Curriculum

UIS follows the Cambridge International Examination curriculum at both Primary and Secondary levels. This results in formal qualifications under the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) board. Cambridge qualifications are recognised throughout the world and are highly valued by further educational institutes, universities, and employers. Cambridge programmes prepare students for life, helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning.

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Cambridge programmes prepare students for life – helping them to develop an informed curiosity and lasting passion for learning.

The Cambridge benefits:

  • Cambridge helps students become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Ready to tackle the demands of tomorrow’s world, capable of shaping a better world for the future.
  • That’s why success with Cambridge opens doors to the world’s best universities – in US, UK, Australia, Canada and beyond.
  • It’s what you’d expect from an organisation that is part of the world-leading University of Cambridge.

Curriculum Overview:

  1. Cambridge Primary: Year 1 – Year 6
  2. Cambridge Secondary 1: Year 7 – Year 9
  3. Cambridge Secondary 2: Year 10 – Year 11
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Cambridge Primary (Year 1 – Year 6)

Students develop skills and understanding in English, Mathematics, Science as well as in a variety of elective subjects. Teachers regularly hold student progression tests to determine student understanding and to monitor progress. A range of differentiation techniques are used by teachers to ensure that students are engaged in each lesson.

Subjects Offered:

Core Subjects Elective Subjects Activity Based
English Social Studies Physical Education
Mathematics Islamic studies/Moral Swimming
Science Malay Music
Mandarin PSHE
Art
ICT (Computer)
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Cambridge Secondary 1 (Year 7 – Year 9)

Cambridge 1 is a flexible curriculum with integrated assessment. Cambridge provides curriculum frameworks for English, Mathematics and Science providing a clearly defined teaching structure. Cambridge checkpoint tests are used to monitor learners understanding of lesson/ subject contents and evaluate their readiness for the next stage of education.

Subjects Offered:

Core Subjects Elective Subjects Activity Based
English Social Studies Physical Education
Mathematics Islamic studies/Moral Swimming
Science Malay Music
Art PSHE
ICT (Computer)
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Cambridge Secondary 2 (Year 10 – Year 11)

Cambridge 2 builds upon the foundations of Cambridge Secondary 1. Students follow Cambridge O Level or Cambridge IGCSE courses, which upon completion lead to globally recognised qualifications.

Cambridge International Examination courses utilise a learner centred and enquiry based approach to learning. Students have the opportunity to select and build a broad learning programme from wide array of subjects as listed below.

Subjects Offered:

Compulsory Subjects Option-A Option-B
English Biology Economics
Mathematics Chemistry Business Studies
Malay as a foreign Language Physics Accounting
Additional Mathematics Art

Medium of instruction
English is the medium of instruction within the Cambridge International Examinations Board (CIE) – IGCSE ‘O’ Level Curriculum.