the Checkpoint tests administered by Cambridge International Examinations.
In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), students in the international school choose from a range of courses leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. All students follow courses in English, Mathematics and ICT and must choose at least one science. A range of other subjects including Art, Business Studies, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, Geography, History , Malay, Mandarin and Physical Education. Additional Mathematics is also available for pupils selected by the school.
At both secondary key stages, a programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is provided to all students and, in addition, all Muslim students are required to take lessons in Agama.