When your child begins secondary school, it is their opportunity to truly become an independent young adult who has their own ideas and opinions, and decides on their future goals and ambitions. At OWIS, we understand this is a crucial time for children - emotionally, socially and intellectually. Our secondary teachers support and nurture our students to prepare them for university and life beyond secondary school.
For our secondary students, we are pleased to offer an academically rigorous secondary school curriculum based on the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) for Grades 6-10 and the globally recognised IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme) for Grades 11 and 12.
These curricula allow students to reach their highest potential and features three key elements:
Secondary students at OWIS will find that they are able to
These include the ‘Secondary Six’ ─ six qualities that students need to demonstrate in order to help them succeed academically and socially.
Respect yourself, others and your environment.
Take active responsibility for your learning.
Build positive relationships and connections.
Be truthful and show integrity.
Be positive for good character, well-being and happiness.
Be Kind and compassionate to everyone.
There are many school-sponsored trips and residential trips throughout the year that allow students to get into the community and learn in an active and engaging environment.
Secondary students who participate in the IBDP at OWIS develop the following traits:
The IBDP requires students to take courses in six subject areas. At OWIS, our students take three courses at the higher level (HL) and three at the standard level (SL).
Diploma Programme graduates enter university with strong skills in writing, research and critical thinking, as well as a sense of global understanding and responsibility. We prepare our students to develop these skills which will help them flourish in higher education, the workplace and all other areas of life.