FAQs

What age groups does Nexus International School cater to?
We accept students from ages 3 (Nursery Level) to 18 (International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme-IBDP).

Which curriculum does Nexus International School follow?
The Primary school follows the acclaimed International Primary Curriculum (IPC). For Literacy and Numeracy the British National Curriculum is used. The Secondary school follows a British based syllabus with cross curricular links that prepares learners for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and General Certificate of Education (GCSE) examinations in Year 10 and 11, and the IBDP in Years 12 and 13.

What is the IPC?
IPC, or the International Primary Curriculum, approaches learning through focus on academic and personal development, as well as the development of a global awareness. The five key areas of emphasis are: Academic, Social, Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical. Through the IPC, learning becomes active, engaging, fun and above all, meaningful. Learners find a balance between learning to respect the past and preparing themselves for the world in which they are going to live.

For more information about IPC, log onto: www.internationalprimarycurriculum.com

What is IGCSE/GCSE?
GCSE is an acronym for the General Certificate of Secondary Education and the IGCSE is the International GCSE.This is an external qualification that is usually taken at the end of Year 11 for learners at the age of 16. It is the direct stepping stone to pre-university courses such as the International Baccalaureate. For more information, please refer to our website. What is International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)?

In Years 12 and 13, learners follow the Diploma programme offered by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). The course is designed to equip learners with the best foundation possible for entry into the world’s top universities. The IBO was set up in 1968 with this specific goal and is the programme of choice in international schools worldwide.

IB is a two-year programme of study taken in six subjects. Three subjects are taken at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). In addition, learners are required to produce or partake in the three central components of the IB Diploma; these are Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), and an Extended Essay in a personal research topic. For more information, please refer to our website.

Does the school provide Learning Support?
The School has Learning Support Specialists who provide additional support for selected learners. This support may be given within the mainstream class or, on occasion, learners may be withdrawn for specialist lessons. All applicants are assessed to see how the school is able to effectively cater for learners needs. What are the facilities offered at the school? 

State-of-the-art ICT facilities, swimming pool, tennis courts, football field, fully equipped auditorium theatre, Primary and Secondary library, cafeteria, science laboratories, food technology room and art rooms. Boarding facilities are also available.

What are the Co-Curricular activities offered by the school?
There is a full and varied CCA programme offered which will vary according to demand. Activities will normally be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays for approximately 1 hour after school. The range of CCAs may vary each term.

Some of the CCAs offered at Nexus International School are: Swimming, Taekwando, ScienceWerkz,Gardening, Football, Rugby, Tennis, Photography, Fencing, Cooking, Rock Climbing, Drama Club, Waterskiing, Fun Band / Orchestra.

What nationalities are the learners at Nexus International School?
We offer education for children from a diverse range of nationalities throughout the world. Our learner population is made up of children from over 28 different countries.

Can learners commence school at mid-term?
Yes, after they have undergone the assessment required by the school. However, this situation is avoided as it can be unsettling for the child. 

How many learners are there in each class?
This varies according to the age of the child but as a general guide our maximum class size will not exceed 24.

Which are the foreign languages taught at Nexus International School?
As well as Bahasa Malaysia, we offer Mandarin for all children above Reception age. For Key Stage 2 learners we offer Mandarin and Spanish. Secondary learners will have the opportunity to learn Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Spanish and/or French at advanced or beginner level. There may well be other languages offered as CCAs.

What is English as an Additional Language (EAL)?
Our English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme is designed to enable learners who have had little or no exposure to the English Language to develop fluency and competence in English, so they are able to follow the English National Curriculum at Nexus International School.

Is Uniform compulsory for all learners?
Yes. For more Muslim female learners, they are allowed to wear hijab/scarf of any kind. For more details, please check with Student Services.

What type of food is available at the school cafeterias?
Each week parents and learners will be able to choose set meals from the menu published in the school website or picked up at the school cafeteria. The meal choice will be Western, Asian and Vegetarian. All meals are Halal as required in Malaysia. 

Does the school provide transportation for its learners?
Yes, a bus service is available. Please check with Student Services for more details.

Are Malaysians allowed to study at Nexus International School?
Yes.

Does Nexus International School offer boarding facilities?
Yes we do. Kindly contact the Admissions Department for more details.