The Secondary School is structured into the two National Curriculum Key Stages known as Key Stage 3 (years 7 to 9) and Key Stage 4 (years 10 to 11).

Key Stage 3
Year 7 11 – 12 years of age
Year 8 12 – 13 years of age
Year 9 13 – 14 years of age
Key Stage 4
Year 10 14 – 15 years of age
Year 11 15 – 16 years of age

Students may join Key Stage 3 at any time in the academic year, however entry into Year 10 and Year 12 is only feasible at the start of each academic year (August).

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum builds on the student’s Primary School studies to ensure an essential understanding of a range of academic subjects that will inform them as future citizens and act as a solid foundation for progression on to their IGCSE studies. In addition to these academic subjects, we also follow a Personal, Social and Health Education programme through which students acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives and thrive as individuals, family members and members of society. The PSHE course has been extensively modified to be more relevant to students living outside of the UK and in Malaysia in particular.

KS3 Curriculum Subjects

  • Art & Design Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Mandarin (for Year 7 students)
  • Mathematics
  • Bahasa Melayu or French
  • Music
  • Personal, Social, Economic and Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science (combined Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

KS4 – IGCSEs

In Key Stage 4 students study for their IGCSE qualifications, a 2 year course, which provides them with international qualificatrions that are recognised by the world’s best universities and employers, giving students a wide range of options for further education and their careers. All students are required to study the following subjects:

  • English Literature AND English Language
  • Bahasa Melayu or French
  • Mathematics
  • PE (non-exam)

Students choose five options from the following subjects, one of which must be a Science:

  • Applied ICT
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Additional Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics

Full details on the subject choices for Key Stage 4 can be found on the IGCSE Subject Choices page.

Curriculum Statements

Secondary teachers send out ‘Curriculum Statements’ for each subject at the beginning of each term which detail the key areas of learning that will be covered.