The International Section Years 7 – 13 follow the curriculum developed by Cambridge Assessment International Education, AQA and Pearson BTEC.
Secondary education starts for students at the age of 11 years and ends with students taking the internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE exams. Formed of two periods, for the first three years (Lower Secondary) students will study a broad range of subjects such as Maths, Sciences, English, Music, etc. When they reach 14 years old they enter into a 2-year Upper Secondary phase that prepares them for the IGCSEs.
After IGCSEs, students will embark on the A Level programme. A-Levels, or Advanced Level qualifications, are subject-based qualifications for students aged 16 and above, typically studied over two years. They are recognized for entrance to higher education institutes in the UK and many others worldwide. Students usually study three or four A-Level subjects, which are assessed mainly through written examinations at the end of the two-year course. The grading scale runs from A* to E, with a minimum of three subjects usually required for entry to most higher education institutes. There are no compulsory subjects, and students are free to choose the topics that interest them or benefit their future studies or careers. A-Levels are widely accepted worldwide, and several examination boards assess them. The A-Level programme is known for its academic rigour and specialization in specific subjects, making it suitable for students who have a clear idea of their strengths and interests.