While the school follows the British Cambridge University education curriculum leading to the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE & AS/A Level qualifications, our teachers take an unconventional approach to course instruction. They are encouraged to teach-by-doing and to innovate as they educate – to be extraordinary in front of a whiteboard or on a stage, court or playing field.

They use creative strategies to engage students in their studies and motivate them to excel. From literature to science, history to technology, every course is designed not only to impart important knowledge, but also to strengthen critical reading, writing and thinking skills. And because we believe in the tremendous value of experiential cross-curricular and collaborative learning, field trips / work experiences are incorporated as a regular, integral part of a Tanaratian education.

A general overview of the curriculum can help in understanding the Tanaratian brand of academic study. TiS is a school that combines the best qualities of traditional and progressive approaches. For instance, we place heavy emphasis on a student’s ability to write, read and interpret critically. But we’re also committed to thinking outside the box. We rely on experiential and cross-curricular learning-by-doing outside the classroom, and through an advisory program, we also teach thinking and test-taking skills. Viewed as a whole, our curriculum has been carefully designed to effectively communicate content and create a thirst for further knowledge.

The curriculum used, in both the Primary and Secondary Divisions, is modelled on the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Curriculum from the UK. The detailed curriculum for Years 10 & 11 and for AS/A Levels is prescribed by Cambridge International Examinations board administered by Cambridge University.

Curriculum for Year 1 to Year 11 is patterned on practices conforming to the CIE IGCSE syllabus.

Primary Division

The subjects offered in Primary are:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education, Sports, Swimming and Play
  • Art & Design
  • Music
  • Languages (Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, French)
  • PSCS/ Agama (for Malaysians of Islamic faith)
  • ICT

Secondary Division

The subjects covered in Secondary are:

  • English & English Literature
  • Maths & Additional Maths
  • General Sciences / Biology, Chemistry, Physics.
  • Literature
  • History
  • Geography
  • Physical Education & Sports
  • Art & Design
  • Music
  • Languages (Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, French)
  • PSHE/ Agama (for Malaysians of Islamic faith)
  • Accounting & Economics
  • Computer Studies (including Design & Technology)

For the Secondary Division there is no separation into Science and Arts streams. At the point of entry to Year 10, students together with their parents are advised on an optimum combination of subjects to begin the process of preparation for preferred career paths and university education.

Additional Extra-Curricular-Activities (ECA) will be arranged and scheduled during the academic year.

AS/A Levels

The AS/A Level curriculum is patterned on practices conforming to the CIE AS/A Level syllabus.

At this level where Tanarata runs the programme over 2 years, students are encouraged to take no more than 4 subjects (and no less than 3 subjects) at A Levels. Students may however opt to take additional subjects at the AS Level.

Subjects offered at AS/A Levels:

  • General Studies (AS Level only)
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Accounting / Business
  • Literature
  • History
  • Law