Lower Secondary & IGCSE

The Lower Secondary School at AIS is for students aged 11 to 15 (Years 7 to 11) and follows the University of Cambridge Secondary programme. It extends the inquiry-based approach that the IB Primary Years Programme offers while also preparing the students for the rigours, challenges and demands of the IB Diploma Programme.

All students undertake major and minor core subjects. A strong focus on English, Mathematics and Science is a feature of the School. Well-equipped classrooms and laboratories provide an ideal setting for practical, experiential learning. Information Technology is used extensively in all curriculum areas and specialist teachers in Art, Music and Physical Education allow students to allow students to develop interests and skills that will last a life time.

Our programmes provide not only rigour and challenge, but depth, breadth and variety. Our academic and co-curricular programmes provide students with enriching experiences and opportunities. AIS is committed to providing a secondary school education of the highest standards, maintained by internationally qualified and knowledgeable teachers who keep abreast of change and innovative educational trends. 

Students have specialist teachers in each subject. Gifted and talented students are extended through enrichment and accelerated learning programmes in selected subjects.

The following subjects are offered in Years 7-11:

Major Core
English (1st or 2nd Language)
Humanities
Mathematics
Science

Languages:

  • Vietnamese 1st Language for Vietnamese students
  • Korean 1st Language for Korean students
  • Chinese 2nd Language for all other students

 

Minor Core
Art
Design Technology
Information Technology
Music
P.E & Swimming
 
Major Core
English (1st or 2nd Language)
Global Perspectives
Mathematics
Science

Languages:

  • Vietnamese 1st Language for Vietnamese students
  • Korean 1st Language for Korean students
  • Chinese 2nd Language for all other students
Minor Core
Art
Design Technology
Career & College Studies
Music
P.E & Swimming
 
Compulsory Subject
IGCSE English Language/ Literature or IGCSE English 2nd Language
IGCSE Mathematics
Physical Education (Non-IGCSE)
Either, one or:
  • IB Foundation Vietnamese
  • IB Foundation Korean
  • IB Foundation Chinese
Or:
  • IGCSE Global Perspectives
Preferences
Students select three of the following IGCSE subjects:
Art
Design Technology
ICT
Biology
Business Studies or Economics
Music
Chemistry
Geography
Physics