Secondary

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a diploma from East-West International School, students must have successfully completed the criteria listed below. These requirements are weighed against the demonstration of knowledge in four core areas of our general high school curriculum: English Language, Mathematics, Science, & Social Studies.

Academic Pathways

East-West International School offers an East-West International School Diploma, earned upon successful completion of the requirements below.

Students can earn up to two additional qualifications based on the graduation pathway they wish to pursue:

  • A Grade 12 Diploma from the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, earned upon passing the Grade 12 Khmer National Examination 
  • A Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma, awarded by Cambridge Assessment International Education

The academic pathways are determined by students themselves, reviewed by and in consultation with teachers and counselors. Students are encouraged to align their high school paths with their post-high school career and/or university plans. 

East-West International School Diploma

Grading Scale

EWIS Grading Scale
A+98-100B83-86C-70-72E+57-59
A93-97B-80-82D+67-69E53-56
A-90-92C+77-79D63-66E-50-52
B+87-89C73-76D-60-62UBelow 50

 

Course grades are based on internal school standards created by departments at East-West International School. They incorporate classroom performance on exams and quizzes, participation and enthusiasm for class, as well as completed work and projects. 

In order to successfully pass a course at East-West, a student must earn a letter grade no lower than an E-Minus on the 4.0 grading scale; this is the threshold representing the lowest possible grade that still reflects acceptable knowledge acquisition.

 

School Hours

  • Early Years and Primary School classes begin at 7:30 am and end at 2:30 pm. 
  • Secondary School classes follow a block rotation schedule

 

International Program Only
7:10 – 8:40 am8:45 – 10:15 am10:15 – 10:30 am10:30 am – 12:00 pm12:00 – 1:00 pm1:00 – 2:30 pm2:30 – 3:10 pm
Day 1Period APeriod BRecessPeriod CLunchPeriod DReflection
Day 2Period EPeriod FRecessPeriod GLunchPeriod HReflection

 

Bilingual Program
7:10 – 8:40 am8:45 – 10:15 am10:15 – 10:30 am10:30 am – 12:00 pm12:00 – 1:00 pm1:00 – 1:40 pm1:45 – 2:25 pm2:30 – 3:10 pm
Day 1Period APeriod BRecessPeriod CLunchKhmer 1Khmer 2Khmer 3
Day 2Period EPeriod FRecessPeriod GLunchKhmer 1Khmer 2Khmer 3

 

*Note: Khmer classes will run on a Monday to Friday schedule irrespective of the Day 1/Day 2 schedule. On Wednesdays, Grade 7-12 students who study Khmer will have one extra class and be dismissed at 3:50 pm. Tuesdays follow an adjusted schedule due to the day beginning with Advisory class. 

 

Bilingual Program or International Only Program

Students elect either the fully bilingual program (Khmer/English) or attend English-language classes only.

Bilingual ProgramInternational Only Program
Class schedule:
Grades 6 - 12
7:10am - 3:10pm

Except Wednesday (Grade 7- 12) are dismissed at 3:50
Class schedule:
Grades 6 - 12
7:10am - 3:10pm
Students study the Khmer national curriculum approved by the MoEYS, the International Middle Years Curriculum, as well as a full Cambridge program of IGCSE, AS and A level classes in Secondary.

Classes are taught by qualified, experienced and caring teachers.
Students study the International Middle Years Curriculum, as well as a full Cambridge program of IGCSE, AS and A level classes in Secondary.

Classes are taught by qualified, experienced and caring teachers.
15+ hours of instruction per week25+ hours of instruction per week
Students have three Khmer language classes per day, with one extra class from 3:10-3:50 on Wednesdays. In one week, students study:

Khmer Language (x4)
Mathematics (x5)
Chemistry, History, Geography, Biology, Earth Science, Physics, Morals & Civics (x1 each)

Students also take all the courses offered in the international program.
Students sit for the khmer national exam in Grades 6, 9 and 12.
The Middle School (Grades 6-8) follows the International Middle Years Curriculum and Cambridge International standards. Assessment is continuous, developed by teachers at the school and is aligned with the IMYC descriptors.

Core subjects:
English
Mathematics
Sciences
Social Science

Additional classes:
Art
Music
Physical Education
Coding
Service Learning
Food Chemistry

Grades 9-10

Students study the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum in Grades 9-10. Students can sit for IGCSE level exams at the end of Grade 10. Courses currently offered at EWIS include:

IGCSEs:
English - First, Second Language
Mathematics - Core, Extended
Coordinated Sciences
Geography
History
Global Perspectives and Research
Design and Technology
Business Studies
Spanish

Additional classes:
Art
Music
School Media
Physical Education
Grade 11-12

Students study the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum in Grades 11-12. Students can sit for A-Level exams at the end of Grade 11 and 12. Courses currently offered at EWIS include:

English Language
Mathematics
Physics
Biology
Chemistry
Geography
History
Global Perspectives and Research
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Business Studies
Art and Design

Additional subjects:
Career Guidance (compulsory)
Music (London College of Music exams)
Physical Education
Food Chemistry
Psychology

NOTE: Students at East-West are able to complete a full Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma.

Cambridge International Examinations

Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) provides internationally renowned examinations and qualifications to over 160 countries.

To find out more about Cambridge International Exams, click on the links below:
Parents Guide to Cambridge IGCSE
Parents Guide to Cambridge AS and A Levels

For more on the Cambridge International Exams program, including IGCSE and A-Level courses, please visit http://recognition.cie.org.uk/