Grade 6 to Form II
In the lower years of Secondary school – Grade 6, Form I, Form II – pupils follow a broad-based, bilingual English –Spanish curriculum with French as a third language.
Mathematics, English and Spanish are taught in mixed ability classes, and students have the opportunity to get to know most students in the year group as they are grouped differently for the different subjects.
In Grade 6 and Form I Science is a general course, which is skills-based with the objective of ensuring that girls are competent in applying the Scientific method. In Form II students start the IGCSE course, taught as separate classes – Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
Students in Grade 6, Form I and Form II have three social studies courses: Geography, History and Historia del Perú which are taught separately. The curriculum of these three lower years is completed with Information Technology, Computer Science, Religion, Art, Personal and Social Education, Music, P.E., Games and Drama.
Forms III and IV
At the end of Form II, pupils choose their optional subjects for the Cambridge University IGCSE courses studied in Forms III and IV. These are examined externally in November of Form IV. The following subjects are obligatory: English First Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Spanish First Language, Spanish Literature, Coordinates Science (Double Award).
Pupils may choose up to 3 optional courses from the following: French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Geography, History, Economics, Art & Design, Drama, P.E, Computer Science, Information Technology and Music. Two non-IGCSE courses are also offered: Child Development and History of Art. Depending on her choices a pupil can take up to 9 IGCSE courses.
The availability of options allows pupils to follow an individualised programme, which develops their strengths and interests; while maintaining the emphasis on a broad balanced education.
At the end of Form IV there are two possibilities available to all students: