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The General Certificate of Secondary Education, more commonly known as GCSEs, are taken by students in the UK aged 14-16 years. GCSEs are taken at the end of year 11, although studies for these exams begin in year 10 (or sometimes earlier in year 9). The work is mainly a theory-based study of a subject mixed together with practical work, depending on the nature of the subject.read more
If you want your child to graduate from their school as a confident, curious, and well-rounded human being, then an international school may be the answer.
A broader education
Even though your child will still attain certain academic standards and pass their all-important graduation exams in preparation for university, they’ll also have learned many other life lessons that..read more
As the first and the oldest British international school in Malaysia, the Alice Smith School has a long history of community service. For over 70 years, our efforts to help others has helped shape and sustain the future of Alice Smith as a very successful, not-for-profit educational institution since its humble beginnings in 1946. As a result, community service and helping..read more
Some would argue that examination results are the most important outcome of a child’s schooling, giving them the best possible opportunity to get into university. In many ways this is true, but we believe that learning goes way beyond subjects and grades.
Service learning can be a great tool to provide a strong foundation for children’s development and life beyond school... read more
For many parents, selecting a school for their child can be a minefield – international or not? Academically-led, or vocational? Boarding or day school? One of these choices is selective versus non-selective schools. But what is the difference, and which one is better for your child?
What is a selective school?
Selective schools are schools that offer their places based on a..read more
Exam season can be stressful and nerve-wracking for children and for their parents. You might find yourself struggling to help your child through their exams, or feel like you could be doing more to help. Here are some tips on how you can better support your child through their exams and help them with their revision.
- Give them a dedicated study space at home A dedicated..
We are excited to announce that The Alice Smith School is an official sponsor of Millie’s Spring 2023 “Discover The Future Careers Fair”. Millie has been supporting Alice Smith over the past few years, and as we began a partnership this summer we are proud to join them for this event next year.
About the event
Millie’s Spring 2023 “Discover The Future Careers Fair” is an..read more
We welcome guest writer Zhongyi Ho from Year 13 to tell us more about the KLASSics Alumni Sharing event last week.
"It is always exciting for alumni to visit and share their experiences - and this first KLASSics Konfidential sharing session with Zhi Yan, Lee and Valerie Ho is no exception. Zhi Yan, Lee (KLASS 2018-2020) is a third year BA Chemical Engineering via Natural..read more
Choosing an international school can be a daunting task. Finding the perfect balance between high academic standards, engaging and attentive teachers, and fun extracurriculars to help your child thrive can be tricky, especially if it's your first trip to Malaysia.
Trusted by expat families since 1946, Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur provides an outstanding international..read more
A big part of choosing a school for your child is making sure that school provides opportunities for students to excel and reach their full potential. These opportunities will differ depending on the type and tier of school.
But what are the different international school tiers, and what does that mean for your child? Read on to learn more about that and how your child..read more
It is a pleasure to be able to share with you in this week’s Secondary Blog, two snapshots of special moments that celebrate and highlight the exceptional calibre of our students. In the field of creative writing, Caitlin Gray (Assistant Head of Department for English) explains how our students across Key Stages 3 and 4 have risen to the challenge of this year’s FOBISIA Short..read more
Secondary Weekly Highlights: The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - A unique academic experience 📚📝🧐
There is nothing quite like the satisfaction of seeing the fruit of our labours come into being; of driving a creative process through from concept to end product; of knowing when we have created something that is uniquely part of us - that has been birthed from our interests, research, hypotheses, care, curiosity and critical thinking. In this week’s Secondary Blog, our Head..read more
We were not able to be on campus for the final week of Term 1 last year, we are certainly making up for that this year! This week has been a joyous medley of celebration, collaboration and singing.
The language of carolsThe week began with our fabulous Year 7 MFL students showing off their ability to sing in different languages. Students of Spanish, French, Bahasa Malaysia..read more
At Alice Smith School, our Higher Education provision utilizes an external platform called Cialfo. Cialfo is an online college and career planning platform that students and parents can use to help in planning their Future Pathways.
Students are introduced to Cialfo in Year 10, during which they complete career and personality assessments and explore different career..read more
At Alice Smith School, our students go on to pursue a variety of courses in higher education. Our extensive Higher Education provision supports every student in their pursuits, from Law to Humanities and from Art to STEM.
Applications to competitive STEM courses such as Maths, Economics, Science, Computer Science, and Engineering typically require skills and knowledge beyond..read more
We are delighted that our fantastic Alice Smith Higher Education team have been nominated as one of the finalists for the Pathways to Continued and University Education award in this year’s International School Awards! 👏 Here's the team to tell you more about their Future Pathways initiatives.
"The Alice Smith School Future Pathways initiatives aim is to expand both Higher..read more
At Alice Smith School, we strive to support our students in their higher education aspirations. While the majority of our graduates will be applying to and attending UK universities, the number of students applying to the US has steadily increased, partly based on some excellent placements over the past few years.
To ensure that our students are able to produce a strong and..read more
With entrance to elite universities becoming ever more competitive and with increased emphasis on specific entrance examinations and interviews required by certain universities, Alice Smith School aims to ensure that such students have a personalised support programme catered for their needs.As a part of the extensive Higher Education provision given to A-Level students at..read more
Over the last few years, there has been nothing short of a revolution taking place in the world of careers guidance. This change is mostly being driven by the phenomenon known as the 4th Industrial revolution, a process where technological developments and global developments, are introducing, eroding and changing the workplace at a rate simply unprecedented in previous..read more
Friday 23rd April is UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day 2021. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. It's mission statement is ‘to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.’ When you go onto..read more
As a registered centre for the provision of The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, we'd like to commemorate HRH Prince Philip's lifelong legacy of service and dedication, by reflecting on how our students have developed independence, resilience and perseverance through the Award challenge which pushes for their personal limits and achievements.
Not all learning happens in..read more
The world is changing rapidly and many jobs of the 20th Century will not exist by 2025 and the remaining industries will see massive changes. Our students will have careers that we have not yet even thought of and even the traditional professions, such as medicine and engineering, will not look as they do today.
We were delighted to cohost a virtual roundtable event with our..read more
Futurescope was born in the 2016/17 academic year. The brainchild of Jake Lynn, who at the time was Head of Media Studies at Alice Smith, Futurescope was initially a teaching and learning project wherein students from Years 10-13 volunteered to research, prepare and deliver a TED-style talk of around ten minutes on a topic of their choice.Although staff were available for..read more
Every year the KLASS PTA makes significant contributions to our school and we are fortunate to benefit greatly from their voluntary efforts. The PTA is parent led and they play a key role in supporting the school in a number of ways.
In particular, the PTA:
- Provides a positive welcoming climate for all parents and new families on their arrival to the school;
- Builds our school..
For many students and parents, A Levels can appear to be something of a daunting prospect, yet the truth is they can be a far more flexible and accessible qualification than they may first appear. It may also seem that at a school which produces so many students that get very high grades and go to top universities, that this is where our key support for students is mostly..read more
Ensuring their children have a quality education is a concern for any parent.International schools that offer an internationally recognised curriculum bestow your children with the educational foundation they need to succeed in any post secondary institution they choose, preparing them for a future that meets their highest potential.
At Alice Smith, we ensure your children..read more