The Secondary School at Cairo English School follows an English model of education.
Key Stage Three includes Years 7 and 8. It is the beginning of that model. Students in Key Stage Three are divided into Year 7 and Year 8. During this Key Stage, students are helped to manage the change from Primary School to Secondary School. They are also introduced to all the subjects they will be able to choose for IGCSE. This gives them a good understanding of each subject and what they are suited to before deciding what IGCSEs to take. During this Key Stage, students become aware of and start developing the important skills needed for later education, career and life.
Key Stage Four covers Years 9 and 10. It focuses on the IGCSE exams. IGCSEs are equivalent to the GCSE taken in England however, there is still an emphasis on developing skills for life. This builds on what was learned at Key Stage Three. Students will take their IGCSEs at the end of Year 10.
Key Stage Five covers Years 11 and 12. During this Key Stage, students can opt for a one year AS Level course (equivalent to half an A Level), or a two year International Baccalaureate Course ( the most highly regarded International school qualification around the World). After these courses have been successfullly completed, students can enter university in Egypt. During this Key Stage, the skills that students began developing in Key Stage Three are continued. Students will leave CES more than ready to succeed at university and in life in general.