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Pupils enter Mill Hill International from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and our guiding principle is to create a supportive yet challenging educational experience which allows all of our pupils to thrive and excel in the British independent education system.

This aim extends beyond the pupils’ time at Mill Hill International; we hope that the pupils’ progress will be sufficient to allow them to achieve their full potential as they continue their educational journey, whether in the UK or further afield.

The academic curriculum is complemented by an extensive programme of Games and Activities.  The breadth of the curriculum, both inside and outside of the classroom, provides opportunities for all pupils to enjoy a full range of activities, sports and intellectual disciplines. We seek to ensure that pupils become more confident, motivated, resilient, determined and independent during their time with us. We aim to give all pupils an understanding of themselves as learners, as young adults and as global citizens.

Organisation of the Curriculum

There are three academic courses at Mill Hill International. Most pupils complete at least one year of study, but subject to availability, pupils may stay for one or two terms.

Year 9

Pupils entering the School in Year 9 come from a variety of educational and cultural backgrounds.

Year 9 is the final year of three academic years called Key Stage 3 in the UK. The Year 9 curriculum at Mill Hill International aims to:

  • Enable pupils to experience as wide a range of subjects as possible;
  • Consolidate previous learning in preparation for the start of their GCSE/IGCSE courses;
  • Develop literacy and study skills across the curriculum.

The structure of the Year 9 curriculum is outlined in more detail here.

Year 10 – Two-Year GCSE course

Two Year GCSE pupils study Mathematics, English and one Science as their core curriculum. Pupils can then take five additional subjects. Where the EAL need is great, the number of subject options are reduced to facilitate the additional English language support.

The structure of the Two-Year GCSE course curriculum is outlined in more detail here.

Year 11 – One-Year GCSE course

All pupils study Mathematics and English as their core curriculum. To recognise the variety of educational and cultural backgrounds that pupils come from and their individual interests and aptitudes, particularly language proficiency, the pupils then select three options.

Pupils are advised to think about breadth of study although this may not always be appropriate or achievable.

The structure of the curriculum for the One-Year GCSE course is outlined in more detail here.

For full details on the curriculum, subjects, PSHE programme, English language support, integration, our use of iPads and digital textbooks, academic support, please download our Curriculum Guides below: