Welcome to our Secondary section. We are very proud of how our students prepare to take their IGCSE Exams, thoroughly prepared for the next step in their education towards university.

Our Middle School uses the Cambridge International Curriculum as a framework for our curriculum. The Secondary Curriculum is designed to engage learners aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages learners to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers who develop intellectual character. We encourage learners to make connections between their studies in eight different academic subjects and the real world. It fosters the development of skills for communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement – essential qualities for young people who are becoming global leaders.

Our rich and comprehensive curriculum prepares them for any university pathway they may choose to pursue in the future, be it in Europe, the UK, the US or indeed, the rest of the world.

Our pastoral care and house system provide opportunities for our pupils to develop abilities and skills beyond those that are purely academic. These activities outside the classroom encourage students’ personal development, social and team-building skills and promote the sense of family of which we are so proud at ISCS.

LOWER SECONDARY

Subjects in Grades 6, 7 and 8

SUBJECTS OFFERED Maths, English, Science, History, Global Perspectives, Spanish, German, Art, ICT, Drama (G6 and G7), Music, PE.

The Secondary School Cambridge Curriculum develops both subject-specific and interdisciplinary understanding through:

Approaches to Learning : Focus on ‘learning how to learn’ by developing skills for research, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management. Teachers work specifically with learners to develop good study habits, team and leadership approaches, and proactive problem-solving skills. Learners explore how to identify and best use their own learning dispositions. It is designed to give learners the tools and confidence they need to be effective, life-long learners.

Key and Related Concepts: Help learners explore big ideas that matter. Through the use of concepts, our learners are able to delve into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and to holistically approach and understand the knowledge they acquire.

Global contexts: Help learners understand the relevance and importance of their study for understanding their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet.