The Secondary School is structured into the three National Curriculum Key Stages known as Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), Key Stage 4 (Years 10 to 11) and Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)

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

Key Stage 5
Year 12 16 – 17 years of age
Year 13 17 – 18 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).

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.

CURRICULUM SUBJECTS

  • Art & Design Technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Mandarin (for Year 7 and 8 students)
  • Mathematics
  • Bahasa Melayu or French
  • Music
  • Personal, Social, Economic and Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Science (combined Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

All Year 9 students will be required to select their IGCSE subjects during their third term. During this important process, students will be supported by their teachers and parents to help them choose a broad range of subjects in order not to restrict their further education and career choices.

IGCSES

In Key Stage 4 students study for their IGCSE qualifications, a 2 year course, which provides them with international qualifications 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

> Download the 2018-20 IGCSE Options Brochure

> Download the 2018-20 IGCSE Options Selection Form

CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL A LEVELS

KIS is a certified examination centre for Cambridge  Assessment International Education and works with this respected provider of the International A and AS levels which is part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Cambridge International A and AS Levels are taken in over 125 countries and Cambridge Assessment is the world’s largest provider of international qualifications for 14–19 year olds. Cambridge International qualifications are widely recognised and valued by universities and employers alike, with some US universities giving up to a year’s credit for A Level passes.

Every year, thousands of Cambridge International A Level students gain places at good universities worldwide – including the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. The International A and AS levels are also accepted as an entry qualification for universities in Europe alongside the French Baccalaureate and the German Abitur.

SUBJECT SELECTION

A Level students will be expected to select between two and four subject choices from the following list:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PE
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Please note that subjects will only run if there are sufficient numbers of students who select them. Early applications are advised. Other subjects may be added at students’ request (and staff availability).

Students will also have the opportunity to experience community service projects and activities as well taking part in regular PE lessons. All students will have private-study periods incorporated into their timetables.

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.