The TSIS High School Diploma is awarded to all students upon graduation from Year 13 (only) regardless of the pathway they choose.
To qualify for the TSIS High School Diploma, students must satisfy the minimum requirement of 22 total academic credits, from Years 10 – 13, and meet the non-academic requirements. A credit is obtained by receiving an overall grade C or above for the school year while attending a minimum of 90% of the classes. This requirement is meant as the minimum standard, and students at TSIS are encouraged to exceed this whenever possible. Students are expected to take a broad range of courses and extra-curricular activities, and also actively undertake community service.
Years 10 – 11:
Years 12 – 13:
Students must maintain a satisfactory attendance record in Years 10-13, and must maintain an attendance record of more than 90% in all subjects.
Students must participate regularly in the extra-curricular activities programme from Years 10-13 with an attendance record of 90% or more. Students are encouraged to develop practical skills from the wide range of indoor and outdoor activities offered. A compulsory requirement, in accordance with the school’s Mission to develop confident leaders in a global society, all students must participate in Model United Nations (MUN) for at least two years during their time at the Senior School.
It is important to prepare students with the necessary skills for revision and to expose students increasingly to a formal examination environment as part of the learning process. Students are introduced to formal tests and exams in a planned progression of activities dependent on their ages. Older students are taught about behaviour in an examination room, examination techniques and long-term revision strategies through subjects. Students sit termly summatives and at all Year levels. Year 10 and 12 students also complete examinations at the end of May based on the work they have covered in the year. Year 11 and 13 students sit mock examinations, with final examinations in May / June.
Service to the Community:
Active service is at the heart of the school’s Mission and Values. Students must participate in community service throughout their four years of high school. Students must understand that service is a fundamental to humanity and makes a difference to the lives of others. Students undertake activities through the curriculum, and must complete at least one service activity in their own time. Students are required to keep a record of service activities which are evaluated at the end of the year. Students in Years 7 – 11 are expected to undertake service in every year. This will happen both within and outside the curriculum but as students enter Year 10, there is a greater expectation for students to initiate or plan the service. The quality of the service is emphasized, and students are also evaluated regarding their commitment.
Learning beyond the classroom is an integral part of the school curriculum, and all students are involved in field trips. Throughout the school year there are also a number of field trips that support classroom learning and student development. If your son/daughter is going on a field trip that involves an overnight stay, you will be expected to sign a permission slip attached to the bottom of an information letter or an overnight stay form. The majority of the field trips offered each year require no additional payment. Students will also need to complete absence permission form, which documents the work they will miss while on a field trip.