Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 forms part of the Secondary School at The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi catering for students aged 14 to 16 years old. This is a significant phase in ISPH students’ lives and it is important that the right choices are made for the right reasons. The teaching staff at ISP will give as much guidance and advice as is necessary to ensure each student has chosen a suitable path at Key Stage 4 (KS4).
At ISPH, we know that a student’s mental and physical health and wellbeing are as crucial to sustainable academic success as any amount of study. Our experienced Tutor team is dedicated to ensuring that students are supported both academically and personally throughout their time here.


Download the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide (PDF file)

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced range of courses whilst enabling them to experience different aspects of subject areas. The curriculum has been carefully chosen to prepare students for the demands and rigours of the Sixth Form (Years 12 & 13) and beyond, whilst opening their eyes to new possibilities.

Students in Key Stage 4 follow the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programmes of study through Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE). Students study and take examinations in 7 or more IGCSE subjects which include: 

Optional Subjects (students also choose 4 or more optional subjects to study):

The Community Outreach And Life Skills (COALS) programme enables students to successfully master the ISPH Core Values and Learning Habits whilst also encouraging them to develop their skills of critical thinking and problem solving.

Our creative, imaginative lessons based on real-life situations and scenarios help students gain specific subject skills, knowledge and understanding. Subjects are taught in engaging formats emphasis on independence, analysis, evaluation and creativity and through this the students develop the ability the think critically; a crucial skill for later life.