Early Years Foundation Stage

The Key Stage 3 Programme at KCCIS

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum for Years 7, 8, and 9 is based on the British National Curriculum. Students study a broad and balanced range of subjects that lays the foundation for future success in the GCSE / IGCSE programme. The subjects offered include: English, Chinese, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Music, Physical education, Drama and Information and Communications Technology. Throughout Key Stage 3, students are supported and challenged to develop subject-specific skills and an independent mindset in preparation for the next step in their learning journey, GCSE / IGCSE in Years 10 and 11.


The transition from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11) is an important one. In KCCIS, our Year 10 and 11 students follow a two-year International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme of study, which is equivalent in standard to the British General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE). Both GCSE and IGCSE courses are offered to students over the two years of study. We are currently registered with both the Pearson Edexcel Examination board as well as the Cambridge Assessment International Education Examination board from the UK.

The GCSE / IGCSE programme is typically taken by students aged 14 to 16. Students study a broad programme which covers courses from a variety of learning areas: Languages, Sciences, Mathematics, Technology, Humanities and Aesthetics. Students are placed in differentiated classes based on their levels of ability. Both the First and Second Language English and Chinese-Mandarin qualifications are offered for our students.

We cracked the 100% pass rate in 2010. From there, we set ourselves new tasks and targets to meet as a school. Since the registration of our first exams, we have achieved a number of milestones and have come quite long way in establishing our track record and success with the GCSE / IGCSE programme.

Some of these highlights include:

  • The passing of all of our external inspections thus far.

  • Achieving a 100% pass rate in multiple years since 2010 and achieving examination results that are consistently above the world average.

  • Achieving outstanding results in a wide range of subjects, in particular GCSE Chinese, IGCSE Science and IGCSE Mathematics, where 100% of candidates have achieved A* in multiple years.

  • Receiving recognition from Cambridge University for the highest levels and marks in IGCSE Sociology in 2011, 2015 and 2016.

  • Successfully transitioning into the new (1-9) curriculum and achieving over 90% A*-C / 9-4 grades in 2018
  • Two IGCSE graduates - Ka Muk Ryan Lin received the “Top of the World”, “Top in Asia”, and “Top in Hong Kong” awards for IGCSE Mathematics in 2018 and the “Top in Hong Kong” award for IGCSE English Literature in 2019. Yuet Long Wong was also honoured with the “Top in Hong Kong” award for IGCSE Commerce in 2018
  • IGCSE English Language A, IGCSE English Literature and IGCSE Mathematics Specification A all achieving 100% A*-C / 9-4 grades in 2019.

The IB Diploma Programme at KCCIS

The transition from Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11) to Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and Year 13) is an exciting, challenging and rewarding step. KCCIS is recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) as an IB World School which offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) as a terminal qualification. The programme is designed to give students a broad, well-rounded international education and the skills needed for success in university and beyond.

The IB DP is a coherent two-year pre-university programme leading either to:

  • study for the full IB Diploma, in preparation for entrance into universities/colleges around the world
  • study for the IB courses, which provide entry to many universities and colleges, and/or the workplace. Students may select subjects which are of interest to them based on their academic ability, career and university ambition.

The full IB Diploma programme offers international curriculum content and a well-balanced education of up to six subjects, three studied at the Higher Level and three at the Standard Level. Students study a broad range of subjects from six academic groups: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics and The Arts. Students need to complete the IB Core components including the Extended Essay (EE), Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) as well.

The IB Diploma Programme ensures that students are well-rounded and prepares them well for higher education and the world of work. Our IB graduates have so far taken up places at the world’s leading universities, such as University College London, Imperial College London, King’s College London, The University of Manchester, The University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University of California - Davis, Amherst University, Pennsylvania State University, Yale-NUS, College of Charleston, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Sydney, Trinity Western University, University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

For more information regarding our IB Diploma Programme, please refer to this link: www.kccis-ib.com