All pupils in Forms 1, 2 & 3 follow a standard curriculum which includes the following subjects:-
- PE & Sport
- Information Technology
- General Science
For Greek Cypriots, who speak Greek as a native tongue, Modern Greek is a compulsory subject up to and including GCE A level. Greek for Foreigners is available up to Form 3.
The computer room houses 25 networked computers with broadband access to the Internet as well as an interactive white board. (Indeed, the majority of the classrooms have interactive whiteboards). Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is taught at all levels and covers word processing, databases, spreadsheets, graphics, desktop publishing and communications to various depths according to age-group.
In the third term of Form 3, pupils, with the help of their teachers and the involvement of their parents, choose their IGCSE and GCSE options.
Forms 4 and 5
Pupils begin IGCSE/GCSE courses in Form 4 and sit the external examination at the end of Form 5. We offer the following subjects:
- English Language
- English Literature
- Modern Greek (for native speakers)
We follow IGCSE courses in most subjects, the exceptions being Music, Drama, Art and PE where we prepare pupils for GCSE. Please note that, for university matriculation purposes, IGCSE and GCSE are considered equivalent. The school is a registered centre for Edexcel (London) and an associate centre for Cambridge International Examinations boards.
In Form 4 pupils may also opt to study Spanish or German which are available as two-year courses from beginners to IGCSE.
Native speakers of Greek sit Modern Greek IGCSE at the end of Form 4 and Modern Greek A level at the end of Form 5.
We expect pupils to have achieved at least five IGCSE/GCSE passes to qualify for progression into the 6th Form and they should have gained grade B passes at IGCSE/GCSE in the subjects they choose to study at A level.
Before entering the 6th Form, which is a two year form, pupils discuss with their headmaster and staff their A and AS level options in relation to career intentions and prospects. They are given advice on requirements for degree courses that they may be considering or for other tertiary options, and/or for postschool career prospects as relevant. Parents are, of course, involved. The vast majority of our pupils enter degree courses on leaving school.
At present, most good universities will require three good A level grades for entry. The majority of our pupils will be following a fourth subject to AS or A level and some universities may indeed require a fourth subject to at least AS level. At the end of the Lower Sixth, pupils enter for AS levels in their chosen subjects. The AS level is a certified qualification in its own right for which certificates are issued. Pupils may then choose to continue these subjects on to A level by studying the A2 courses in the Upper Sixth.
The following subjects are offered at A level:
- English Literature
- Modern Greek (native speakers sit this exam in Form 5)
Results June 2017
External examination results from recent years.
Towards the end of the Lower Sixth, pupils are advised individually and in detail about courses available in the United Kingdom universities and are helped with the sometimes difficult task of choosing suitable courses. Up to five choices can be made under the present system - UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions System).
Applications are made through the school and are closely supervised by the Headmaster who acts as Academic Referee. The school uses the UCAS online "apply" system.
Applications to other institutions in the UK or elsewhere are given similar supervision.
All teachers in the Secondary section are university graduates with degrees in the subjects that they are required to teach. In addition they hold a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) or equivalent.
Teachers in the Primary section hold a BEd degree with QTS for the relevant age range.
Thus, our teachers would be fully qualified to teach in the UK according to the requirements of the DfES (Department for Education and Skills). Indeed, the majority of them have experience of teaching in the UK or other UK curriculum schools worldwide.