Meet our Secondary and JC Deputy Head Teacher

Welcome from Mr Gareth

Our Curriculum

I am delighted to introduce you to the innovative and unique High School programmes we offer at Singapore School, Pantai Indah Kapuk. Our curriculum has been constructed with great care to ensure that our students develop the right breadth of knowledge and skills to be successful in the 21st Century. Advancements in cognitive research continue to inform us how best students learn, however the tools and methods through which our children will be expected to learn and operate in future study and working environments are rapidly changing; it is our commitment to prepare our students to be successful citizens and reach their full potential. We are committed to the life-long learning of our entire community and take an evidence-informed approach to our methods of teaching and learning which ensures our teachers are leaders in delivering our cutting-edge curriculum.

Grades 7 & 8

Our students begin their journey in Junior High with a challenging and rewarding programme which is designed as the ‘base-camp’ of their journey towards the SIS ‘PEAK’. Alongside core subjects including Maths, Science, modern languages, English, Bahasa Indonesia our students experience a contemporary programme of humanities, ‘Global Perspectives’, which provides them with a unique insight into the world around them, and weekly lessons in Business and Enterprise. We are firmly committed to ensuring our curriculum provides the broadest, well-rounded learning opportunities that will prepare our students for success in the 21st Century and emphasise the importance of STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) as well as offering a programme of Performing Arts, providing a cultural education in music appreciation, composition, public speaking and performance.

Grades 9 & 10

In Grades 9 & 10, 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 complement IGCSE qualifications with BTEC qualifications in Business, Engineering and Creative Media Production. BTECs are British Qualifications, internationally recognised, that are vocational – giving students skills preparing them for careers.

Grades 11 & 12

Our Senior High Programme 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. We recognise that in a world where AI will likely replace many technical jobs our students need to develop the skills of critical thinking, philosophy. effective and empathetic communication skills and our students undertake research projects aligned to their own interests to help develop these 21st Century skills and set them apart from technology as relevant leaders in the future workforce.

Students can alternatively get a broad vocational education by taking 3 BTEC qualifications: Applied Science, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Creative Media, Sport & ESports. BTEC qualifications 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 the course. 

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. I am proud of the well-rounded, academic and pastoral provision of our High School at SIS-PIK, the happy and supportive day-to-day school experience and above all our entire community of curious, confident and committed teachers and children.

Mr Gareth

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