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  • High School Developments

    School Development

    In order for ISSR both to consolidate and to develop its position as a preeminent educational provider within Siem Reap, it must look beyond Siem Reap and compare itself with quality international schools on a global scale. This process began in August 2016 with a far-reaching review of educational provision at that stage and, through a development plan underpinned by a culture of continuous improvement, the School took major steps forward in a very short time-frame, those developments being discernible, effective and, above all, targeted at maximising the benefits afforded to our students.

    Developments 2016-17

    Phase #1 (2016-17)


    • Inclusion of Drama in KS3 English curriculum
    • Introduction of targeted English support in addition to current ESL provision
    • Inclusion of Literature in KS3 English curriculum
    • Introduction of Communication skills course for KS4 and KS5
    • Introduction of Business Studies taster course for Y9 
    • Review of PSHE/Citizenship programme and purchase of new courses
    • Introduction of Games period for Y7-9 in addition to Physical Education
    • Introduction of mid-term assessments
    • Introduction of detailed academic reports and refined assessment criteria
    • Promotion of Y12 AS Level courses
    • Creation of Y9>Y10 IGCSE options system
    • Production of entrance assessment tests for English
    • Production of curriculum plans
    • Independent candidates for IGCSE subjects (for example First Language French and Korean)


    Restructuring of timetables to allow for full school assemblies, class assemblies, tutor periods and staff meetings.


    • Introduction of extra-curricular timetable for the entire school including Psychology, Public Speaking, Performance Arts
    • Establishment of the High School Council 
    • Re-vitalisation of the House System
    • Establishment of Year Book Committee and publication of Year Book
    • Establishment of inter-schools competitions
    • Establishment of International Day


    • Introduction of Careers Day for Year 9-13 including international careers advisors and Morrisby testing
    • Review of High School newsletter
    • General renovation of classrooms and purchase of lockers for all students
    • Renovation of classrooms to allow for large ICT suite and adjoining classroom/research area
    • Establishment of international links with a school in Malaysia and coordination of visit
    • Production of online admissions documentation
    • Production of online employment application
    • Review of website
    • Review of all High School policies (staff and students)
    • Introduction of the Merit System in recognition of academic achievement and progress
    • School expedition to Kampot

    Developments 2017-18

    Phase #2 (2017-18)

    In addition to the developments listed above the following is already in place for academic year 2017-18:


    • PSHE for all students
    • Work-related learning and Thinking Skills for Year 12 students
    • IGCSE Art and Design
    • IGCSE Drama
    • IGCSE Physical Education
    • IGCSE Additional Mathematics
    • Full AS Level programme comprising English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, ICT and Psychology with the possibility of tailor-made programmes for subjects with fewer students (for example Art and Design Technology)
    • Mid-term assessments, in addition to full reports, issued to parents
    • Assessment and examination periods fixed in the school calendar including full end-of-term assessments for all students towards the end of Term #1
    • Appointment of subject coordinator for English
    • Employment of additional teacher of English
    • Two teachers sharing the delivery of Mathematics
    • Two teachers sharing the delivery of Humanities, History, Geography and PSHE

    Targets 2017-18:

    • more in-depth subject specific criteria for assessment
    • development of more detailed schemes of work in addition to curriculum plans


    Continued restructuring of timetables which has allowed:

    • PSHE for all students
    • team sports for all students and an extra-curricular period of one hour
    • the removal of all double lessons
    • the removal of KS3 study periods
    • greater balance in terms of distribution of subjects across the school day


    • Widening of the extra-curricular programme to allow for greater range of activities available
    • Use of external facilities to enhance sporting activities


    • Construction of DT classroom and workshop thereby doubling the space available for the study of Art
    • all classrooms fitted with Power Point projectors and screens
    • Introduction of House point system and associated merit awards