In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), students are prepared for external examinations in IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), which take place at the end of Year 11. All students sit examinations in English Language and Mathematics and are also required to choose Double Science (equivalent to two IGCSE qualifications encompassing all three sciences) or Biology, Chemistry and Physics as three individual IGCSE subjects. All students follow a non-examined component in Mongolian Language, Mongolian History, PSHE and PE. In addition to these compulsory subjects, students will study for and take examinations in a further four subjects from a choice of Art, Third Science, Geography, History, Design Technology, PE, Music, ICT, Business Studies and Chinese.
Key Stage 4 is a significant and influential stage of a student’s academic journey as students begin to make personal choices about the subjects they wish to study at A Level. Students learn to become more independent and start to develop a more clearly defined sense of direction for the future. Information and guidance about A Level options and careers becomes a key focus both academically and pastorally. Subject teachers and tutors encourage the student to explore and discuss the choices and opportunities open to them, whilst taking into consideration their personal strengths and ambitions.
While academic success at IGCSE level is of paramount importance, the Key Stage 4 experience also focuses on developing the whole student and so particular emphasis is placed on the enrichment and Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE) programmes, tailored to suit the needs of students at this stage of their life.