Tenby International School (TIS)

  1. What curriculum does the school use?

    In the Nursery and Reception classes and Years 1-6 students follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).

    In Years 7-9 students follow the Cambridge Secondary 1 Programme together with the National Curriculum for England, with focus upon International Mindednes.

    In Years 10 and 11 students will study subjects for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exam.

  2. What subjects do students in Early Years study?

    Students do not study specific subjects in Early Years. The syllabus is divided into learning areas, which are:

    • Communication, Language and Literacy
    • Creative Development
    • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Physical Development
    • Problem Solving Reasoning and Numeracy

  3. What subjects do students study in the Secondary School?

    Students study the following subjects:

    • Art
    • Bahasa Malaysia
    • Chinese (Mandarin)
    • English including Drama and Literature
    • Humanities including Geography and History
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
    • Physical Education (PE), this includes swimming
    • Science
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

  4. What subjects do students study in the Primary School?

    Students have subject specialists for Physical Education (PE), Music, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese (Mandarin). The Class Teacher then uses the IPC curriculum for all other areas of study except Literacy and Numeracy, which are taught separately.

  5. What subjects do students study for IGCSE?

    Students will study a range of compulsory and optional subjects.

    Compulsory Subjects:

    • English 1st Language
    • English Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Science(s)
    • PE/PSHE (non exam)

    Optional Subjects:

    • Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics (must choose at least one)
    • Bahasa Malaysia (compulsory for Malaysians)
    • Mandarin 1st Language or 2nd Language
    • Art & Design
    • Music
    • Physical Education (PE)
    • History
    • Geography
    • Business Studies
    • Economics
    • Additional Mathematics

  6. Does the school provide A-Levels / IB Diploma?

    Not at this stage, however we plan to review this and look towards an A Level programme.

  7. What support does the school provide if student needs extra help?

    All teachers are trained to differentiate work for students so that they can make progress at their own pace. Teachers make themselves available to help individual students before lessons start in the morning, during lunchtime or after lessons end. Teachers will contact parents if they feel that a student is not making the progress expected of them. We have a newly created SEN/EAL department.

  8. What other fees do you charge?

    In addition to the school fees parents also need to pay for their child’s:

    • CCAs (as advised)
    • educational visits (as advised)
    • meals (optional for students in Early Years and Years 1 and 2)
    • required textbooks and equipment
    • transport (payable directly to the transport company)
    • uniform

  9. What does the school do to help children develop their English?

    We ensure that children speak English during lessons (apart from Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin lessons of course). We also provide Assistant Teachers for younger students and an English Language Support (ESL) teacher for older students all of whom provide extra support and help for students who require it. We also actively recruit children of all nationalities, in this way English becomes the shared language of the student population.

  10. Are your teachers qualified?

    Our teachers come from a variety of countries and so have a range of different qualifications according to their home country’s requirements.