International Secondary School

Our secondary section builds on the foundations laid in primary. Learners are now specifically guided to use and develop the habits, skills and dispositions (attributes) of holistic learners to an ever more challenging depth and range of areas of knowledge (subjects). These areas of knowledge such as sciences, arts, mathematics, physical and health education, languages, and so on, bring their own requirements but also necessarily interact allowing for ASIS learners to develop superb subject knowledge, understanding and application skills within and throughout all areas of knowledge. Moreover, the experience and self-awareness gained is explicitly linked to increasing active wisdom – the ability and disposition to take wise action in life.

ASIS secondary school programme leads through the Cambridge International programme towards the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), a high school qualification recognized by colleges and universities around the world.

In ASIS, we build on the foundations of Maths, Information Technology, Science and English. We continue to encourage our learners to read a wide variety of literary genres. We focus on regional languages, geography, and history to ensure they have the skills and dispositions to become good global citizens. Inter-disciplinary projects deepen awareness and utilisation of connections between knowledge areas and our learners participate actively in sports, music, drama and many other creative arts programs.

School activities and learner-teacher conversations look to build on the skills and dispositions needed for the 21st century through our PACE initiative: Perseverance, Analytical Thinking, Collaboration/Communication, and Entrepreneurism. At ASIS, learning is all about inspiring the learner. We just don’t teach here. Instead we mentor, stimulate, provoke and engage.

Inspired Learning for Inspired Futures


Are highly qualified and experienced. They are part of the diversity of cultures within the learning community that we embrace.

Are passionate and have excellent pedagogical and knowledge of their subject areas.

Have a special personality that we look for. They are warm and hard-working. Their classroom skills are exemplary. They are able to not only teach, but mentor and coach young people in developing as learners.

Are focused. They set high expectations of their learners, collaborating with them very closely to achieve the goals they set.


As each child learns differently, ASIS subscribes to the holistic assessment of each child to build on the desire to learn. It includes informal avenues like continuous monitoring in class (observations), informal interactions, parent participation and more formal avenues like score-tracking, semestral assessments, and international benchmarking.


For learners who are still working towards the expectations of the subject, ASIS has an Academic Support Program, where the teachers will give individual support and attention to the learner outside of curriculum time.


We encourage parents to provide feedback on our learners’ experiences and emotions. We then work with parents to enhance and reinforce their learning to ensure our children are always having fun learning and developing both in school and at home.

  • Modelled after that used in top secondary schools in Singapore
  • Looks to expose our students to a spectrum of subject disciplines.
  • Allows learners to better select their subjects of interest in the upper secondary years
The areas of knowledge or disciplines include:
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • English
  • Multiple Languages
  • Geography
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Arts and Design
  • Cambridge ICE/IGCSE as an international benchmark for our learners.
  • Through this, we are able to prepare them for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in their high school/junior college years
  • The IGCSE has been developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations Board.
The Cambridge IGCSE subjects grouped into five curriculum areas:
  • Group I: Languages
  • Group II: Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Group III: Sciences
  • Group IV: Mathematics
  • Group V: Creative, Technical & Vocational
  • Learners must take two different languages from Group I, and one subject from each of Groups II, III, IV, and V. The seventh subject taken from any of the five subject groups.

ASIS offers a variety of subjects for learners wishing to pursue a variety of careers including engineering, medicine, science, business management, finance, marketing or communication design. These subjects are carefully selected to ensure a seamless continuum into the high school years when students will study in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program.

Learning Journeys

Learners will leave the school grounds for different hands-on educational experiences, including working with local communities.

Language, Mathematics, Arts and Science weeks

Here languages become alive with learner-led activities where they have opportunity to show their inventions and projects.


Learners are able to choose a host of after-school activities of their interest.

Leadership initiatives

Opportunities to participate in activities such as Model United Nations conferences.

University Guidance Program

Provides support for learners in their decision making and application process for universities or colleges around the world.