Secondary school students in the international school follow a British syllabus, a programme of study based on the National Curriculum for England and modified for international students within the Malaysian context. The secondary programme is divided into three Key Stages (KS); KS3 (Year 7 to Year 9), KS4 (Year 10 and Year 11) and KS5 or the Sixth Form (Year 12 and Year 13). The emphasis in class is on student-centred learning, and assessment takes place continuously throughout the 7 years of the programme.

KS3 Subjects: Malay (Language/Culture), Chinese, Design & Technology, English (First Language), English Literature, Humanities (Geography, and History), Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics), Performing Arts (Drama & Music), Art & Design, Physical Education.

External assessment at the end of Key Stage 3 is through the Checkpoint Tests administered by the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), a branch of Cambridge University, UK.


At Key Stage 4, students choose from a range of courses leading to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), an internationally renowned and recognised qualification. Students follow courses (typically 10 in total) in English (First Language), English Literature and Mathematics, and are encouraged to select a broad range of subjects from Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, Geography, History, Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Malay, Chinese, Music, Physical Education and Physics. Additional Mathematics is also available for pupils selected by the school.

Students from the Tenby International Secondary School progress to the Tenby Sixth Form on completion of their IGCSE studies where they are joined by students from other schools.


At Tenby Sixth Form (Key Stage 5), we offer the Cambridge International A-Level and AS-Level programme, which is recognised worldwide as a gold standard for university admissions. The Sixth Form comprises both an 18-month (January intake) and 24-month (September intake) programme of study (Year 12 and Year 13) with students typically joining us at age 16 and completing their studies at age 18. During this time, we provide a higfh quality, secure and supportive environment with small classes that encourage our students to progress through A-Leves in a seamless manner. Upon application to the Sixth Form, students are given personalised guidance on which subjects to choose, by experienced university guidance counsellors who consider the career path of the student as well as possible university destinations.

Tenby Sixth Form offers a board range of A-Level courses that are taught by experienced and highly qualified staff that will suit any career pathway. Students typically study 4 AS level subjects with 3 taken to A2 level. Students from Tenby Sixth Form have gone on to study Medicine, Engineering, Business, Law, Accounting, Economics and Mathematics (to name a few) at top universities in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, India, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States of America (USA).

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At Key Stage 3, 4 and 5, a programme of Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is provided to all students (Agama provision is made available for Muslim students), coupled to a supportive tutorial system that includes career and university guidance and C.A.S.E (Creative, Action, Service and Enrichment)

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