SIA’s programmes are implemented using an experiential approach to promote and emphasise critical thinking, lifelong learning and research skills.
The prescribed route is for students to enter from age eleven and undergo a five year programme to achieve their International GCSE at age 15/16. Students then continue for an additional two years to attain their International A’levels.
At SIA, we consider two main factors when placing students i.e. the age and the number of years of previous education the student has had. Therefore applicants for Year 7 must be at least 11 years old during the calendar year they wish to join and to have completed 6 years of primary education.
We are also able to offer entry to applicants who wish to switch from the national JHS/SHS system to participate in the international programme.
Please note that the requirement for admission into SIA is subject to candidates writing and passing the School’s Entrance Examination.
|Stage||No. of Years||Entry Age||Class|
|Lower Secondary||3 years||11+||Form 1 - Form 3|
|International GCSE||2 years||14+||Form 4 - Form 5|
|International A'Levels||2 years||16+||Lowers 6 and Upper 6|
Running parallel to the academic syllabus is our tailor made yet internationally certified Curriculum Enrichment Program. Our CEP uses creative methodology to focus on critical thinking and global perspectives. Each student is presented with the unique opportunity to undertake community service, practice hands-on leadership and participate in entrepreneurial and innovative projects.
In addition, the CEP aims to promote social responsibility and value for one another, physical education opportunities and provide for art and crafts education. These additional skills will prepare our students to face the increasing, inescapable global challenges and will ensure they are adequately equipped to become the agents of change needed in society today. We have highly qualified staff from Ghana and around the world who prepare our students to compete at an international level.
In addition, SIA aims at enabling students who pass through to be able to enter into the world of work, training and studies with a background that equips them with capabilities to withstand any challenge anywhere. This will be achieved through the CEP, which will help the students chart their course in life without forgetting their background, circumstances and the environment from which they came.
Individual Learning Plans will be an essential part of the SIA experience, giving the student the opportunity and space to participate in the shaping, review and evaluation of their own learning.
SIA’s approach to the development of each student is holistic. The diversity of socio economic backgrounds fits perfectly with our overarching objective; to develop to the fullest, the potential of each student within a multicultural, multi- faith international environment. The academy will promote a spirit of friendship, respect and cooperation among its students and staff to achieve all rounded, level headed students capable of taking leadership roles in civil society. The school will provide a world-class education and match the best international schools in Ghana and abroad.