Key Stage Four Curriculum Guide

Education for Life

‘What do you want to do when you leave school?’ is a question that all students are asked at one time or another. For most, it is a question that they find hard to answer. At The British School Manila we have to provide the scope for young people to realise all of their future ambitions. '

The aim of this website is to provide you, the parent, with an overview of what your child is being taught. It is not possible to give details of all the finer points of the entire curriculum, nor is this booklet intended to replace regular personal communication between parents and teachers. Ultimately, both teachers and parents care about the same thing – the progress and well-being of the child.

Years 10 and 11 provide a wealth of opportunities for students with a wide range of abilities and aspirations to build a solid foundation of qualifications and prepare themselves for more advanced study. Our challenge is to ensure that we provide all students with a curriculum, which will enable them to gain internationally recognised and respected qualifications in a wide range of subjects that will prepare them for whatever the future may hold.

The great strength of our Year 10 and 11 curriculum is that it is broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant:

  • Broad, in that a wide range of subjects across all of the academic disciplines are studied.
  • Balanced by an appropriate amount of time being given to each subject area.
  • Differentiated, so that each student can reach his/her potential.
  • Relevant to students having a wide range of educational backgrounds, abilities and aspirations.

Taken together, we consider that the two-year IGCSE examination programme offers an educational experience that is second to none and is an ideal preparation for further study either at BSM or at any other school in the world.

Your faithfully,

Helen Olds,

Head of Senior School