Key Stages 4 and 5 (Upper secondary)


Upper secondary is comprised of grades 10 – 12.

In grade 10 students will be prepared for and sit IGCSE exams, formally known as O levels in English, maths, biology, chemistry and physics. Students also have optional subjects that include art, human biology, ICT, travel and tourism, French, German and business studies. Non-examined subjects include PE and Pastoral, Social and Health education.

In grades 11 and 12 students follow AS and A2 courses that are recognised both in Egypt and internationally for university entrance. Subjects offered include: accounting, Arabic, biology, chemistry, maths, physics and sociology.

Students in upper secondary are expected to have high standards in discipline and motivation, we encourage this by using positive behaviour management and a solid pastoral care programme.

There is a wide range of extracurricular activities including the House competition, student council, charity committee, student magazine, talent show and drama.

House System

This system is a traditional feature of schools in the English-speaking world, particularly in Commonwealth countries, originating in England. The school is divided into subunits called 'Houses' and each student/ class is allocated to one House. We have 4 Houses in Kipling represented by:

House 1: Earth: Colour Green

House 2: Water: Colour Blue

House 3: Fire: Colour Red

House 4: Air: Colour White

This system creates competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.