At HAIS our secondary programme aims to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become responsible and independent learners. We encourage our students to be inquisitive and creative learners, helping them to get the most out of the learning process. In our secondary programme we teach a broad range of subjects, and where possible we take a cross curricular and project-based approach.

Our secondary programme encourages students to become curious, self-directed learners and builds analytical skills which are essential to their future studies. There is a strong focus on developing transferable skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and independent research. Throughout the secondary programme a more mature and analytical approach is expected from learners enabling them to develop organizational skills and independence. Our Secondary programme follows the Cambridge International Curriculum.


The Cambridge curriculum is international in philosophy and approach helping our students best prepare for the future. The Cambridge learner attributes are: confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. Learners build these attributes throughout all stages of the Cambridge curriculum enabling them to use their skills cross-curricular. A key focus of the Cambridge curriculum is in developing deep knowledge, conceptual understanding, and skills in all subjects. This is facilitated through a strong emphasis on critical thinking skills and project-based learning where possible.

The Cambridge Lower Secondary curriculum typically caters to students from 11-14 years of age. It covers a broad range of subjects which are: English, Mathematics, Science, Global Perspectives, Art and Design, Digital Literacy, Music and Physical Education.

Our Lower Secondary programme provides the base of knowledge and skills which learners need to be successful in their IGCSEs in Upper Secondary. As of 2020 – 2021 our current Year 9 learners will progress onto the Cambridge IGCSE programme, a worldwide qualification which places importance on content knowledge, application, and skills.