Cambridge IGCSE – SMIS

The Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) offered at the Stella Maris International School is an academically rigorous, internationally recognised and specialised English Language curriculum from Primary (Years 1 & 2) to Secondary (Years 7 to 11). The curriculum develops the students’ creative thinking and problem solving skills in preparing them for advance Pre-University studies, particularly the Cambridge International A-Levels and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programmes.

Cambridge IGCSE (Primary)

Subjects Offered

Years 1 & 2

  • English Language
  • Bahasa Melayu
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Bible Knowledge
  • Mandarin
  • Moral Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Personal, Social & Health Education
  • Music
  • Humanities
  • ICT
  • Art & Design
  • Physical Education


Co-Curricular Activities Extra-Curricular Activities
Bahasa Melayu Speech & Drama
English Language Fencing
Mathematics & Science Taekwondo
Carrom & Board Games Robotics
Arts & Crafts Gymnastics
Scouts Karate
St. John Ambulance Dance
Girl Guides Violin
Badminton Badminton
Table Tennis Swimming
Football Performing Arts



  • An enriched curriculum for a holistic and all rounded primary education
  • Nurturing character, defining moral and universal values to raise responsible global citizens
  • Provide ethical foundation and social skills to promote a spirit of humanity for positive contributions in life
  • Opportunities to hone talents, skills and improve proficiency in English


Lower Secondary / Upper Secondary

Subjects Offered

Years 7 to 9 (Lower Secondary)

  • Bahasa Melayu
  • English Language
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Islamic Studies
  • Bible Knowledge
  • Art & Design
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

Years 10 to 11 (Upper Secondary)

Core Subjects

  • Malay/Bahasa Melayu (IGCSE/SPM)
  • English First Language
  • Mathematics

Optional Subjects

Option 1 Option 2 
Additional Mathematics Additional Mathematics
Biology Biology
Chemistry Chemistry
Physics Physics
Economics Accounting 
Option 3 Option 4
Biology Accounting
Chemistry Art & Design
Accounting Business Studies
Economics Economics
Co-Curricular Activities Extra-Curricular Activities
Interact Club Speech & Drama
Orchestra Fencing
Performing Arts Taekwondo
Art & Design Robotics
Debate Gymnastics
Public Speaking Karate
Mathematics & Science Dance
Environmental Violin
Culinary Chess
Frisbee Badminton
Boy Scout Swimming
St. John Ambulance
Girl Guides



  • Fostering discipline and character building 
  • Inculcation of acceptance and respect for people of all backgrounds
  • Equipping our students with valuable life skills
  • Academic and extra-curricular excellence


School Term (Primary & Secondary)

The school year is divided into 3 terms: January, April and August.


Admission Requirements (Primary & Secondary)

Pass the SMIS Assessment 

May be required to attend an interview

Meet the minimum age requirements for enrolment