Spectrum International School
About Spectrum International School
Phase: Preparatory, Primary & Secondary
Age Range: 4-18 years
Funding Status: Independent
Spectrum International School is a non-profit private school executing under the umbrella of BILIM ORDA International Foundation that runs a network of over thirty secondary schools and a university all over Kazakhstan. The School caters for a range of local and international students residing in Astana, the new vibrant capital of Kazakhstan. The School was established in 2008 as the initiative of BILIM ORDA to contribute to the dynamically growing market of international education in Kazakhstan.
The purpose built school building is located in the new administrative part of the city among a diverse range of recently completed structures which had been accredited to internationally acclaimed architects and designers such as Kisho Kurokawa, Manfredi Nicoletti or Norman Foster. The School has excellent facilities including several indoor gyms for doing various kinds of sports, semi-Olympic indoor swimming pool, spacious cafeterias, modern classrooms and laboratories, and many more.
The School offers a balanced and integrated curriculum that will meet our students' diverse learning needs. The curriculum integrates the national curriculum of Kazakhstan and Cambridge International Programmes for Primary, Secondary 1 & 2, and Advanced Level. The programme is intended from Nursery to Grade 12. From Grade 1 to Grade 5 the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science follow the Cambridge International Primary Programme enriched with ICT, Fine Art, Music and Physical Education all taught in English. As part of Kazakh National Curriculum, Kazakh Language (Reading & Writing) is offered.
From Grade 6 to Grade 12, our entire examined curriculum comes from Cambridge International Examinations. Additionally, Kazakh Language and Literature, History and Geography of Kazakhstan are taught as part of Kazakh National Curriculum.
There are four levels of Cambridge international examinations that our students take:
- Primary Checkpoint – sat at Grade 5 level;
- Checkpoint – sat at Grade 8 level;
- IGCSE –sat at Grade 10 level;
- A Levels –a two-year course sat at Grade 11 (AS) and Grade 12 (A2).