Solid base for lifelong learning

THE International School of Penang (Uplands) is renowned for providing an international education in an academically challenging, multi-cultural environment. It offers a broad array of courses designed to give students a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

Available are the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (for ages 4-11 years), an internationally based curriculum for Lower Secondary (11-14 years), Cambridge IGCSE for Upper Secondary (15-16 years) and the IB Diploma for pre-U (16-19 years).

The school has one of the best IB Diploma programmes in South-East Asia. The intensive two-year course prepares students exceptionally well for success at university and life beyond.

With emphasis on critical thinking, intercultural understanding and responsible citizenship, the programme develops students physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

Students are required to study a combination of six subjects, three at Higher Level and three at Standard Level. The core elements of the programme consist of a Theory of Knowledge course, the Extended Essay and active involvement in the Creativity, Activity and Service Programme.

All the above offer a highly enriching and holistic approach to student education and are excellent preparation for university. Entry requirements are at least five credits in IGCSE/O-Levels/SPM or equivalent.

Uplands students have achieved great success compared to world average scores in each year of the IB Diploma programme since its inception in 2001. Students Vidhya Karthikeyan, Joseph Tan, Ching Siew Yi and Lim Sheau Yun had achieved the perfect score of 45.

IB Diploma holders have gained admission to prestigious universities worldwide including The Ivy League and Oxbridge.

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