Meet our Secondary and JC Deputy Head Teacher

Message from Dr Dan

Here at SIS-PIK we have curated an exceptional programme tailored from the world’s gold standard education systems. We do this to ensure every child, whatever their strengths, receives a broad curriculum which provides access to the right university for them. 

We believe that education is a journey. We are all life-long learners, and students in Secondary 1 and 2 are at the ‘base-camp’ of their journey towards the SIS ‘PEAK’. They study a challenging and rewarding STEAM based programme. We passionately believe that STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) prepare students for the 21st Century. In Sec 1 and 2, alongside core subjects Maths and Science, and modern languages, English, Bahasa Indonesia and Chinese, students take Global Perspectives – a contemporary programme of humanities which gives them a unique insight into the world around them. They also take a programme of Performing Arts, which gives them a cultural education in music appreciation, composition, public speaking and performance. Communication skills are vital tools in a world where AI will likely replace many technical jobs. Effective and empathetic communication is what sets us apart from technology, and what keeps us relevant in the workforce. 

In Sec 3 and 4, students study for their IGCSE exams, Cambridge qualifications which are recognised world-wide. These years are ‘the climb’ – students are provided with a broad education with a solid grasp of the content of the subjects they study. Students can complement IGCSE qualifications with BTEC qualifications in Business or Creative Media Production. BTECs are British Qualifications, internationally recognised, that are vocational – giving students skills preparing them for careers. 

Our Junior College offers three pathways, which can create a unique curriculum for each student depending on their strengths. Students can take the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme – a suite of subjects tailored to students’ own strengths, giving them a broad education which allows them to go onto study almost any university course in the world. From the UK to the US, Singapore to Australia, the IB Diploma is seen as the pinnacle of high school education. Students are given the skills of critical thinking and philosophy, and undertake research projects aligned to their own interests.

Students can alternatively get a broad vocational education by taking 3 BTEC qualifications: Applied Science, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship and Creative Media. BTEC qualifications in Junior College are also an excellent stepping stone to many university courses. In the UK, over 100,000 students go to university each year with a BTEC qualification and over 240 universities worldwide accept them. BTECs have no examinations; they require students to show their skills in a business-like environment throughout the 2 years of Junior College.  

Finally, students can mix IB courses with BTEC subjects. SIS-PIK is the only school in Jakarta offering this broad range of rigorous qualifications, which allow us to tailor our curriculum to each individual child. 

With an interesting programme of sport and arts CCAs, charity programmes and leadership opportunities, study at SIS-PIK allows students to reach the heights of the SIS PEAK, and gain the SIS PEAK Advantage – the very best launch-pad for the future that is right for them.

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