Secondary Years

To enable our students to achieve high academic standards, JMS’ Secondary School follows the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) program, and incorporates aspects of other curriculums to provide proficiency in Mathematics, Sciences, Languages and Humanities, which are prerequisites for admission to top universities in Indonesia and abroad.

JMS promotes multiculturalism to cultivate global leadership qualities in our students. Our teachers take every opportunity to make our students aware of our international surroundings and the various cultures of other countries.

Alongside the international program offered at JMS, we also provide preparation for the Indonesian National Exam (UAN) for our Indonesian students, ensuring that they have a full array of qualifications for future employment.

At JMS we believe that a curriculum should be dynamic – developing and evolving continually to suit the needs of today’s fast-changing society.

OUR CURRICULUM

The Secondary School curriculum at JMS offers a challenging program consisting of Mathematics, the Sciences, Language, Humanities as well as Business and Technology. We use the Cambridge Curriculum and rigorous local assessments to ensure competitiveness in obtaining admission to good universities anywhere in the world.

A. THE LOWER SECONDARY CURRICULUM

Our Year 7 and 8 students are offered a range of subjects, allowing them to develop a broad interest in many different areas. Each subject’s curriculum has been carefully devised by our specialist teachers and facilitates the transition from the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB-PYP) provided at our Primary school, to the CIE Secondary program, which is implemented from Year 9 upwards. This mixture of Inquiry and linear-based learning provides the perfect balance for developing students’ minds, bodies and spirit, while preparing them for a competitive global market.

B. THE CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS (CIE) PROGRAM

Our Year 9 and 10 students follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) courses, which are part of the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) program. The Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centered and enquiry-based approaches to learning while developing each child’s skills in creative thinking and problem solving. These internationally recognized qualifications provide learners with an excellent progressive route to more in-depth and specialized higher education. Students choose a range of subjects from a broad and balanced curriculum formed in different groups, including Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences, Sciences, Mathematics, and Creative, Technical and Vocational subjects.

C. THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (IB-DP)

In Year 11 and 12, JMS students follow the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB-DP). Our IB-DP qualified teachers as well as our top of the line school facilities and science laboratories, will give an edge to our graduating students and help prepare them to excel in post-secondary life.

What is the IB-DP?

The IB-DP is an academically challenging and balanced program of education for students aged 16 to 19. It covers the two final years of secondary education. The program aims to prepare students for success at university and in life beyond. It has been carefully designed to address students’ intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being. The program has gained worldwide recognition, as well as the respect of the world’s leading universities.

The Core of IB-DP

The program consists of three cores that must be completed by all students:

The Extended Essay (EE) requires students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a topic, chosen by the student, which must relate to one of the IB-DP subjects they are studying. Students are required to share their findings in an expository essay.

The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) subject provides a coherent approach to learning that unifies the different academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) involves students in a range of hands-on activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Program. Students themselves choose the nature of these activities, which are either artistic, health or service oriented in nature.

Apart from those three core subjects, students must choose at least one subject from each of the following groups:

1.    First Language
2.    Second Language
3.    Experimental Sciences
4.    Individuals and Societies
5.    Mathematics and Computer Science
6.    The Arts

The IB-DP uses both internally and externally assessed components to assess student performance. For most courses, written examinations at the end of the DP form the basis of the assessment. Externally assessed coursework, completed by students over an extended period under authenticated teacher supervision, forms part of the assessment for several programme areas, including the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essay and the Extended Essay (EE). In most subjects, students also complete in-school assessment tasks. These are either externally assessed or marked by teachers and then moderated by the IB.