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Asmara International Community School (AICS), Eritrea

AICS Secondary programme

The AICS secondary programme runs from grade 7 to 12. In grades 7 and 8 the students follow the International Middle Years Programme which explores subjects through themes. Students have lessons in English, Math, Sciences, Geography, History, Environmental Management, Music, Art, ICT and Physical Education. Approximately every 6 weeks students take on a new theme such as ‘Curiosity’, ‘Resilience’ or ‘Independence’ and in their subjects they cover materials and skills to develop their understanding. Each of these themes has an entry point, which is usually in the form of a trip, and then an exit point which often involves a media presentation to other students, parents and staff. If you have any questions about the grade 7 and 8 programme please contact the school and ask for Miss Ruth.

In grade 9 and 10 students follow The Cambridge International School’s International General Certification in Secondary Education courses. These are in the following subjects; English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History and Global Perspectives. They continue to take lessons also in Art, ICT, Music and Physical Education.

In grades 11 and 12 students are following the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme (IBDP). The school is a Candidate school for this programme and will be going through Authorization in the next 12 months. Students take 6 subjects for this programme; English Language and Literature, Geography, Biology, French B, Maths, Chemistry or Physics. Students also attend lessons in Theory of Knowledge, which is a course in critical thinking and ethics. As part of the IB programme students also complete a research paper of 4000 words in an area of their choice, and also partake regularly in service learning. At the moment many of our grade 11’s volunteer weekly at a local blind school.  If you have any questions regarding the IB programme at AICS please contact the school and ask for Miss Kate.