The aim of our educational programme is to provide students with a curriculum that will enable them to gain internationally recognised and respected qualifications, and prepare them for university anywhere in the world. The St. Louis High School is a Cambridge International Examination (CIE) Centre and an IB World School.
The school programme covers 4 years comprising CIE’s International GCSE (IGCSE) examinations for Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) for Years 12 and 13.
YEAR 10 AND 11
IGCSE students study five compulsory subjects, at least one Science and other electives. Students in Years 10 and 11 are encouraged to take part in the school sports programme and international programmes such as the Global Maths Challenge, Model United Nations, the World Global Challenge, Duke of Edinburgh International Award and educational trips abroad. Computer Science Technology and an in-built pastoral programme are an integral part of our Key Stage 4 curriculum.
A wide range of IGCSE subjects are available at the St. Louis School and these are grouped into five curriculum areas:
- Mandarin Chinese
Humanities and social sciences
- Global Perspectives
- Additional Mathematics
technical and vocational
- Art and Design
- Computer Science
- Physical Education
YEAR 12 AND 13
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect (www.ibo.org).
The IB Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students aged 16 to 18, for success at university and life beyond. Students choose a programme of subjects based on six curriculum areas and need to fulfil three Core Requirements:
the extended essay
Students engage in independent research through an in-depth study relating to either one of the subjects they are studying.
The theory of knowledge
Students reflect on the nature of knowledge by examining different ways of knowing and different kinds of knowledge.
creativity, action, service
Students learn from the experience of doing real tasks beyond the classroom, combining all three components or separately.