Courses Offered

English First Language

This course is designed for learners whose first language is English. The course enables learners to: develop the ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively when speaking and writing; use a wide range of vocabulary; and the correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

English Second Language

The G9-10 ESL programme is designed to further develop the English language competency of ESL students by developing their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and presenting in a variety of contexts.

German First Language

This course is for learners whose first language is German. They learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, develop a personal style, and an awareness of the audience being addressed.

German / French – Second Language

This syllabus is for students learning German as a foreign language. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress with their studies.

Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives is a two-year course which incorporates skills of critical thinking and enquiry in order to analyse and suggest solutions to the issues which face the world today. Issues are examined on local, national and global scales.

Geography

Geography focuses on the inter-relationships between people’s activities and the environment. The physical, social, economic, political and cultural environments and their associated effects on the landscape are examined.

IGCSE Mathematics

Encourages the development of mathematical knowledge as a key life skill, and as a basis for more advanced study. The syllabus aims to build students’ confidence by helping them to develop a feel for numbers, patterns and relationships and places a strong emphasis on solving problems and presenting and interpreting results.

IGCSE Co-ordinated Sciences

Gives candidates the opportunity to study biology, chemistry, and physics within a scientifically coherent syllabus. Candidates learn the basic principles of each subject through a mix of theoretical and practical studies, while also developing an understanding of the scientific skills essential for further study.

In IGCSE Business Studies

Learners develop an understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and change. Learners examine how the major types of business organization are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated.

ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

An essential subject for all students as computers will play a large part in their working lives. Learners will develop understanding of the implications of technology in society, including social, economic and ethical uses.

Tourism Management

A stand-alone subject, which is only offered at SiBS. This subject is included in our curriculum from Grade 7 onwards. It is essential that students fully understand both the theory and the practicalities of the subject, for this reason a one-week-internship (for example in sports clubs, hotels, tourist office etc.) is included. This gives students the opportunity to look ‘behind the curtain’, meaning they will see what is involved in daily organisational work.

Music and Art

Students enjoy perform and compose music, encouraging aesthetic and emotional development, self-discipline and, importantly, creativity. The Art course encourages personal expression, imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation, an analytical ability and practical attitude.

PE (Physical Education)

Students work on specific outcomes (skills, behaviours or knowledge) and set goals to achieve and move along their individual programmes.