In Years 7, 8 and 9 students follow a broad base of studies intended to extend upon previously acquired knowledge and to provide a foundation for their future schooling. Currently, courses for senior students culminate in the University of Cambridge’s International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in Years 10 and 11. All students entering the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) will study for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
- External IGCSE and the IB examinations are held from May-June each year.
- The Schools internal examinations for Years 10 and 12 are held in the third term.
Throughout the Secondary School, students are given a degree of choice in the selection of their subjects. These options become more varied as they progress through the School and work in increasingly specialised fields.
Click on the following to find out more on each individual subjects in the academic year groups:
Years 7, 8, 9
Years 10 & 11 (IGCSE)
Years 12 & 13 (IB Diploma Programme)
Mathematics, English Language and Physical Education (PE) are compulsory up to Year 12, and students are encouraged to study a modern second language throughout the school. Malaysian citizens are required by law to study Bahasa Malaysia (the national language) up to Year 11.
Students who need strong English support will be required to take English as a Second Language (ESL) until they are competent.
Support and advice is offered to all students throughout their time at Uplands. For children who are exceptionally high achievers or those with learning difficulties, specialist support