Senior School: Pre-University A Levels

A levels at JIS Brunei

Delivered in state-of-the-art facilities

A two-year internationally recognised programme, all A Level examinations are sat at the end of Year 13 after the full two years of study. A Level students are able select up to four subjects from a range of more than 25 on offer.

At Jerudong International School we recognise that sole academic achievement at A Level is not all that is required to secure places at the world’s leading universities or to fully prepare young people for the important challenges and working environments that they will face in the future. We endeavour to provide all of our students with a more rounded education and skill base, whilst upholding the academic rigour that A Level success demands. A broad education is our priority. 

For Years 12 and 13, JIS offers two choices: A Levels and The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB)  Learn more about our International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) programme here:

IB
DIPLOMA

There is so much going on at JIS. Our Senior School pre-university booklet gives lots more information about life as a student in Jerudong International School - the curriculum, co-curricular activities, preparation for university and our exam results

PRE-UNIVERSITY BOOKLET

Our community has created snapshots of what life at JIS Brunei is really like. There are videos and image collages that give you the chance to 'walk in the shoes' of a student at JIS. 

Day in the Life
Pre-University Student

34%

of JIS graduates in the UK attend Russell Group Universities

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state of the art science laboratories.

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Outstanding Boarding Houses
2 for boys and 2 for girls

31%

of grades achieved were A* or A grades at A Level

30%

of grades achieved were A* to B grades at A Level in 2019

750

seat auditorium in the Performing Arts Centre

No.1

Award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre

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cutting edge Design and Technology rooms

No.1

Cleanest air in Asia

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cutting edge Design and Technology rooms

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Acre site, including fully equipped Boarding Village.

A Level Curriculum

Curriculum

As well as studying at least three A Levels subjects, students at Jerudong International School also have the opportunity to study three other elements: a Global Issues course, an enrichment programme and a broadening qualification such as an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The EPQ is a piece of independent, in-depth research equivalent to an AS Level, while the IELTS programme is the world’s most popular English language test for higher education and global migration.

Subjects Available

Students can choose from the following subjects:

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Physical Education

Art & Design
DT: Product Design

Media Studies
Drama & Theatre Studies

Psychology
History
Geography

Music
Music Technology

English Literature
AS English Language
IELTS

Mathematics
Further Mathematics
Computer Science

French
Spanish

Accounting
Economics
Business Studies

pastoral care in years 12 and 13

Pastoral Care

The pastoral system in Years 12 and 13 is designed to offer students a healthy blend of friendly support and professional guidance. Students benefit from daily contact with a tutor who provides a challenging, fulfilling and productive environment, working closely with the Head and Assistant Head of Upper Years, the IB Coordinator (for IB students) as well as the Housemasters and Housemistresses.

JIS operates a ‘vertical’ House system, which allows students to make supportive friendships across a range of age groups. As senior members of the school, Years 12 and 13 students have greater freedom and privileges as well as more relaxed relationships with teaching staff. Independence is encouraged and students are expected to respond constructively to the trust placed in them.

Students have the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills by becoming a House Captain or through various initiatives such as the school’s ‘Be a JIS Hero Leadership programme. JIS also offers a structured and highly professional Higher Education and Careers Service, delivered through tutor groups and a team of specialist counsellors, as well as assemblies, PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education), one-to-one appointments and interviews.

higher education provision

Higher Education Provision

Students at JIS Brunei have excellent prospects of attending the very best educational institutions in the world. The school has a dedicated Higher Education (HE) team, with specialist counsellors (in Law, Engineering and Medicine) offering their valuable insight and experience to guide students throughout their university application journey .

Our expert team consists of experienced counsellors specialising in applications to universities in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. It also provides bespoke assistance for students applying to the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League institutions.

JIS Brunei also runs a series of events such as Careers Carousels, University Fairs, Guest Lectures and Higher Education Evenings, which offer students the opportunity to connect with visiting universities and take inspiration from illustrious guest speakers.

Students who wish to apply to university in the USA are required to have taken the SAT ot the ACTs. JIS Brunei is an accredited exam centre for both the SAT and ACTs, and runs courses during vacation time to prepare students for the test.

JIS Graduates University Destinations

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Co-Curricular Activities

There are over 300 activity options on offer to students studying A Levels or the IB Diploma courses. They range from Borneo Project to 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 Gold International Award (Duke of Edinburgh) is a well established and popular young leadership course. 

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

IGCSE

Student 

The resources available at JIS are great. I really value the support we get whilst learning.IGCSE STUDENT

Mr. Kah Luk Wong

Parent

JIS provides a safe environment for children to learn and to explore their potential. The school provide lots of opportunities both in academia & in co-curricular activities.Mr. Kah Luk WongPARENT

Ms. Mups Hirse

Alumni

JIS has a very strong commitment to positive student engagement. I attribute my success not only to the work I put in, but also to the support provided to me.Ms. Mups HirseALUMNI (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO)

Mrs Dani Buckingham

Parent

The highly motivated staff are professional and accessible; everyone from the nurses, to the school leaders have an open door policy. Mrs Dani BuckinghamPARENT

Pre-University

Student 

The environment JIS has created encourages both students and teachers to strive to be better.
PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Ms. Julia Ladics

Alumni

JIS has an incredible atmosphere; you can feel the enthusiasm and dedication of everyone there. The environment helps everyone thrive in their own way.

Ms. Julia LadicsALUMNI (BROWN UNIVERSITY)

Pre-University

Student 

I value the wide range of opportunities at JIS, in academics, sports and the many leadership opportunities.
PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Mrs Kristen Hannappel

Parent

JIS' location makes every outdoor activity an adventure. Just taking a step outside the gate takes children into a world of wildlife, beach or jungle!Kristen HannappelPARENT

Pre-University

Student 

I enjoy the vast opportunities we have to impact the school positively, and I value the close tight-knit community at JIS.
PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Dr. Muppidi

Parent

JIS is a unique school. The teachers are amazing and take personal attention and care of each and every student. They are the really assets of this organization. Dr. MuppidiPARENT

Pre-University

Student 

I enjoy the vast opportunities we have to impact the school positively, and I value the close tight-knit community at JIS.
PRE-UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Mrs Kristen Hannappel

Parent

JIS' location makes every outdoor activity an adventure. Just taking a step outside the gate takes children into a world of wildlife, beach or jungle!Kristen HannappelPARENT

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