The Secondary Programme

The International Section Years 7 – 13 follow the curriculum developed by CIE (Cambridge International Examinations).

The Curriculum for Lower Secondary

Cambridge Secondary 1:

Cambridge specifies the curriculum for Mathematics, Science and English for the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme (CLSP) and this is incorporated into the programme of studies. For all the other courses in Years 7, 8 and 9, we again revert to the National Curriculum where the structure of the curriculum is broad enough to allow us to build a localised curriculum. In Years 7 to 11, students are streamed for the core subjects ensuring that each student is challenged according to their ability.

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Social studies

  • Science

  • Art

  • PE

  • Information Computer Technology

  • Korean/Mandarin

  • Music

At the end of Year 9, students complete the Cambridge Checkpoint external examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.

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The Curriculum for Upper Secondary

Cambridge Secondary 2:

As a Cambridge School the Year 10 and Year 11 students follow a programme of studies leading to the group award of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). This is an international certificate based on a syllabus and examinations developed by Cambridge for students in countries outside of England. This should not be confused with the GCSE programme which is offered internally in England.

Students in Year 10 have the following combinations of subjects. *These examinations are compulsory. Students must select one Science subject.

English – First Language or English – Second Language*

Mathematics – Extended or Mathematics – Core*

History or Geography*

Chemistry or Business Studies

Art & Design or PE

Biology or Economics

Chinese First Language/ Chinese Second Language or Korean First Language

Physics or F.C.E. (First Certificate in English)

Students in Year 11 complete the second year of the IGCSE syllabus and have the same subjects as Year 10 assigned by the school or chosen by them. Click “KIS IGCSE options Booklet” for more details.

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Cambridge Advanced:

In Years 12 & 13, the students follow the Cambridge International AS and A2 Level Courses. These are studied in two parts. In Year 12, students complete up to four subjects at the Cambridge International AS Level. In the following year, students in Year 13 select three of these subjects to complete the Cambridge International A2 Level.

The subjects are:
  • Mathematics

  • English Language

  • Chinese Language (exam in October)

  • Physics or Psychology

  • Chemistry or Media Studies

  • Biology or Economics or Art and Design


Parents and students are advised to go to the webpage below where very detailed information on the A Levels has been prepared by Cambridge University.

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