Secondary School Curriculum


The Academy believes that learning is the acquisition of knowledge best gained through meaningful activities. Learning is evident when students enthusiastically discuss and debate issues, express themselves freely and demonstrate intellectual curiosity.

To bring about this kind of learning, teaching methods need to cultivate the joy of learning as well as develop in students the social, creative, communication and critical thinking skills necessary to achieve success in an ever-competitive and changing world. This means asking questions, taking risks and not being afraid of making mistakes. Our students learn to learn.

Bilingual Immersion

The Academy’s bilingual program actively supports bilingualism and biculturalism in its students. Immersion instruction in two languages and the promotion of positive cross-cultural attitudes results in high levels of academic achievement.

In the Secondary grades, a greater percentage of instructional time is spent in English to complement the solid foundation in Chinese (Putonghua) that has been developed in the Primary School.

The proportion of the languages of instruction in the Secondary School is as follows:


Chinese English
Grade 6 30% 70%
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9 20% 80%
Grade 10
Grade 11 Language ratio subject to individual student’s subject selection
Grade 12

Key Learning Areas

The Secondary School curriculum:

  • Chinese Language and Literature and Language Acquisition
  • English Language and Literature and Language Acquisition
  • Individuals and Societies
  • Science
  • Design (including Computer Science)
  • Mathematics
  • Arts (Visual Arts / Music / Drama)
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Shuyuan and Hao Xue enrichment programs