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Foundation Years

Foundation Years is designed and delivered to prepare students for their high school studies at AIC. The curriculum reflects the special nature of AIC and is adapted to meet the specific expectations of the courses offered. 

In the first two years of study at AIC, students will focus on not only subject content and language development but also learn important skills to be prepared for the IGCSE program or the AIC Diploma (accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges). Students will learn to question and evaluate information critically as well as challenge their own personal values. They will also learn to appreciate different perspectives and international mindedness. Another important aspect of the Foundation Years is to build a strong commitment to learning, and this is done by providing students with opportunities that encourage life-long learning. Ultimately, the aim of this program is to develop students language ability as well as skills that they will need to become strong high school students with a sense of purpose and commitment to their studies.

We offer the following Foundation Years subjects:

  • Mother Tongue: English, Chinese
  • Language Acquisition: English B, Chinese Culture
  • Individuals & Societies: Humanities
  • Sciences: General Science
  • Mathematics: Mathematics
  • Physical & Health Science: PE
  • Electives: Art, Music (one each semester)

In the Foundation Years 1-2, students will be provided with bilingual support where needed.