KLIS Primary School
Located in Sentul, KLIS Primary School offers classes for every year group, starting from Year One through to Year Six. We have highlighted the age range in the table below so you can quickly see which year you would enter.
Our school follows the Cambridge Primary Curriculum which is one of the most highly-regarded curriculums for young learners between the ages of 5 to 11 in the world. This delivers a structured framework for each of the following core subjects – English, English as a first language, mathematics and science – thus providing students with the key skills and knowledge in preparation for secondary school.
With the basis of studying both the fardlu kifayah and fardlu ain as part of our faith in Allah and the command of Allah in the framework of worshiping Him, the knowledge taught will be a useful science. Not only in the world, but the reward flows to the hereafter. Therefore, educators and students conduct the process of teaching and learning activities with the encouragement of faith and worship.
KLIS Primary will provide a stimulating and exciting environment that encourages children to fully engage in their learning. Our facilities include in-class libraries, computer rooms, outdoor areas, an open-plan canteen space and a swimming pool.
UK Key Stage
6 years old
Key Stage 1
6 - 7 years old
Key Stage 1
7 - 8 years old
Key Stage 2
8 - 9 years old
Key Stage 2
9 - 10 years old
Key Stage 2
10 - 11 years old
Key Stage 2
A Warm Welcome to KLIS Primary
Datin Rozy Jamaluddin - Chairman
As a parent myself, I fully understand the importance of selecting the best school for your child. It is a major decision because the primary years of our children’s lives spent in formal education are essential in preparing them for secondary school. A child’s first school will also lay the foundations to shape them into the teenagers, and later adults, which they will become.
That is why I believe Knowledge Link Intercultural School (KLIS) is the perfect setting for your child to grow and learn. Our Primary students follow an integrated curriculum using the revered Cambridge International syllabus enriched with pure Islamic values and principles designed to help every child prosper in their own unique way. Our teaching methods allow for a child’s inquisitive and imaginative nature to come to the fore, thus developing them into independent, creative thinkers. This is achievable due to the outstanding team of teachers, administrative personnel and staff we have which aid in fostering a truly caring and supportive environment for each student’s educational development.
We take pride in knowing each individual student, and working together along with parents, in a supportive and collaborative manner to maximise the potential in the classroom, on the sports field, the stage or within the community. I would like to invite you in to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity Knowledge Link Intercultural School has to offer and become a part of our growing intercultural family.
KLIS Primary Curriculum: Overview
Three vital components constitute the KLIS Primary curriculum. The Cambridge Primary framework for English, English as a first language, mathematics and science is one such part. Islamic and Quranic studies are consistent throughout, and we have incorporated segments which are essential on a national level. As a whole, our curriculum embodies who we are and the standards we strive to achieve. It provides a clear, yet flexible structure which allows us to continually assess our students’ performance and adapt in accordance with our learners’ needs.
Cambridge Primary English enables learners to communicate confidently and effectively and to develop the critical skills to respond to a range of information, media and texts with understanding and enjoyment. Learners who follow this curriculum framework will develop a first language competency in English based on a curriculum designed to be successful in any culture and to promote cross-cultural understanding.
This part of curriculum develops learners’ speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It has been developed in conjunction with Cambridge Assessment English and is based on the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners’ progress in English.
The mathematics curriculum framework explores five content areas: number, geometry, measure, handling data and problem solving. This curriculum focuses on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships so that learners can apply their mathematical knowledge and develop a holistic understanding of the subject.
This curriculum framework covers four content areas: scientific enquiry, biology, chemistry and physics. Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning, investigating, recording and analysing data. Environmental awareness and some history of science are also part of the curriculum.
Students will be taught about various aspects of human life as individuals, within communities and relationship with God. Tawheed (oneness of Allah), Seerah (the story of the journey of life of Prophet Muhammad PBUH), the sciences of the Qur'an are studied. KLIS students will also learn about hadith (the words of the Prophet Muhammad that were compiled by his companions).
Furthermore, we teach how to read the Qur'an correctly, in accordance with Tajweed and educate our learners to become Hafidz. KLIS primary students will also have the opportunity to learn and improve their ability to read, write, listen and speak in Arabic, which will combine in a richer understanding of Islam whilst also adding further skills to our students development.
In conjunction with Cambridge ICT Starters, KLIS has created a flexible framework to develop learners’ ICT competence. Modules are delivered according to the needs of each learning situation and age of the students – across the curriculum or as a separate course of study.
KLIS students will develop key ICT skills in a range of applications including computer programming, word processing, digital graphics, databases, spreadsheets, email, presentations, video/animation, the internet and web authoring. They will also consider wider issues such as eSafety and the adaption of their work to suit their audience.
Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for our students to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Formation of our arts and crafts curriculum centres on the productive and responsive domains of art education. The creation (production) of art is a core element but KLIS has taken this a step further. We also educate and develop our students ability to use the correct language and emotions in response to art.
KLIS Primary: International Benchmarking
At KLIS, our education system has been developed to ensure our students reach their maximum potential. We measure the progress of each student using the highly-regarded Cambridge Primary Checkpoint assessments.
Cambridge Primary offered at KLIS Primary is an education programme for learners aged 6 to 11 years. Cambridge Primary develops learners’ skills and understanding through the primary years in English as a first and second language, mathematics, science, Cambridge Global Perspectives and Cambridge ICT Starters. It offers a flexible curriculum for KLIS to shape to meet our students’ needs. Cambridge Primary also helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and gives them foundational skills they need growing and learning.
Cambridge Primary is a great place to start your child’s learning journey. It enables learners to develop their knowledge and skills in core subjects, and prepares them for progression to Cambridge Lower Secondary, and other educational systems.
Our teachers are able to monitor your child’s development through a number of progress checks built into the Cambridge Primary programme. Short progression tests are a valuable way for KLIS staff to understand your child’s strengths and identify areas where more help is needed. The focus of these tests is to merely show where your child is on their learning journey, rather than highlighting right or wrong answers.
The Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests are marked by Cambridge International, and can be taken in the final year of Cambridge Primary. On completion of Cambridge Primary Checkpoint, your child will receive a statement of achievement and you will receive detailed feedback about your child’s performance.
There are two main components in the Cambridge Primary framework:
Progression tests are internal assessment tests that are marked by our teachers at KLIS to assess our students’ knowledge and skills in English, maths and science. The tests are optional and can be taken at any point during the year. The aim of progression tests is to:
Checkpoint tests are external assessment tests that are marked by Cambridge examiners. The aim of checkpoint tests is to:
List of Primary School Facilities
KLIS Primary has a state-of-the-art library with a colorful ambience which will stimulate and motivate our students to venture into the wonderful world of story books. The library has an impressive index of titles, covering both fiction and nonfiction, educational resources and magazines. Our rich collection of books is updated regularly and KLIS students are encouraged to make full use of this facility to develop a love for books from an early age.
ICT is an essential aspect of modern learning and our ICT lab is well-equipped with modern systems such as Pentium IV and interconnected nodes with broadband lines for internet browsing and student research.
Classrooms are fitted with digital projectors and LED screens, meaning our teachers are no longer restricted to simply using traditional methods. Therefore, we can deliver computer-aided visuals and lessons with the latest graphic modules to bring each topic to life so our students can gain a comprehensive understanding of what is being taught.
Our 25 metre swimming pool is exclusive for KLIS students. Situated on our premises, behind our main school building means that it is accessible at all times. We have qualified swimming coaches to develop children who are as yet unable to swim into confident swimmers.
Along with classroom academics, physical education is vitally important. In addition to our swimming pool, KLIS Primary students can make use of our mini football field and junior gymnasium. All students will be wholly encouraged to make use of these facilities both as a part of the school’s syllabus and through our after-school clubs.
Our school has a canteen which offers a wide range of healthy snacks and beverages. Care is taken to avoid unhealthy food. The quality of the food and hygiene standards are well maintained throughout.
KLIS has a professionally-staffed sickbay and first aid centre for students who are feeling unwell and when minor accidents occur. Furthermore, KLIS Primary students undergo regular medical check-ups and a health record is maintained for each child.
Our comfortable and peaceful prayer room (musholla) is equipped with an air conditioning unit, a book rack filled with Islamic books and a headscarf rack. Boys and girls ablution areas are separated by a curtain.
We have a well-equipped music room that provides a variety of instruments including guitars, keyboards, violins, drum sets, recorders and melodicas (pianicas) for our students to learn, use and enjoy.
We believe that cooking lessons are a valuable addition to our school’s curriculum. Our purpose-built cookery room allows us to deliver practical lessons to our students in how to prepare simple, healthy meals. As our students progress, we challenge them with different cooking methods and different styles of dishes to give a broad understanding of both Indonesian cuisine and that from other countries as well.
Our multi-purpose hall has a seating capacity of more than 100. It is used for all major school functions and events. We also use the area to conduct ṣalāt al-jum'ah (Friday prayer) together.
Highly-trained speech therapists are available to assist our students to speak more clearly. This helps them feel more confident and less frustrated about speaking to others. We know from experience, students that have language issues can benefit socially, emotionally and academically from speech therapy.
We offer qualified educational therapists to teach our students important skills and strategies to assist them in managing their learning or attention issues.
The laundry room is complete with modern washing machines and drying racks. Staff are on hand to assist in this area if a student needs a change of clothes and for items to be washed and dried.
KLIS Primary Teachers’ Profile
The board of teachers will organize some competitions for celebrating independence day, i.e : futsal
The event will feature the following: Stalls with pupils’ handmade articles, outside craft stalls, food stalls, and a kiddies’ corner to entertain the little ones while mom and dad shop. The educare students, under supervision of teachers will look after the little ones. In the hairdressing class the learners will be spoiling the visitors with mini mani- and pedicures
A short trip to supermarket or farm (based on the topic that students learn)
Teacher day is a day to express the love and gratitude we feel towards those who have taught us in life. School will invite parents to teach their kids at school and give the gifts to the teachers.
Students will perform dance, movement, musical drama, singing, etc
A trip to see and to visit Zoologi museum, Kebun Raya Bogor or Istana Bogor
Every classes will enjoy the cultures and diversity through art performance, food bazaar and display.
The school will organize Quranic Camp for external and internal students. The students stay overnight at school and do Ramadhan activities, i.e : sahoor, sholat jamaah, sholat sunnah. They memorize the verses of Al Qur’an and recite in front of their mentors after Tarawih. At the end, there will be tahfiz graduation day and the students who could memorize the most, would get the prizes.
KLIS Secondary School
Founded in 2018, Knowledge Link Intercultural School is a unique multicultural school which emphasizes on Islamic values and provides an exceptional standard of education and a breadth of extracurricular activities. In essence, the fundamental objective of KLIS is to produce well balanced, confident and articulate individuals, who will take the initiative to better their communities and surroundings. Our goal at KLIS is to achieve excellence in education for our students within a cultivating, caring and secure environment.
The new KLIS Secondary School is situated in south Jakarta. Our location on Jl. Gatot Subroto makes access both to and from our school remarkably effortless with nearby toll gates available if required.
KLIS Secondary views itself as an ambitious school striving for academic excellence and guiding Islamic principles. We understand the immense responsibility placed upon us to provide each student with the ideal environment to expand their unique skill and abilities.
We welcome parent involvement, as we believe everyone has a vital role to play in fostering a caring and supportive environment, which will help prepare each KLIS Secondary student for the next chapter in their life.
Message from School Director
I delightfully welcome you in to the KLIS family.
We offer a new experience in education. An experience that will leave both you and your child with a new outlook on life. As a progressive, learning-centric and multicultural school, we are committed to creating individuals who can become a part of an evolving global environment and to further this endeavour, we have created world class infrastructure and wholesome learning and socialising environments that are innovative and enriching. We, just like you, believe in holistic education for your child, encompassing – academics, co-curricular activities, sports education, religion and life-skills learning. Our endeavor is to strike a balance between state-of-the-art infrastructure and an internationally acceptable education.
At KLIS we impart education that is based on conscience and we nurture a breed of young minds that are bustling with self-confidence, motivation and ever ready to take up challenges. We encourage students to learn about themselves and their constantly changing environment.
With a management team with over 30 years of experience in global education we promote learning as a process that is both challenging and responsible. We believe that education is a process that should foster creativity, independent thinking, exploration and experimentation as a lifelong process.
We aim at ensuring that our comprehensive development programs provide students with an international learning experience and well recognised qualification. That is why we chose to partner with top universities in the world at this early stage and to expose our children to global community and various career pathways. All this without compromising and preserving the sound ethical Indonesian values. With such qualities imbibed within them, our students are bound to “Ascend” to greater heights and contribute back to society.
We are confident that KLIS is the best place for your child. We welcome your active interest and involvement in the progress and activities of your child. We look forward to your continuous support.
Tan Sri Professor Dr. Nordin Kardi
KLIS Secondary: Our AIM
I We focus on providing our students with a holistic education and teach them how to manage their time, how to manage their education and how to present themselves and their work. We teach them how to debate, how to reflect, how to critique and think. These are life¬long skills that will help foster and develop the type of professionals/academics who can contribute positively to the world they inherit.
KLIS aims to provide an education that focuses on developing our students in all aspects of their lives, both as adherents to Islamic values and citizens of multicultural INDONESIA. We firmly believe that both of these perspectives sit in harmony with each other, and are not in conflict with each other. We also recognize that the personal development of students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve and develop their skills so they are able to make an active contribution to both the community and world at large.
At all times, we encourage students to respect fundamental INDONESIAN values and ensure that we do not promote extremist views, or partisan political views, through our curriculum and/or teaching, and offer a balanced presentation of views when political issues are brought to their attention.
The school is a close-knit community where students will find acceptance for themselves as unique individuals. However, students will, within this small environment, gain cultural awareness, respect and tolerance of those of other faith and backgrounds. We place a strong emphasis on building positive, caring attitude towards others, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. Muslims represent about 90% of the entire population of INDONESIA, Knowledge Link Intercultural School prides itself in being an exemplary school with Islamic values, which is forward thinking and progressive. We feel that a fruitful long term relationship with the non-Muslim population will act as a working model of “celebrating diversity” and community cohesion. KLIS is committed to enhancing community cohesion and interfaith dialogue by projecting a positive and collaborative image of Islam.
KLIS Secondary: Advantages of KLIS
ICT & Computing
Driven by pedagogy and innovation in learning and teaching, our students are exposed to computational thinking and problem solving from an early stage at KLIS. They are able to explore and develop a range of digital skills to support their learning across the curriculum and are encouraged to be digitally creative. Our students are also taught the essentials of staying safe online and how to use technology responsibly.
KLIS is a brand new boutique school with state-of-the-art facilities for learning, performance and general personal development. As well as excellent classroom spaces designed specifically for our curriculum requirements, there will be great communal spaces for students to share their learning and to make the most of the times when they are not in classes. These will include a library, music rehearsal spaces, indoor sports, café and many more.
Religious Studies is taught from an early stage and is largely based on Islam. Some of the topics covered in the classes are:
Al Quran Wa At- Tajweed
Al- Lughah Al- Arabiyah (NAHU & SARF)
Foundation of Islamic Faith and Philosophy
Philosophical Foundation of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence
Those subjects will prepare students with strong Islamic foundation. Students will be able to differentiate between what is truth in Islam and what are contaminated truths. Students will later develop by themselves their Islamic character of moderation in their pursuit of life and in facing the ever challenging and volatile world.
The Islamic studies will be taught in collaboration with the University Sultan Azlan Shah (USAS), a university in Malaysia under the patronage of the King of Perak Malaysia, Sultan Nazrin Shah who is also himself a graduate of world top university, Harvard. USAS is very strong in Islamic studies, and also an active player in the circle of Islamic Universities around the world. It is also the Secretariat of Asian Islamic Universities Association (AIUA), USAS provides KLIS’ Islamic curriculum and will moderate the provision of Islamic teaching and learning at KLIS along with its partners. Our Islamic program will also be moderated by Madina Institute, USA which offers comprehensive studies in following courses - Arabic language, Quranic Sciences, Hadith Sciences, Aqidah (Theology), Fiqh (Jurisprudence), Usul Al Fiqh (Legal Theory), Seerah (Prophetic Biography), Tarikh (History), Tazkiyah (Science of Ihsan), Mantiq (Logic), and Emotional Intelligence. This offers students an academic pathway to further their studies to Malaysia and USA to complete their studies in chosen Islamic degrees. KLIS will guide and assist its students in making necessary arrangements.
Throughout its history, Madina Institute has encouraged understanding, appreciation, and compassion for the multicultural heritage of humankind while inspiring its students to be active and contributing members of our world and their respective local communities. Through a rigorous, Prophetic-centered education, we enable our students to grapple with and engage in the spiritual, intellectual, ethical, and cultural issues of our time, their implications, and applications to everyday life.
KLIS Secondary Curriculum: Overview
The basic aim of Knowledge Link Intercultural School’s curriculum is to develop the student’s knowledge, understanding of concepts, skills and confidence. We seek to provide a secure yet challenging environment which encourages curiosity, enquiry and participation. Our curriculum is characterized by breadth, balance, relevance and flexibility in all the areas of learning. Subsequently, we aspire to produce dynamic students, whose individual potential is fulfilled, and their distinct Islamic personality is nurtured. KLIS follows the British Curriculum for all three Key Stages. However, whilst we follow the principles of the British Curriculum, we take great pride in developing our own interpretation of it and infusing a unique Islamic dimension into it.
Our teaching staff consists of a mix of highly qualified and trained British teachers and locally employed staff, all with the same goal of providing the best educational experiences and opportunities for your child. A strong emphasis on sport, theater and drama and opportunities outside of the school both locally and internationally will ensure your child develops into a well-rounded and academically strong individual. All of which will be tied in with our focus of good manners, moral values, discipline and respect for all. We encourage children to play, explore and grow within their environment.
The Secondary School Curriculum is based on the UK National Curriculum. The curriculum offered in upper secondary builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained in the lower years. Following are the key stages:
Junior High - K3
Year 7 (12-13 years old)
Year 8 (13-14 years old)
Year 9 (14-15 years old)
Upper Secondary – K4:
Year 10 (15-16 years old)
Year 11 (16-17 years old)
CURRICULUM MAP FOR KLIS
Junior High/ K3
1. English language*
6. Bahasa Indonesia
8. Physical Education
1. English Language*
3. Combined Science or Separate (for science stream students)*
4. Computer Science*
7. Bahasa Indonesia
8. Physical Education
9. Art and Music
10. GCSE Plus Project
Careers Education and Guidance
Our division is designed to support students in choosing and achieving their future career aspirations. For some of the students the choice will be very straight forward. They will be clear about their career goals from a relatively early age and that will determine at least some of their subject choices. However for many of students that is not the case. A significant number will leave school not being clear about what specific career they wish to pursue. We do not see that as a problem. What we do want is for them to be going to university to pursue a subject about which they care for.
Career decisions often fall into place at this later stage. We are mindful a career choice has to be the student’s choice and not what their teacher or what their parents might want. The careers programme is under constant review. If parents feel they can support it in any way please let us know and we would welcome your thoughts. Our aim is to provide students with a wealth of information about career opportunities and subject options.
The students are constantly kept informed of events related to university entrance requirements and deadlines. They are encouraged to attend a variety of open days and university fairs. There will be university representative visiting the school during the terms.
The students are encouraged to consult university prospectuses and websites, and to make full use of the material available to them in the secondary library. There is information from global universities, including selection criteria. The students need to be aware that universities are constantly updating information on their websites and of their deadlines.
Careers Education and Guidance - Year Groups
Each year group has specific career and education guidance tailored to accommodate the needs of students. Our aim is to ensure our students are aware of all the opportunities available to them and therefore able to make informative decisions about their future.
Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 A-Levels and Foundation Program
Careers Education and Guidance - Assessments
All students are assessed through psychometric tests to determine their personality types. This will help to narrow down the careers they would be best suited to, and the subjects they should pursue to support that journey. The assessments we provide are:
Please click on the above links if you wish to have more information about these tests.
Careers Education and Guidance – University Applications and Requirements
If you would like more information on how to apply to Universities, please click the links below
Higher Education - Useful Links
UCAS – UK Universities Application System – http://www.ucas.com
UAC – Australian & New Zealand Universities Application System - http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/who-can-apply.shtml
US – US Universities Application System – www.commonapp.org/
Ontario Universities’ Application Centre – https://www.ouac.on.ca/ouac-105/
UK Education Service - http://www.educationuk.org/global/
Study in Europe – http://ec.europa.eu/education/study-in-europe_en
Top universities worldwide - http://www.topuniversities.com/
University Rankings - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/
Course and university search – https://www.ukcoursefinder.com/
Student register for SAT for US - https://www.collegeboard.org/
College Courses and Careers in Canada - http://www.schoolfinder.com/
Top academic institutions in Canada - http://www.educanada.ca/index.aspx?lang=eng
Higher Education in Australia and New Zealand - http://www.studyoptions.com/
Studying in South Africa - http://www.studysa.co.za/
Courses Worldwide - http://www.bachelorsportal.eu/countries/
Top universities and colleges in Malaysia www.studymalaysia.com
British Council Indonesia https://www.britishcouncil.id/en
Singapore Universities https://digitalsenior.sg/private-university-in-singapore-selection-guide/
KLIS Secondary: TEACHER STUDENT RATIO
Cultivating academic excellence is OUR prime goal, and it is for this reason that we pay particular attention to maintaining a small class size. It is the policy of the school to limit the maximum number of students in a class to twenty four. It is widely accepted that a small class size has clear advantages both for the students and staff.
Advantages of small class rooms are:
• Allowing the pupils to receive more concentrated and individual attention
• Allowing the class to form close bonds with each other and with the teacher
• Creating a more congenial environment that fosters a sense of belonging
• Helping each child to feel valued and self-confident
Furthermore, these benefits would be almost impossible to match in large classes, which are the norm in most schools.
KLIS Secondary: EXTRA CURRICULUR ACTIVITIES
Our extra-curricular activities are broad, exciting and diverse;
Knowledge Link Intercultural School offers its students a vast array of extra-curricular activities, which aim to:
• Facilitate their personal and social development
• Enhance and extend their own interests
• Help them fulfill their potential
• Develop their self-confidence
• Allow students to integrate and operate in a multi-cultural society
We provide students with indoor sports facilities, and although there are no outdoor facilities currently, local sports centres and playing fields are used for the following sports:
• Horse Back Riding
• Martial Arts
• Tennis and many more.
We also hold Inter-House Sports competitions for boys and girls, to develop and encourage competition and team spirit within students.
We seek to develop the passion and talent of those students who express an interest in this area. We recognise the importance that creative arts have in the life of all students. We combine the subjects of Art, Music, Dance, Movement and Drama to form a comprehensive and exciting approach to developing all pupils’ creativity that builds on their strengths and interests
In music, students develop their skills in composing, performing and listening. They are taught using a range techniques and resources including the use of instruments and technology. Our music classes are taught by professional musicians and artists.
In Art, students experience working with a wide range of different mediums such as clay, plaster, print, fabric, paper, glue, pastels and paint. They can study and learn about the work of specific artists and explore 2D and 3D work. We welcome many visiting artists to the school who work with the students and teachers in developing themes.
Through Drama, students with complex difficulties develop their skills in participating; working specifically on interactions with others. All students are given the opportunity to be part of a dramatic process that involves them exploring, creating, feeling, thinking, communicating, playing, moving and sensing. All lessons are based around Key Stage topics, which change each term. There are many opportunities for students to immerse themselves in Creative Arts outside the classroom with regular school plays and events organized.
The Oxford International AQA A - Level is a pre-university programme targeted for students who want to pursue their studies overseas especially to those have completed their IGSCE / O-Level exams or equivalent and is one of the most viable options to apply into prestigious universities worldwide.
Scaled down class size for optimum teacher-student interaction where students stay engaged and communication is enhanced.
IELTS English preparation is important for students who are planning to study for their degrees. In KLIS, teachers prepare students for the IELTS examinations, a required pre-requisite for most renowned universities worldwide.
KLIS assists students on scholarship applications to affiliated and other universities of the student’s choice.
Students taking Sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) will frequent the school science laboratories for practical lessons.
Study in a safe and conducive and sound environment with 24-hour security provided
Programme Duration 24 months
Commencement July & January
Independent Project Qualification (IPQ)
Students can opt to sit for a minimum of THREE (3) subjects up to a maximum of FOUR (4) subjects.
A minimum of 5 passes (grade C and above) in IGCSE O Level or equivalent with a minimum of B in English.
Grade A in Science and Mathematics if student is to opt for Science subjects in A Level Examination Format. Students will sit for Oxford International AQA Examinations Advanced (A) Level in two phases:
1) AS Level which accounts for 50% of the overall marks for each subject
2) A2 Level which accounts for another 50% of the overall marks for each subject.
Students who have successfully completed the AS Level will then move on to do the A2 level examinations. Universities require the overall total grade of both AS and A2 Level for university entrance.
KLIS Secondary: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
KLIS is proud of its extensive links with OVER 15 top UK universities and other institutions throughout the world. Our collaborations take an array of different forms, ranging from student exchange programs for summer schools, teaching partnerships and higher education opportunities and scholarships. Our academic staff research together with colleagues from our university partners to address wide-ranging issues such as ensuring future educational transformation which can be met or to address global trend in employability and qualifications. We are always interested in furthering our cooperation and development overseas and providing new and exciting opportunities for our students and staff
We strive to promote mobility and cooperation between KLIS and other academic partner in various countries and our extensive network of international exchange partners provides opportunities for students and staff to gain international experience in the wider global community.
KLIS Secondary: PASTORAL CARE
At KLIS we consider the pastoral care of each individual student to be of great importance. Central to pastoral care is the Form Teacher, who has to take on a variety of roles in order to know and care for the children, foster their development and share their concerns. In addition, weekly assemblies cover a wide range of topics to develop strong Islamic personalities and community values. We place great emphasis on the pastoral care of our students, as well as that of the staff and parents. Our school aims to provide a happy, caring and safe environment in which the academic, physical and spiritual development of respect is promoted. The students are encouraged to behave in a responsible manner, showing respect, courtesy and consideration at all times in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet. We have very high expectations of our pupils in this regard and all children are encouraged to act as Ambassadors for Islam, from Reception through to the oldest children in Secondary School.
Our emphasis on charity work aims to produce Muslims and non-Muslims alike who will make sadaqa a central aspect of their lives – as children, teenagers and adults. Our multicultural believe is essential to teach students the concept of the community and our responsibility towards it. Participation in community activities helps build the children’s confidence. It also instils in them the desire to improve and advance the society in which they live.
KLIS Secondary: SKILLS FOR LIFE
A key objective for KLIS is to prepare its young students for adult life. Being able to present their viewpoints in a structured and rational manner is one important skill they will need. This is why students at the Secondary School have public speaking lessons as part of their curriculum, where they learn to debate in an articulate manner. Delivering presentations is also given particular emphasis. We have a tailor-made programs, which has been prepared specifically to cater for the individual needs of our students. At the end of the year, pupils are required to sit an exam conducted by the English Speaking Board.
Another way of preparing our children for the future is by providing them with work placements (for Year 10 and Year 11 pupils). This offers them the opportunity to gain an insight into the reality of working in various fields and professions. Furthermore, throughout the year, there are a number of visits by professionals, career workshops, interview and soft skills development sessions.
KLIS students are fortunate enough to have regular educational workshops from local and foreign organizations. We also offer yearly Summer School programs to the UK, which enables our students to interact with students from all over the world with the chance to live, study and dine in colleges of the University of Oxford. Throughout the duration of their course, students will have the opportunity to be taught by ORA’s experienced and passionate faculty, and will enjoy learning in the environment of one of the best universities in the world - Oxford. Summer courses are available in a variety of arts and STEM subject areas, including Medicine, Architecture, Law and Computer Science. Spaces for each course are strictly limited
To build upon the National Curriculum, related trips and outings are frequently arranged for students throughout the academic year.
KLIS Secondary: FACILITIES
We strongly believe that the provision of good facilities support enhances our curriculum by creating an environment that engenders learning, creativity, discipline and fun. So we have strived hard to provide our students with the best possible facilities including a well-stocked library, a music room, a language room, a study room and a fully equipped science laboratory. Additionally our students benefit from a pleasant dining hall as well as medical rooms. Furthermore, in keeping with our Islamic ethos and to ensure that Islam is central to our students’ daily lives, KLIS provides a wudu area as well facilities to hold the weekly Jummah prayer.
KLIS Secondary: WHAT MAKES KLIS DIFFERENT
By focusing on high standards of teaching, KLIS produces students who are not only confident and self-assured individuals but importantly competent. Our success derived from our stringent teaching methods and striking the correct balance between Islamic values and that of the key British curriculum. Staff are carefully selected to ensure that high levels of teaching are provided while keeping Islam at the heart of all activity. KLIS works hard to produce excellent, rounded students, incorporating lessons in public speaking to assist them in becoming true Ambassadors of Islam.
Why the UK Curriculum?
Knowledge Link Intercultural School follows offers the UK Curriculum. The reason we have chosen this is because UK education has achieved a worldwide reputation for quality, and it is recognised and respected around the world.
The National Curriculum of England (commonly referred to as the “UK Curriculum”) is a very structured curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of all students, stretching brighter children and supporting those who need it through differentiated teaching and learning activities.
The curriculum extends and excites all students, whatever their interests or ability. Through it, teachers are able to identify and nurture the talents and intelligences of students.
British education is renowned for concerning itself with the development of the whole personality. Learning is important, but not enough in itself. Young people need to develop their potential to explore and discover the world around them, to think for themselves and form opinions, to relate to others, to develop their bodies through sport and physical education, and to gain experience in taking responsibility.
In the British education system, students are taught to learn by questioning, problem-solving and creative thinking rather than by the mere retention of facts, hence giving them analytical and creative thinking skills that they will need in the working world. A variety of teaching and assessment methods designed to develop independent thought as well as a mastery of the subject matter is used. Parents also want the wide range of extra-curricular activities that the British education system provides.
The UK Curriculum has a clearly defined series of academic and other objectives at every level. The education system is divided into Foundation Stage (ages 3 to 5), primary education (ages 5 to 11) and secondary education (ages 11 to 18) leading most typically to an A-Level qualification.
At the end of Key Stage 1, 2, 3, progress is examined via individual teacher assessment against the National Curriculum Attainment Targets for all subjects.
KLIS students follow the General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme in Key Stage 4 – most of them taking the acclaimed Oxford AQA Examinations. During the IGCSE programme, students typically take courses in the core subject groups of mathematics, science, English language, English literature and modern foreign language, but can choose other subjects from the options choices. They are awarded certificates from the examination boards for the subjects that they successfully complete.
Students then take the A-Level exams at the end of Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13). Years 12 and 13 are often referred to as Lower and Upper Sixth Form respectively.