The WISS program has been designed to ensure students are successful in passing their first external qualification after a two-year program, IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) which is an internationally recognised qualification. As mentioned in our presentation, at the end of Form 3, the students are required to take 8 subjects including the core subjects.
Our Forms 4 & 5 students will follow the Cambridge IGCSE program. The choices of subjects WISS has made for these school years are crucial. The IGCSE curriculum gives a broad based education to students to ensure that students are not specialising at an early age but have at least six subject areas which are required by the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Forms 6 & 7.
This is why WISS will propose a subject choice option, over and above, the core subjects; Maths, English and Science, which are compulsory. Students will therefore be asked to choose several other subjects which will be arranged in different groups. These subjects will play an important role in their choice of further education and future careers.
WISS curriculum for Forms 1 to 3 has been therefore based on recognised International standards and the Mauritian curriculum.
You will note that the Mauritian curriculum is also based on International standards because in Mauritius, students sit for Cambridge examinations at the end of Form 5. We are therefore, required to ensure that we also cover the Mauritian requirements which are set by the Private Secondary School Authority (PSSA) and Cambridge.
For more information: http://www.cie.org.uk/programmes-and-qualifications / www.ibo.org
Please find in the table below an idea for the choice of subjects for IGCSE.
Students are required to choose one or two subjects from each group.