In the senior school at Epsom College in Malaysia students study a broad and balanced curriculum based on the English National Curriculum and reflecting our ASEAN and international context. Student progress and attainment is reported every term and there are regular parent-teacher consultation meetings. ECiM operates an open reporting policy in that teachers feedback comments to parents on a regular basis using push notifications.
The philosophy behind the English National Curriculum is that students focus on developing core subjects: Maths, English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) and Science (taught at Epsom as a combined subject in Year 7 & 8 and in Year 9 as separate sciences). In addition students have the opportunity to study humanities subjects such as History and Geography and practical subjects such as Art and Drama. Students also study Life Skills during Tutor Time each week. Physical Education takes place in co-curricular time and students may choose from a wide range of sports available. Year 7 to 9 students study 2 to 4 Modern Foreign Languages including French, Spanish, Mandarin & Bahasa Melayu.
External examinations are taken in Year 11 (IGCSE) and Y13 (A Levels). Some subjects are also examined in Y12. The academic year runs from September to August. The key timings for student entry into the College are September for Y10 (at the start of the two-year IGCSE course) and September for Year 12 (at the start of the two-year A Levels course). Some students may be ready to take IGCSEs in their mother tongue in Year 8, 9 or 10.