LICS Secondary School has over one hundred and eighty students from Year 7 to Year 13. Small class sizes, combined with a very dedicated international teaching body, create a caring and friendly atmosphere and a positive learning environment.
Through our vision of “maximising the potential of future world citizens”, we have been exposing our students to a world of learning and an education that is rounded and all-encompassing; complimented by attractive facilities comprising a purpose built double storey classroom and office complex, well-furnished and supplied science laboratories and complemented by beautifully landscaped grounds. Other facilities include an Arts theatre, music and performance rooms, ICT labs, a well-stocked library, a multi-purpose hall, a basketball court, a heated 25-metre swimming pool and an AstroTurf multi-purpose games area.
Our educational programme is based on the Cambridge International Curriculum, enhanced with elements of the diverse social and cultural aspects of Zambia.
During the Lower Secondary Programme (Years 7 to 9), all students learn English Language and Literature, Mathematics, French, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), History, Geography, Project, Performing Arts and Physical Education. At the end of junior Secondary, the students sit Cambridge Checkpoint examinations in English, Mathematics and Science.
During the next two years, when students enter the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme, some of the subjects are dropped in favour of a core of optional subjects which include French, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Additional Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, Art and Physical Education. All students study First Language English, English Literature, Mathematics and recreational Physical Education. The programme culminates in the Cambridge-administered IGCSE examinations and students are awarded the internationally recognised International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) qualification.
The last two years focus on the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A Level) studies. They are explained in detail under the section on AS and A Levels.
Our expertise and passion is centred on enquiry-based learning, ensuring that our students are provided with a stimulating and nurturing environment where they can grow and thrive to become successful, compassionate and confident citizens of the world.
Supplementing the range of academic subjects is a broad Pastoral Programme to promote personal and social awareness in all our students. Global Citizenship Education and our Educational Outreach Programme empower our students to develop greater civic responsibility and leadership skills.
Students are encouraged to participate in community service programmes to help and support Zambian schools and other communities in and around Lusaka, and to look to themselves and how they can support each other in this dynamic arena of cultural learning.
The Pastoral team works hard to create a firm, fair, caring and friendly environment for all students studying at LICS.
The Pastoral umbrella also includes a Student Support Service for students needing additional learning support or help with the English language, a Counselling Service providing emotional support to all age groups in the secondary school, and the provision of Careers and progression advice.
Students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 attend week-long residential trips to various locations in Zambia. Year 11 students participate in work experience at different companies and organizations within Lusaka, and Year 12 and Year 13 students engage in community service.
By offering such a broad range of academic and pastoral activities to students of varied backgrounds, we are undoubtedly helping them to maximize their potential as responsible future world citizens.