Our students and their families are at the heart of every decision we make, and as such we are proud to have Alice Smith regarded as a Tier 1 international school.
With an Alice Smith education, your children will learn essential knowledge, discover new talents through extra-curricular activities and develop the necessary characteristics to become well-rounded adults.
But it goes further than that – here’s why.
A truly British education that’s current
Alice Smith has earned its reputation as a Tier 1 school in Malaysia from the sheer quality of our curriculum. Modelled on the English National Curriculum, it ensures our students receive an internationally recognised education that prepares them for their bright futures.
Our curriculum covers a comprehensive range of essential subject matter such as Mathematics, Sciences and Languages. It’s also balanced with elective courses like theatre, musical arts, sports and more. This ensures that each student learns what is required for entry into top post-secondary institutions, as well as subjects that encourage development and discovery of new skills, passions and talents.
This breadth of learning opportunity gives you children a world of resources at their fingertips to discover their strengths and talents. As Dr Sarah Howling, former Secondary Principal says:
“We want our students to experience the excitement of discovering that they are capable of achieving more than they thought possible. We encourage them to embrace new opportunities and challenge and support them in developing resilience and determination.”
Educational standards are constantly evolving – so we do too. We keep our curriculum and teaching techniques up to date with latest standards and research.
“We respond to UK curriculum developments in a timely fashion to ensure our students have qualifications that are entirely relevant,” said David Potts, Vice Principal of Learning and Teaching on our Secondary Campus.
Find out more about how your children can benefit from a Tier 1 school.
Learning that’s transferrable and versatile
As an international school in Kuala Lumpur, we do everything possible to ensure incoming and outgoing students have everything they need to thrive while affecting their education as little as possible. Therefore, our curriculum is designed so students can pick up their education anywhere in the world with ease.
“We work closely with the schools to which our departing students are transferring to ensure alignment of curriculum/exam syllabus, where necessary,” says Potts. “We also provide a wealth of information which allows the receiving school to understand a student’s strengths and needs in order that they are able to maintain their learning with minimal disruption.”
The success our students have at seamlessly transferring back to school in the UK or abroad is just one of the many reasons why we have earned a reputation as a Tier 1 school in Malaysia.
High quality teachers from around the world
A world-class curriculum can only get our students so far – we take pride in having quality teaching staff to enhance our students learning. As a Tier 1 school in Malaysia, we attract top teachers from around the world; our teachers have proven to be more than deserving of this ranking.
“The quality of our teaching is intrinsically linked to the calibre of our staff,” said Potts, “most teachers at Alice Smith have at least two years of experience teaching at schools in the UK before joining us.”
Hiring teachers who have taught the very curriculum ours is modelled from means our students are receiving the same high-quality education they would if they lived in the UK. Additionally, we consistently invest in developing our staff’s skillsets, as they will make lasting impressions on our student’s for years to come.
We also perform quality assurance tests to ensure our teaching staff is performing to expectations. These tests are recognised by COBIS (Council of British International Schools Overseas), and have received the UK Institute of Education’s Professional Development Quality Mark.
As a Not-For-Profit, we invest in your child’s education
The benefits of a not-for-profit school are second to none: everything you pay for your children’s education is invested right back into supporting them and their learning. Whether that be through world-class teachers, improved operations, student services or an abundance of extracurricular activities – and much more.
As the oldest not-for-profit British school in Malaysia, we invest our funding into providing a quality education for your children, and our student success rates are a testament to this.
“We invest all our resources in making sure that the education for the children we have in our care is the best that it can possibly be,” said Roger Shultz, our Head of School.
As a Tier 1 not-for-profit school, we can guarantee the needs of our students are placed above all else.
Exemplary exam results and world-class higher education destinations
Our consistently high standardised test results speak for themselves. Our students go on to attend world-class post-secondary institutions including the prestigious UK Russell Group universities and several Ivy League colleges.
“In Key Stages 4 and 5 we follow (I)GCSE and A Level courses in exactly the same way as UK schools and we achieve exceptionally good results with a non-selective intake,” said Potts.
With our world-class curriculum, incredible staff and our students-first mentality, we are able to offer your children everything they need to reach their fullest potential.
Learn more about what makes Alice Smith a Tier 1 school and how we compare to others internationally.