Years 7-13

The International Section Years 7 – 13 follow the curriculum developed by Cambridge Assessment International Education, AQA and Pearson BTEC.

Lower Secondary School (Year 7-9)

Years 7-9, also known as Key Stage 3, follows the Cambridge Assessment International Education and UK National Curriculum.

  • English *
  • Mathematics *
  • Science *
  • Humanities *
  • STEM
  • PSHE
  • Chinese / Spanish
  • ICT
  • Music
  • PE
  • Art
  • Drama

*denotes courses following the AQA Specification

Year 9 students take the Cambridge Checkpoint external exams in April, which assesses their English, Mathematics and Science knowledge. These exams are compulsory and are paid for by the parent/guardian.

The Cambridge GCSE (Year 10-11)

We try to schedule the timetable so that students can study their first choices; however, please note that the timetable may change and we reserve the right to do so. In the event

that we need to make changes, students will be given preferences based on a first-come, first-served basis.

● Please look at the 6 options below and choose one subject from each block. 

● You must choose at least one Science subject and one Language Subject 

● You cannot choose the same subject twice.

Please submit your choices in the Subject Selection Google Form link – GCSE Options 2023-25 Subject Selection form. 

A-Level (Year 12-13 )

Information:  Students in Year 12 should choose from the subjects on offer below and commit to studying for AS Level in the 2023-24 school year and at A-Level in the 2024-2025 school year.  Students should select any combination of 4 subjects only according to the 7 blocks below.  

Requirements: Students must achieve 4 IGCSEs at grade C or above to follow the AS Level course. An IGCSE grade C or above is also required in the chosen subjects.            

To register your choices, please fill in the Subject Selection Form

Secondary School Camp

School trips are an important and compulsory part of our curriculum and each trip has been considered in depth as to how the experience will enrich and broaden the minds of our students. We strive to improve not only your child’s academic skills but also instil whole-person development. We have included a variety of outdoor team-building activities encompassing environmental conservation and community service to help students gain independence, self-confidence and a wider perspective regarding the world around them.

We work hard to develop programs that offer strong experiential learning opportunities as well as offering value for money for Parents. Secondary trips are held during November we need to move quickly to ensure that your child can be enrolled and registered well ahead of time.

For all of our external overseas trips in the Secondary School, we partner with educational travel and tour companies that have a proven track record in delivering: challenging, fun, effective and most importantly safe outdoor programmes for our students. Each of these trips has a clear purpose, often linked with Community Service with students developing a greater understanding of the issues and challenges faced within our region. You can learn more about these providers online via the company websites listed on the Student Preference Form which your child will bring home.

Secondary Trips

Throughout the year subject and interest-specific trips are developed and offered for our students. These are based in Hong Kong and have strong curriculum links to what is being currently studied within the subject area.

Within creative areas like drama and the arts, students can attend concerts, theatre performances and art exhibitions. Recent trips within the Science department have involved KIS students visiting Hong Kong University, and the Science Museum. Business Studies students have visited local entrepreneurs to learn about their experiences and develop their understanding of real live business and enterprise activities.

Secondary teachers are always looking to enhance student learning through participation in these valuable and purposeful activities.