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Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundation programme is designed for children aged between 4 and 5, with the specific goal of making learning a fun and enriching experience. Helmed by teachers who are highly experienced in educating young children, the syllabus includes music, physical development activities, singing and story-telling sessions. All activities are designed to enhance learning in the key areas as well as help the children to acclimatise to the Year 1 international school syllabus.

The EYFS curriculum comprises seven areas of learning:
 
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Language and Communication
  • Literacy
  • Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Understanding the World
  • Arts and Design

NIS outdoor environment also plays an important role in delivering the curriculum - the Early Years class have their own outdoor space as well as access to a large communal area. The children will be fully supervised throughout during school hours to ensure they are ensconced in a comfortable learning environment. Making them feel safe and comfortable is the first step in making them eager to come to school and learn!

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 is the term used to categorise the first stage of primary years - Year 1 and Year 2. Students in Key Stage 1 are usually aged 5 to 7 years old.

The key focus in Key Stage 1 is to provide continuity and progression in learning for all students as they move from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Key Stage 1. This transition is a challenging one for students as they progress from play based learning to more structured learning experiences. Literacy and Numeracy are fundamental and we combine these with a rich and exciting curriculum with links in the areas of Humanities and Science. The skills of independent and collaborative learning are developed along with positive attitudes and core values.

As well as equipping students with the essential learning skills, education in Key Stage 1 is about students experiencing the joy of discovery, problem solving, being creative and developing their self-confidence as students to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally. At NIS we strive to achieve excellence in teaching and enjoyment of learning in all that we do.

The CIE curriculum in Key Stage 1 includes English, mathematics, science, physical education, art, ICT, moral studies, music, drama and languages (i.e. Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin).

Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we ensure parents are kept well-informed of their children’s learning progress throughout the school term. We welcome and appreciate parental involvement with the student’s learning and school life. It is our endeavour to help make your child’s progression to Key Stage 2 a smooth one.

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 is the term used to categorise the last stage of primary years. This consist of students in Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. Students in Key Stage 2 are usually aged 7 to 11 years old.

The key focus in Key Stage 2 is to provide continuity and progression in learning for all students as they move from Key Stage 2 to the rigour of Key Stage 3, which is the beginning of their secondary schooling. Homework and projects are given to students in order to reinforce work done in the classroom and to teach students to work independently and proper time management. Students are invited to share work they have completed at home to compliment and extend the learning journey beyond the classroom.

The CIE curriculum in Key Stage 2 includes English, Mathematics, Science, Moral/Islamic Studies, Art, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Drama and languages (i.e. Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin).

Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we ensure parents are kept well-informed of their children’s learning progress throughout the school term. We welcome and appreciate parental involvement with the student’s learning and school life. It is our endeavour to help make your child’s progression to Key Stage 3 a smooth one.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is the term used to categorise the first three years of secondary schooling – Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. Students in Key Stage 3 are usually aged 12 to 14 years old.

This Key Stage covers the transition from the more structured environment of Primary Years and prepares students for the more independent study required for their Cambridge International Examinations International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

The key focus in Key Stage 3 is to develop the wide range of skills, knowledge, understanding and personal attitudes needed to prepare students for life and choices beyond school.

The CIE curriculum in Key Stage 3 includes English, mathematics, science, moral/Islamic studies, accounting, art, geography, history, ICT, music, physical education, drama and languages (i.e. Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin). These subjects are taught by specialist teachers and student groupings are organised by set or mixed ability appropriate to subject learning. Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we ensure parents are kept well-informed of their children’s learning progress throughout the school term. We welcome and appreciate parental involvement with the student’s learning and school life. It is our endeavour to help make your child’s progression to Key Stage 4 a smooth one.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 is the term used to categorise Year 10 and Year 11. Students in Key Stage 4 are usually aged 15 to 16 years old.

When students enter Year 10, they embark on a two-year course of study leading to the Cambridge International Examinations’ International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

The focus in key stage 4 is to build upon knowledge and skills learned in Key Stage 3 and increase the students’ ability to function more independently. A variety of teaching and learning styles is used by staff to promote learning. Students work individually and in groups. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning through independent research and individual tasks in addition to their work in class.

The CIE curriculum in Key Stage 4 includes English, mathematics, science, moral/Islamic studies, accounting, art, geography, history, ICT, music, business studies, biology, chemistry, physics, literature, physical education,drama and languages (i.e. Bahasa Malaysia and Mandarin). These subjects are taught by specialist teachers and student groupings are organised by setted or mixed ability appropriate to subject learning. Partnership with parents is a powerful tool and we ensure parents are kept well-informed of their children’s learning progress throughout the school term. We welcome and appreciate parental involvement with the student’s learning and school life. It is our endeavour to help make your child’s progression to A-Level or Pre-University studies a smooth one.

School Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8.30am – 3.30pm
Wednesday and Thursday : 8.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays