The transition to a fully timetabled curriculum taught by specialist teachers begins in Year 7 and continues to Year 9. Classes for the key Cambridge subjects of English Mathematics and Science are taught in academic groupings, allowing students to access the curriculum at their level of development as well as receive extension and support at all times. From Year 7 onwards, Science is separated into Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Our aim in these years is to provide students with a variety of experiences leading to progression into the IGCSE programme. From early on, teachers who coordinate Key Stage 4 will be involved in this stage of development, working alongside tutors and mentors to steer students in the best possible direction. Personal responsibility, community service, health and wellbeing and an education in personal relationships augment the programme to help these young adults grow.
In Year 9, students are entered into the Cambridge Secondary 1 checkpoint. This important event helps students, families and the school choose further study in Key stage 4. Students in year 9 also begin their community service careers with a visit to Cambodia to assist new communities build facilities and improve educational outcomes.
Courses for Key Stage 3 include:
The subjects are:
● Science - Physics, Chemistry, Biology
● Business Studies
● Design Technology
● Modern Foreign Language (Mandarin/Italian)
● Physical Education
● Agama (for Malay students)
● Community Service
At Year 10, students begin study in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is a globally recognised qualification. Like many modern programmes, IGCSE offers a wider range of subjects and encourages high academic standards through a practical approach to teaching and learning. Assessment is not limited to conventional written papers and consists of a variety of methods.
During Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9) all students follow the same curriculum that introduces them to a wide range of subjects and disciplines. When students reach Year 10 they are ready to make important decisions about their futures and are in a better position to choose subjects based on their individual skills, talents and interests. It is important therefore to view the IGCSE as a stepping stone to the next phase of study.
Eaton students will study for IGCSEs in Mathematics, English, and a choice of world languages including Bahasa for those students native to Malaysia. In addition, they must choose five additional subjects from a range of electives.
Additionally, all students in the IGCSE programme are entered into the Duke of Edinburgh programme where they engage in four strands of activity aimed at developing the whole character. these strands are: Volunteering and Community Service, Physical Education, Personal Skills and an expedition.
Students who complete the IGCSE at Eaton will be well prepared to move onto their next level of education, be it Cambridge A levels, Australian, Canadian or American senior curriculum choices.
Subjects offered to IGCSE students are:
● English Literature
● Advanced Mathematics
● Art and Design
● Business Studies
● Food and Nutrition
Eaton offers a wide range of extracurricular activities available after the regular school day that appeal to areas of personal interest and development of our students. From Kindy to Key Stage 4, students are encouraged to embrace our wide range of athletic, artistic, exploratory and academic extracurricular opportunities available Monday through Friday.
Our programmes enable students to develop their intellectual and physical passions; from science and maths workshops, drama and music festivals, design projects and community service; the opportunities change termly and are tailored to the interests of our students.
The Arts are a vital component to our school programme. We deliver weekly classes in Art and Design, Drama, Music and Design & Technology. We strongly believe that enriched Arts programming contributes to well rounded and creatively minded pupils.
For Art and Design, students experience a rich variety of media techniques including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, painting, collage and animation. Art History is also taught as children learn the foundations and development of art throughout the ages.
Drama is taught by the highly regarded Blu Bricks theatre company and teaches public speaking, voice projection and acting skills, while building confidence. During weekly Drama class, students prepare for our school-wide productions that are organised by a professional and experienced team of teachers.
Our Music programme integrates voice, instrumental and theory. Children learn to play a variety of instruments including but not exclusive to ukulele, drums, piano and guitar.
Design & Technology involves creating a plan, reworking the plan and designing something new.
Physical activity and fitness are pillars in maintaining a happy student. We integrate sports into our regular routine by ensuring all students are partaking in PE during the school week but also exposed to these activities as part of our ECAs. Our PE curriculum teaches children a variety of sports that include badminton, table tennis, swimming, badminton, football, taekwondo, fencing, volleyball, basketball, golf, dance and netball.
Our providers are specialists in their sporting field, providing the students with excellent training and feedback. We are proud of our developing PE programme and will continue to strive towards bringing PE excellence to our students.
At Eaton, leadership is about creating opportunities that challenge and enable our students to attain their individual potential whilst celebrating their becoming articulate, confident and responsible individuals.
Our leadership programmes provide the tools necessary for honing leadership skills and developing the leader within all students.
At individual class level, teachers present the students with leadership opportunities such as becoming a head student or class representative for our active and vocal Student Representative Council. We also run ‘democratic classrooms’ where students are given choice and input into their routines and structures.
Secondary students are encouraged to participate in our annual trip to rural Cambodia to support Green Umbrella, a not-for-profit NGO that works to provide education, sustainable work and hygienic living conditions for a local community.
The goal is to have students leave Eaton infused with a desire and armed with the skill sets necessary for leadership in the global community.
At Eaton, we pride ourselves on our commitment to support the learning needs of our students. We understand that not all children learn alike, thus we have individualised programmes to give each child what they need to succeed. This learning support will cover two areas:
● Extra support in the form of after-class tutorials or booster groups within the regular school day that target speaking, writing, reading and maths
● Enrichment opportunities for children who require more challenge to be stretched in their daily classroom activities.
Students will gain an extra edge with the extra support or enrichment opportunities, as these will help them adapt to and develop their own individual strengths. These are provided both within the school day, as well as through our ECA activities as an after school programme.
We also dedicate learning spaces for individual study, group work and discussions. Such dedicated study areas can be found in:
● The Library
● The Learning Commons
The Library will house the print and digital resources which are a vital part of the curriculum at Eaton. Lessons and project work will be designed by teachers and the librarian using these information resources, which will be continually enriched to keep pace with the curriculum.
The usage of the Library aids in the development of student competence in information skills. These skills will prove to be invaluable tools in research and study as they prepare, access, process and transfer information.
Students will learn to understand the many sides of an issue, to become creative in researching information and at problem solving. They will learn how to think laterally and "out of the box", to take risks and experiment with ideas beyond the textbooks.
The Learning Commons is a dedicated common room area serving as a one-stop approach for all learning - from academic coaching and mentoring to distraction-free learning spaces.
Year 10 students participate in the highly esteemed Duke Of Edinburgh’s International Award, which supports young people as they embark on a journey of independence, leadership and public service.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and skills to equip young people for life. Since it was founded in 1956, over eight million young people have participated in the Award in over 140 countries and territories. Eaton International School is proud to offer the Award to young people aged 14 and over.
The Award is voluntary, non-competitive, enjoyable and balanced, and requires effort over time. There are three levels to the Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Young people design their own Award programme, set their own goals and record their own progress. They choose a Service, Physical Recreation and a Skills activity, go on an Adventurous Journey and, to achieve a Gold Award, take part in a residential project. The only person they compete against is themselves, by challenging their own beliefs about what they can achieve. At present Eaton is only offering the Bronze level award, but plans to add Silver next year.
More information on The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award can be found at www.intaward.org.
The Eaton educational philosophy is premised on the belief that students should be actively involved in and concerned with, life in the school itself and in the community in general.
It is our belief that the service experience exposes the student to different perspectives in life and that it can be very satisfying to help others who are less fortunate. It also affords them the opportunity to be linked in camaraderie based on shared responsibilities with their schoolmates and friends when they are involved in community service.
Eatonians will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of community service projects, providing assistance to individuals, to the school community and to national and global organisations. Eaton has been built close ties with many organisations including:
● HUKM children’s charity by regularly visiting and bringing activities for terminally ill children
● Toy drive, Christmas party and donation collecting benefiting HUKM children
● Shoebox of Kindness project in Nepal
● Bi-annual charity bazaar that supports a variety of local charities
● Students attend PKIK to assist and education people with learning disabilities
● Volunteering projects in rural Cambodia
● Students work with neglected and abandoned animals through their works with SPCA