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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: RM27,250
to: RM48,875
Address: 1, Jalan Delima 1/1, Subang Hi-tech Industrial Park, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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Number of students

Over 600 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 40 different nationalities across Asia, Europe, US and Australia.

Most common nationality

Malaysian

Ratio of local students to international students

60:40

Max. number of students per class

25 students

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes - Early Years & Primary Years

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we ELL (English Language Learning )

Additional language classes offered by the school

Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and French

Use of technology in the classroom

GEMS International School Tropicana Metropark is a BYO (Bring-your-own-device) school. Primary students will utilise Ipads as part of their learning while Secondary students will be required to bring their laptop to school.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, there is a homework policy in place.

Approximate hours of homework given

The suggested allotment of home learning varied from different year groups, as below:
Year 1 & 2 - Up to 20 minutes
Year 3 & 4 - Up to 30 minutes
Year 5 & 6 - Up to 40 minutes
Year 7 to 9 - Up to 90 minutes
Year 10 &11 - Up to 120 minutes

Projects and portfolios may carry over weekends/extended time during the weekday. This will become the responsibilities of the student.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, we use GL Assessment - CAT4.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We generally use the results obtained from the student's CAT4 assessment and if necessary, an interview may also be held with the Head of School.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We follow the western calender meaning our Academic Year starts in September. Application for admissions are accepted all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, students can join in September, January (Term 2) and April (start of Term 3). However, the school strongly recommend parents to register their child at the beginning of the new academic year in September.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Our students will sit for the GL Baseline and Progress Tests, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge Advanced.

Results in these examinations

IGCSE June 2021: 64% overall A*/A, 56% 5A*/A, 94% 5A*-C
AS Level June 2021 : 85% Grade A
100% Grade A in Literture in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes. Contracted to a third party vendor.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Admission is on a case by case basis for SEND children.

Learning support offered

IEP (Individual Education Plans), PLA (Personal Learning Assistant)

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

N/a

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. Parentla consent would need to be had first.

School start time

7.50am

School finish time

2.50pm

Supervised care before/after school

No. But we are considering this.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Over 200 activities across sports, performing arts, learning and hobby clubs and societies are available.

School provided lunches

Yes, morning snack and lunches are provided at a cost.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Special diets such as gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian can be catered for the students. All food provided are halal.

Sports activities included

Swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Football field, Sports Hall, Basketball court

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

Library, Drama Room, Music Room, Science Labs...

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our school mission is to inspire outstanding students who are safe. happy and successful. To drive this, teachers and students are encouraged to strive to develop their potential through continuous learning, pursuing excellence in whatever that we do, find the courage to challenge the convention and commit to making an active contribution to both local and global community.

Teaching approach of the school

The school prioritises the holistic development of its students through both its curriculum and extra-curricular provision, e.g. languages, sport, music.

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