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This IBDP was developed in Switzerland and is known for its academic rigour and encouragement of independent learning.
The most popular secondary school qualifications are the International General Certificate of Secondary Education followed by A Levels, which are attained in the final year of secondary school.
Debate rages over whether the popular Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching approach really needs the formal addition of the arts into the acronym.
There is no longer a gender imbalance when it comes to studying STEM-based degrees at university, but there still is in the related job markets. STEM subjects will shape our future and girls will play a major role in this.
A highly experienced international educator, Dr John Kennard has taught in prominent schools in the UK and Australia. He is now headmaster at Epsom College in Malaysia and has led schools in Hong Kong, Poland and Switzerland.
The International Baccalaureate has become a top secondary school qualification with a global outlook, widely accepted at top universities around the world. These schools offer the IB and are known for good results.
We last wrote about boarding schools in KL and the surrounds, but if you're looking further afield, there're good options in Penang and Johor Bahru.
STEM learning is becoming increasingly relevant in producing future problem solvers who think outside the box. The Alice Smith School recognises that and incorporates STEM subjects into their curriculum.
Having worked across many sectors of education across several countries including Australia, Brunei, Thailand, Japan and the UAE, Stephen West is now the principal at MIGS preparing students for the ever-changing future.
These classes in international schools give students an introductory glimpse into the working world.
From famed British public schools to prestigious local institutions, boarding offers students the opportunity to become independent in a nurturing and holistic environment without having to leave the country.
Clive Rogers is the founding principal of Peninsula International School Australia. We find out what it takes for an international school to make the cut in such a competitive environment.
Life after high school can be daunting. For many, there is only one chance to make the right choice. For that reason your child can feel overwhelmed. Here are a few reassuring thoughts.
A-Levels or IGCSE? IB or HSC? We take a look at the different types of school-leaving certification offered and how they work.
Secondary schools emphasise 'global citizenship', but understanding what that really means is important in deciding on the right schools and curricula for your children.
This is the first British school in Malaysia to offer the Chinese language proficiency programme.
Principle Nicki Coombs shares her experience in developing Beaconhouse Newlands International School as a united team and family in academics, arts, sports and more.
Here's some tips to share with the kids before the stress of exams kick in.
Music, the visual and dramatic arts have been criticised for being non-essential, but what should we really think about arts education in schools?
We take a look at schools that not only teach subjects, but life lessons like the value of giving back to their pupils
International education in Malaysia is dominated by IGCSEs and A levels but the International Baccalaureate is not to be discarded
Read Part 2 of 'IB Thinking' where we speak to the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) and Fairview
Explore the options for live-in education in Malaysia with our A to Z of international boarding schools
Failing the exams can be tough on students who have worked hard hoping to attend their dream university. Find out what comes next if your child doesn’t achieve the desired grades.
Step into the classroom for a full-on lesson on the many international high school curriculums available in the country and how each is unique.