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At Nisai Global School, we recognize that qualiﬁcations alone do not produce a well-rounded and educated individual. We aim to oﬀer every student a personalized and holistic learning experience where their academic, pastoral and social development is fully supported. We want to ensure every individual maximises his or her potential during their personal journey at NGS.
As a Cambridge school, our programmes are designed to support students in their development of the Cambridge learner attributes, helping them improve not only their subject knowledge but also social skills to become more versatile and eﬀective learners.
The school’s core curriculum is supported by a wide range of academic and enrichment pro- grammes creating a comprehensive curriculum. Beyond this, NGS pupils can engage in a variety of co-curricular activities to unlock students' creativity.
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Secondary school years
The lower secondary years are characterised by an increasingly focused approach with specialist teachers for all subjects. This ensures that not only are students developing their knowledge and skills but that they are also prepared for the rigours of the examination courses which begin with the Cambridge IGCSE from Year 10.
The final two years of schooling are dedicated to the Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level examination courses of the University of Cambridge. Recognised around the world for university entrance they offer students the flexibility of a completely free choice of subjects. So a student could specialise in the sciences, the arts or languages, or take a broad range of subjects from across different disciplines. As well as these high-level examination courses, CIS is also able to support students with different aspirations such as a focus upon developing English language skills whilst obtaining a school leaving diploma. We recognise that a dedication to academic courses is not the right fit for all, so we are flexible in our offering and support individual learning needs.
Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum
IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is a two year programme leading to externally set, marked and certificated examinations from the University of Cambridge. It is a unique UK government endorsed programme provided to thousands of schools around the world.
Our students are offered a curriculum across Years 10 and 11 that includes around 9 IGCSE examination subjects. These include the core ones of English Language, Mathematics and Science (either as a double award subject or a combination of single subjects from Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Three or four other subjects might be taken from Geography, History, German, ICT (Information and Communication Technology), English Literature, Additional Mathematics and perhaps a self-study first language. Exactly what is available in a particular year will depend upon a number of factors. What is ensured is suitability for our students and the key curriculum factors of breadth and balance. Depth and quality goes without saying with all Cambridge courses!
Cambridge AS and A Level Curriculum
The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level, or A Level, is the ‘gold standard’ of Cambridge qualifications. It is accepted as an entry qualification by universities of the European Union and elsewhere around the world. A Level examinations are usually taken after 13 years of education and are based on approximately 360 hours of guided learning per subject, normally over a two year period. A Levels are highly specialised and a student will normally take three subjects, although occasionally exceptional students take four or five.
Beyond the academic programme, pupils can engage in a variety of co-curricular activities that develop character, foster friendships and promote leadership and personal fulfilment. This will support the growth of a well-rounded individual by encouraging them to develop not only their academic skills during their time with us but also skills which will be required as they continue through their education and employment journey.
The Chill Out Zone
The Chill Out Zone – a safe place where pupils can join social clubs, including chess club, art club and a literary magazine, etc. It is also a place where pupils can communicate with other classmates.
Nisai House Groups
Inspired by the British tradition of house groups, Nisai House Groups give pupils a sense of belonging by participating in house competitions. Connections between pupils are strengthened by mentoring across year groups and co-curricular activities. Students who achieve the Student of the Week title can also get extra points for their house.
Global Citizenship and Project-based Learning
Besides academic success, NGS places Project-based Learning among its top priorities. At NGS, project-based learning refers to the skills and knowledge which students can use to make a practical and positive impact within society. Through project-based learning, our students can also develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.