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MISY Myanmar International School Yangon

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 to 9)

The first three years of the secondary school form the third key stage (KS3) of the English National Curriculum. Here, students study a range of subjects, with an emphasis on the development of English Language skills. KS3 is an academically challenging course that prepares students for the IGCSE course in years 10 and 11. The subjects covered at KS3 are:

Subjects

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Myanmar
  • Mandarin
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Physical Education

Student Learning and Assessment

At MISY every student is an individual and we endeavour to create activities that can access all of our students. Throughout KS3 student learning is assessed in a variety of different ways, some examples include: essays and other forms of written work, presentations, artistic representations of learning, research tasks, problem solving activities etc.

Life at MISY

The secondary section at MISY has a lot to be proud of:

  • we have a wide selection of sports teams that compete with other schools in the Yangon area;
  • for the past two years a group of students successfully participated in the World Scholars Cup (a general knowledge competition where students from all over the world compete);
  • we participate in the Model United Nations (a complete mock-up of a real United Nations Conference where students are expected to make decisions about real-life world issues and present their ideas to their peers for discussion);
  • the IGCSE and A-level results are consistently well above the world average;
  • we have an outstanding music programme and regular music events;
  • there are opportunities to develop your drama skills through school productions, last year students presented a very successful Cinderella performance.

English

For the large majority of our students English is not their first language. The process of acquiring English is supported by the English as an Additional Language (EAL) department. If students arrive at MISY with limited English they are required to take additional English classes as part of their school day. As the level of these students’ English improves they are taken off the EAL programme and integrated fully into the main stream. Over time all of our students acquire an excellent level of academic and spoken English. Students leaving MISY in year 13 will progress into top Universities in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore.