Our Secondary School teaches students from Year 7 through to Year 11. Academically, we pride ourselves on ensuring that our students’ development sees them perfectly prepared for progression into any educational system. Our alumni have gone on to excel in the International Baccalaureate (IB), A-levels and numerous national systems (including the USA and European curricula). Our close-knit team of specialist subject teachers together with our small class sizes allow us to closely monitor individual student progress and ensure academic differentiation in accordance with individual student abilities.
In addition to ensuring our students ‘academic development, we are also committed to developing our students’ communication and information technology skills as well as their leadership and resilience in order to drive in the 21st century information economy. Our strong co-curricular program provides all students the opportunity to participate in sports teams, performing arts groups and community service initiatives. Students are also supported in organizing student led initiatives and activities.
Years 7 to 9 follow the UK national curriculum under the framework of Cambridge International Examinations .
Years 10 and 11 study the Cambridge IGCSE – the world’s most popular international qualifications for 14-16 year olds – which culminates in a series of externally set examinations that are internationally recognised for their high academic standards. In addition to providing students with a comprehensive knowledge base and analytical skills, the two-year curricula and end of course examinations equip the students with the organisational and examination skills needed to excel into whichever high school curriculum they progress.
Students receive daily lessons in English, Science and Maths. In addition to this History, Geography, ICT, Global Perspectives, Art and Design, Physical Education, Drama, Mandarin, French and Bahasa Indonesian are given full coverage.
We are proud to offer the Cambridge Advanced curriculum that allows successful learning to our Year 12 and 13 students. The syllabuses prepare learners for university study and develops students’ knowledge, skills and understanding through in-depth subject content, independent thinking, applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as familiar situations, handling and evaluating different types of information source, thinking logically and presenting ordered and coherent arguments, making judgements, recommendations and decisions; presenting reasoned explanations, understanding implications and communicating them logically and clearly and working and communicating in English. A range of subjects are on offer here at SES that cater to individual student needs.
SES uses the United Kingdom system for Year levels. A comparison of how these Year levels compare to other educational systems is available here .