The International School of Karachi was established in 2015 to offer the parents of Karachi a unique curriculum and extra curricular activities. The school follows the National Curriculum of England. It is a known fact that compulsory education in England lasts eleven years, from the age of 5 up to the age of 16.
The original model chosen was that of a British system school and that policy has continued to the present. Children can be admitted in the Nursery class, when they have achieved the age of 2.4 years by 30 August, and continue to take A-Level examinations at age 18.
Pupils take the Pearson's iPrimary exams at the end of Key Stage One (Year 2), Key Stage Two (Year 6), and Key Stage Three (Year 9)
External GCSE and IGCSE exams are taken in Years 10 and 11, and AS/A2-Levels in Year 12 and Year 13.
It is a priority of the school that the students are prepared for, and can transfer to, British, American and International Universities. The curriculum of the school is broad, and appropriate to the multinational and multicultural nature of the pupils. Music, Physical Education, Arts occupy secure places in the programme as well as the more academic subjects. The school is committed to offering appropriate courses at all levels in Information and Communication Technology.
The school is licensed by the Pakistan Ministry of Education and, according to its directive; a programme of Pakistan Studies (History and Geography), Urdu Language and Islamic Studies (for Muslim children) is conducted.
Edexcel is one of three major awarding bodies in the UK. It was formed in 1996 by the merger of two of the leading examination and assessment boards in the UK: BTEC and ULEAC, the University of London Examinations and Assessment Council.
Through quality partnership arrangements, Edexcel qualification is provided in over 7000 international institutions across more than 100 countries.
GCSE, iGCSE and ‘A’ levels provided by Edexcel are one of the main entry qualifications for selection to Universities. The General Certificate of Secondary Education is a two year course beginning in Year 10*.
*Students submit coursework throughout the two years and this together with the final examination, is assessed to provide the grade for each subject