Senior School: IGCSE
Students in Years 10 and 11 follow the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) programme. The world’s most popular international certification for 14-16 year olds, the British programme culminates in a set of externally assessed examinations after two years of study at the end of Year 11.
JIS' well structured, yet diverse way of teaching creates an education that fulfils each child's needs and interests. The children are challenged to become their best selves in a secure environment with support and care. JIS is an unforgettable experience.
state of the art science laboratories.
Outstanding Boarding Houses
2 for boys and 2 for girls
of all GCSE grades awarded were A* or A in 2019
of all GCSE grades awarded were A* to B in 2019
seat auditorium in the Performing Arts Centre
Award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre
50 metre and 25 metre
Cleanest air in Asia
cutting edge Design and Technology rooms
Acre site, including fully equipped Boarding Village.
The IGCSE curriculum is a rich experience that extends well beyond the confines of the classroom. Extension activities and homework are crucial, not only because they consolidate students’ learning, but also because they provide opportunities for intellectual exploration. Overall, students complete the IGCSE course with a broad base of knowledge and skills upon which to build when they enter the A Level or International Baccalaureate Programme in Year 12.
All students in Years 10 and 11 will study the Core Subjects which are: English Language (and depending on level of English, also English Literature), Mathematics, Science (Chemistry, Physics and Biology) and a language (French, Spanish, Chinese, Malay as a foreign language or Bahasa Melayu – mother tongue Malay). In addition, the IGCSE students will choose a further three optional subjects.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) is available to students, on a needs basis, in both mainstream classrooms and smaller groups. Download this Booklet for full details.
English or EAL
Chinese Foreign Language
Chinese First Language
Malay Foreign Language
Malay First Language
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|Business Studies||Economics||Physical Education|
|Design: Products||Media Studies|
The aim of our excellent pastoral care is to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. At JIS Brunei we care deeply about the wellbeing and happiness of each individual child. We work tirelessly to ensure that every student not only takes a full role in our thriving school community, but is also coached to ensure that they are equipped with all the skills necessary to succeed in the adult world. Critical to this journey is the relationship that each child has with their Housemaster/Housemistress or tutor. These people play a central role in each student’s development by providing individualised pastoral care, academic mentoring, organisational help, counselling as well as guidance in the form of Higher Education and career advice.
JIS Brunei’s ‘vertical’ House system allows students to make supportive friendships across a range of age groups. As members of the Senior School, students in Years 10 and 11 benefit not only from being given the responsibility of acting as role models for younger students in their Houses, but also from having the older students in Years 12 and 13 to look up to and work with directly.
At JIS Brunei we believe that students should come to school every day and try to challenge themselves in and beyond the classroom. We expect them to respect everyone and contribute towards a thriving, inclusive and accepting community. The goal of all this is to encourage each student to every day make their own ‘teaspoon of positive change’ and transfer the skills that they have learnt in school to make positive choices within the community around them.
There are over 300 activity options on offer to IGCSE Students, from Debating to Diving, from Model United Nations to Masterchef, from Fencing to EcoJIS, from Chinese to Chemistry Club, and from Food to Fitness Training - there is something for everyone! The Bronze International Award (Duke of Edinburgh) is available to Year 10 students and Silver Award for Year 11 students.
Our school is all about developing the whole person and CCAs form a vital part of that process. Seizing the opportunities that are available is a big part of making the most of your chances of success in the long run.
Studying at JIS is an encouraging, fulfilling and a rewarding experience. There is always great opportunity for leadership.IGCSEStudent
JIS delivers well balanced, fun-filled, healthy educational activities that build confidence, communication, creativity, curiosity, empathy and patience.Mrs. Liyana AmirParent
We chose JIS because it gave a wide variety of options for my IGCSEs. We are given opportunities to pursue so many different things all at once.IGCSEStudent
My children have made incredible progress since starting JIS. They are becoming independent, confident learners with an insatiable desire to learn.Kristen HannappelPARENT
At JIS you discover the world outside the classroom.Middle YearsStudent
This school celebrates cultural diversity and differences in personality which, can only foster emotional maturity and confidence in our children. Dr. Siti Khadijah IsmailParent
JIS is a wonderful place to be, academically and socially. It offers many different opportunities for us to grow and to learn.Middle YearsStudent
The school is concerned about the well-being of the children, and the teachers are dedicated and caring.Mrs. Azhani DanielPARENT
I value the vast opportunities we have to impact the school positively. I also value how tight-knit a community JIS is.Pre-UniversityStudent
At JIS, there is a balance of academic, cultural and sports. Students are exposed to so many children, teachers and staff from other countries, and various backgrounds. There is so much diversity and inclusion, ultimately shaping students to become well-adjusted global citizens.Dr. MuppidiParent