Curriculum

The High School curriculum is predominantly international (IGCSE and A-Level) but also includes the compulsory Chinese curriculum. As an international curriculum, A-Level is relatively complete and mature, whose results are widely acknowledged when students apply to overseas universities. Considering the difficulty of A-Level, we offer IGCSE at G10 first and then the former at G11 and G12. Shanghai Concord is the UCLES and Edexcel authorised assessment centre. It means that our students can take IGCSE and A-Level exams at SCBS, which makes it convenient for them and alleviated their anxiety. In addition, we offer the subjects of Chinese, Politics, History, Geography and PE in accordance with the government’s policies and requirements.

IGCSE

We provide an IGCSE curriculum for G10 students. On the premise of taking into account university application requirements and the students' wishes and abilities, each of our students will study six courses. The compulsory subjects are Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry and Chinese, and students can choose from Art, Computer Science and Additional Mathematics as their sixth subject. As students improve their English and learn more about English test styles, we will significantly increase the number of optional subjects available.


A-Level

Our A-Level courses are for G11 and G12 students who obtained the required IGCSE results. Students can choose (normally three) subjects from Maths/Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Economics and Art. All the students will be required to follow the English course (IELTS) which is a necessary qualification needed to enter overseas universities. Our courses will enable our students to apply for entry to the world’s top universities to follow whichever course they wish to follow. As the school grows, we will be able to offer additional subjects at A-Level.

We have a rigorous academic monitoring and evaluation system. Every Saturday (apart from holidays!) from 9-11 am, we organise subject specific tests for the high school students to encourage the review of learning and give them a chance to attempt exam questions under timed conditions. This also gives teachers a clear indication of progress made and whether there are any areas of concern.