Seniors

Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8, 9

For the first three years (Years 7-9) pupils follow a general curriculum that allows them to experience a wide range of subjects before they make choices.

The exception is that there is a choice in the languages where it is necessary to maintain a degree of flexibility to take into account children’s backgrounds and to satisfy Ministry of Education Malaysia requirements for Malaysian children.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is based mainly on the National Curriculum for England and Wales but is extended and adapted to suit all abilities and to fit the local environment.

All children will have a reasonable level of English when they join the School, but some may still need extra support lessons on a one-to-one or small group basis. 

Curriculum Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Science (taught separately as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from Year 9 onwards)
  • English (Language and Literature), English Language Support (as required)
  • Languages (Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, French)
  • Humanities (History, Geography)
  • Arts and Technology (Art, Design Technology, Computing)
  • Performing Arts (Music, Drama)
  • Physical Education (including Sport and Dance)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (including Moral Education, Islam and Islamic Studies, as required)

Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11

In Year 10, students begin their IGCSE courses.

Normally pupils take IGCSEs in the five core subjects and choose an additional four option subjects. Some students will also be offered Further Pure Maths and/or English Literature. All courses follow either the Edexcel or CIE IGCSE syllabuses.

All students study the core subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language (with Literature for some)
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology 
  • *Personal, Health and Social Education (including Moral Education, Islam and Islamic Studies, as required)
  • *Physical Education (including Sport)
    (* = Non-examined)

In addition, all students choose 4 options, including at least one of History or Geography and one language.
Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (compulsory for Malaysian citizens), Mandarin Chinese, French
Humanities: Business Studies and Economics, Geography, History, Global Perspectives
Arts and Technology: Art, Design Technology, ICT, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Physical Education

We encourage pupils to progress in their own languages and we shall support this whenever possible. We do not encourage pupils to take extra examinations just for the sake of doing so, but special permission may be granted, for example to take IGCSE Japanese in the case of a native speaker.