High School Program (Grade 9 to Grade 10)

Subject curricula in Grade 9 and Grade 10 lead to CIE IGCSE examinations at the end of Grade 10. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is the world's most popular international qualification for 14–16 year olds. It develops successful students, giving them excellent preparation for their next steps in education, and equips them with skills for immediate employment. The Cambridge IGCSE is recognized by universities and employers worldwide. The Cambridge IGCSE is an internationally based curriculum, allowing teaching to be placed in a localized context, making it relevant in different regions. It is also suitable for students whose first language may not be English and this is acknowledged throughout the examination process. To seek more information about the Cambridge IGCSE, please refer to : www.cie.org.uk


The following IGCSE subjects are considered core requirements English, Mathematics, the 3 Sciences, ICT, Arabic Muslim Students will typically take seven IGCSE subjects, together with school-based courses in Islamic Studies and Social Studies is examined by the Omani Ministry of Education. Expatriate Students will be enrolled in two other IGCSE subjects instead of IGCSE Arabic First Language, Arabic Social Studies and Islamic Studies. They will receive Arabic Second Language lessons, which are assessed internally. 


In semester 2 students in Grade 8 will be given an opportunity to select the courses they wish to pursue in Grade 9. HASIS does not recommend students “drop” course once instruction has officially started in Grade 9. 


Some students will be selected for English First Language. This is a challenging program and students need to have a high level of competency in spoken and written English. 


Typically, students in Grade 9 and Grade 10 will study the core required subjects described above and one option such as Art and Design, Business Studies, Travel and Tourism


The two additional IGCSE subjects Geography and Environmental Management are currently offered for expatriate students.