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 and Spanish are taught in three broad ability bands: the content is the same but the pace and depth of teaching is adjusted to suit the pupils.
In Form II, pupils start their first year of the IGCSE International Mathematics course. Those placed in the first ability band will be examined externally in May of Form IV. This allows them to develop their mathematical skills further during the remained of the Form IV year.
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 (between which they rotate during the course of the year).
Geography and Geografía del Perú are taught in combined courses while History and Historia del Perú are taught separately. The curriculum of these three lower years is completed with Information Technology, 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 taken 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 4 optional courses from the following: French, Italian, Mandarin, Geography, History, Economics, Art, Drama, P.E, Computer Science 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 11 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: