British-based Learning with an International Perspective


In the Senior School, we feel that a coherent and challenging curriculum is the key to alignment of mission, learning targets, pedagogy and assessment; as such, we are committed to a process of continually reviewing the curriculum to ensure its relevance. Five skill areas underpin learning in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) and create alignment with the outcomes and skills required in subsequent years in the school. The general skill areas are research skills, social skills, communication skills, thinking skills and self-management skills. These skills not only reflect our aim to empower students and teachers in a culture that prioritises curiosity, humility and community, but are also the values inherent within the Tanglin Learner Profile attributes.

Whilst the Senior School curriculum encompasses most of the elements of the English National Curriculum, we have developed the curriculum to reflect the needs and circumstances of our students and our international context. The key elements of the curriculum are as follows:

  • At Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) the curriculum encompasses core, foundation and additional subjects such as Drama, Classics and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education)
  • At Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) more than ten I/GCSE subject areas are offered
  • At Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) the Sixth Form offers a dual pathway allowing students to select either an A Level or International Baccalaureate Diploma pre-university course.

Click on the images below to find out more about curriculum information in the Senior School (Years 7-11). Information about subject options at GCSE can be found in this GCSE Options booklet.