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The teachers at the Alice Smith School always go the extra mile.
Louisa, Year 9 student
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Welcome from the Principal

I would like to welcome you to our Secondary Campus located in Equine Park. Purpose-built on a large expansive site of 25 acres, it is just south of Kuala Lumpur and a 30 minute drive from the Primary Campus.

The Alice Smith School is committed to providing an outstanding education. We believe in an  education which not only achieves the academic accolades required to secure places at leading universities but also provides a learning environment where students can become creative, critical and compassionate thinkers and experience opportunities to make them more resilient, resourceful and respectful in the future.

Our academic results are excellent with IGCSE and A Levels results being on a par with leading independent schools in the UK and worldwide. The diversity we offer for students within and beyond the classroom, coupled with  the AQA Baccalaureate qualification, sets our students apart in helping them secure their place at their university of choice.

Our high quality team of teaching professionals share an intense passion and commitment to ensure their students confidently strive to fulfill their potential, academically and personally. In doing so our teachers are supported by modern facilities, bright and pleasant teaching spaces and excellent resources.

As a result of an education at the Alice Smith School, we know your child will embrace their future with confidence and enjoyment.

Sarah Howling
Sarah Howling, Principal-Secondary Campus


Key Facts

The Secondary Campus caters for approximately 800 students aged 11 to 18 across seven year groups, Years 7 to 13. There are five form classes in each year level from Year 7 to 11, with between 100 to 120 students in a year group. Our Sixth Form has doubled in size over the last six years, with 180 students having secured places.

The year groups are split into three key stages of learning (Key Stages 3, 4 and 5) and follow the English National Curriculum through to IGCSE, GCSE and A Level. Maximum class size is 24 in Key Stages 3 and 4, with many optional subjects in the older year groups having much smaller teacher-student ratios. 

The Alice Smith School’s distinctive approach to develop students academically and holistically is applied across all aspects of learning, underpinned by a supportive pastoral care programme designed to guide students to confidently make their own informed decisions and embrace new challenges.

KEY STAGE 3 (Years 7, 8, 9) - Ages 11 to 14

Key Stage 3 covers the first three years of secondary education. Following the English National Curriculum, students will:

  • become equipped in fourteen core subjects
  • extend their linguistic capabilities by choosing two foreign languages from French, Spanish, Malay and Mandarin
  • select optional courses in Year 9

An exceptional range of wider learning initiatives, trips, inter-school competitions and extra-curricular activities are organised to support the academic subjects.

KEY STAGE 4 (Years 10 and 11) - Ages 14 to 16

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), students are prepared for external examinations in IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) courses, which take place at the end of Year 11.

Students will write examinations in the mandatory subjects:-

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Double Science (equivalent to two GCSE qualifications encompassing all three sciences) or Biology, Chemistry and Physics as three individual GCSE subjects.

As well as these mandatory subjects, students will study for and take examinations in a further five subjects from a choice of approximately 30 to complete their GCSE repertoire.

Key Stage 4 is a significant and influential stage of a student’s academic journey as students begin to make personal choices about the subjects they wish to study at A Level. Subject teachers, tutors and the Pastoral Team encourage students to explore and discuss the choices and opportunities open to them, whilst taking into consideration their personal strengths and ambitions.

The Key Stage 4 experience also focuses on developing the whole student, in particular, Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (PSHE) programmes tailored to suit the needs of students at this stage of their life. Professional PSHE experts provide workshops and guidance during our Wider Learning Days to ensure this personal and intangible aspect of education is catered for in a nurturing and supportive environment.

SIXTH FORM (Years 12 and 13) - Ages 16 to 18

In Sixth Form, also known as Key Stage 5 (KS5), students are prepared for external A Level examinations:-

  • AS (Advanced Subsidiary) in Year 12 - 4 subjects 
  • A2 (Advanced 2) in Year 13 - 3 subjects

The A Levels are the academic element of the AQA Baccalaureate (AQA Bacc.)Programme which all KS5 students follow. The AQA Bacc. comprises of four distinct parts in all. The three remaining elements further develop each student in the areas of independent learning and management, citizenship and community involvement and enhance their skills as thinkers, collaborators, researchers and presenters through a wide range of enrichment activities and further study. Please see our AQA Bacc. page for more information.

Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre is a bridge between school and university as it provides our students with individual and shared learning spaces and a place to relax and socialise with their peers, which is separate to the rest of the school.

The teachers at the Alice Smith School always go the extra mile.
Louisa, Year 9 student
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