This is an increasingly formal period of education for the students, and all subjects are taught by specialist teachers in English. At Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9), the school follows the National Curriculum for England appropriately modified for international students. All students study the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Information Communication Technology (ICT) together with Geography, History, Design – Technology, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Art and Modern Foreign Language (MFL).
External assessment at the end of Key Stage 3 is through the Checkpoint test administered by CIE. At Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11), students choose from a range of subjects from the Languages, Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Technology and Arts groups, leading to the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examination.
The IGCSE is an internationally renowned and recognised qualification for further education. The provision of state-of-the-art facilities and resources in academic, creative and performing subjects with teaching delivered in English is intended to provide the students of TIS Miri with the potential to access the best possible university education in the UK, USA and the rest of the world in the future.
The IGCSE subject choices for 2015 to 2017 are as follows:
|CORE (Compulsory) SUBJECTS|
|English||Language (1 IGCSE : compulsory); Literature (1 IGCSE)|
|Mathematics||(1 IGCSE) Can lead to Additional Mathematics in Year 11 (1 IGCSE: optional)|
|PE||1 IGCSE ; examination optional|
|OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (each subjects leads to 1 IGCSE) Please choose one subject from each group – a total of six subjects. You Must choose at least one Science|
|Art and Design|
Further information about subjects may be found at: http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-secondary-2/cambridge-igcse/subjects/