The Secondary School at Renaissance consists of three distinct stages – Key Stage 3 which encompasses Years 7, 8 and 9, Key Stage 4 which encompasses Years 10 and 11 and Key Stage 5 which encompasses Years 12 and 13.
In line with the school’s mission, the Secondary programme has a strong focus on academic and personal excellence and there is an equally strong commitment to student welfare and well-being and to offering a diverse extra-curricular activity programme.
The Key Stage 3 (KS3) curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of England but modified in part to suit the needs of a diverse international student population. Students in Key Stage 3 are involved in an expansive curriculum which covers English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, Art, Design and Technology (ADT), Drama, Computer Science, Music, Vietnamese, a third language and Physical Education.
There is a strong emphasis on cross curricular links across Key Stage 3 and this makes the curriculum both meaningful and connected. In addition to the taught curriculum, all students are involved in Service Learning, are required to present a Personal Project at the end of Year 9 and are involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
Students in Years 10 and 11, Key Stage 4 (KS4), are involved in a programme that culminates in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at the end of Year 11. Designed and administered by Cambridge Assessment, the IGCSE has been specifically created for international students and leads to a certificate that is internationally recognised.
At Renaissance the core subjects – English, Mathematics, Language A and Coordinated Sciences are compulsory and students then choose from a broad range of subjects across the Humanities, Creative, Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Technology.
In Key Stage 5 (KS5) the majority of students are involved in the International Baccalaureate Diploma and our results are consistently above the world average.
The prestigious IB programme provides an excellent pathway into universities and colleges worldwide. Students are required to study six subjects as well as fulfilling Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Activity and Service requirements and writing an Extended Essay.
For those students not wanting to undertake the IB Diploma, the school offers an internal High School Diploma that is recognised by colleges and universities, for example in the United States. This option is also supported by a SAT offering that is taught by a specialist teacher.
IB DIPLOMA SUBJECT GROUPINGS
|GROUP 1||GROUP 2|
|English 'A' Language and Literature||Korean 'A' Language and Literature|
|English 'B' (HL)||Vietnamese 'A' Literature|
|Chinese (Mandarin) 'A' Language and Literature|
|Chinese (Mandarin) 'B'/Ab Initio|
|French 'B'/Ab Initio|
|GROUP 3||GROUP 4|
|Business Management||Sport, Exercise and Health Science|
|GROUP 5||GROUP 6|
|Maths: Analysis and Approaches||Visual Arts|
|Maths: Applications and Interpretations (SL)||Chemistry|
Note: All subjects are offered at Higher (HL) or Standard Level (SL) unless otherwise indicated.
IB Diploma Results 2019
At Renaissance International School Saigon we believe in academic and personal excellence. Our students International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results are a reflection of our commitment to this area. As in previous years, we are happy that for the 2018-2019 academic year, our students performed well and can be proud of achieving above the world average.
Our results highlights:
- An average IBDP score of 33 – higher than the IB global average
- 95% pass rate
- 65% achieved the prestigious Bilingual Diploma
- Top score of 40 points
Well done to all of our graduates! This continued academic success is testament to our dedicated and hardworking students and our teachers who support and inspire our students through their studies whilst they are at Renaissance. Our teachers support and encourage students to strive for the best at all times and of course a thank you to our parents, who provide their continuing support and dedication.
Our students received university offers from many top universities and colleges around the world and with such good results, will go on to study at these universities in the USA, UK & other European countries, Australia or Asia.
I have been accepted to several universities such as Yonsei University, Korea University, Hong Kong University and etc. I have decided to enrol and study at Yonsei University, located in South Korea. I have been quite worried about getting adjusted to my university life but fortunately, Renaissance and its IBDP has prepared me well for university life and I’m currently more than satisfied with my university life.