Isamilo International School is a non government international school which has the clear mission to offer in education sector in Tanzania.The school mission is toprovides a high quality, balanced, British Curriculum education for individuals of all faiths, nationalities and backgrounds. All members of the School community are actively encouraged to unlock their potential whilst being continuously challenged to aim for excellence in every endeavour. Isamilo is a school looking to the future in which children are taught to respect each other and themselves, to value their environment and to appreciate their responsibilities to society.
From Year Seven, the students are taught by specialist teachers in designated rooms. As well as the regular classrooms, there are two science laboratories, an art room, a music room and two computer rooms, with 30 PCs and a broadband internet connection.
Key Stage Three: Year 7, Year 8 & Year 9 (Age 11-14) with Checkpoint exams in English, Maths and Science at the end of Year 9.
Key Stage Four: Year 10 & Year 11 (Age 14-16) with IGCSEs at the end of Year 11.
Key Stage Five: Year 12 & Year 13 (Age 16 – 18) –
Key Stage Three
The students are prepared for the UK CIE Checkpoint exams in English, Math and Science at the end of Year 9, which leads them into the IGCSE requirements. In addition to this, we use the UK levelling system which gives a clear idea of how our students are progressing relative to students in UK schools.
Key Stage Four
In Years 10 and 11 students follow the IGCSE course. The following subjects are compulsory:
In addition to the core subjects students may choose to study up to three, four or five optional subjects from the following three categories:
- Humanities and Social Studies: Geography, History and Economics
- Languages: French and Kiswahili
- Creative and Vocational: Art & Design, RE, PE and ICT
Students who are strong in English may choose to take English Literature, and students who are first language Kiswahili speakers may take the subject as an extra IGCSE.
Students study for a minimum of seven and a maximum of eleven IGCSEs. The majority of students take eight or nine. Where students are not taking an option they will have private study time in the library. Year Ten and Eleven students continue to have non-examined lessons in PSHE.