Academic Programmes & Curriculum


AT WISS, the lower secondary programme  (Forms 1 to 3) follows the Cambridge Lower Secondary (CLS) curriculum. The CLS is an integrated programme  which provides a broad and balanced education for all learners.   With the variety of subjects offered to choose from, including English, Mathematics and Science, learners find plenty of opportunities to develop creativity, expression and wellbeing in a variety of ways. Teachers actively accompany and engage learners in their learning and encourage them to develop independent learning. In Form 3, learners take part in the Cambridge Lower Secondary Checkpoint, marked by Cambridge International, to monitor performance at the end of the lower secondary programme. The CLS prepares learners for their next academic stage by developing their knowledge, understanding and skills.

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In Form 4 and 5, the  WISS learners engage in the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme.  It is one of the world’s most popular international qualifications for 14 to 16 year olds. It is a flexible and stimulating curriculum with a wide variety of subjects to choose from providing learners with more ways to learn and more ways to succeed.  In the local Mauritian context, a formal qualification at the end of Form 5 is prized and the Cambridge IGCSE assessment, marked by Cambridge International, provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning. Cambridge IGCSE also helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving which is the perfect springboard to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

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“Since 2017, the WISS team has worked together to put in place the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) which is implemented following a system of best practices and standards to develop the school’s purpose, culture, environment and learning.  The philosophy of the International Baccalaureate Organisation for the IBDP is in line with the purpose and ideals that WISS holds and values with regards to its dedication to encourage and support learners to develop and reach their full potential. WISS became officially authorised to run the IBDP in 2019 and saw its first batch of graduates in 2021.


The IBDP is a laborious, challenging and very rewarding broad-based two-year programme that prepares learners in the 16 to 19 age range for university and life. It is the ideal final step in the WISS academic pathway offered to students. The IBDP aims to encourage learners to be knowledgeable and inquiring, but also caring and compassionate. There is a strong emphasis on encouraging learners to develop intercultural understanding, open-mindedness, and attitudes necessary for them to respect and evaluate various perspectives. The IBDP encapsulates perfectly the motto of WISS –  “Ad Vitam Paramus” –  it is not merely a formal academic programme but it prepares learners for life.”

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Core Values

Our values, along with the personal goals, are the guiding principles which help us create a positive learning environment and prepare confident and successful learners, who prosper and contribute as respectful members of a global community.


At WISS, we recognise and address the broad range of needs of young adolescent learners, while encouraging them to appreciate cultural diversity. We assist students in the transition from home to school, promote positive social interactions and provide opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for lifelong learning. At WISS we believe that parental involvement is an essential ingredient in providing quality education for our students.

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