Curriculum Overview 2023-24
UK Standard: Year 1 ~ 6
US Standard: K ~ Grade 5
UK Standard: Year 7 ~ 9
US Standard: Grade 6 ~ 8
Upper Secondary School : IGCSE
UK Standard: Year 10 & 11
US Standard: Grade 9 & 10
Upper Secondary School : A-Levels
UK Standard: Year 12 & 13
US Standard: Grade 11 & 12
Primary School (Cambridge Primary)
UK: Year 1 ~ 6 (US: Kindergarten ~ Grade 5)
Although our classes were constructed of 2 combined grades, our school will be forming one class per grade from September 2021. Students will learn mainly along the Cambridge Primary Programme, but will also have IPC available as part of their studies. At the end of Year 6 (Grade 5), students will take the Cambridge Checkpoint to assess their level of understanding of what they have learned. We also assess the students' English reading level and math level through another benchmark test each term, so that no student will be left behind in their studies. For gifted students, we allow them to challenge and study higher grade levels.
In the IPC, students will cover two units of work, covering 12 units in a rotating programme over two years. In all cases, the students will be assessed according to recognized age-appropriate attainment targets. The targets currently used in the school are the IPC mileposts, applied as follows:
Year 2 (Grade 1) - Milepost 1
Year 3/4 (Grades 2/3) - Milepost 2
Year 5/6 (Grades 4/5) - Milepost 3
Lower Secondary School (Cambridge Lower Secondary)
UK: Year 7 ~ 9 (US: Grade 6 ~ 8)
At the end of Year 9 (Grade 8), students will take the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint to assess their level of understanding of what they have learned in the three years of Lower Secondary School. Along with checking their understanding, it has the purpose of having students themselves know about what they fulfill and what they need to improve on. This will give the students an opportunity to prepare and strengthen their weaknesses before moving up to high school.
We also assess the students' English reading level and math level through another benchmark test each term, so that no student will be left behind in their studies. For gifted students, we allow them to challenge and study higher grade levels.
Upper Secondary School (Cambridge IGCSE & A levels)
UK: Year 10 ~ 13 (US: Grade 9 ~ 12)
During their four years of upper secondary school (high school), students of this age will receive academic records that are crucial for their university applications. However, the school recognizes that upper secondary school is not just about achieving good grades and performing well on exams. Rather, it is a precious time for students to develop themselves beyond their academic pursuits. To this end, the school offers a variety of subjects beyond the core IGCSE and A-Level curriculum, providing students with opportunities to explore their interests and passions.
Moreover, the school does not solely value academic performance; it also takes into consideration the students' attitude towards their studies and their involvement in extracurricular activities throughout their upper secondary school years. By incorporating all these aspects into the academic records, the school aims to create a comprehensive profile of its students that reflects their overall growth and development, preparing them for success in their future academic and personal endeavors.