Upper Secondary School The Upper Secondary School is for Years 10 to 13. (Age 14-18) The syllabus here follows the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), AS Levels and A Levels (University Preparatory Exams)

  • 14 - 16 Years Old - IGCSE Examinations
  • 17 Years Old - AS Level Examinations
  • 18 Years Old - A Level Examinations

  • Cambridge Secondary 2 follows for students from 14+ and they are first prepared for Cambridge IGCSEs, which are the world’s most popular international curriculum for 14-16 year olds. Cambridge IGCSE encourages learner-centred and enquiry-based approaches to learning. It develops learners’ skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving, giving learners excellent preparation for the next stage in their education. The school offers any combination of about 15 of the 70 subjects available – though students are encouraged to do their native language, English and Portuguese at appropriate levels and maths and at least one science. Each subject is certificated separately. Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

  • Subject content
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to familiar and new situations
  • Intellectual enquiry
  • Flexibility and responsiveness to change
  • Working and communicating in English
  • Influencing outcomes
  • Cultural awareness

  • Students after 16 years of age are prepared for Cambridge International AS and A Levels which are internationally benchmarked qualifications providing excellent preparation for university education. Typically a student will study for 5 AS-Levels or 3 A-levels, though individual programs for the students are chosen dependent on their interests and the requirements of their home country.

    These advanced students are expected to be independent learners and the homework set is about 2 hours per evening as they prepare themselves for these world-class examinations. Philosophy, Sociology and Portuguese Literature are taught at the appropriate levels in Portuguese to allow students to take the supplementary examinations by the government and thus gain the equivalent of a Brazilian High School diploma if they so desire.

    We are pleased to have past students that are studying at universities in USA, Brasil, England, Scotland and South Korea