The secondary programme comprises Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
In Key Stage 3, students progress with the Cambridge Lower secondary curriculum for the subjects English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspectives, Art, Music and Physical Education. Students now focus on learning Malay as a Foreign Language and have options of different levels for Mandarin.
Students in Key Stage 3, are all equipped with their own digital device, which allows for effective integration of technology in the classroom. In keeping our students future- ready, we have adopted Google Digital Applied Skills as our ICT offering, to ensure that students have the necessary workplace ready skills.
In Key Stage 4, the focus shifts to the IGCSE’s which are taken at the end of Year 11. Students select a combination of 9 subjects, which are broad based and cater to their abilities and interests. There is an increased focus on application of knowledge and higher order thinking, in keeping with the requirements of the IGCSE’s. As a STEM based school we offer the Science Practical (Paper 5) in the IGCSE examinations.
At the secondary level there is an increased emphasis on STEM with the introduction of the Cambridge Science Competition, ICAS and the Mathematics Olympiad. Opportunities to work on collaborative projects in Global Perspectives and Peer Mentoring through GaraSTEM are now open to students.