LUSAKA INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Secondary


 

 

LICS Secondary School has over two hundred and ten students from Year 7 to Year 13. Small class sizes, combined with a very dedicated local and 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 in two new purpose built double storey classroom blocks, fully equipped science laboratories and an Art studio, on beautifully landscaped grounds and paved student recreational areas. Music and performance rooms, ICT labs, library, a multi-purpose hall, basketball court, 25-metre swimming pool and an astro-turf multi-purpose games area are complimentary facilities.

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 (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), History, Geography, Art, Music, Drama, Film 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 a two-tier French offering of standard and advanced level, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, 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.

The Secondary school curriculum overviews are listed below and available for download:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

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

Additionally, the students take part in the Educational Outreach Programme; a platform for service learning. Through EOP, opportunities exist for students and staff, including parents, to engage with communities in areas that affect the livelihoods of vulnerable persons. Through projects undertaken in communities, LICS students have opportunity to develop their communicative skills, interpersonal skills as well as develop in their analytical thinking and problem solving capabilities. Activities include situation analysis through site visits, problem identification, planning for intervention, resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluating, documenting and reporting.

The EOP also empowers students to acquire civic responsibility and leadership skills.

Furthermore, a daily programme of afternoon activities that include in-class academic as well as one-to-one support allows students to develop in academic and 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 and 9 attend week long annual residential trips to various locations in Zambia whilst Year 10 students spend a week of Service Learning. Year 11 students attend work experience at different companies and organisations within Lusaka, and Year 12 students engage in a week of Educational Outreach Programme of Service Learning 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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