LUSAKA INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL

SECONDARY OVERVIEW


LICS Secondary School has over a hundred and seventy 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 on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds: music and performance rooms, ICT labs, libraries, a multi-purpose hall, a tennis and basketball court, 25-metre swimming pool and an astro-turf 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 (Year 7-9), all students learn English Language and Literature, Mathematics, French, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), History, Geography, Project, Art, Drama, Music and Physical Education. At the end of junior secondary, the students sit a Cambridge Checkpoint examination in English, Mathematics and Science.

During the next two years, when students enter the IGCSE programme, some of these subjects are dropped in favour of a core of option subjects which include French, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, Additional Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics and Art. All students study First Language English, English Literature, Mathematics and 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 (AL) studies. They are explained in detail under the section on A-Levels.

Our expertise and passion is centred on inquiry-based learning, ensuring 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 academic range of subjects is a pastoral programme of Personal and Social Education which introduces topics such as health, personal relationships, study skills and career guidance.

The Community Service and Social Responsibility Programmes also empowers students to acquire civic responsibility and leadership skills.

Furthermore, a daily programme of afternoon activities allows students to develop in non-academic areas. These are both sporting and non-sporting activities. Our students are also encouraged to pursue outside school interests.

Students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 attend week long annual residential trips to various locations in Zambia. Year 11 students attend work experience at different companies and organisations within Lusaka, and Year 12/13 students engage in community service as well as an optional overseas study tour.

By offering such a broad range of academic and pastoral programmes to students of varied backgrounds, we are undoubtedly helping them to maximise their potential as responsible future world citizens.

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