High Standards and A Passion for Learning
The curriculum of Kennedy House International School is based on a combination of the Cambridge Primary curriculum and the English National Curriculum which has been tailored enhanced to meet the needs of our diverse cohort. This allows us to offer your child an internationally recognised benchmark at Primary and Middle levels which does not ignore our context as a globally-conscious international school.
Our school is committed to developing the future leaders of Tanzania and as such, in addition to the core curriculum, there are opportunities for our pupils to study Swahili, to learn about the culture, history and geography of Tanzania.
For our middle school students, we employ the English National Curriculum's Key Stage 3 curriculum, bolstered by assessments from the International Schools Examination Board. These assessments provide an international recognised standard for your children and the ISEB Common Entrance exams at 13+ are a widely accepted benchmark for many of the top international schools worldwide.
The Cambridge Primary curriculum is split into 'Stages' which correspond with the year groups present in the English system. A simple breakdown of these year groups is available below.
Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge Primary is an education programme for young learners that combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment. Cambridge Primary was launched in April 2005 for Mathematics, Science and English. During Year 6 (the end of Key Stage 2) our students sit for their Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Tests which are marked externally by Cambridge examiners.
ISEB Common Entrance Examinations
The Independent Schools Examinations Board provides rigorous, high quality examinations and assessments for pupils seeking entry to independent senior schools at 11+ and 13+. The examinations, backed by the leading independent school associations, include the Common Pre-Tests, Common Entrance and Common Academic Scholarship examinations.
The 13+ Common Entrance examination is strongly supported by many of the top prep and independent senior schools in the UK. Its rigorous syllabuses and breadth of subjects provide a strong academic focus for pupils in Years 7 and 8 and an excellent preparation for GCSEs.