Students start the Secondary Section when they are 12 years old. This is where they will spend their last six years of school, in Secondary Stages 7 to 12, before moving on to University. In the Secondary Section, we continue to follow the Cambridge International curriculum that we started in Primary. The language of teaching and learning is English, but all students continue to learn French as an additional language up to the end of Stage 10. They also continue to have lessons in Kinyirwanda and Swahili. Secondary Section consists of three phases: Secondary 1 phase (Stage 7 and 8). During these two years, students follow a broad curriculum including Maths, English, French, Sciences, ICT, History, Geography, Business, Music/Art, Sport and Religion. Towards the end of Stage 8, students will be invited to select the specific subjects they will study for IGCSE exams in the next phase. IGCSE phase (Stage 9 and 10). In these two years, students study 7 subjects for Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate in Secondary Education) exams, which will be taken in May of Stage 10. Students currently study 5 compulsory subjects (Maths, English, French, ICT and Business) and two options (either two Science subjects or two Humanities subjects). As well as these IGCSE subjects, students also continue a range of non-exam subjects to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum. A level phase (Stage 11 and 12). Most students go on after IGCSEs to study Cambridge A (Advanced) Levels. A levels are the qualifications required to enter a Bachelors course at University, in Rwanda or elsewhere. Students select 3 A levels to study, depending on their academic strengths and their future aspirations. The subjects currently offered include Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Geography, History, French, Business Studies and ICT.