Curriculum Objectives

Curriculum Structure

The Upper Secondary Curriculum: Years 10 – 13

In Year 10, students begin a two-year course of study leading to the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The CIE IGCSE curriculum provides a broad study programme across a wide range of subject areas. It encourages students to develop oral and practical skills, investigative and problem-solving skills, to apply skills, knowledge and understanding and to learn to work as part of a team but also independently.

Students in Year 10 are required to study 8 subjects drawn from 5 different subject areas (Science, Mathematics, Languages, Humanities, Creative & Vocational) aiming at taking IGCSE examinations in at least 7 of them in Year 11.

Building on the skills acquired at IGCSE level, in Years 12 and 13 students at our school can choose a combination of courses based on the CIE programmes for IGCSE, Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) and Advanced Level (A Level). AS Level courses are typically the mid-point of an A Level. A student is qualified to take the AS Level examination after completing one full year of study of a particular course. After being awarded that AS certificate, the student can decide to continue studying all or some of his chosen subjects to A Level prior to graduation.

IGCSE, AS and A Level qualifications satisfy entry requirements for college and university all around the world.

Please click on the links below to see sample timetables for Upper Secondary:

Year 7-9      Year 10 & 11    Year 12     Year 13

The Lower Secondary Curriculum: Years 7 – 9

The Lower Secondary academic programme has its roots in the Cambridge International Lower Secondary Programme but it has been further developed to celebrate the international context in which the school resides.

Students enter the Secondary School from the age of 11 and in Years 7 to 9, follow a course of study which provides a broad and balanced range of learning experiences. The curriculum includes the following core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science; as well as Art & Design, Information & Communication Technology, Humanities, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Modern Languages (French, Spanish, Turkish and English as a Second Language).

In the second trimester of Year 9 students start to make decisions concerning the courses they will pursue from Year 10. In order to help students make informed decisions, a “Course Options Presentation” is shown to students and parents early in the second trimester. In any academic year, students registering after this date select course options with the assistance of the Registrar and the Coordinator.

Please click on the links below to see sample timetables for LowerSecondary:

Year 7     Year 8     Year 9

For more information regarding the Cambridge International Programmes and its transferability to other systems and its recognition, please visit the following websites/web-pages:


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