Learning and Teaching

Learninand Teaching

The teaching of the British National Curriculum and CIE Curriculum ensures the social and intellectual development of each individual student. Thus, by the end of a student’s schooling, we can provide internationally recognised academic qualifications, preparing ISSR’s students for further study in all international universities around the world.

Our teaching activities support a wide range of individual learning styles, while building the basis for a deep academic understanding of life’s principles in a wide range of subjects.

The overwhelming majority of our students are full-time i.e. they pursue an international curriculum in its entirety. We also have a small number of part-time students who study the core international curriculum of English Language, Mathematics, Science and ICT, in addition to following the Khmer national curriculum:

Key Stage Three: Years 7 – 9  
All students All full-time students
Core Curriculum:

English

Mathematics

Science

ICT

Physical Education

PSHE

 

Core Curriculum plus:

Humanities

History / Geography / Citizenship / Business Studies (Y9)

Creative and Performing Arts

Art / Design / Drama / Music

Modern Foreign Languages

French or Mandarin

Key Stage Three: number of lessons allocated to each subject per week
English 5 [4 x Language; 1 x Literature / ESL*]
Mathematics 4
Science 4
ICT 3 [for ESL: 2 x ICT; 1 x ESL]
Physical Education/HPE 2
PSHE 1 [or ESL]
ECA 1
Sport 1
21 lessons per week (part-time)
Humanities (History / Geography) 3
Modern Foreign Language (French / Mandarin) 3
Art 2
Design
2
Citizenship 2 [Y9: 1 x Citizenship; 1 x Business Studies]
Drama/Global Awareness
2
Music 1
35 lessons per week (full-time)

* English as a Second Language. Students attending the ESL programme will do so during the sessions indicated above. Additional English language support may be offered to students in place of Modern Foreign Languages if it is felt that they would benefit from further exposure to the English Language.

Key Stage Four (Year 10 w.e.f. August 2019)

English Language 4
Mathematics 4
Science 6
PE 1
PSHE 1
ECA 1
Sport 1
Music 1
19 lessons per week (part-time)
History / Art + Design/Additional Maths
4
Geography / Computer Science/English Literature
4
MFL French / Mandarin / ESL
4
Business Studies / PE/ French First Language
4
Total 35 lessons per week (full-time)

Key Stage Four (Year 11 w.e.f. August 2018): number of lessons allocated to each subject per week

English Language 5
Mathematics 4
Science 4
ICT 3
PE 1
PSHE 1
ECA 1
Sport 1
20 lessons per week (part-time)
History / Art 3
Geography / Design Technology 3
French / Mandarin/Drama 3
Business Studies / Physical Education
3
English Literature / AS Mathematics
3
35 lessons per week (full-time)

Key Stage Five: Years 12 – 13

The subjects offered at AS/A Level vary dependent upon students’ choices. The following subjects are currently being offered.

Subject
English
History / Geography / Psychology / Travel and Tourism (Y13 only)

Chinese

Mathematics / Further Mathematics

Biology / Chemistry / Physics

Art and Design / Design Technology (Y13 only)

Computer Science

Students will normally commence their studies in Y12 with four subjects at AS Level and may continue to study 3 or 4 subjects at A2 level.