Key Stage 3

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Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3
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Students in Key Stage 3 follow the programmes of the National Curriculum for England that are appropriately modified for international students. Throughout Key Stage 3, our students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) together with Geography, History, Music, Drama, PE, Art and three other foreign languages (Malay, Mandarin and French). Agama Islam is offered to all Muslim students.

In Languages, Mathematics and English, classes are arranged so that students are taught in groups of similar ability level. This enables all students to receive both the challenges and the support necessary for them to make the most effective progress to achieve their potential. Students’ personal and social development from Year 7 to 9 is a key issue to be addressed. Mentoring is also provided to students by their tutors.

We provide an intensive English programme for students, for whom English is not their first language in preparation for transfer to the mainstream curriculum during Key Stage 3.

Assessments are conducted throughout the year and are an integral part of the classroom experience. While students do sit for formal examinations twice a year, assessments, nonetheless, form an important part of the curriculum. A formal examination is taken at the end of each year to confirm the attainment levels awarded. Cambridge Checkpoint Tests in English, Mathematics and Science are taken at the end of Year 9.

Eventually, as they progress through Key Stage 3, your children should by then have become self-motivated, independent and an inquisitive learner, ready to take on the challenges of IGCSE courses in the next stage.