Curriculum Rigorous, Global, Validated
The current curriculum, effective to students starting their studies in 2017-2018 and beyond, is based on three leading principles:
Our curriculum must be challenging to all students: a curriculum that demands higher order thinking skills and is both reading intensive and writing intensive. We want our students to think, to analyse, to write, to read (critically), to evaluate, and to apply these skills in real career-oriented and academia-oriented situations. Our curriculum strives to educate both the next generation of academics, politicians, and lawyers along the next generation of scientists, doctors, and engineers.
When designing the curriculum, the vision that led our way was that of a well-rounded graduate, who eloquently discusses the issues in the day yet grounded in the historical context, proficient in global issues as well as local matters (and their intersections). In order to achieve this, we built a curriculum that is rich in its coverage of different cultures and periods of history, rich in its abundance of disciplines taught and interdisciplinary connections formed. Our curriculum offers an eye-opening study of the human experience and its varieties: starting with sociological foundations, going through religion and economics, passing through literature and theatre, and culminating in government and political science (with many more stops in the way).
Validity and International Recognition
Our curriculum is based on Advanced Placement® courses and A-Level courses to increase international recognition. Even though our courses are approved by the NCAA and the UC A-G list, we believe that by using these two recognised bodies as the anchors of our curriculum, our students will find it easier to transfer their credits, apply to colleges, or situate themselves in the discourse of comparative education. By pursuing a full program, students can (and should) take at least 11 AP courses, and can add about 3 A-Level subjects to that by taking the right electives.