Secondary

At YCIS Beijing, our Secondary programme enables all students to reach for and fulfil their highest academic potential in conjunction with their spiritual, social, moral, cultural, physical and creative development. The aim of the YCIS Beijing Secondary curriculum is to ensure that all students are provided with opportunities to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible global citizens, and caring contributors, ready for their futures ahead.

The Best of Eastern and Western Traditions and Subjects

YCIS Beijing students experience a bespoke research-based international curriculum that merges the best of Eastern and Western traditions and subjects and provides students with an authentic immersion into Chinese culture within an international school framework.

This allows us to approach study projects from a global perspective, foster cultural respect and develop fluency in two major world languages of the 21st century – English and Chinese. We also place great value on character development and provide a wide range of activities such as art, music, sports, charity and leadership opportunities to capture students’ interest at all levels. This is what we refer to as "global education".

We pride ourselves in preparing our students to become adaptable enquirers, and multilingual global citizens who are ready to take on positions of great worth within society.

Re-thinking and Re-imagining Schooling

YCIS Beijing is re-thinking and re-imagining schooling in order to better provide for the students of the connected generation so each is well equipped for the demands of study and work that await them. This means redeveloping learning spaces, removing walls and changing traditional classroom furniture. But this is only part of the process. We are also changing the way in which teachers and students connect, share and create.

The Early Childhood Centre and the Primary School have new open plan areas. Each has developed strong learning communities where learning is connected and engaging. Both are clear examples of why the shift is the best choice for Secondary School. We already have a proven track record of excellent educational results in IGCSE and IBDP. Our students invariably head overseas to study at top universities across the world. Excellent educational academic achievement remains central to our approach.

Great success commences with great preparation and the learning in the lower levels of secondary is important in its own right. It sets the groundwork for students to continually improve their capacities to think critically and creatively, to manage their time, to deliver tasks as required, and to work well with others. Our students are equipped with the necessary skills to overcome the challenges of an uncertain future.