Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 consists of Years 10 and 11, during which time students follow the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) and some GCSE courses. IGCSEs are a worldwide version of the compulsory school examination in the UK. These courses last two years, and include internal and externally assessed assignments. (I)GCSE results are used to support university and college applications. During these years we aim to build on the skills developed at Key Stage 3 during which the students followed the British National Curriculum.
Key Stage 4 is an important time for students as they embark on the first steps of external examinations which will help determine their future careers. They begin the IGCSE (the International General Certificate of Secondary Education) courses of study, a two year programme, which starts in Year 10 and culminates in globally recognised qualifications at the end of Year 11. These qualifications are important prerequisites as students make the transition to Key Stage 5, where they will study Advanced Level A’ Level) subjects involving internal and externally assessed assignments.All students follow the compulsory ‘core’ curriculum, which includes Mathematics, Double Award Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) English Language, ICT and Physical Education (PE). Students then choose at least 3 ‘optional’ subjects, which must include one language (Thai, Chinese or French) one humanity (Business Studies, Geography or History) and two further subjects, which may include an additional language or humanity subject, or Music, Art and Design. Full details of these subjects can be found in the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide. These subjects are taught by specialist teachers, and form an excellent basis for then choosing three/four subjects for A’ Levels at Key Stage 5. All of our students are assigned to a House throughout their time at RBIS. There are four Houses: Dragon, Lion, Phoenix and Unicorn. Each student will tell you that their house better than the others. This forms the basis of our personalised guidance and welfare system for every student. Every individual is part of a Form Group, led by a Form Teacher who sees them every day. The Form Teacher is the first point of contact in the crucial relationship between home and school.
Please do also look at our Parents’ Guide to RBIS Rasami British International School 2017-18 for more information.
Please note: RBIS provides Military Student's Training. Contact school office for more information.