AGES 11 TO 14

KEY STAGE 3 CURRICULUM (YEARS 7-9)

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum challenges, engages, and inspires, nurturing every aspect of our students' growth. Learners immerse themselves in a broad range of subjects and benefit from a truly personalised approach that develops the academic knowledge and skills they need to succeed at IGCSE level and beyond.
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English National Curriculum

WHAT IS KEY STAGE 3?

At the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, our 11 to 14-year-olds (Years 7-9) follow Key Stage 3 of the English National Curriculum. In Year 10, they move into Key Stage 4 and study for their IGCSEs. 

At Key Stage 3, learning is personalised to ensure it is relevant, holistic, and allows each student to flourish. For the first time in their education students will be taught across all lessons by our subject specialist teachers. They encourage our students to take control of their learning, think analytically, and solve problems.

We also teach Vietnamese at three levels so that every child can immerse themselves in local culture and traditions.
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A BROAD AND BALANCED CURRICULUM

At Key Stage 3, our students delve deeper into a broad range of subjects. We also teach a bespoke wellbeing curriculum, which helps our students balance their physical and mental health with their studies, and develop the social and emotional skills they need to flourish.
  • English.
  • Maths.
  • Science.
  • Vietnamese (three levels).
  • Mandarin, French, Spanish.
  • ICT.
  • Design technology.
  • History, geography.
  • Art, drama, music.
  • Physical education.
  • Wellbeing.
KS3 Handbook

CHOOSING your IGCSE SUBJECTS

From the start of Year 9, we guide our students through the process of choosing their IGCSE subject options.
IGCSES AT BIS HCMC
Options Assembly
At the beginning of Year 9, students take part in an assembly that explains the IGCSE process in detail.
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Options Assembly
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IGCSE Options Evening
In September of Year 9, parents and students are invited to an IGCSE Options Evening. You’ll learn about the subjects we offer and discuss courses with Heads of Department.
IGCSE Options Evening
First Thoughts Forms
Students submit their ‘First Thoughts Forms’ by October. This helps us develop our option block structure.
First Thoughts Forms
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Final submission
Students then submit their second form after receiving the option blocks. This confirms their final subject choices.
Final submission
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THE TRANSITION TO SECONDARY

MOVING FROM YEAR 6 TO YEAR 7

While our Secondary Campus is just across the street from our Junior Campus, we know that moving into Year 7 can make students feel both excited and apprehensive. That's why we run a bespoke transition support programme which starts in Year 6.

Your child will visit the secondary campus, meet their teachers and collaborate and learn from Transition Ambassadors (current Year 7 students). We also have a dedicated Advice, Support and Counselling (ASC) team and student prefects, who will guide them through their first few terms.

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OUR FACILITIES

BUILT TO INSPIRE

Innovation flourishes on our state-of-the-art Secondary Campus, where the next generation of artists, athletes, performers, scientists, and mathematicians hone their skills.

Cutting-edge interactive technology enriches learning in our design labs, robotics room, and classrooms. And in our sports facilities and inspirational creative spaces, which include a professional auditorium, every student is encouraged to express themselves. 
DISCOVER OUR CAMPUS

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO LEARNING

Your child will flourish at BIS HCMC, where our all-encompassing approach to education balances academic excellence with personal growth and wellbeing, inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

OUR academic excellence
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