Welcome to the Secondary School.
We would like to give you snapshots of life in the Secondary School at Garden International School Kuala Lumpur both inside and outside the classroom.
The British-based curriculum at GIS focuses on supporting and developing young confident independent students who aim to reach their potential, in line with our Student Vision. We aim to help all students to prepare for the challenges of university life and beyond. We recognise that the personal development of students is vital. For them to flourish we need to create the right kind of social and work environment so they are fully supported as they take on the challenges of learning and becoming young adults. If you want more information about our curriculum, please check our Teaching & Learning page.
Our focus on student involvement outside the classroom is as important as the high level of academic challenge we provide. We create opportunities for students to become active citizens in both their local and global communities as well as adaptable lifelong learners.
I hope you enjoy sharing the many examples of how we achieve this on the various pages of this website as we try to give you a taste of life as a student at Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur.
Dr Nicola Mason
Head of Secondary
The Secondary School curriculum at GIS focuses on supporting young, confident adults to reach their potential in line with our GIS Learner Skills. Students should leave us prepared to face the challenges of university life and beyond.
For the students to flourish we need to create the right kind of learning environment so they are fully supported as they take on the challenges of becoming young adults.
Our focus on involvement outside the classroom alongside academic excellence aims to create the opportunity for students to become world changers in both their local and global communities.
Our courses are designed to meet the academic, personal and cultural needs of our students and better equip them for future challenges, while at the same time creating enjoyable learning environments that inspire and motivate.
Students follow the full range of subjects, which are linked to the National Curriculum of England but modified to create courses appropriate for an international education.
KEY STAGE 3
Courses in Drama, Art, Music, Design Technology, ICT, PE, History and Geography are compulsory at Key Stage 3, along with the core subjects of Maths, English and Science that they will continue up to age 16. They can also select two modern foreign languages chosen from Malay, Mandarin, Spanish and French. This extensive curriculum is taught by highly qualified specialist teachers who make full use of the school’s wide-ranging specialist facilities.
Class sizes average around 22. In English, Maths and Languages, classes are arranged so that students are taught in groups of similar ability. This enables students to receive both the challenge and the support necessary for them to make the most effective progress and achieve their potential. Individual mentoring is provided to students by their personal tutors.
There is a structured programme of camps that form an important part of the curriculum. These opportunities outside the classroom are designed to develop interpersonal and leadership skills, environmental awareness, independent learning and time management skills.
As they progress through Key Stage 3, students become self-motivated, independent and enquiring learners and ready to take on the challenge of IGCSE courses.
KEY STAGE 4
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (IGCSE)
Students follow a full range of courses leading to International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations. Through the expertise and dedication of our teaching staff and the support they provide to our students, GIS consistently achieves excellent results in these examinations.
In Years 10 and 11, all students follow courses in English Language and Literature or English as an Additional Language, Mathematics, Science and PE, in addition to a Global Awareness Project. Students choose a range of subjects suited to their individual aspirations and abilities. There is a detailed guide to the courses available and advice provided by senior teachers in helping students make the best decision.
In Years 7 to 12, students are able to apply to become a Student Leader within one of the nine strands – Learning, Action, Well-being, Positive Education, Green, Digital, Arts, Sport and Mentoring. These Student Leaders form a key part of the decision making process in many areas of the school and recent successes include the highly popular ‘Drop and Go’ scheme, our yearly ‘Happy Week’, and student-led lesson observations.
At GIS, we bring out the best in everyone, both inside and outside of the classroom through our unique learning culture where we pursue our passions and strive for excellence; all in the spirit of respect, integrity and well being. Speak with us today to start your learning journey with GIS.
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