Welcome to St Ignatius Catholic School, Cayman Islands

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Year 7 - Year 13

Secondary (Years 7-13)

Welcome to St. Ignatius Catholic School

The essence of our school is that we are a family: a caring Catholic School that welcomes and embraces students of all denominations. We have high academic standards and we challenge and expect all students to meet our high expectations in all that we do. We have a safe and picturesque facility that is suitably equipped for a modern curriculum and which is regularly being updated to improve the quality of teaching and learning. We have knowledgeable, enthusiastic, experienced and caring teachers from different parts of the world who work hard to develop, in partnership with parents and the wider community, confident, respectful and responsible students. We are very proud of our students who regularly show themselves in a positive light through their academic achievement and in their spiritual, personal and social behaviour, and the majority of our students go on to good universities around the world. As such we have a very good reputation within the community and we look forward to improving even more in the years to come.

Technology Provision

Each student in Years 7-13 is issued with their own laptop at the beginning of the school year. At St Ignatius we believe that learning is greatly enhanced by the targeted deployment of technology. Every classroom has a state-of-the-art wifi access point. All homeworks are recorded on the iSite portal to which ALL parents, students and teachers have access. Again, we believe that collaboration between these three groups allows students to reach their potential. Further details on the programme can be obtained from Mr Whyte (Director of Technology) at the school.

Curriculum

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Our broad and balanced Key Stage 3 develops the skills and understanding of Key Stage 2 and prepares the students for their examination courses at Key Stage 4. Students study the following subjects which are taught by specialist subject teachers:

  • Religious Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • French/Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Drama

In addition, the students receive instruction in Life Skills and Careers Education which are delivered through assemblies, tutor periods and off-timetable activities.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

At Key Stage 4 students follow a two-year programme leading to external examinations at I/GCSE level. Students are required to take a number of compulsory subjects (core) but may also select from some other subjects (options):

Core Subjects Option Subjects (select 3)
Religious Education Computer Science
English Language French
English Literature Spanish
Mathematics History
Science (Double\Triple Award) Geography
Physical Education Business Studies
  Accounting
  Art
  Music
  Physical Education (examination)
  Drama

 

In addition, the students receive instruction in Life Skills and Careers Education which are delivered through assemblies, tutor periods and off-timetable activities.

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form: Years 12 and 13)

Our Key Stage 5 or ‘Sixth Form’ programme prepares students for higher education through the study of subjects at AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) level. Entry is based upon students achieving the required minimum number of higher grade passes at I/GCSE or CXC. To be eligible for the Sixth Form students need a minimum of 5 passes at C/B grades or above at I/GCSE or 1/2 at CXC.

Students study 4 subjects at AS level and 3 or 4 at A level. Students may choose from the following subjects:

  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Mathematics
  • English Literature
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Marine Science
  • Computer Science
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Business Studies
  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Law

Students also have the following weekly classes

  • Sixth Form Mathematics
  • SAT (USA applicants only)

Sixth Form students also receive university and scholarship preparation during tutorial time.

In addition, our students some complete community service and are expected to participate in a number of intra-mural and extra-curricular activities that enrich the life of the school and enhance their personal and social development.

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