Our Senior School Programmes

Uplands offers a multi-certification pathway in Year 12 and 13 that provides flexible and personalised pathways for all learners to find success as part of our High School. Students may select to follow the full International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and graduate with an IB Diploma alongside a High School Diploma or they may take some IBDP courses complemented with High School courses and/or self-guided electives. Whatever pathway and courses students choose, they learn together in inclusive classrooms. For more information on our pathways, you can visit the High School Curriculum website.

 

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) 

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous, academically challenging, and balanced programme of education designed to prepare students aged 16 to 19 for success at university and life beyond. The curriculum is made up of the DP core and six subject groups: studies in language and literature; language acquisition; individuals and societies; sciences; mathematics; and arts. In addition to the six subjects, the DP core aims to broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills through Theory of Knowledge, in which students reflect on the nature of knowledge and on how we know what we claim to know; The Extended Essay, which is an independent, self-directed piece of research, finishing with a 4,000-word paper; and Creativity, Activity, Service, in which students complete experiences and projects related to those three strands. More information can be found at https://ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/ 

 

The Scholarship  

The International School of Penang (Uplands) welcomes both internal and external applicants who model the Uplands school values and the IB learner profile attributes to apply for our prestigious scholarship to study in the Senior School at Uplands. The value of the scholarship offered on tuition costs will be determined on an individual basis and will be discussed with the individual applicant during the selection process. Students will commence in August of 2023, at the beginning of Senior School for a two-year period.

 

Eligibility  

This scholarship is open to qualified students for entry into the senior school to study either the IB Diploma Programme or the final two years of the four year High School Diploma Programme. 

The application can be made by any student of any nationality who either currently attends Uplands or who hopes to attend. 

 

Deadline and procedure for application  

  • Complete applications should be submitted on or before the 17th February 2023. 

  • Complete the application on the Google form and any additional documents should be emailed to admissions@uplands.org titled IBDP Scholarship 2023. 

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete assessments and an interview prior to the 10th March 2023. 

  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by 31st March 2023.

  • Details of the eligibility, criteria and application form can be found here.