Senior Phase and Sixth Forms

In the senior school, the curriculum is designed to prepare students for life at university and beyond. This includes access to rigorous international qualifications: A-Level, the gold standard internationally and recognise by leading universities across the world. ​

Grade 10 (age fifteen)

From Garde 9,students gradually study a range of International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) courses. Highly regarded, IGCSE is an excellent and academically challenging preparation for A-level. The HILA curriculum and bilingual approach ensures that they are well prepared for success academically but also to flourish personally, socially and emotionally.

Grade 11 - 12 (age sixteen to seventeen)​

In this phase of the school, students study a number of A-Level subjects. These courses are considered to be an academically rigorous preparation for university study. A bespoke university preparation programme guides pupils and parents towards preparation for applications for and transition to higher education. The focus on building a deep knowledge and appreciation of Chinese heritage, culture and language is maintained throughout sixth form. Students leave the school prepared for success and leadership in China and beyond. ​

Personalised Guidance to Universities ​

We provide a dedicated University Admissions and Careers Guidance service that guides all students and parents towards preparation for transitioning to higher education and life at university. This includes guidance in selecting courses, structured support through the application process and coaching for interviews and relevant assessment. We are renowned for high impact close personal tutoring that is used to ensure all students reach their academic potential, developing the knowledge, skill, attributes and experience necessary for university entrance and success, career advancement and a fulfilling adult life. Each year students graduate from our family of schools take up places at Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League universities, as well as the best universities in Asia and around the world. The strong connections between our schools and top universities around the world further supports the successful placement our students.

Tina Quan

Teaching Assistant

Tina graduated from Worcester University. She has over 5 years teaching experience. In Tina’s opinion, teachers should be students’ friends as well as their masters. A teacher is a person knowledgeable also a good sample for students.​